Vacation

Album: Vacation (1982)
Charted: 8
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  • Can't seem to get my mind off of you
    Back here at home there's nothin' to do
    Now that I'm away
    I wish I'd stayed
    Tomorrow's a day of mine that you won't be in

    When you looked at me I should've run
    But I thought it was just for fun
    I see I was wrong
    And I'm not so strong
    I should've known all along that time would tell

    A week without you
    Thought I'd forget
    Two weeks without you and I
    Still haven't gotten over you yet

    Vacation, all I ever wanted
    Vacation, had to get away
    Vacation, meant to be spent alone
    Vacation, all I ever wanted
    Vacation, had to get away
    Vacation, meant to be spent alone

    A week without you
    Thought I'd forget
    Two weeks without you and I
    Still haven't gotten over you yet

    Vacation, all I ever wanted
    Vacation, had to get away
    Vacation, meant to be spent alone
    Vacation, all I ever wanted
    Vacation, had to get away
    Vacation, meant to be spent aloneWriter/s: ATARAH VALENTINE, MICHAEL MALIH
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 27th 1982, "Vacation" by the Go-Gos entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #67; and on August 15th, 1982 it peaked at #8 (for 3 weeks) and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100...
    Between 1981 and 1984 the quintet had seven Top 100 records; two made the Top 10 with "We Got The Beat", it reached #2 for three weeks in 1982.
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnThe perfect summer song.
  • Robert from Houston, Tx"The song itself is king." Thank God for an engineer who listens!
  • John from North Hollywood, CaWhen I was attending audio engineering school in the summer of 1999, this song was cited as an example of the idea that while audio quality is important, the song itself is king. When songs are in production, it is common for performers and producers to take home rough mixes of songs, in those days it was on cassette. These mixes were usually done very quickly. Reportedly in the case of this song, everyone loved one particular rough mix, but for some reason they found it impossible to get the same mix again, so the song as it appears on the single is mastered from a cassette rough mix. It was a hit anyway, despite the sonic shortcomings.
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