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Union Of The Snake – Duran Duran

Duran Duran took this track into the UK top 10 for three weeks in 1983.

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Thirty years ago this week, Union of the snake by Duran Duran reached its highest position of number 3 in the UK singles chart, having entered the top 40 the previous week at number 4. After one week at its peak position, the song fell to number 6 for a final week in the top 10. A further two weeks in the lower top 40 followed before the record left the chart.

Union of the snake was released on the EMI record label and was the sixth of fourteen top 10 hits for Duran Duran in the UK. It was the first track taken from the platinum-selling album Seven and the ragged tiger, which spent one week at the top of the UK album chart later in 1983. The single was certified silver.

More music from Duran Duran


UK singles chart for the week ending 5 November 1983

  1. Uptown girlBilly Joel

  2. All night long (all night)Lionel Richie

  3. Union of the snakeDuran Duran

  4. Karma chameleonCulture Club

  5. They don’t knowTracey Ullman

  6. The safety danceMen Without Hats

  7. New songHoward Jones

  8. (Hey you) the Rocksteady CrewRocksteady Crew

  9. Puss ‘n bootsAdam Ant

  10. Please don’t make me cryUB40


  1. Kiss the brideElton John

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