Rio

Album: Rio (1982)
Charted: 9 14
  • Moving on the floor now babe you're a bird of paradise
    Cherry ice cream smile I suppose it's very nice
    With a step to your left and a flick to the right
    You catch that mirror way out west
    You know you're something special and you look like you're the best

    Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand
    Just like that river twisting through a dusty land
    And when she shines she really shows you all she can
    Oh Rio, Rio dance across the Rio Grande

    I've seen you on the beach and I've seen you on TV
    Two, of a billion stars it means so much to me
    Like a birthday or a pretty view
    But then I'm sure that you know it's just for you

    Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand
    Just like that river twisting through a dusty land
    And when she shines she really shows you all she can
    Oh Rio, Rio dance across the Rio Grande

    Hey now (wow) look at that did he nearly run you down
    At the end of the drive the lawmen arrive you make me feel
    Alive, alive, alive

    I'll take my chance 'cause luck is on my side
    I tell you something I know what you're thinking
    I tell you something I know what you're thinking

    Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand
    Just like that river twists across a dusty land
    And when she shines she really shows you all she can
    Oh Rio, Rio dance across the Rio Grande

    Her name is Rio, she don't need to understand
    And I might find her if I'm looking like I can
    Oh Rio Rio hear them shout across the land
    From mountains in the north down to the Rio Grande

    Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
    Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Writer/s: Andy Taylor, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 12

  • Tina from UkTakes me back to my late teens (got Rio on a 45’ ) played over and over the glamour and videos of the 80’s boy it was fun!
  • Josh from UkDuran's manager decided he wanted to go yachting in Antigua.
  • Kim from UsaAs "Roann" stated below, Tula AKA Caroline Cossey was NOT in the Duran Duran video "Rio". It was indeed Reema Ruspoli who played the painted girl in "Rio". The Tula bio on IMDb contains false information and the author of the bio has been contacted to correct the false information. The Tula page on thedragnet.org has had the false information removed. The problem with web sites like IMDb and thedragnet is that the bios are almost always written by third party individuals who sometimes do not check their facts before posting the bios. Regarding music videos, Tula AKA Caroline Cossey was in the "Some Like It Hot" video by The Power Station, a band which featured two members of Duran Duran, Andy Taylor and John Taylor. I was in Antigua during the filming of the "Rio" music video, and was fortunate to meet Reema Ruspoli as well as Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran. I have also been fortunate to meet Sheila Ming Burgess, the model who portrayed the tiger girl in Duran Duran's song, "Hungry Like The Wolf". Duran Duran has long been credited in the music industry with starting the practice of using fashion models in music videos, a practice which still continues today.

    Kim Taylor
  • Roann from Apalachin, NySorry, Beark in Rio, Brazil. The girl in this video is NOT Tula/Caroline Cossey. It is Reema Ruspoli, at the time a London model. If you had bother to read either one of the websites you mentioned, nowhere does it mention Tula in this video. A Bond girl, yes, but not this video.
  • Beark from Rio, BrazilNick Rhodes didn't know this, but the girl in the video was really Tula/caroline cossey (may have asked to be called Reema that day) born a boy: Barry cossey and later became a woman. Tula is also in "Some like it Hot" by Power Station & she was in a James Bond movie - among many other modeling gigs. Think I'm wrong? check out the real facts at IMDB and on Tula's website:
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0876302/otherworks
    http://www.thedragnet.org/blog/musings/tula.html
    Yes,... AIS people are beautiful people too.
    deal with it.
  • Ryan from Anahola, HiThis song was on a Christmas episode of South Park.
  • Jeff from Greeley, CoI was always under the impression that Rio was the composite fantasy woman of the band.
  • Dara from Barnesville, Ohthis dong makes me stop what I'm doing when it comes on. I love it
  • Johnny from Pomona, CaActually, Nick Rhodes' synthesizer has an arpeggiator built it. No studio tricks are necessary to get that sound.

  • Jeff from Austin, TxSinging Bee?? Never heard it before?? How old are these kids these days?? Im just old I guess.
  • Don from San Antonio, TxAntigua? It looked like Avalon bay at Catalina Island to me.
  • Lee from Johnstown, PaThis song was just on the Singing Bee
    i never heard of it b4 that and now its one of my favorites
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