Song Lyric Sunday | “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes

 

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The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “drink.”

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Taking the long way around again with this week’s theme and going from drink to something to drink so I can post this fun song from the 70s.

Released September 21, 1979 as Escape, this song only saw moderate sales. When the record company convinced singer/songwriter Rupert Holmes to add The Piña Colada Song to the name, sales skyrocketed and the hit became the last number 1 of the 70’s and a permanent part of pop culture.

The song speaks, in three verses and three choruses, of a man who is bored with his current relationship because it has become routine and he desires some variety. One night, he reads the personal advertisements in the newspaper and spots an ad that catches his attention: a woman who is seeking a man who, among other little things, must like piña coladas. Intrigued, he takes out an ad in reply and arranges to meet the woman “at a bar called O’Malley’s”, only to find upon the meeting that the woman is actually his current partner. The song ends on an upbeat note, showing that the two lovers realized they have more in common than they had suspected, and that they do not have to look any further than each other for what they seek in a relationship.

The video is a live performance from The Midnight Special.

Enjoy!

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Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

Escape (The Piña Colada Song)

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, and YouTube.

16 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday | “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes

  1. Oh, my, I love love love this song! It has always been one of my favourites. Thanks for sharing…except I won’t get it out of my head for days! At least it doesn’t involve soggy bar munchies! (you will have to see mine to get it).

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