First recorded by The Textones (1980).
Hit version by The Go-Go’s (US #8 1982).
From the wiki: “‘Vacation’ was written by Karen Valentine and first recorded by her group, The Textones, in 1980 for release in the UK. The Go-Go’s Jane Wiedlin recalls [from Songfacts.com]:
”Vacation’ was Kathy’s song, and Kathy was the last Go-Go to join. She joined at the beginning of ’81 and she brought that song with her from her band, The Textones. We really loved the song, but it didn’t really have a chorus. So Charlotte and I ended up working with Kathy a little bit more on the song, and sort of Go-Go-fying it.’
“The Go-Go’s recording charted Top 10 in the US but did not have any impact on the UK Singles chart.”
The Go-Go’s, “Vacation” (1981):