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Save a Prayer is the sixth single by Duran Duran, released on 9 August 1982. The soft, seductive ballad was the third single from the band's second album Rio. It became Duran Duran's biggest hit to date (at the time) in the UK Singles Chart, reaching #2, held out of the top spot by Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger". It was not originally issued as a single in the United States, although the video was very popular on MTV. However, a live version from the Arena album was released in January 1985 and reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100. The video was filmed by director Russell Mulcahy among the jungles, beaches, and temples of Sri Lanka in April, 1982. Scenes were filmed atop the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya, among the ruins of a Buddhist temple at Polonnaruwa and the island's southern coastline. A live version of the song was released in 1984. The video was taken from Duran Duran's Oakland, California concerts that were filmed for the Arena (An Absurd Notion). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.