what is the greates yacht rock song of all-time???

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I gotta agree with their assessment that it's "Sailing", being that I got my shins bruised 'cause my Jr. Hi GF thought I should have listed an AC/DC song instead of that on my dancecard ballot. No pain, no gain, eh whiteboy?

Shoes say, yeah, no hands clap your good bra. (goodbra), Sunday, 2 July 2006 02:32 (fourteen years ago) link

"summer breeze" makes me feel fine

jacques lu c on t (Jody Beth Rosen), Sunday, 2 July 2006 02:41 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm going to end up reading this article at some point, but right now I'm sort of choking at "According the Wikipedia, that wondrous online encyclopedia dedicated to supplying the online world with essential definitions and explanations of anything your heart could desire, defines "Yacht Rock" as such:"

"According the Wikipedia [blather blather] defines Yacht Rock as such," even without the blather, is an absolutely terrible way to start anything at all.

Doctor Casino (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 2 July 2006 02:45 (fourteen years ago) link

Where oh where is How Long by Ace?

jim wentworth (wench), Sunday, 2 July 2006 03:10 (fourteen years ago) link

"Smoke From A Distant Fire" by the Sanford-Townsend Band.

Rev. Hoodoo (Rev. Hoodoo), Sunday, 2 July 2006 04:01 (fourteen years ago) link

do the beach boys qualify as 'Yacht Rock'? I think their song Kokomo is right up there with 'sailing'...

Paul Edward Wagemann (PaulEdwardWagemann), Sunday, 2 July 2006 18:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Where oh where is How Long by Ace?

-- jim wentworth (wenchv...), July 2nd, 2006. (wench) (later)

Truth.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Sunday, 2 July 2006 19:06 (fourteen years ago) link

kokomo era beach boys is marina rock

jhoshea (scoopsnoodle), Sunday, 2 July 2006 19:22 (fourteen years ago) link

kokomo era beach boys is marina rock

Well, what a fool believes, he sees.

J Arthur Rank (Quin Tillian), Sunday, 2 July 2006 20:17 (fourteen years ago) link

Fuck a yacht. Can we talk about boat songs instead? I wouldn't mind talking about boats. I don't like "Southern Cross" by Crosby Stills and Nash.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Sunday, 2 July 2006 20:20 (fourteen years ago) link

Climax Blues Band, "Couldn't Get It Right"
Pablo Cruise, "Love Will Find A Way"

mike a (mike a), Sunday, 2 July 2006 21:11 (fourteen years ago) link

Anyone with a yen for yacht rock should look for this one in the used bins:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005QD8L/103-6519899-0887055?v=glance&n=5174

mike a (mike a), Sunday, 2 July 2006 21:13 (fourteen years ago) link

12. Into The Night - Benny Mardones

YES

jacques lu c on t (Jody Beth Rosen), Sunday, 2 July 2006 22:12 (fourteen years ago) link

although that's more "bensonhurst prom rock" than yacht rock.

jacques lu c on t (Jody Beth Rosen), Sunday, 2 July 2006 22:12 (fourteen years ago) link

Nice list

Baaderonixx immer wieder (baaderonixx), Monday, 3 July 2006 07:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Not rock, but can someone please tell me why I hear Bob Marley being played alongside Jimmy Buffet whenever I'm near a marina? For the love of Jah, how did this black man, born dirt poor in the hills of Nine Miles, Jamaica and a worldwide voice of the oppressed, end up getting hijacked by rich, marguerita-sipping white people?

Jim M (jmcgaw), Monday, 3 July 2006 12:38 (fourteen years ago) link

"Baker Street" AND "Right Down the Line" out-chardonnay everything on that list.

"Magnet and Steel" By Walter Egan

Everything by the Little River Band, esp. "Cool Change" and "Reminiscing."

slugbuggy (slugbuggy), Monday, 3 July 2006 13:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Bob Marley has rich white fans?!?!?!

xpost

Doctor Casino (Doctor Casino), Monday, 3 July 2006 13:59 (fourteen years ago) link

Seriously, though.

Doctor Casino (Doctor Casino), Monday, 3 July 2006 14:01 (fourteen years ago) link

Marley maybe the only black yacht rocker other than Billy Ocean...'carribean queen' anyone?

