"Key Largo" is a popular song recorded by Bertie Higgins in 1981. Released as a single in September 1981, the song became Higgins' only Top 40 hit in the United States in early 1982, when it peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The song spent 17 weeks in the Top 40 and was certified Gold by the RIAA.In addition, "Key Largo" topped the adult contemporary chart for two weeks.In the United Kingdom, the song reached #60 on the UK Singles Chart.
The song was heavily inspired by the 1948 film 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. However, in the film Bogart and Bacall do not sail to Key Largo; Bogart arrives on a bus, and Bacall is already living there. The song also refers to the film Casablanca, with 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. The album's title track topped out at #46.
In 2009, VH1 ranked "Key Largo" #75 on its program 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s.