2014 Soundtrack – Rio 2

Rio 2 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated musical comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios and directed by Carlos Saldanha. It is the sequel to the 2011 computer-animated film Rio and the second installment of the Rio franchise. The title refers to the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, where the first film was set and Rio 2 begins, though most of its plot occurs in the Amazon rainforest. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, and Jake T. Austin reprising their roles from the first film with new members including Bruno Mars, Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno, Rachel Crow, Kristin Chenoweth, Amandla Stenberg, Pierce Gagnon and Miguel Ferrer.

The soundtrack to Rio 2 also consisted of collaborations from Brazilian and American artists, and Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes, would co-produce the album with the film’s composer John Powell, after previously doing so for the first film’s soundtrack. The soundtrack titled Rio 2 (Music from the Motion Picture) was released on March 25, 2014, by Atlantic Records. It was promoted by the single “What Is Love”, performed by Janelle Monáe, released as a single from the album on March 4. Powell’s score was released into a separate album on April 15, 2014. The Barbatuques performed the song “Beautiful Creatures” as part of the closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.


1  20th Century Fox Fanfare (Rio 2 Samba Version) (Alfred Newman) 00:24
2  Batucada Pagode (John Powell) 01:35
3  Over The Falls (John Powell) 03:39
4  Breakfast In Rio (John Powell) 03:08
5  Fireworks On The Roof (John Powell) 01:27
6  Traveling Family (John Powell) 01:59
7  Sideshow Freaks (John Powell) 03:08
8  Stalking The Ferry (John Powell) 02:06
9  River Boat To The Loggers (John Powell) 02:59
10  Escorted To The Clan (John Powell) 05:40
11  Up Carla’s Monkey (John Powell) 02:15
12  Spider Invite (John Powell) 02:46
13  Humans Are Longer Than They Told Me (John Powell) 02:23
14  Tongue-a-pult To Blu’s Nightmare! (John Powell) 02:08
15  Red Bullies (John Powell) 03:19
16  Tantrums Lead To Explosions (John Powell) 03:42
17  Lollipops Are Bad For Your Teeth (John Powell) 03:55
18  Battle For The Heart Of The Forest (John Powell) 04:45
19  Romeo And Juliet’s Unfortunate Demise (John Powell) 03:52


Guitar George Doering
Guitar Kleber Jorge
Guitar Marcel Camargo
Guitar Roberto Montero
Celeste Randy Kerber
Harpsichord Randy Kerber
Piano Randy Kerber
Synthesizer Germaine Franco
Programming Germaine Franco
Percussion Germaine Franco
Accordion Nick Ariondo
Bassoon Damian Montano
Bassoon Ken Munday
Bassoon Samantha Duckworth
Clarinet Dan Higgins
Clarinet Greg Huckins
Clarinet Ralph Williams
Flute Pedro Eustache
Flute Jenni Olson
Flute Sara Weisz
Flute Steve Kujala
French Horn Allen Fogle
French Horn Andrew Bain
French Horn Daniel Kelley
French Horn Danielle Ondarza
French Horn Dylan Hart
French Horn James Thatcher
French Horn Jonathan N Johnson
French Horn Mark Adams
French Horn Phil Yao
French Horn Steve Becknell
Trombone Garrett Smith
Trombone Alex Iles
Trombone Phillip Keen
Trombone Steven Holtman
Trombone William Booth
Trumpet Harry Kim
Trumpet Jon Lewis
Trumpet Rick Baptist
Trumpet Daniel Fornero
Tuba Doug Tornquist
Percussion Bernie Dresel
Percussion Robert Zimmitti
Percussion Brian Kilgore
Percussion Daniel Greco
Percussion Don Williams
Percussion Wade Culbreath
Percussion Felipe Fraga
Percussion Leo Costa
Vocals Baraka May Williams
Vocals Beth Andersen
Vocals Bill Cantos
Vocals Clydene Jackson
Vocals Edie Lehmann
Vocals Elin Carlson
Vocals Fletcher Sheridan
Vocals Joseph Williams
Vocals Kudisan Kai
Vocals Monique Donnelly
Vocals Paul Mounsey
Vocals Randy Crenshaw
Vocals Suzanne Waters
Vocals Ayana Williams
Vocals Carla Hassett
Vocals Carlinhos Brown
Vocals Eric Andrew Nicolau
Vocals Felipe Fraga
Vocals Gracinha Leporace
Vocals Jessica Khan Variba
Vocals Joe Pizzulo
Vocals Katie Hampton
Vocals Kleber Jorge
Vocals Moma De Freitas
Vocals Raquel Jacobs
Vocals Renni Flores
Vocals Roberto Montero
Vocals Siedah Garrett
Vocals Sergio Mendes
Vocals Taura Stinson
Vocals Taylor Graves

Other Musicians

2 Batucada Pagode

PercussionCarlinhos Brown

5 Fireworks On The Roof


7 Sideshow Freaks


9 River Boat To The Loggers

PercussionCarlinhos Brown

10 Escorted To The Clan


11 Up Carla’s Monkey


12 Spider Invite


13 Humans Are Longer Than They Told Me


15 Red Bullies


16 Tantrums Lead To Explosions


17 Lollipops Are Bad For Your Teeth

MusicianMilton Nascimento

18 Battle For The Heart Of The Forest


19 Romeo And Juliet’s Unfortunate Demise


Bass – Bruce Morgenthaler, Drew Dembowski, Edward Meares, Ian Walker, Mike Valerio, Oscar Hidalgo, Steve Dress, Susan Ranney
Cello – Antony Cooke, Armen Ksajikian, Cecilia Tsan, Dennis Karmazyn, Giovanna Clayton, Laszlo Mezo, Paul Cohen, Steve Erdody, Steve Richards, Timothy Loo, Trevor Handy, Vanesa Freebairn-Smith
Harp – Katie Kirkpatrick, Marcia Dickstein
Viola – Alma Fernandez, Andrew Duckles, Brian Dembow, Carolyn Riley, Darrin McCann, David Walther, Keith Greene, Matt Funes, Robert Brophy, Thomas Diener, Vicki Miskolczy
Violin – Bruce Dukov, Darius Campo, Eun Mee Ahn, Irina Voloshina, Jackie Brand, Josefina Vergara, Julie Gigante, Julie Rogers, Katia Popov, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Kumar, Lily Ho Chen, Marc Sazer, Natalie Leggett, Neel Hammond, Paul Henning, Phillip Levy, Richard Altenbach, Roger Wilkie, Sara Parkins, Sarah Thornblade, Serena McKinney, Songa Lee, Tamara Hatwan, Tereza Stanislav, Yelena Yegoryan

Liner Notes

Producer – John Powell
Producer (Executive) – Danielle Diego, Sergio Mendes
Concertmaster – Bruce Dukov
Conductor (Score) – José Serebrier
Contractor (Score, Assistant) – Whitney Martin
Contractor (Score) – Gina Zimmitti
Contractor (Vocal) – Edie Lehmann Boddicker
Coordinator – Tom Cavanaugh, Ellen Ginsburg
Mixed By – Brad Haehnel, John Traunwieser
Recorded By – Brad Haehnel
Recorded By (Additional) – John Traunwieser
Sound Designer – Carlinhos Brown

Design – WLP Ltd

Recorded At Newman Scoring Stage
Phonographic Copyright Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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