Rio by Duran Duran

Duran Duran

One of the most successful bands of the 1980’s, Duran Duran are a new wave band formed in 1978 in Birmingham, UK. The group were a leading band in the Second British Invasion of the US charts in the 1980s. Along with bands Spandau Ballet and Visage, Duran Duran were part of the New Romantic scene. The introduction of 24-hour music through MTV catapulted the band into the video age.

Rio
Album: Rio
Date: 1982
Genre: Pop

Lyrics by Nicholas James Bates, Andrew Taylor, Simon John Le Bon, Roger Andrew Taylor, and John Nigel Taylor

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, woo, look at that
Did she 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 or something
I know what you’re thinking,
I’ll 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

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