When you’re young, the desire to fit in can be a very, very dangerous thing. Sure, this applies to drugs, sex, alcohol, violence and all those things parents worry about – but it also relates to music.
I came across Da Real One’s version of “If U Like Pina Colada (Pina Colada Song)” during eighth grade. It was released as part of a rap compilation called And Then There Was Bass. Aside from the fact that I was simply trying to look cool at my new public school (sadly, yes, this was cool), I can’t say why I liked it, except to guess that it was (hopefully) much for the same reason as I like it now: sheer ridiculousness.
Da Real One: “If U Like Pina Colada (Pina Colada Song)” (download)
When I bought my Mac, I went through my CD collection trying to decide what songs to copy and came across this gem as part of an old rap mix I had made. About a week ago, a few friends and I were looking for ridiculous old rap songs, and lo and behold – I was reminded of this.
You think the original “Escape (Pina Colada Song)” is bad? (I actually kind of like it, but nevermind.) Wait until you hear a rap cover version of it, complete with awful late ’90s beat, reference to a threesome between Da Real One and two lesbians, reference to Hennessey, joints and cruising. He also asks if you like “juice in your kina,” a word that even UrbanDictionary doesn’t know.
The music video is even better, of course, featuring Da Real One lounging in Rorschach Hawaiian shirts, sipping Pina Coladas with women in bikinis while watching women dance in stereotypical rap video booty shaking fashion.
Jul 7, 2008
I was looking for this song but no one has it. I came across this page and watched the video. Below the video there is a link but it wont let you actually download the mp3. It says it requires a login. The search continues.
Jul 7, 2008
I know – I delete MP3s after two weeks. I can send it to you, but somehow I doubt that firstname.lastname@example.org is your real e-mail address…
Jul 11, 2008
if anyone still has this mp3 could you please email it to me thanks!
Jul 26, 2008
If you have this MP3, please email.
Jul 28, 2008
I have seriously been looking for this for EVER!!! Not because I liked it, but because I asked someone once if they ever heard it and they act like I had lost my mind!!!! Please send it to me. Pretty Please
Jan 3, 2009
PLEASE SOMEONE SEND ME THAT MP3!!!!! I actually have it on a cassette tape from the 90’s where i copied songs from the radio. But I want it on cd and my computer! SO PLEASE SEND ME THAT SONG!!
Jul 22, 2009
I love this song! No body even understands whtat I am talking about. I have been looking for this forever even on U Tube. Please email me that MPE
Jan 13, 2010
nobody has this song to download it.i need it for my 90’s list please send it to me!!!!!!PLEASE!!!!!
Feb 9, 2010
Could you maybe email me that mp3 as well? Thanks!