I have no idea what this means.
What is “Yacht Rock”?
|by Anonymous||reply 176||Last Thursday at 5:28 AM|
It's terrible pop music old people listened to in 1982.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||07/13/2021|
Slickly produced AOR stuff that yuppies and boomers would presumably listen to on their yacht...Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/13/2021|
It SiriusXM’s answer to what they believe middle class people might listen to if they were sitting on a yacht. Basically soft rock from the 70’s and 80’s. Think Christopher Cross, Toto, Hall and Oates. It mind numbing and sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/13/2021|
Doesn’t rock the boat indeed.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/13/2021|
Music from about 1972-85. They need to add to their playlist but there’s some good ear worms that are fun to listen to.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/13/2021|
One of those things that is better in theory than reality. Especially when the Steely Dan comes in.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/13/2021|
Never knew love like this before - Stephanie Mills
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/13/2021|
If you leave me now - Chicago
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/13/2021|
Carly Simon. “You walked into the party, like you were walking onto a yacht....”
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/13/2021|
For a few of us, that music is the soundtrack of our lives.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/13/2021|
Just sit back and relax.🌊⚓️🚤⛵️🛥⛴
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/13/2021|
Year of the cat - Al Stewart
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/13/2021|
I wonder what the Steely Dan feels like when it comes in.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/13/2021|
How Long - Ace
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|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/13/2021|
Brandy you're a fine girl, what a good wife you would be, but my life, my lover, my lady is the sea.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/13/2021|
Christopher Cross, Sailing
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/13/2021|
This sounds real groovy! ✌️
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/13/2021|
My favourite Sirius station during the summers!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/13/2021|
Thunder Island - Jay Ferguson
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/13/2021|
Lake Shore Drive - Aliotta Haynes & Jeremiah
This a deeper cut for yacht rock. But I am into it.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||07/13/2021|
Yes, this was a choice on the SiriusXM playlist. I appreciate you all letting me know what this is but honestly it sounds identical to 11 other channel choices.
I love Steely Dan.
I do not own a yacht.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/13/2021|
I fucking love yacht rock.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||07/13/2021|
Joy to the world - Three Dog Night
|by Anonymous||reply 24||07/13/2021|
Half the way - Crystal Gayle
My definition of “yacht rock” is basically anything I was made to listen to on my way into school in the late 70s and early 80s.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||07/13/2021|
This is the music you listen to when you're considering suicide and need encouragement. Exception with "Joy to the World" which is a fun song.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||07/13/2021|
R14, that is the great Paul Carrack there in Ace, who has been in several groups and really shows his vocal stuff here in Mike and the Mechanics. Don’t know if this qualifies as Yacht Rock?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||07/13/2021|
Stuff like this:
|by Anonymous||reply 28||07/13/2021|
Yacht Rock LOVES Mr. Christopher Cross! They play practically every song he’s sung.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||07/13/2021|
This pretty awesome web series on the subject actually coined the term:
|by Anonymous||reply 30||07/13/2021|
R17's pick is the apotheosis of Yacht Rock.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||07/13/2021|
God, I have some sociable neighbors that like to do summer cookouts by their pool. They always have yacht rock going.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||07/13/2021|
The Steve Miller Band is transitional.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||07/13/2021|
Cool Change will always be the ultimate Yacht Rock song to me. They also used to play it all the time at the pool at the rec center I went to as a kid, so when I hear it in my head it is echoey, bouncing off water and cement
|by Anonymous||reply 34||07/13/2021|
OP, if only there were somehow a system of tubes that would allow you to type in that question and then have the answer appear!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||07/13/2021|
There are a lot of Yacht Rock bands - Yachtley Crew is a good one - that play at some pretty decent sized venues.
It's a lot of fun - no really.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||07/13/2021|
R36 played in our backyard pre covid .
|by Anonymous||reply 37||07/13/2021|
I love Little River Band...this entire album, actually. I'm not sure if this is the actual album I had (because it seems there were several variations on some of the songs, depending in what country they sold the album).
|by Anonymous||reply 38||07/13/2021|
Atlanta Rhythm Section's version of Spooky
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|by Anonymous||reply 40||07/14/2021|
To all the haters, if you were on a yacht, would you rather listen to Steely Dan or Joy Division?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||07/14/2021|
If I had a yacht, I'd play Herb Alpert all the time and have a crew of chiseled, brunette, depressed men mourning untold losses.
I'd also have weed, cheap white wine, and scoglio. Do baguettes keep on a yacht?
