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Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song) (1979)

Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song) (1979) on WLCY Radio



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Escape, also known as "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)", is a song written and recorded by American singer Rupert Holmes for his album Partners in Crime. As the lead single for the album, the pop song was recommended by Billboard for radio broadcasters on September 29, 1979, then added to prominent US radio playlists in October–November. Rising in popularity, the song peaked at the end of December to become the last U.S. number one song of the 1970s.

After its release as a single, the song became immediately popular, though initial sales were slow due to the song's actual title, "Escape", going unnoticed in the place of the oft-repeated cocktail. Holmes reluctantly agreed to rename the song "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)". The song shot up through the charts, becoming the last number-one Billboard Hot 100 hit of 1979.
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