Australian singles chart:
I Go to Rio entered the Kent Music Report on 4 July 1977 and was a #1 hit. The song was #5 on the Top 100 of 1977.
The song is on Taught by Experts which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 27 June 1977 and peaked at #11.
Peter Allen was an Australian singer-songwriter, musician and entertainer, known for his flamboyant stage persona, boundless energy, and lavish costumes. His songs were made popular by many recording artists, including Elkie Brooks, Melissa Manchester, Olivia Newton-John and Christopher Cross. In addition to recording many albums, he enjoyed a cabaret and concert career. His patriotic song I Still Call Australia Home, has been used extensively in advertising campaigns, and was added to the National Film and Sound Archive’s Sounds of Australia registry in 2013.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Allen_(musician)
I Go to Rio was Peter Allen’s #1 Australian hit – it never became big in the United States. Allen used it as his theme song and later performed it while riding a camel onstage at Radio City Music Hall.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/peter-allen/i-go-to-rio
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