Anyway, I'd wear Ocean Pacific knockoffs and the crew would be stuck in tight black Theory. They'd have to save whales or pick up garbage or something.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||07/14/2021|
Nobody mentioned Baker Street yet? It's in heavy rotation. Also, Michael McDonald is the singer of 20% of all Yacht Rock songs.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||07/14/2021|
There's a Teitter account dedicated to Yacht Rock.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||07/14/2021|
This guy was Yacht Rock personified: the sound, the beard, the awful, schlub-next-door wardrobe, and the complete lack of stage presence.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||07/14/2021|
Yacht rock is produced in a cocaine dense environment and the crunchy sparkle of booger sugar clings to all aspects of its consumption.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||07/14/2021|
So into you - Atlanta rhythm section.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||07/14/2021|
Pablo Cruise 🚢
|by Anonymous||reply 48||07/14/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 49||07/14/2021|
r47 Imaginary Lover, and (the best version of) Spooky (as said upthread) too. Also Do it or Die was a special kind of cheesy yacht music.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||07/14/2021|
Also, i wouldn't exactly classify this as yacht rock, but it was that time period. And i love that it has the prelude to the actual song.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||07/14/2021|
Think Wildfire would count by Michael Martin Murphey?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||07/14/2021|
I consider yacht rock to be closer to blue-eyed soul or soft rock with a jazzy influence...less country or folk. More coke, less weed.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||07/14/2021|
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|by Anonymous||reply 56||07/14/2021|
Easy listening music of the late 60s and early 70s was even more relaxing.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||07/14/2021|
Ha, R55 - my ex-husband used to call us on our wedding anniversary (June 21st) for the first 15 years of us splitting up and singing this to me. Happily, he has stopped this nonsense.
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|by Anonymous||reply 61||07/14/2021|
Summer Breeze trumps all of these songs. I'll love it forever!
|by Anonymous||reply 62||07/14/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 63||07/14/2021|
A lot of Todd Rundgren’s music was also yacht-rockish.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||07/14/2021|
"It was cartoons on Saturday morning that taught about government with a catchy songs. We watched it every Saturday morning back in St.Olaf"
"Learned a lot, Rose? That was Schoolhouse Rock you idiot!"
|by Anonymous||reply 65||07/14/2021|
OP is also asking, "What is a Google search?"
|by Anonymous||reply 66||07/14/2021|
A lot of overlap with "Frat Rock"--think Doobies, Huey Lewis--a driving beat but not much else.
Steely Dan and Rundgren are too musically complicated to really fit the genre and horrible soft rock like "Wildfire" is another genre entirely. Christopher Cross was too am radio.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||07/14/2021|
I read this recently and had to look it up, it is what I would call “soft rock”
|by Anonymous||reply 68||07/14/2021|
OP here R66. Google is not nearly as fun and nuanced as DL. Thanks for playing.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||07/14/2021|
Featuring Kenny Loggins AND Michael McDonald!
|by Anonymous||reply 70||07/14/2021|
The sound of ex-hippie, proto-yuppies snorting coke on a yacht.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||07/14/2021|
My dad is 67 but was a music snob back in the day.
I asked him about "Yacht Rock" and his response was something to the effect that it was "the crap that all the people who weren't listening to the music on [Sirius XM's] First Wave were listening to."
From scanning this thread, that seems about accurate.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||07/14/2021|
It’s basically Christopher Cross “Sailing”.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||07/14/2021|
R72 - no - First Wave's stuff doesn't have a ton of late 70's stuff - it's more 80's. And that music was not easy to find on the radio. If it was played, it was on one smaller station with lower power. WLIR comes to mind - you had to twist your antenna around to try and get that station sometimes.
Your dad sounds a bit old to be into First Wave - his teenage years were late 60's / early 70's. But good for him if he loves it.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||07/14/2021|
Webster’s Dictionary defines Yacht Rock as “…any song created or recreated between 1975 and 1983* with Michael McDonald singing lead (including the Doobie Brothers), singing back up (excluding the Doobie Brothers), or having had his name listed anywhere in the song credits”.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||07/14/2021|
R75 here again. Ignore the asterisk.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||07/14/2021|
Chop me a line, pour some Cristal, apply Bain de Soleil for the San Tropez tan...
|by Anonymous||reply 77||07/14/2021|
Not yacht rock, r61, sorry (not "smyooth" enough).
|by Anonymous||reply 78||07/14/2021|
r54 Captain Of Her Heart came out too late to be considered Yacht Rock, but it is part of Yacht Rock's close cousin, Sophisti-Pop - music that emerged during the mid-1980s in the UK which incorporated elements of new wave, jazz, soul, and pop.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||07/14/2021|
LIke all other SIRIUS music channels, the playlist appears to be limited to about 50 songs.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||07/14/2021|
Pablo Cruise, "A Place In The Sun".
|by Anonymous||reply 81||07/14/2021|
[quote]LIke all other SIRIUS music channels, the playlist appears to be limited to about 50 songs.