Paul Edward Wagemann (PaulEdwardWagemann), Monday, 3 July 2006 19:11 (fourteen years ago) link

also captain and tennelle--the dude wore a sailors hat...plus duran druan--they used their yacht in their video 'rio'

Paul Edward Wagemann (PaulEdwardWagemann), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 16:03 (fourteen years ago) link

I just saw the video for Michael McDonald's "Sweet Freedom" on VH1 Classic earlier today. Great clips of him goofing around in Key West with Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines.

Stingy (stingy), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 16:09 (fourteen years ago) link

>Climax Blues Band, "Couldn't Get It Right"<

or Blues Image, "Ride Captain Ride" for that matter (Climax Blues Band might SOUND more yacht-rock, but Blues Image have the words.)

So what's the classic yacht-rock song of the '00s? Off the top of my head I'm thinking "Smooth" by Santana with Rob Thomas, but probably I'm forgetting something. (Kenny Chesney is probbaly too obvious.) (Though maybe Phil Vassar isn't. His songs have hot tubs in them!)

This thread is a service to mankind, by the way. Lots of great songs.

xhuxk (xheddy), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 16:20 (fourteen years ago) link

is freak folk the starving-artist-with-student-loans version of yacht rock?

jacques lu c on t (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 16:23 (fourteen years ago) link

Other black yacht rockers:

Sade
George Benson
Peaches and Herb

novamax (novamax), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 16:29 (fourteen years ago) link

ashford and simpson

jacques lu c on t (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 16:31 (fourteen years ago) link

what about asian yacht rockers?

jacques lu c on t (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 16:33 (fourteen years ago) link

I cannot believe I'm actually getting angry that nobody's mentioned the Stairway To Heaven of Yacht Rock songs.

Bertie Higgins: Key Largo

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 16:36 (fourteen years ago) link

"Peg" by Steely Dan seems so obvious, yet I'm surprised it's yet to be mentioned.

Richard Baez (Johnny Logic), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 16:40 (fourteen years ago) link

So what's the classic yacht-rock song of the '00s? Off the top of my head I'm thinking "Smooth" by Santana with Rob Thomas, but probably I'm forgetting something.

Ironically, "Smooth" itself is insufficiently smooth - the guitar is sweet, but the horns kind of jump out of the mix and the drums are too high. Anyway, in terms of just evoking yachts, I'm thinking the whole Puffy/"Big Pimpin'" genre of luxury rap, which I guess is more a late-90s thing. And, come to think of it, "Smooth" also dates to '99.

I think the whole millenial "return of rock" explosion and the continuing incursions of emo-y bands have somewhat cleared the pop/rock decks of yachtyness, at least for now. These things are cyclical. I'm not sure if we're poised for a "Sailing" type of track, but something with more of a crossover feel - a "Rosanna" or "Throwing It All Away" could be right under our noses. Don't expect it to come from an indie band though - smooth don't come cheap!

xpost "Key Largo" is awesome! Clearly an essential to any broad-minded Yacht Rock collection (ie, one not just tracking the Loggins/McDonald axis of the films).

Doctor Casino (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 16:45 (fourteen years ago) link

"hey nineteen" is that article's #2 pick. i'd personally go with "babylon sisters."

jacques lu c on t (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 16:45 (fourteen years ago) link

Addendum: Coldplay (and their ilk) have the potential for yachting, but they'd need to mellow out a bit...

Doctor Casino (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 16:47 (fourteen years ago) link

yacht rack actually has some swing to it though.

jacques lu c on t (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 16:49 (fourteen years ago) link

haha "yacht rack"

jacques lu c on t (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 16:49 (fourteen years ago) link

I am looking at that Bertie Higgins album on iTunes. Title is Just Another Day in Paradise. Songs include another one about a Humphrey Bogart movie ("Casablanca"), plus these titles: "Port O Call Savannah 55," "White Line Fever," and "The Tropics."

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 16:50 (fourteen years ago) link

xpost "Key Largo" is awesome! Clearly an essential to any broad-minded Yacht Rock collection (ie, one not just tracking the Loggins/McDonald axis of the films).

Indeed, sir. The Bertie Higgins community nearly spilled their Chardonnay when they got wind of the fact that their anthem was omitted.

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 16:52 (fourteen years ago) link

If you are really really broad-minded, most G-funk is Yacht Rock by another name. "Regulate" is not an isolated example.

