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"(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" is a song recorded by English pop rock band Duran Duran. It was released as the lead single from their eleventh studio album, Astronaut (2004) and their 31st single overall. It was the first single since "A View to a Kill" in 1985 to feature all five of the original members of the band. Upon release, the song debuted and peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart, giving the band their fourteenth top-ten hit in their native country. It was highly successful in Italy, where it reached number two, as well as in Denmark and Spain, peaking at number six in both countries. In the United States, the single topped the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, Duran Duran's third and last song to do so.

"(Reach Up for The) Sunrise"
Duranduran sunrise.jpg
Single by Duran Duran
from the album Astronaut
B-side"Know It All"
Released4 October 2004
Format12", single
Recorded2001-2004
StudioSphere Studios (London)
GenreRock, pop rock, new wave
Length3:27
LabelEpic - 675353
Songwriter(s)Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Andy Taylor, James Bates
Producer(s)Duran Duran, Don Gilmore, Jason Nevins[a]
Duran Duran singles chronology
"Last Day on Earth (Japan)"
(2001)
"(Reach Up for The) Sunrise"
(2004)
"What Happens Tomorrow"
(2005)
Music video
"(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" on YouTube

Contents

Chart performanceEdit

The single was released on 27 September and 28 September 2004 in various markets. "Sunrise" peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart in October 2004 and reached number one on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart on 4 December 2004. The Jason Nevins newly produced version is the main version of the song. It marked the band's first top ten since "Ordinary World" in the UK, even though its chart stay was only four weeks. Elsewhere, the song reached number six in Denmark and Spain and number two in Italy, where it became the soundtrack of a telephone advertising campaign.[1]

Music videoEdit

The video was directed by Michael and Mark Polish (aka the Polish Brothers), and featured each band member on their own journey across various landscapes, only to be joined together on a stage before an intense sunrise for the chorus.

Each band member's storyline was filmed in a different film or digital format, creating a very different look for each set of scenes. Several versions of the video were made available on the Internet, with each version focusing on the storyline of one band member.

The band plays the Jason Nevins version live in concert. Jason has co-production credit, to which he is credited in the liner notes on the album.[2][3][circular reference]

Other appearancesEdit

Apart from the single, "Sunrise" has also appeared on:

Albums:

Singles:

Track listingEdit

CD: Epic / 675353 1 (UK)

  1. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" - 3:24 -
  2. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Alex G Cosmic Mix)" - 5:44

CD: Epic / 675353 2 (UK)

  1. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" - 3:24
  2. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Jason Nevins Radio Mix)" - 4:15
  3. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Ferry Corsten Dub Mix)" - 7:25
  4. "Know It All" - 2:30
  5. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" [Video] - 3:24

CD: Epic / 675273 2 (Australia)

  1. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" - 3:24
  2. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Alex G Cosmic Mix)" - 5:44
  3. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Ferry Corsten Dub Mix)" - 7:25
  4. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Peter Presta NY Tribal Mix)" - 5:55
  5. "Know It All" - 2:30

CD: Epic / 34K 71976 (USA)

  1. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" - 3:24
  2. "Know It All" - 2:30

3"CD: Epic / 6752733 (Germany)

  1. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" - 3:24
  2. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Peter Presta NY Tribal Mix)" - 5:55

CD: Epic / ESK 56921 (USA)

  1. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" - 3:24

CD: Epic / DEP 835 DJ promo (Argentina)(only available on the 'Astronaut' Album presale)

  1. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Ferry Corsten Dub Mix)" - 7:25
  2. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Peter Presta Apple Jaxx Mix)" - 6:15
  3. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Peter Presta NY Tribal Mix)" - 5:55
  4. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Alex G Cosmic Mix)" - 5:44
  5. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Jason Nevins Radio Mix)" - 4:15
  6. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Jason Nevins Club Mix)" - 7:10
  7. "Know It All" - 2:30

CD: Epic / DJ promo (USA)

  1. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Jason Nevins Club Mix)"
  2. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Ferry Corsten Dub Mix)"
  3. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Peter Presta Apple Jaxx Mix)"
  4. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Peter Presta NY Tribal Mix)"

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran

Additional musicians

Production

  • Don Gilmore – producer, engineer
  • Duran Duran – producer
  • Nile Rodgers – vocal producer
  • Jason Nevins – additional producer, programming, engineer, mixer
  • Jeremy Wheatley – mixing
  • Daniel Mendez – engineer
  • Francesco Cameli – assistant engineer
  • Leon Zervos – mastering

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer

ChartsEdit

Covers, samples, & media referencesEdit

At the end of an episode of Las Vegas, the band appeared, performing the song in the Montecito as was normal during the Second Season.

As of 2005, the Jason Nevins newly produced version of the song is used in the beginning sequence of the television programme Sunrise on Seven Network in Australia. It was also used in Telecom Italia Mobile commercials with Adriana Lima.[21] The Jason Nevins version appeared on an episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy as well as the television soundtrack, released on Capitol Records.

Also, the Jason Nevins Club Mix is featured in the 2007 arcade game Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA 2.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNOqOaR6qnE
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PFBjOBhNLg
  3. ^ Astronaut (Duran Duran album)
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Duran Duran – (Reach Up for The) Sunrise". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Duran Duran – (Reach Up for The) Sunrise" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Duran Duran – (Reach Up for The) Sunrise" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Duran Duran – (Reach Up for The) Sunrise" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Duran Duran – (Reach Up for The) Sunrise". Tracklisten. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Duran Duran – (Reach Up for The) Sunrise". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Chart Track: Week 41, 2004". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Duran Duran – (Reach Up for The) Sunrise". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Duran Duran – (Reach Up for The) Sunrise" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  13. ^ "Charts.nz – Duran Duran – (Reach Up for The) Sunrise". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  15. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Duran Duran – (Reach Up for The) Sunrise" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Duran Duran – (Reach Up for The) Sunrise". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  17. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  18. ^ "Duran Duran Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  19. ^ "Duran Duran Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  20. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2004" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  21. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNOqOaR6qnE

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