Vahevala

Album: Sittin' In (1971)
Charted: 84

Songfacts®:

  • Unlike most of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina's songs, this wasn't written by them but by Dan Loggins (of "Danny's Song" fame, he was Kenny's older brother) and his friend Daniel Lottimeiser. In the song, a sailor remembers sailing off the coast of Jamaica to a fictitious island called "Vahevala." The name really doesn't mean anything, but evokes a sailor's paradise. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Sara - Silver Spring, MD

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 22nd 1972, Loggins and Messina performed "Vahevala" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Three months earlier on April 8th, 1972 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #90; and on April 30th, 1972 it peaked at #84 (for 2 weeks) and spent 5 weeks on the Top 100...
    On the same 'Bandstand' show the duo performed "Nobody But You", it stayed on the Top 100 for 2 weeks, peaking at #86...
    Between 1972 and 1975 the duo had ten Top 100 records, with one reaching the Top 10, "Your Mama Can't Dance" at #4 (for 1 week) on January 21st, 1973.
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdOn the Loggins and Messina Live at the Santa Barbara Bowl Kenny subs "Jamaica" with "Santa
    Barbara" because that's where both of them currently live.
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