80s Music/song of Rio


Hello, When I was in High School this song was popular in 77-80. The singer started with a piano singing: hey by baby hey my baby.. I love Rio.. de Janeiro.... lla lala thats all I can remember.

Hi Rey,

This sounds like the song "I Go To Rio" by Peter Allen, which was a #1 hit in Australia in 1977 and also charted in other parts of the world. The band Pablo Cruise did a cover of the song and released it in 1979, where it reach #46 in the United States.

Here is a link to a YouTube video of Peter Allen's original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCveGbDsGWk

And here is a link to a recording of Pablo Cruise's version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zbSnoQHLDM

If this isn't the one you're looking for, check this Wikipedia page for a "List of Songs About Cities" - scroll down to the country of Brazil, then under the city "Rio de Janeiro" - which contains names of other songs about Rio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_about_cities

Hope this helps,

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I can answer all questions related to hit songs and pop artists of the rock and roll era. My specialty is U.S. Billboard Top 40 chart history and one hit wonders from 1950's through the 90's. I can also research lyrics to songs. I am more knowledgeable in the area of pop and rock songs, but I am willing to research soul and country songs. I cannot answer questions relating to classical, jazz, or rap songs. Also, I'm not an expert on music videos.


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