Tag: Rupert Holmes

Monday 2/15/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Rupert Holmes – Partners In Crime (1979)

Partners in Crime released August 5, 1979, is an album by British American singer-songwriter and musician Rupert Holmes. The album was Holmes’s most commercially successful record and includes all three of Holmes’s solo top 40 hits: “Him,” “Answering Machine” and “Escape (The Piña Colada Song).” “Escape” was the Billboard #1 hit of December 1979 and January 1980; it was the only single to hold the #1 position in both years and in different decades. The album itself reached #33 on the Billboard Album Charts. Although “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” was released as a single on Infinity Records, “Him” was released on MCA Records. The Infinity catalog had been absorbed by MCA at the time the latter single was released.

1. “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” 4:36
2. “Partners in Crime” 5:10
3. “Nearsighted” 3:00
4. “Lunch Hour” 4:40
5. “Drop It” 4:20
6. “Him” 4:15
7. “Answering Machine” 3:45
8. “The People That You Never Get To Love” 3:45
9. “Get Outta Yourself” 4:50
10. “In You I Trust” 5:00

Rupert Holmes – vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, saxophone
Dean Bailin – guitar
Frank Gravis – bass
Leo Adamian – drums
Steve Jordan – “double drums” with Leo Adamian on “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)”
Peter Gordon – French horn
Wayne Andre – trombone
David Taylor – bass trombone
Victoria – percussion
Bob Gurland – voiced trumpet on “Get Outta Yourself”
Chrissy Faith – background vocals on “Answering Machine”
Gene Orloff Section – strings

Monday 10pm ET: LP Lounge with Willie B

Rupert Holmes (born David Goldstein on February 24, 1947) is a British-American composer, singer-songwriter, musician, dramatist and author. He is widely known for the hit singles “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” (1979) and “Him” (1980). He is also known for his musicals Drood, which earned him two Tony Awards, and Curtains, and for his television series Remember WENN.