“New Moon on Monday” is a song by the British band Duran Duran. It was released in January 1984 with “Tiger Tiger” on the B-side as the second single from their third album “Seven and the Ragged Tiger.” The song is known for its catchy melody, new wave sound, and the band’s signature blend of pop and rock elements. While “New Moon on Monday” performed well on music charts (#9 in the UK, #10 in the United States), it didn’t achieve the same level of commercial success as some of Duran Duran’s other hits from the same period. Nonetheless, the song remains a beloved track among fans of the band and is often associated with the new wave and pop-rock sounds of the 1980s.
“New Moon on Monday” features a combination of electronic synthesizers, guitar-driven instrumentation, and upbeat rhythms that are characteristic of Duran Duran’s music from the 1980s. The song’s production captures the energetic and danceable vibe that was common in their songs of that era.
The music video for “New Moon on Monday” was filmed by British director Brian Grant during the morning of (Wednesday) 7 December 1983 in the village of Noyers in France. The video’s cinematic quality and the band’s stylish appearance align with Duran Duran’s image and the overall visual aesthetics of the 1980s.
Duran Duran’s ability to combine catchy melodies, electronic elements, and a touch of glamour in their music contributed to their enduring popularity, and “New Moon on Monday” is another example of their influential sound during that era.