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Real Places Mentioned in Songs, Duran Duran
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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 dancer across the Rio Grande
"Rio" was a #14 hit in the U.S. for the British New Wave group that was probably the most identified with the 1980's, Duran Duran (their second top 40 hit after the #3 hit, "Hungry Like The Wolf"). It was also the title song for their first long playing lp, "Rio" (released in late 1982; there was an earlier EP -- non full length lp in 1981 that featured the tune, "Girls On Film"). "Rio" and "Hungry Like The Wolf" 1983 videos really were the epitome of the early MTV and music video revolution, with looks being very important, and sometimes seeming to be more important than the music (although Duran Duran can NOT be accused of NOT making great music). The song "Rio" lyrics featured the real Rio Grande river (also known as the Rio Bravo del Norte in Mexico), that is the natural separation between the state of Texas and the country of Mexico (in places). But Duran Duran would not film the music video along the Rio Grande, instead filming it on Antigua Island.
Submitted by: Peter
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