Vamos a la playa (Righeira song)

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"Vamos a la playa"
Single by Righeira
from the album Righeira
Released July 1983
Recorded 1983
Genre Italo disco[1]
Length 3:39
Label A&M
Writer(s) Angelo la Bionda, Carmelo la Bionda, Stefano Righi
Righeira singles chronology
"Bianca surf"
(1981)
"Vamos a la playa"
(1983)
"No tengo dinero"
(1984)

"Vamos a la playa" ("Let's go to the beach") is a song recorded by Italian duo Righeira in 1983. The song, whose lyrics are in Spanish, was composed together with Carmelo and Michelangelo La Bionda.[2] The track reached number 53 in the UK Singles Chart.[3]

The song was covered by Mexican band Los João in 1983.[4]

Meaning of the song[edit]

Due to the meaning of its title and its lighthearted melody, Vamos a la playa has become a summer and holiday anthem in many countries. However, the song deals with the explosion of a nuclear bomb in the ocean. The people in the song all wear "a sombrero" to prevent the "radioactive wind" from "messing up their hair". The singer states that finally "the sea is clean," and instead of fish there is now "fluorescent water".[5]

Chart performance[edit]