Michael McDonald was huge on black radio in the late '70s, right through today. I can't think of many white musicians who are as influential on the black music of today.

Devin the Dude is a big fan of lots of Yacht Rock -- Ambrosia is one of his favorite bands.

novamax (novamax), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 16:53 (fourteen years ago) link

> the continuing incursions of emo-y bands have somewhat cleared the pop/rock decks of yachtyness, at least for now<

Wait, what about Maroon 5?? (Assuming they're any good... They're funkier than Coldplay, either way. So is John Mayer. And, um, Jack Johnson, who is a SURFER. Don't think I've ever heard him, though.)

xhuxk (xheddy), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 16:54 (fourteen years ago) link

(Also, all those mellow rappers LIKE Maroon 5 and John Mayer, right?)

xhuxk (xheddy), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 17:00 (fourteen years ago) link

Things like "This Love" and "Had A Bad Day" or whatever are more just sort of AM bubblegum pop-rock to me (Maroon 5 could do a great "Hitchin' A Ride," I bet). Remember, the Yacht community were rockists. "I'm an artist - I can't write a hit song!" The sonics are almost there, but none of these bands actually seem like they would be comfortable taking six months off and breathing in deep sea breezes. True Yacht is so confident in its own smooth artistry that it doesn't display effort in the recording.

Doctor Casino (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 17:47 (fourteen years ago) link

I just listened to "Key Largo". I think I threw up in my mouth a little.

ledge (ledge), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 12:28 (fourteen years ago) link

xhuxk otm

jhoshea (scoopsnoodle), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 13:42 (fourteen years ago) link

Devin the Dude is a big fan of lots of Yacht Rock -- Ambrosia is one of his favorite bands.

-- novamax (john.loma...), July 4th, 2006.

Thats HOW MUCH I FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEL! (FEEL for you baaaaybeh)

Must go listen to that now.

Ash (ashbyman), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 14:50 (fourteen years ago) link

also that guy from captain and tenelle wore a sailor's cap, so I guess that means they were yacht rock too...and did I mention duran duran and billy ocean?

But many consider Paul McCartny as the father of yacht rock. Afterall Pmac's 'with a little luck' was actually recorded aboard the motor yacht 'Fair Carol' just off the Virgin Islands...

http://www.channel101.com/shows/show.php?show_id=152

Paul Edward Wagemann (PaulEdwardWagemann), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 19:15 (fourteen years ago) link

My post on the Yacht Pop thread:

Chicago - Colour My World
Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind
James Taylor - Fire and Rain
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Mr. Bojangles
Brewer and Shipley - One Toke Over the Line
Elton John - Daniel
Jackson Browne - Doctor My Eyes
Jim Croce - Time In a Bottle
Seals & Crofts - Summer Breeze
Todd Rundgren - Hello It's Me
Albert Hammond - It Never Rains in Southern California
Carly Simon - You're So Vain
Chicago - Just You 'N' Me
Jim Croce - I'll Have to Say I Love You
Chicago - (I've Been) Searchin' So Long
Chicago - Call on Me
Chicago - Wishing You Were Here
Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown
Terry Jacks - Seasons in the Sun
Al Stewart - Year of the Cat
Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Jackie Blue
Sammy Johns - Chevy Van
Boz Scaggs - Low Down
Dr. Hook - When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman
Gary Wright - Dream Weaver
Seals and Crofts - Get Closer
Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight
10cc - The Things We Do For Love
Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good
Paul Davis - I Go Crazy
Al Stewart - Time Passages
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
Gerry Rafferty - Right Down the Line
Kenny Loggins - Whenever I Call You Friend
Little River Band - Reminiscing
Player - Baby Come Back
Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
Herb Alpert - Rise
Quincy Jones & James Ingram - One Hundred Ways
Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
Al Jarreau - We're in This Love Together
Paul Davis - Cool Night
Al Jarreau - Mornin'

Rev. PappaWheelie (PappaWheelie 2), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 19:17 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm not seein' "How Much I Feel" (Ambrosia) or "I Just Wanna Stop" (Gino Vanelli) poppin' up on any of these lists...and has anybody mentioned "Ebony Eyes" by Bob Welch yet?

hank (hank s), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 19:23 (fourteen years ago) link

