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Duran Duran - Do You Believe In Shame? (1989)

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"Do You Believe In Shame?" is a song by Duran Duran. Released on 10 April 1989, it was the third and final single from the ...

"Do You Believe In Shame?" is a song by Duran Duran. Released on 10 April 1989, it was the third and final single from the Big Thing album.

Music video

The lyrical video for "Do You Believe In Shame?" was filmed by the Chinese director Chen Kaige, who later directed acclaimed films such as Farewell My Concubine. It was set in New York City, and shows the three original members of Duran Duran in separate storylines. Nick Rhodes appears to be mourning a friend at church by attending a funeral for him/her. In the next scene, he attends an auction and bids on a snow globe which he later throws in the bin along with other mementos as part of the music video's climax. This is most probably an allusion to Andy Warhol who managed to sell his possessions after they were auctioned off after his death. John Taylor appears to be searching for faith and connection where he attends a Catholic church like Nick Rhodes does in the first scene of the music video. In the next scene of the music video, he attends a birthday party for a little girl who has a severely injured leg. While singing, Simon LeBon seems to be watching the world around him, observing people on the streets, including a little girl who drops her crutches in order to hop up a flight of stairs and a blind man who confidently crosses the street in front of oncoming traffic which takes place in the rising action of the music video.

The Roosevelt Island Tramway appears halfway through the video when the camera pans away from Simon LeBon's worldly observations.

At the end of the music video, a long line of dominoes can be seen falling in succession by forming a question mark which is akin to the single's sleeve where all of the members of Duran Duran are seen in a little room located in an apartment building of the music video.

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