"Girls on Film" was the third single from Duran Duran's first album, Duran Duran, and has become one of the band's signature songs. It was released on 13 July, 1981, and reached Number 5 in the UK Singles Chart on 25 July.
The band was unknown in the United States at that point. The song did not chart in the U.S. on its initial release, but it became popular and widely known there after receiving heavy airplay on MTV when the Duran Duran album was re-issued in 1983.
It was the band's second hit single in Australia, peaking at #11.