Actually the answer might be "Gold" by John Stewart. (Or maybe "Hot Summer Night" by Night, though I don't know if they're yachty enough -- too fast, maybe? Yacht-rock experts, it's up to you.)

xhuxk (xheddy), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 19:25 (fourteen years ago) link

"Gold" totally fits the bill..."Drivers Seat" by Sniff N' The Tears: now that might be a tad too fast for Yacht Rock..."Breakdown" (Alan Parsons Project): too intelligent for Yacht Rock?..."So Into You" (Atlanta Rhythm Section): too southern for Yacht Rock?..."Leather & Lace" (Stevie Nicks/Don Henley): too late for Yacht Rock?


hank (hank s), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 19:32 (fourteen years ago) link

It's never too late for Yacht Rock. Has anyone brought up "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)"? Aside from the sailor motif, the "doo doo DO DO DO" vocals feel like they'd fit in just fine on any Steely McDonald record.

Doctor Casino (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 20:48 (fourteen years ago) link

jefferson starship, "count on me," "with your love"
marty balin, "hearts"

slugbuggy, Saturday, 28 June 2014 07:20 (six years ago) link

what about the commodores, "sail on," and "easy?"

slugbuggy, Saturday, 28 June 2014 08:51 (six years ago) link

When I see this thread title I think briefly of doing some kind of "greates fartpoop" type joke/dn but decide against it

Knob Dicks (wins), Saturday, 28 June 2014 10:49 (six years ago) link

yeah, this is serious business here, delineating the limits of a post-hoc imaginary genre. like if i were to make a yacht rock battle jacket i'd need a clear idea of which patches would or wouldn't be acceptable.

slugbuggy, Saturday, 28 June 2014 11:17 (six years ago) link

Just released, also on Spotify: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yacht-Rock-Various-Artists/dp/B00K3BUCC2

mike t-diva, Saturday, 28 June 2014 14:19 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Pages-"You Need a Hero"

Yeah, this is good: http://youtu.be/kGCmKwAvhVg

brimstead, Tuesday, 15 July 2014 22:39 (six years ago) link

I like that one, and also "O.C.O.E. (Offical Cat of the Eighties)"

relentlessly pecking at peace (President Keyes), Tuesday, 15 July 2014 23:41 (six years ago) link

This has to be the most yacht-y video ever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru2tsT32pHA&feature=kp

relentlessly pecking at peace (President Keyes), Wednesday, 16 July 2014 00:03 (six years ago) link

"Right Down The Line" - all good vibes.

everybody chives this is nowhere (Eazy), Wednesday, 16 July 2014 00:59 (six years ago) link

two years pass...

bill labounty livin' it up is my current favourite

-_- (jim in vancouver), Friday, 5 May 2017 17:29 (four years ago) link

oh wow hadn't heard this one before. all the earmarks of the extra-elegant, nearly-rockless early-80s version of this stuff.

he has another song called "nobody's fool" which reminds me of my brother and i realizing over christmas that every artist in this genre was obsessed with "fools," whether it's realizing they've been one, wondering who will be one tonight, how their lover is one (if they think it's over), etc. doobies obviously take the cake by having a single album contain both "What A Fool Believes" and "How Do The Fools Survive." what was going on with this?

✓ (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 6 May 2017 00:37 (four years ago) link

hell yeah "nobody's fool" is my jam, what a sensation

brimstead, Saturday, 6 May 2017 00:39 (four years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJwt2dxx9yg

Always felt like stuff like "Steppin' Out" by Joe Jackson (despite his roots) was like the East Coast answer to Yacht Rock. Songs from Manhattan Apartments. All these super classy jazzy chord progressions.

When I was a little kid I was like, yeah, one day I'll be a smoof as Joe Jackson.

yesca, Saturday, 6 May 2017 09:42 (four years ago) link

that labounti is beautiful

niels, Saturday, 6 May 2017 14:32 (four years ago) link

These haven't been mentioned and they're awesome:

Steve Parks - Just Ask Me

Rob Mehl - House On the Rock

Here's my playlist with a few more... not all of them are strictly Yacht Rock but sound good next to it:

https://open.spotify.com/user/moteldemoka/playlist/3ABXpnUlFH3ZbpDLTL3mxo

dance cum rituals (Moka), Saturday, 6 May 2017 16:36 (four years ago) link

I Felt bad for Bertie Higgins. He's wearing the love medallion and butterfly collar, exposing his chest, as if it were still 1979 and he could still get laid in the post-New Wave era in that getup.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 6 May 2017 16:45 (four years ago) link

"The Captain of Her Heart" by Double

beamish13, Saturday, 6 May 2017 17:51 (four years ago) link

four months pass...

this showed up in my DW
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX4sVYTVx7A
who is this guy?

niels, Monday, 2 October 2017 16:32 (three years ago) link

five months pass...

