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10 Songs that mention Ibiza – Which you like most?

10 Songs that mention Ibiza – Which you like most?

Ibiza has always been very inspiring for creatives. Many books are written on the island, many songs were born here that have been worldwide success. But also if the haven’t been written and composed by artists that live on the island, Ibiza is mentioned in many songs over decades. Our team has selected 12 songs that mention Ibiza in their lyrics. Which one is your favourite? And what more songs you know that mention the white isle?

Here is our selection in no specific order, just choose your favourite one at the end of the list:

 

  1. PINK FLOYD – IBIZA BAR (1969)
    Legendary rock band Pink Floyd releases this song in 1969 titled ‘Ibiza-Bar’. But the lyrics don’t mention the island in any way so the question here is: Why did they name it Ibiza-Bar?


  2. PREFAB SPROUT – MACHINE GUN IBIZA (1990)
    Released on their Album ‘Jordan: The Comeback in 1990.



  3. SPARKS – THE RHYTHM THIEF (2002)
    No groove – no Ibiza? Never 🙂


  4. VENGABOYS – WE’RE GOING TO IBIZA (1999)
    At the end of the last century Ibiza surely had it’s biggest hype. The entire globe was reporting about the scandalous Manumission parties. Ibiza stood for hedonism and Sex and Rock’nRoll… ehhh … more electronic club music then rock. Some producers used the hype to give their song’s more attention and in the case of the Vengaboys this worked out well. Even though the song has received the NME Award for Worst Single the track charted in 18 countries and being No.1 in the Netherlands, Poland, Scotland and even in the United Kingdom! The songs is also not a creative work of the Vengaboys and their producers, they just copied the songs ‘Barbados” from Typically Tropical from 1975 and modified the lyrics. Check the original track here.



  5. MIKE POSNER – I TOOK A PILL IN IBIZA (2016)
    Right before the season 2016 starts Mike Posner made it into the charts worldwide with his track ‘I took a pill in Ibiza’ and got the name of the island into the heads of millions of people again.


  6. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA – MIAMI 2 IBIZA (2010)One of the great success for the boys of the SHM. Clearly mainstream music they added Rapper Tinie Tempah to the already successful instrumental version and charted in many countries. The title of the sound may reflects a known phenomenon in the industry. Tracks that worked at the Winter Music Festival in Miami in March always got hits in Ibiza in the following summer.

     

  7. SANDY MARTON – PEOPLE FROM IBIZA (1984)
    Sandy Marton is still living on the island. His song from 1984 has been No.1 in Italy but also charted in several countries in Europe. It describes the extravagant live on the island in these years. The video is an unofficial version, showing the island hippie life and hedonism in these years.


  8. IBO – IBIZA (1985)
    German folk music called ‘Schlager’ also did have a huge hit named ‘Ibiza’ back in 1985. Ibo, a singer born in Skopje (Macedonia), who dies in 2000 at the age of 39 years only in an car accident describes the spanish way of life on the island.


  9. DAVID BOWIE – LIFE ON MARS (1973)
    The great David Bowie also mentioned the island in one of his songs. In ‘Life on Mars’ he sings: It’s on America’s tortured brow, That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow, Now the workers have struck for fame,’Cause Lennon’s on sale again, See the mice in their million hordes, From Ibiza to the, Norfolk Broads,Rule Britannia is out of bounds,To my mother, my dog, and clowns….


  10. MIKE CANDYS – ONE NIGHT IN IBIZA (2011)
    Swiss DJ and producer Mike Candys got his international breakthrough with the mainstream dance track and charted in several countries in Europe.


Which track is your favourite? We would like to know. Just vote:

10 songs mentioning Ibiza - which one is your favourite?

  • MIKE POSNER - I TOOK A PILL IN IBIZA (2016) (33%, 31 Votes)
  • VENGABOYS - WE'RE GOING TO IBIZA (1999) (27%, 25 Votes)
  • MIKE CANDYS - ONE NIGHT IN IBIZA (2011) (16%, 15 Votes)
  • SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA - MIAMI 2 IBIZA (2010) (7%, 7 Votes)
  • PINK FLOYD - IBIZA BAR (1969) (6%, 6 Votes)
  • DAVID BOWIE - LIFE ON MARS (1973) (5%, 5 Votes)
  • IBO - IBIZA (1985) (3%, 3 Votes)
  • SANDY MARTON - PEOPLE FROM IBIZA (1984) (2%, 2 Votes)
  • SPARKS - THE RHYTHM THIEF (2002) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • PREFAB SPROUT - MACHINE GUN IBIZA (1990) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 94

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