Two Piña Coladas

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"Two Piña Coladas"
European Release
Single by Garth Brooks
from the album Sevens
B-side "To Make You Feel My Love" (EU CD single)
Released March 16, 1998
Format CD Single
Genre Country
Length 3:34
Label Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Shawn Camp
Benita Hill
Sandy Manson
Producer(s) Allen Reynolds
Garth Brooks singles chronology
"She's Gonna Make It"
(1997)
"Two Piña Coladas"
(1998)
"To Make You Feel My Love"
(1998)

"Two Piña Coladas" is a song recorded by American country music artist Garth Brooks. It was released in March 1998 as the third single from his album Sevens. It hit #1 on the Billboard Country Charts in 1998. A concert version is available on Double Live. The song was written by Shawn Camp, Benita Hill and Sandy Manson. Shawn Camp provides an additional acoustic guitar.

The song[edit]

Story[edit]

A man feeling the blues (most likely a love problem), turns on the news when a person comes on, claiming that "heartaches are healed by the sea." Without a moment's notice, he heads down to the beach, eager for a night on the town. After two piña coladas, the man begins to feel elated, and at this point never wants to leave. The chorus also suggests that he continues drinking, specifically, drinking Captain Morgan, until he forgets his troubles and is happy.

The music[edit]

The song is in F major with an approximate tempo of 120 beats per minute[1] and a moderate Latin music feel, punctuated by several acoustic guitar runs (mostly performed by Shawn Camp, the song's co-writer). A large crowd of singers joins Brooks on the song's final chorus.

"Two Piña Coladas" gained the number 29 position on the CMT 40 Greatest Drinking Songs: Morning After broadcast.

Chart positions[edit]

"Two Pina Coladas" debuted at number 50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of December 6, 1997.

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 33
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 48

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two Piña Coladas sheet music". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3549." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 11, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "Garth Brooks Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Garth Brooks.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1998: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 

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Preceded by
"You're Still the One"
by Shania Twain
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

May 9, 1998
Succeeded by
"This Kiss"
by Faith Hill
Preceded by
"Bye, Bye"
by Jo Dee Messina
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

May 11-May 25, 1998
Succeeded by
"Out of My Bones"
by Randy Travis