Rio Soundtrack

Rio Soundtrack Album Cover

There are many songs in this great hit film. Some are traditional samba songs and some are composed/produced by various artists. Here's a list of tracks and times they were played in the film.

Song List

Track Title Time Played Characters Performers Comments Length
Real in Rio Start of the film;

The end of film right before the credits

Birds of Rio
Jesse Eisenberg
Anne Hathaway
Jamie Foxx
George Lopez
The Rio Singers
The first version was played on the first part of the film, but is performed by only the Rio Singers. The second version is played after Blu and Jewel's release back into the wild, and is also performed by the characters in Rio. 3:47
Let Me Take You To Rio Blu and Linda's arrival to Rio de Janeiro N/A Carlinhos Brown
Ester Dean
There are two versions of this song; the first. was performed by Carlinhos Brown and Ester Dean. It was played during the film. The second version by Ester Dean is played during the credits. 1:54
Mas Que Nada Blu and Jewel's travel on top of a glider, also played in the trailer N/A Sérgio Mendes
Gracinha Leporace
This was the song played in the trailer (from the glider until Blu and Jewel knocked into a surfboard at the beach); covering the original 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 Jewel
Anne Hathaway
Jamie Foxx
This is the song that Nico and Pedro sang for Blu and Jewel in the birds' Samba Club. 2:03
Pretty Bird Blu and Jewel's imprisonment in the smugglers' hideout. 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 Nico 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, 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. However, it is only played in the credits right after Mauro takes a photograph of a plucked Nigel after the plane crash. 3:33
Funky Monkey Mauro and his minions are first seen in the movie N/A Siedah Garrett
Carlinhos Brown
Mikael Mutti
Davi Vieira
A part of this song is featured in the film to introduce Mauro and his minions during the film and is fully played in Rio's credits. 2:03
Take You To Rio Credits N/A Ester Dean It has a strong resemblance and similarity to Let Me Take You (#2) To Rio by Carlinhos Brown where Ester Dean also has a role but it was only played during the credits 3:26
Balanço Carioca Credits N/A Mikael Mutti It was only played during the credits. 3:01
Sapo Cai Blu goes through the parade in search for Jewel and when Tulio and Linda leaves Blu and Jewel under the security of Sylvio N/A Carlinhos Brown
Mikael Mutti
This song is played on two occasions in the film: First, when Blu is searching for Jewel while Linda is chases Blu during Carnaval. Secondly, the song is played on the radio when Silvio dances while Linda and Tulio go for dinner. 2:46
Samba de Orly Bonus Track N/A Bebel Gilberto This song is not heard in the film. 2:49
Valsa Carioca Luiz is left behind by the group. In the Samba Club. N/A Sérgio Mendes In the movie, this soundtrack is not heard by many. The instrumental part of the song is listened when Blu, Jewel and Rafael enter into the Samba Club. An unverified misconception is that some think that "Valsa Carioca" is played when Luiz comes out of the garage with the fruit hat. 2:35