Duran Duran's 1983 album Seven And The Ragged Tiger
had already spawned two hit singles: "Union Of The Snake
" and "New Moon on Monday." Nick Rhodes had been convinced that "The Reflex" was purely an album track, though other band members thought it had potential. It wasn't until they invited Nile Rodgers to remix it that they decided to release the transformed version as a single. It became their first American chart-topper, and their second in the UK ("Is There Something I Should Know?
" had been #1 in Britain the previous year).