Label: Not On Label (Duran Duran) - none • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release • Country: Russia • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Duran Duran set sail aboard a foot yacht in the iconic music video for “Rio,” the title track from the British quintet’s second album release in That hit single, along with others like “Hungry Like the Wolf” and “Save A Prayer,” propelled the album into the .
But because of my research on this group, research on this album, and my listening to Rio for the past nine days, I can tell you that Rio was the album that made Duran Duran worldwide stars. Rio possessed the vocals (namely lead singer Simon Le Bon) and the beat production to enable it to be one of the top hit albums of the music /5().
· My favourite way of listening to early Duran Duran was always the Carnival 12" with the night versions of Hungry Like The Wolf, Rio, Planet Earth and Girls On Film. A couple of years ago I wanted to have those on CD, and bought de "deluxe" 2CD versions of the Duran Duran and Rio albums on CD. And I hated them.
· When Rhodes calls the Rio album cover “the Mona Lisa of the Eighties,” the way the others laugh at him is music as he chronicled in his best-selling book Talking to Girls About Duran Duran.
· Oh Rio, Rio dance across the Rio Grande. [Verse 2] 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. [Chorus] Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand.
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