Thursday, April 7, 2016

US Flag in Duran Duran's Music Video - Rio 1982

In the upper left corner is the flag of the USA on the yacht with the blue cover

 As the eyes of the world are forced to turn their attention to Rio, Brazil for the 2016 Olympics, it only makes sense to talk about Duran Duran's 1982 smash hit Rio.  No doubt Duran Duran will do a remake of the song, or maybe a hip hop artist will sample bits here and there for a R&B Rio remix dance number?  If they don't do this, they really miss the boat. No better yet, have Tay Sway and her gang sing Rio? Or maybe a grunge Pearl Jam version of Rio.  No doubt radio will play up this number.

A similar thing happened to Prince when the year 1999 came around with his 1999 song that aired in 1982, along with Rio.

Barely noticeable is the US flag on the yacht in the background.  Two other flags can be seen on the main mast of the Rio sailing ship in the background.


1 comment:

  1. Trying to understand what you are saying here. That it was a mistake?