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Rio (Music from the Motion Picture)

Various Artists

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In keeping with the 2011 animated adventure’s backdrop of Rio de Janeiro, the soundtrack to Rio brims over with lively Tropicália, festive bossa nova, and a heaping helping of dance-friendly Brazilian pop. Vocal cast members Jesse Eisenberg, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, will.i.am, and The Rio Singers all come together to kick off the party with “Real in Rio.” And they do keep it real, with a dynamic layering of Brazilian drums and percussion accompanying their vocals until a spare acoustic guitar seeps in under the samba rhythms. With ample help from Hathaway and Foxx, will.i.am kicks out a heavy Ipanema party jam with “Hot Wings (I Wanna Party)” replete with blasting whistles and marching drums. Bebel Gilberto comes through with a sunny rendition of “Samba De Orly.” Fans of Sergio Mendes are in for a few sweet treats starting with a reworking of “Mas Que Nada” that features Mendes’ wife, Gracinha Leporace, on vocals. Mendes also contributes “Valsa Carioca,” a loungy orchestration where gossamer strings intertwine with lilting piano notes as a percussive shaker keeps time.

Customer Reviews

Amazing

Great Brazilian music on here! Cain't wait to see the movie!

P.S. - People mad at iTunes for making album only songs first need to understand that Apple does not make those decisions. The studios make the decisions of album only. Second, most of the people saying that there is only one or two good songs can't even find Brazil on a map let alone appreciate their beautiful music and culture.

Telling the World Album only?!?!

The only song worth buying and its album only...brilliant itunes

Oh iTunes, you anger me so

I only want 2 songs, I don want to pay 11$ for 2 songs to listen to. And this counts for most movie albums. The one song you want is album only. Pfffft.

Rio (Music from the Motion Picture)
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  • $7.99
  • Genres: Soundtrack, Music
  • Released: Mar 29, 2011

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