Rio (song)

1982 song by Duran Duran

"Rio" is the seventh single by English new wave band Duran Duran and is the title track to their second album. It went to number 3 in Canada, number 9 in Ireland and the United Kingdom and number 14 in the United States. It was first released in Australia in August 1982.

Single by Duran Duran
from the album Rio
ReleasedAugust 1982 (Australia)
1 November 1982 (UK)
March 1983 (US)
RecordedJanuary–February 1982
at AIR Studios, London
  • 4:40 (single version)
  • 5:11 (Part 1)
  • 5:29 (Part 2)
  • 4:34 (US single version)
  • 3:57 (US single remix)
LabelEMI (UK)
Producer(s)Colin Thurston
Duran Duran singles chronology
"Save a Prayer"
"Is There Something I Should Know?"
Music video
"Rio" at YouTube


  1. People Weekly, Vol. 62. Time, Incorporated. 2004. "But the big-haired lineup that gave us such '80s synth-pop hits as "Girls on Film," "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Rio" has reunited for Astronaut, which finds the group taking creative flight again."
  2. "CLASSIC TRACKS: Duran Duran 'The Reflex'". Retrieved 25 April 2022.