I see it's been mentioned many times, but for my yachtheads here's How Long by Ace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo_GMMLULXw

niels, Sunday, 25 March 2018 09:24 (three years ago) link

Donald Fagen keeps a piece of paper in his wallet with his favorite EQ settings (Denny Dias drew it out)

calstars, Sunday, 25 March 2018 15:22 (three years ago) link

(The YR Twitter feed is very enjoyable )

calstars, Sunday, 25 March 2018 15:23 (three years ago) link

I was rolling with some 'Lowdown' by Boz Scaggs in the truck last weekend. The production on that LP is exquisite. Clear as a bell and smoothe as Cutty Sark.

earlnash, Sunday, 25 March 2018 17:41 (three years ago) link

not sure that I'd consider it the greatest song that can fit within the ultraloose boundaries of yacht rock but for me the quintessential song of that era/sound is Player - "Baby Come Back".

1978 was a big radio year for me (I was 14/15) and the music that would later be jokingly/lovingly called yacht rock ruled the airwaves. another biggie is Bob Welch - "Sentimental Lady" (which can be compared to his earlier Fleetwood Mac version to get a sense of the production slickness that helps define yacht rock). Little River Band's album Sleeper Catcher contained 2 yacht rock hits: "Reminiscing" and "Lady". same could be said of Gerry Rafferty's City To City album but I find him a bit on the energetic/impassioned side (at times he's practically raw punk in yacht rock terms - still, for "oooman" we want him in). Steely Dan's Aja is probably the king of yacht rock era hits, again a bit too ambitious to be at the core - yacht implies a certain lightweight, guilty pleasure aspect to the music... (lovesongs with just a hint of saudade and a sense that the craft/production triumphed over raw expression). most yacht rock is well-produced funky soft rock.

Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds are gods of soft/yacht rock for 1975's "Fallin' In Love" and come from the turn of & early 70's MOR (often rustic) pop-rock scene that pretty much evolved into mid to late 70's softer, more polished yacht rock sound. Starbuck's "Moonlight Feels Right" was another early highpoint and as some people have said sounds like aliens wanted a shot at the pop charts (The Residents must have been jealous).

The Eagles definitely deserve a mention and (their ballads especially) had to have helped inspire the spare/slick production style and vocal delivery of many of these records. "One Of These Nights" is so good it transcends yacht rock, but together with 10cc's "I'm Not In Love" probably made a few bands/producers strive for a lushness (specifically multi-tracked backing vocals) in the production. interestingly, "One Of These Nights" is directly inspired by and partly copped from The Spinners' "I'll Be Around", so could Philly International and Thom Bell have a small role in the sophisticated/quality production levels? some of The O'Jay's songs (thinking "Darlin' Darlin' Baby" and "Use Ta Be My Girl" especially) can easily fit in a yacht rock set. another r&b song that sounds yacht to the core (and gorgeous) is Delegation's "Oh Honey".

Paul, Sunday, 25 March 2018 20:19 (three years ago) link

Sorry, Eagles are not yacht.

calstars, Sunday, 25 March 2018 21:08 (three years ago) link

^^^ mention the Eagles to the yacht rock guys and they will end you

Closed Beta (NotEnough), Monday, 26 March 2018 06:33 (three years ago) link

yeah, I get that The Eagles are not technically yacht rock, despite featuring in the original video series and "I Can't Tell You Why" appearing on many yacht playlists. nor are Fleetwood Mac or most of Steely Dan's songs (unless Michael McDonald is in da house).
but the success of their West Coast soft rock hits and the slickness of their productions helped create the environment in which yacht rock flourished, so think of them as fertilizer if that helps.

Paul, Monday, 26 March 2018 07:48 (three years ago) link

I remember the YR guys saying that Steely Dan inspired Yacht Rock but aren't really a Yacht Rock band in the same way that Slayer inspired Death Metal but are not a Death Metal band.

