Barbados (Typically Tropical song)

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Single by Typically Tropical
from the album Barbados Sky
Released23 May 1975 (1975-05-23)
GenrePop, reggae
LabelGull Records
Songwriter(s)Jeffrey Calvert, Max West
Typically Tropical singles chronology
"Rocket Now"

"Barbados" was a UK Number 1 single released in May 1975 by Typically Tropical.[1] "Barbados" entered the UK Singles Chart at number 37 in late June 1975, and five weeks later was at Number 1 for a week.[1] In total, "Barbados" spent eleven weeks on the chart.[1] The track also reached Number 1 on the Irish Singles Chart, Number 1 on the South African Singles Chart,[2] and 20 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report).[3] The track was later released on an album in 1975 by Gull Records. The album was named Barbados Sky.

Follow-up singles "Rocket Now" and "The Ghost Song" failed to chart,[4] leaving "Typically Tropical" as one-hit wonders.

In 1999 a reworked version of the song, renamed "We're Going to Ibiza", also reached the UK Number 1 spot for The Vengaboys.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 572. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ Brian Currin. "South African Rock Lists Website - SA Charts 1969 - 1989 Acts (T)". Retrieved 2014-03-27.
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "Forum - One Hit Wonders (General: Music/Charts related)". Archived from the original on March 10, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  4. ^ a b "Biography by Amy Hanson". Retrieved 19 June 2009.