What Was The Last #1 Song Of The 1970’s … And The Only Song To Hit Number #1 In Two Decades?

In addition to the trivia above, you also might want to know that this song was the artist’s only Billboard #1 single. It’s original title is not the title it’s known by, and it was Infinity Records‘ biggest hit (at the same time they also released Pope John Paul II Sings at the Festival of Sacrosong, an album of speeches and songs sung by Pope John Paul II in his native Polish — go figure.)

So what’s your guess?

Escape, better known as The Pina Colada Song was released by British-born American composer Rupert Holmes, in September of 1979, and certified RIAA gold on 1/7/80.  It’s celebrated here with an  Authentic, First Presentation, First-State  RIAA”Floater” single award…


Bud O’Shea  was a long time music promotion and marketing executive of the ’70s, and ’80s, including a stint at Infinity Records.

The back is unopened and has the sticker of the manufacturer, Creative Glassics, in the lower right hand corner



If you received awards in the 60′s – 70′s – or 80′s, and would like to spotlight their pictures and stories, or  find a new home for them, please contact me, Jim, at (818) 416-3770 or jim@honormusicawards.com

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