Rio wasn't a lifestyle, it was total fantasy. You don't wear a silk Anthony Price suit on a boat with some painted chick running around. It was a comedy video. None of us had boats. It was a greedy reaction to the hard times that had gone before." - Simon Le Bon
"I came up with the title 'Rio' and said, 'I think this sort of says it all in kind of a Roxy Music cool sort of way." - Roger Taylor
"I was in a restaurant in Birmingham and I saw this waitress literally swanning across the floor, and that was how the lyric was born." - Simon Le Bon
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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