Kokomo

Album: Cocktail Soundtrack (1988)
Charted: 25 1
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  • Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take ya
    Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
    Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go, Jamaica

    Off the Florida Keys, there's a place called Kokomo
    That's where you want to go to get away from it all
    Bodies in the sand, tropical drink melting in your hand
    We'll be falling in love to the rhythm of a steel drum band
    Down in Kokomo

    Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take you to
    Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
    Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go
    oh I want to take you down to
    Kokomo, we'll get there fast and then we'll take it slow
    That's where we want to go, way down in Kokomo

    Martinique, that Montserrat mystique

    We'll put out to sea and we'll perfect our chemistry
    And by and by we'll defy a little bit of gravity
    Afternoon delight, cocktails and moonlit nights
    That dreamy look in your eye, give me a tropical contact high
    Way down in Kokomo

    Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take you to
    Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
    Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go
    oh I want to take you down to
    Kokomo, we'll get there fast and then we'll take it slow
    That's where we want to go, way down in Kokomo

    Port au Prince, I want to catch a glimpse

    Everybody knows a little place like Kokomo
    Now if you want to go and get away from it all
    Go down to Kokomo

    Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take you to
    Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
    Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go
    oh I want to take you down to
    Kokomo, we'll get there fast and then we'll take it slow
    That's where we want to go, way down in Kokomo

    Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take you to
    Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
    Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go Writer/s: John Phillips, Michael Edward Love, Scott Mckenzie, Terry Melcher
    Publisher: Walt Disney Music Company
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 24

  • Notsohappyatall from United KingdomTo Jo-c Lima Peru, I agree the song does have that sort of 80s backing music you describe, I cannot stand the videos either, they are awful and very upsetting too.
  • Msn from United KingdomThis song also brings back traumatic memories for me.
  • Vee from Virginia Beach, Va.My Mom liked this song... Happy Mothers' day in Heaven today.
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaOne of my top five fav Beach Boys tunes. Can play this song on a CD in the car drive in somewhere with windows opened and see people start to dance to the music, it's that much of a fun tune.
  • Cory Stoczynski from Lancaster, NyMy Favorite Part Of The Muppets' Version
    Is When Miss Piggy Gets Angry And Karate Chops
    Kermit And The Hula Girls To The Ground!
  • Len Jaffe from Silver Spring, Md, MdI was on a business trip in the summer of 1986 in Virginia Beach, VA. Scott McKenzie was living there at the time, and we had been in touch by snail mail and phone, I think, prior to that. Scott was still singing a little, and had a gig one night at a now long-gone restaurant and club called "Simon Seagull's". I went to hear him that night, and got to do a couple of my tunes during the evening. It was there that I first heard "Kokomo", just Scott with an acoustic guitar. Very slow, dreamy, and unbelievably great! I'll never forget that night as long as I live.
  • Susan from Airdrie, -This song reminds me of January 1989, when it was popular. Overplayed on the radio & made me very angry because it was frrrreezing at the time, too! Hard to imagine the tropics when your nose is froze! ;)
  • Mark from Seattle, WaThe Seattle Sea Gals Cheerleaders have been on stage dancing to this song with the band more than any other NFL Cheerleader squad and also broke out proper beach attire (bikini tops and wrap arounds)to make the performance more effective. Seattle DJ Mark Christopher/KBSG was the master behind this and got clearance of NFL to make it happen 2007 & 08 during Beach Boys performances. Some of it was taped for use in a television commercial promoting the NW Venue.
  • Landon from Winchester, OhWhy all the fussing? This song is plain and simple enough to listen to, and enjoy the smaller things. I think the song puts me in a good mood. My standards for music aren't as high as most of you guy's.
  • Musicmama from New York, NyHow is it that some bands' worst songs become their most popular? This is the perfect example. Not only are the lyrics dumb; their lame rhymes accentuate the annoying beat of this song.
  • Landon from Winchester, OhThis song is about all the simplicities of life, getting out there on the beach in the summertime and soaking up the sun. Where did all our music go?
  • Tmac from Indianapolis, InJohn Stamos PROTRAYED a drum player in the video - he did not actually play the drums. The actual steel drum player was the talented Vince Charles who played percussion with Neil Diamond for over 20 years before his untimely death.
  • Jim from Nyc, NyThe Muppets version is a hoot - it's on the 25th anniversary video.
  • Caitlin from Upper Township, Njgreat song to get smashed to
  • Roger from Sumnwe, WaTerry once told me that he received $250,000 per year in royalties from KOKOMO
  • Mark from Lancaster, OhHarken unto the voice of the Ancient One: There was a song with the identical title recorded by Perry Como. In that one, Kokomo was the name, presumably the nickname, of a young lady. I think. The song was the first nominally rock-n-roll recording from that well-known avant-garde label, RCA. It was certainly the first, and I think last, r n r song for Mr Como. I would submit, however, that Perry Como's Kokomo was a good deal cheerier than that of the Beach Boys.
  • Ekristheh from Halath, United StatesResidents of the city of Kokomo were highly amused by the "exotic tropical escape" motif of the song. State and local television news ran features showing the least romantic aspects of the city (especially dreary winter scenes) and interviewing residents and city officials.
  • Jo-c from Lima, PeruThis sounds like 80's porn backing music ... Nothing again the Beach Boys, they rock!
  • Matt from West Springfield, Mago kermit the frog!
  • Dean from Pune, IndiaThey performed this song when they guest appeared on an episode of FULL HOUSE. Brian Wilson was there too.
  • Paul from Worcs, EnglandIt definitely has the Beach Boys trademark sound. A return to the earlier uncomplicated summer fun songs. 20 years on and Beach Boys can still do it!
  • Francisco from Lima, Peruthey can say the names to me of the models that leave in the video of Kokomo? mainly those that leave modeling the Band along with?
  • Mike from Boston, MaThis is the best selling song the Beach Boy's ever released!
  • Dc from Hilo, HiThe only Beach Boys song to hit #1 without Brian Wilson. He was estranged from the band at the time.
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