Barbados (Typically Tropical song)

"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.

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"

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.