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“Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” hit #1 (1979)

“Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” hit #1 (1979)

“Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” is a song written and recorded by British-born 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, then added to prominent US radio playlists in October–November. Rising in popularity, the song peaked at the end of December to become the final US number one song of the 1970s.

Activity Ideas:

  • Listen to this classic song – here
  • And use this recipe to make your own pina coladas – here
  • Or try our colourful cocktails recipes – here
  • Discuss where your favourite place to escape is