OK, this is by no means a great song. It was, however, the Billboard #1 hit of December 1979 and January 1980. More importantly – to me – sporadically singing the escapist phrase, “I’m not much into health food, I am into champagne,” to myself somehow helped me make it through some rough times when I first entered private practice. Go figure.
Rupert Holmes wrote Escape, but I prefer Jack Johnson’s cover.