Uploaded on Jul 25, 2009
"Rio" is the seventh single by Duran Duran, released on November 1, 1982.
The song was the fourth and final single lifted from the band's album Rio, and was edited for its release. It was issued worldwide in November 1982 and became an immediate Top 10 hit in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #9 on December 11, 1982.
The song did not attract much notice in the United States upon its initial global release, but after the band's breakthrough hit "Hungry Like the Wolf" stormed MTV and scaled the American charts in December 1982, radio programmers paid closer attention to the catchy melody and insistent, intricate bass line of "Rio", and Capitol Records reissued the single in March 1983 to great success.
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!
Hey now, look at that. Did he really 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
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...
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