On this day in music history: June 23, 1984 - “The Reflex” by Duran Duran hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks. Written by Duran Duran, it is released as the third single from the bands’ third album “Seven And The Ragged Tiger”. The band will write the song while recording at AIR Studios on the island of Montserrat in the Spring of 1983. The songs’ distinctive steel drum percussion breaks are not played on real steel drums, but are played by keyboardist Nick Rhodes on a Roland Jupiter 8 synthesizer. Prior to its release as a single, “The Reflex” will receive a dramatic remix by Nile Rodgers of Chic that is credited with turning it into a worldwide smash. Capitol Records in the US will package the single in a picture sleeve that folds out into a poster. “The Reflex” will become Duran Duran’s first US chart topper and their second million selling single.