Rupert Holmes "Him" video
June 24, 2006
Rupert Holmes "Him" video.
Rupert Holmes (born February 24, 1947 in Northwich, Cheshire) is a composer and writer who grew up in the northern New York City suburb of Nanuet, New York, and attended nearby Nyack High School. Though he is best known for the 1979 novelty hit "Escape" (later subtitled "The Piña Colada Song"), he has had a varied and distinguished career in several media. That one song is so strongly associated with him that, in one interview, he reflected that his tombstone might well be a giant pineapple.
As a recording artist, he broke through with 1974's "Widescreen" on Epic Records, which introduced him as a presenter of highly romantic, lushly orchestrated "story songs" that told a witty narrative punctuated by clever rhymes and a hint of comedy writing talent. His second, self-titled album led Rolling Stone to compare him to Bob Dylan in the sense of being an artist of unprecedented originality that commanded attention.
"Escape" was included on his fifth album, "Partners in Crime," and reached the Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1979. The song hit #1 the late December, 1979 becoming the last song to top the pop chart in the 1970's. The song fell to #2 for the first week of January, 1980 and then rebounded to #1 the next week, making Rupert Holmes the only artist to ascend to the #1 spot with the same song in different decades. "Him" was second and last top 10 hit making #6 in march '80.
Rupert Holmes "Him" from "Partners In Crime" album (1979).
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