The “Parrotheads” will be flying to Alpine Valley on August 23. That’s the day that Jimmy Buffett returns to Alpine Valley for an evening of music. Buffett tickets are already on sale, and they are going fast. This year, Buffett is saving one of his last shows of the season for all the fans around Wisconsin and Illinois. His tour has already started, and he will spend most of the summer on the road.
Is there any question as to which songs are in the top ten for Jimmy Buffett fans? Actually, there is. It depends on whether you like a song for its melody, or a song to dance to. While I can say that it’s hard to dance to “A Pirate Looks at Forty,” I must say that it’s certainly a big one for his fans. Would anyone put “Son of a Sailor” up near the top? The song does have a great little vocal melody, and chorus. In 1974 he wrote the song Come Monday. Forty years later, and one could call this song a bit more country when compared to his other music. For a song that represents a more modern Jimmy Buffet, one should give “Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes” a try. That’s pure Buffett, if you ask us. To round the list out, we present the remainder: Last Mango In Paris, It’s Five O’clock Somewhere, Volcano, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Fins, and for sure, the “biggie” Margaritaville.
Whichever songs you like, give Buffett a try this summer and head on over to Alpine Valley. Join in on the dancing and fun. You might become a “Parrothead” too!