100 Songs of Summer #54 “Cheeseburger in Paradise” by Jimmy Buffett

In honor of the inaugural GrillHampton, our Top 100 Songs of Summer Countdown continues with the timeless ode to that summertime staple of the grill. Not zucchini, fettuccini, or bulgur wheat, but a big warm bun and a huge hunk of meat.

Hamptons Top 100 Songs of Summer #54

“Cheeseburger in Paradise” by Jimmy Buffett

The story goes that during a rough sailing journey through the Caribbean many moons ago, Buffett was longing for a burger while subsisting on canned food and peanut butter on the boat. Incredibly, perhaps miraculously, when he and his fellow sailors landed on Tortola, they found a place serving exactly what he’d been dreaming of. That serendipitous sailing adventure led to a single off the Son of a Son of a Sailor album that reached #32 on the Billboard Hot 100, a chain of eponymous restaurants, a classic item on Buffett’s Margaritaville Café menu, and—whether you like yours with lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57 or French fried potatoes—one of the best known, best-loved songs about food ever recorded.

Get Your Tickets Today to GrillHampton, RAIN OR SHINE on Friday, July 12, at 8 p.m. under the big tent at Sayre Park in Bridgehampton.

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