Vacation (The Go-Go's album)

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Studio album by The Go-Go's
Released August 11, 1982
Recorded March–May 1982
Studio Studio 55 and Sunset Sound Recorders, (Hollywood, California),
Indigo Ranch, (Malibu, California)
Genre Pop rock, new wave
Length 36:12
Label I.R.S.
Producer Richard Gottehrer
The Go-Go's chronology
Beauty and the Beat
Talk Show
Singles from Vacation
  1. "Vacation" / "Beatnik Beach"
    Released: June 1982
  2. "Get Up and Go" / "Speeding"
    Released: September 1982
  3. "Girl of 100 Lists" / "I Think It's Me"
    Released: November 1982 (UK only)[1]
  4. "This Old Feeling" / "It's Everything but Partytime"
    Released: December 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (B−)[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]

Vacation is the second studio album by American rock band The Go-Go's, released in 1982 on the I.R.S. Records label. The album reached No. 8 in the Billboard 200,[5] and was certified Gold.[6] The title track was a U.S. summer smash, reaching No. 8 on the Billboard pop singles chart.[7] The Go-Go's were riding high at the time of the album's first release, their prospects to all outward appearances looking bright. Future problems were beginning to take shape, as the members' drug use and internal fighting began to escalate.

The single "Vacation" was also issued as perhaps the first cassette single ever. In addition to the title track, two more singles were pulled from the album at the time: "Get Up and Go" and "This Old Feeling", the former of which was a minor hit (Hot 100 No. 50[7]) in the United States. The song "Speeding", which is not on the album, is a Caffey/Wiedlin composition used as B-side of the single for "Get Up and Go". It also appeared in the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High, as well as on the film's soundtrack.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Vacation" Kathy Valentine, Charlotte Caffey, Jane Wiedlin Valentine, Caffey 2:59
2. "He's So Strange" Wiedlin Caffey, Leonard Phillips, Glen Curtis 2:58
3. "Girl of 100 Lists" Wiedlin Wiedlin 2:20
4. "We Don't Get Along" Valentine Valentine 2:46
5. "I Think It's Me" Belinda Carlisle, Caffey Caffey 2:42
6. "It's Everything but Partytime" Wiedlin Wiedlin, Gina Schock 3:21
Side two
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
7. "Get Up and Go" Wiedlin, Caffey Caffey 3:18
8. "This Old Feeling" Wiedlin Caffey 3:06
9. "Cool Jerk" (The Capitols cover) Donald Storball Storball 2:53
10. "The Way You Dance" Wiedlin, Valentine Caffey 2:56
11. "Beatnik Beach" Caffey, Carlisle Caffey 2:53
12. "Worlds Away" Wiedlin, Valentine Wiedlin, Valentine 4:00


The Go-Go's

Additional musicians




Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1982 Gold (+ 500,000)[6]

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