V Festival getting under way just up the road gave the perfect opportunity this morning to spin some songs by some of those taking part – including Justin Timberlake, The Killers and Swedish House Mafia. (Actually it’s Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso on stage tomorrow, but let’s not split hairs!)
Quite a few acts from the 80s are also lined up to entertain the crowds at Hylands Park, but the one who recorded this morning’s song that was Acceptable in the 80s isn’t amongst them. My clue to the song that you probably hadn’t heard in ages was:
This song’s subtitle refers to a pineapple based cocktail.”
*The song that was Acceptable in the 80s was Escape (the pina colada song) by Rupert Holmes – the last Billboard Hot 100 chart topper of the 70s, making the UK charts in January 1980.