Talk:Escape (The Piña Colada Song)

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I've deleted the lyrics, suspecting that they have not been released under GFDL. If I'm wrong, please supply evidence that they are GFDL. -- Hoary 07:25, 2005 Mar 19 (UTC)


Either the song was covered by Jimmy Buffett, or it wasn't. We can't have two statements in this article stating, "Contrary to what many people may believe, this is not a Jimmy Buffett song, nor has he ever covered it on any of his albums," and "Performed by Jimmy Buffett in many live performances, never recorded," under the "Covers" section. -- {| class="wikitable" |- ! header 1 ! header 2 ! header 3 |- | row 1, cell 1 | row 1, cell 2 | row 1, cell 3 |- | row 2, cell 1 | row 2, cell 2 | row 2, cell 3 |} Buffett Cover Songs does not have an instance of Buffett ever playing this live, and most of the mentions on Buffett fan boards I've seen seems to indicate he's never done it live as well. -- --Chuckyg80s 16:47, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

No citation was included to support "Contrary to what many people may believe" for multiple reasons. One is that this is trivial. Second, it's not supported by the citation that was included. And finally, it uses weasel words: "what many people may believe" is so vague as to be meaningless. Rray (talk) 23:17, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Escape (The Pina Colada Song)[edit]

According to GraceNote, Jimmy Buffet covered this song on 3 separate Albums.


Shrek Reference[edit]

In Shrek, there's a moment where the talking mirror says "She likes Pina Coladas and likes getting caught in the rain". This sounds like a reference to this song if you ask me. —Preceding unsigned comment added by AlexFili (talkcontribs) 10:31, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Requested move July 2014[edit]

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The result of the move request was: page moved. Armbrust The Homunculus 17:54, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Escape (Rupert Holmes song)Escape (The Piña Colada Song) – Per WP:COMMONNAME and WP:NATURALDIS. Calidum Talk To Me 21:07, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Support - Searched it in Bing News. I guess we should go for it. --George Ho (talk) 23:10, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

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If You Like Piña Coladas[edit]

The following 3 titles are in this recording:

  • "Escape", the original title song before Rupert Holmes change the title song
  • "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)"
  • "If You Like Piña Coladas"

"Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" was covered by Jimmy Buffett under the name "If You Like Piña Coladas".

The following websites are addressed to the Jimmy Buffett version:

I like the Jimmy Buffett version because his version of the song is similar to the Rupert Holmes version. Currently, MetroLyrics placed the Jimmy Buffett version (as "If You Like Piña Coladas") at #26 on the Top 100 Rock Lyrics list. The #25 position on the list is Manfred Mann's "Blinded by the Light" (a cover version originally recorded by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen) and the #27 position is Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger".

Can you created a section titled "Cover version" with a cover by Jimmy Buffett (as "If You Like Piña Coladas")? Thank you. Wisnu Aji (talk) 07:43, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

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This was not a #1 song in two decades[edit]

1979 and 1980 are part of the same decade. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:802:8002:500:59DF:1ACE:D2ED:7242 (talk) 16:01, 18 June 2017 (UTC)