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Rio Soundtrack

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Rio: Music From The Motion Picture consists of all soundtracks from the great hit film. Some are traditional samba songs and some are composed/produced by various artists. Here's a list of all the tracks present in the album and some additional information about them:

Song List

Track Title Time Played Featured Characters Performers Comments Length
Real in Rio Opening of the movie


Ending of the film right before the credits

Blu
Jewel
Nico
Pedro
Rafael
Eva
Luiz
Linda
Tulio
Jesse Eisenberg
Anne Hathaway
Jamie Foxx
Will.i.am
George Lopez
The Rio Singers
The first half of the song was played in the first part of the film and is performed by The Rio Singers.

The second half of the song was played after Blu and Jewel's release back into the wild and is performed by the characters in Rio.

3:47
Let Me Take You To Rio Blu and Linda's arrival to Rio de Janeiro Blu
Linda
Tulio
Carlinhos Brown
Ester Dean
It was performed by Carlinhos Brown and Ester Dean and was played during Blu and Linda's arrival in Rio de Janeiro. 1:54
Mas Que Nada Blu and Jewel's travel on top of a glider Blu
Jewel
Rafael
Sérgio Mendes
Gracinha Leporace
The song was played when Blu and Jewel were flying on a hang-glider, having an overview of the city of Rio.

In the trailer, a different version of the song known as "Mais Que Nada" is played. It was also composed by Sérgio Mendes and covered the film's sequence score "Idiot Glider" by John Powell.

2:44
Hot Wings (I Wanna Party) Blu and Jewel's arrival at the Samba Club Blu
Jewel
Nico
Pedro
Anne Hathaway
Will.i.am
Jamie Foxx
This is the song that Nico and Pedro sang for Blu and Jewel at the birds' Samba Club. 2:03
Pretty Bird Blu and Jewel's imprisonment in The Smugglers' hideout Blu
Jewel
Nigel
Jemaine Clement This is the song that Nigel sang, telling what was his life before he became evil and the reason why he captures exotic birds.

He also sang it to scare Blu and Jewel, as well as the other captured birds.

2:03
Fly Love Blu and Jewel's travel to Luiz's garage on a trolley Blu
Jewel
Nico
Pedro
Rafael
Jamie Foxx This was the song that Nico sang to set the mood and help Blu to impress Jewel.

But just as Blu tries to confess his feelings to her, he chokes on a flower petal, alerting Jewel who tries to apply the Heimlich maneuver, causing Nico to stop singing.

2:39
Telling the World Credits N/A Taio Cruz This is Rio's theme song.

It was only played in the credits right after Mauro took a photograph of a plucked Nigel after the smuggler's plane crash.

3:33
Funky Monkey Mauro and his minions' introduction


Credits

Mauro
The Marmosets
Siedah Garrett
Carlinhos Brown
Mikael Mutti
Davi Vieira
A part of this song is featured to introduce Mauro and his minions.

The song was fully played in Rio's credits.

2:03
Take You To Rio Credits N/A Ester Dean It has strong resemblances and similarities to "Let Me Take You To Rio" by Carlinhos Brown.

However, this version of the song is a solo, performed by Ester Dean, and was only played during the credits.

3:26
Balanço Carioca Blu and Jewel entering the Samba Club Blu
Jewel
Nico
Pedro
Rafael
Kipo
Mikael Mutti An instrumental version of the song can be heard when Blu and Jewel arrive at the Samba Club. It ends right as Nico and Pedro are about to sing "Hot Wings (I Wanna Party)". 3:01
Sapo Cai On the radio, while Blu and Jewel are under the security of Sylvio


During the Sambadrome scene while Blu is searching for Jewel

Blu
Jewel
Nico
Pedro
Rafael
Luiz
Nigel
Linda
Tulio
Fernando
Marcel
Armando
Tipa
Carlinhos Brown
Mikael Mutti
This song is played on two occasions in the film:

First, it is played on the radio, which makes Sylvio dances, while Linda and Tulio go for dinner.

Secondly, it is played when Blu is searching for Jewel while Linda is chasing him during the Carnival.

It is also faintly heard in the background while Fernando is leaving The Smugglers' hideout.

2:46
Samba de Orly N/A N/A Bebel Gilberto This is a bonus track, it does not appear during the movie. 2:49
Valsa Carioca N/A N/A Sérgio Mendes This is a bonus track, it was not proven to appear during the movie.

An unverified misconception is that some think that "Valsa Carioca" is played when Luiz comes out of his garage with a fruit hat.

2:35
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