President Keyes, Monday, 26 March 2018 12:50 (three years ago) link

I'm pretty convinced now, especially after spending **mumble** amount of time watching YouTube covers of it, that it's Pablo Cruise "Love Will Find A Way."

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Monday, 26 March 2018 13:01 (three years ago) link

i buy paul's sonic family-tree inclusion of the eagles. also reflects a longer cultural debt, yacht is basically self-involved turn-of-the-70s post-hippie peaceful-easy-feelings, plus material comfort and middle-aged relationship problems.

lol dis stance dunk (Doctor Casino), Monday, 26 March 2018 13:44 (three years ago) link

The one or two-hit wonder aspect of the big YR acts plays a big role, too. Robbie Dupree, Pablo Cruise, Ace, etc. That's why it's hard to accept Steely Dan or The Eagles as yacht rock imho.

kornrulez6969, Monday, 26 March 2018 13:51 (three years ago) link

The one or two-hit wonder aspect of the big YR acts plays a big role, too. Robbie Dupree, Pablo Cruise, Ace, etc. That's why it's hard to accept Steely Dan or The Eagles as yacht rock imho.

I dunno man, Toto? The Doobie Brothers? Kenny Loggins?

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 26 March 2018 13:57 (three years ago) link

I mentioned this one on an album covers thread, but please take 5 minutes to bask in the smooooothness that is "Rio de Janeiro Blue." I can actually feel the saltwater spray in my face during the flute solo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLkw2Uz3JuU

No energy, only great chaos (Dan Peterson), Monday, 26 March 2018 14:12 (three years ago) link

I want to change my vote from Pablo Cruise to "You Are The Woman" by Firefall. That song is the aural equivalent of a giant marshmallow.

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 13:56 (three years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By_clrkw9C8

The Rippingtons - Tourist in Paradise

also perhaps the best music video ever

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 13:59 (three years ago) link

"I saw your face and that's the last I've seen of my heart" is such a great hook that the whole rest of "You Are The Woman" is essentially an in-between throwaway.

explosion from DOOM courtesy of id software (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 15:04 (three years ago) link

another quintessential tune of that era/sound: England Dan & John Ford Coley - "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"

Paul, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 20:37 (three years ago) link

Eagles (save maybe "I Can't Tell You Why") not yacht, but Glenn's "The One You Love" surely is!

(bummer Youtube has taken down the so-bad-it's-awesome video)

Lee626, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 21:31 (three years ago) link

"casablanca" by dane donahue is a good yachty eagles rip

brimstead, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 21:43 (three years ago) link

this music is kinda more about what shirt you're wearing

brimstead, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 21:43 (three years ago) link

and night driving

brimstead, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 21:43 (three years ago) link

Rich Girl by Hall & Oates, no wait....anything by Hall & Oates.

beingcutesince1980 (captain rosie), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 21:50 (three years ago) link

except "downtown life", that's not very yacht

brimstead, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 22:10 (three years ago) link

but it is very street and very good

brimstead, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 22:10 (three years ago) link

some mention of Orleans' "Dance With Me" must be made

Lee626, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 22:11 (three years ago) link

yeah, I get that The Eagles are not technically yacht rock, despite featuring in the original video series and "I Can't Tell You Why" appearing on many yacht playlists. nor are Fleetwood Mac or most of Steely Dan's songs (unless Michael McDonald is in da house).
but the success of their West Coast soft rock hits and the slickness of their productions helped create the environment in which yacht rock flourished, so think of them as fertilizer if that helps.

― Paul, M

You shall not pass

calstars, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 23:26 (three years ago) link

Summer breeze by seals and croft

tinnitus the night (Ross), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 23:34 (three years ago) link

My favorite contemporary soft rock pastiche is "You Can Feel It" by Young Gun Silver Fox

brimstead, Saturday, 31 March 2018 21:50 (three years ago) link

three months pass...

Greg Phillinganes on some good yacht funk w/ Lazy Nina

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJMelsJukC0

niels, Thursday, 19 July 2018 06:38 (two years ago) link

Koko’s nodding his head along to this one

calstars, Friday, 20 July 2018 04:58 (two years ago) link

fresh

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Friday, 20 July 2018 06:15 (two years ago) link


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