On This Day in 1980 – Rupert Holmes Goes Gold With ‘The Pina Colada Song’
On this day back in 1980 the smash single "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)", by Rupert Holmes, went Gold. Your kids know it from the original "Shrek" movie. But YOU grooved to it on AM radio back in the day!
Check out this extra cheesy clip from 'The Midnight Special' where Rupert performs the song...with a goofy intro skit featuring the Village People: