|Single by Jimmy Buffett|
|from the album A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean|
|B-side||"I Have Found Me a Home"|
|Genre||Country/Gulf and western|
D-4385 (U.S., 7")
|Jimmy Buffett singles chronology|
"Grapefruit—Juicy Fruit" is a song written and performed by American popular music singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett. It was first released on his 1973 album A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean and was his third single from that album. The single reached #23 on the Billboard Easy Listening chart in September 1973.
The song appears on Songs You Know By Heart, a greatest hits compilation that includes Buffett's concert favorites ranging from 1973 to 1979. It's played very frequently in concert, but is not a concert staple.
Buffett wrote the song in Key West, Florida at a time when he would play in a bar called Howie's Lounge in the afternoon and work on a fishing boat at night. He would meet young tourist girls riding the Conch Tour Train and take them to the drive-in theater. They would have some purple passion mixed up in a jug, and if mixed correctly the dates would claim they couldn't taste any alcohol, to which Buffett would reply, "That's the point."
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||23|
|Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks||47|
- (September 29, 1973). "Billboard Top 50 Easy Listening", Billboard, p. 40. Convenience link.
- "Songs Played the Most" at BuffettNews.com.
- "Grapefruit—Juicy Fruit performance from Live by the Bay" on YouTube.