One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1982 – Bertie Higgins

“Key Largo” by Bertie Higgins

Bertie Higgins is a singer-songwriter. “Key Largo” peaked at #8 on April 17, 1982. The song was influenced by the 1948 movie Key Largo which starred Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, as is evident by the lyric: We had it all / Just like Bogie and Bacall / Starring in our own late late show / Sailing away to Key Largo. The song also referenced another Humphrey Bogart movie – Casablanca – when he sings the lines “Here’s looking at you, kid” and “Please say you will / Play it again”. The song “Key Largo” was included on Higgins’ album, Just Another Day in Paradise.

Bertie Higgins never had another top 40 hit in the U.S. He is still around, and has an official web site.

Here is Bernie Higgins’ moment of glory – “Key Largo”:

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