The Margaritaville Diaries


I know the reason I ended up in Margaritaville: I wanted to experience in person the boozy, real-world universe being spun out of what may be the world's most lucrative song.

Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville" peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1977. The song's chart success is arguably its lowest point. During the last 30-plus years, Buffett has birthed an empire from the 3 minute, 20 second ditty about being drunk and searching for a lost shaker of salt.