And 25 of them are Christopher Cross.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||07/14/2021|
Rupert Holmes is best remembered for the Pina Colada song, but he had a much better, now-forgotten hit
Rupert Holmes - Him
|by Anonymous||reply 83||07/14/2021|
Peg - Steely Dan with Michael McDonald
I Really Don't Know Anymore & Ride Like The Wind - Christopher Cross with Michael McDonald
Minute By Minute & What A Fool Believes - Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald
I'll Be Over You - Toto with Michael McDonald
I Gotta Try, I Keep Forgetting & Sweet Freedom - Michael McDonald
This Is It - Kenny Loggins with Michael McDonald
|by Anonymous||reply 84||07/14/2021|
Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne
|by Anonymous||reply 85||07/14/2021|
We had a radio station in Southern California dedicated to this. 94.7 "The Wave". And yes, we had a yacht. And yes, this was the music my parents played. And yes, I hated it.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||07/14/2021|
Nicolette Larson - Lotta Love
This is not the original release, but it's a cool remix that doesn't totally change the song
|by Anonymous||reply 87||07/14/2021|
Starbuck - Moonlight Feels Right
|by Anonymous||reply 88||07/14/2021|
Rick Moranis as Michael McDonald....
|by Anonymous||reply 89||07/14/2021|
Sanford-Townsend Band - Smoke From A Distant Fire
|by Anonymous||reply 90||07/14/2021|
Ambrosia - Biggest Part Of Me
|by Anonymous||reply 91||07/14/2021|
Ambrosia's lead singer was the incredible David Pack, who later also produced work by singers such as Patti Austin ad Barbra Streisand.
Here is a great (GREAT) Yacht Rock song with David Pack, Michael McDonald (but of course!), and the late, great James Ingram.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||07/14/2021|
Michael Jackson -- "Human Nature"
|by Anonymous||reply 93||07/14/2021|
I actually dig that song R88. The marimba break was wonderfully creative in my view and whoever sang that song did so in a tongue and cheek manner which was mildly predatory what for the lyrics.
All y'all forgot "Key Largo." I thought it was called "Bogie and Bacall" so it took me a hot minute to find the original cheesy video. So cheesy, so yacht rocky. I feel that the very video itself encapsulates the yacht rock era in a way few videos did back then and a minimum of five lines of cocaine play a supporting role in the video as well. What's not to love?
Christopher Cross is the Patron Saint of yacht rock. Love him or hate him. He owned that dayum era. Owned it. He has a gorgeous high tenor and can sing the Beach Boys songbook live and pro tool free. Poor thing, though, I hope his continued Covid-19 recovery is going well.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||07/14/2021|
I posted Key Largo upthread
|by Anonymous||reply 95||07/14/2021|
I'm sorry for having quite inadvertently missing that R95. No harm meant.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||07/14/2021|
I don't think yacht rock would exist without the King of Yacht Rock. His voice is pure gold and he writes good tunes.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||07/14/2021|
Two words: Kenny Loggins
|by Anonymous||reply 98||07/14/2021|
Yacht rock playlist
|by Anonymous||reply 99||07/14/2021|
I noticed they took Dan fogelberg out of their playlist this year and he’s been pretty prominent in years before.
Some songs that should be there-
AlSmokey Robinson’s crusin and being with you
Kim carnes more love
bee gees love you inside and spirits having flown
Andy gibbs love is thicker than water and desire
Paul Davis sweet life and 65 love affair
Bobby Goldsboro summer the first time
|by Anonymous||reply 100||07/14/2021|
People - has nobody brought up THIS classic featuring the ubiquitous Michael McDonald?
|by Anonymous||reply 101||07/14/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 102||07/14/2021|
[quote]and the late, great James Ingram.
Wait. James Ingram is dead??
|by Anonymous||reply 103||07/14/2021|
Hearts by Marty Balin
Shannon that song about a dog.
Gold by John Stewart and DL icon Stevie Nicks
Eye in the Sky by the Alan Parson Project
I’d Really Love to See You Tonight by England Dan and John Ford Coley
Miracles, Ride the Tiger, Count on Me, Runaway and Find Your Way Back all by Jefferson Starship.
Hotel California by Eagles
Anything ever done by Air Supply.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||07/14/2021|
I love Eye in the Sky/Alan Parsons Pretty much all by England Dan/John For Coley Hearts by Marty Balin (Is everything alright?)
Air Supply sucks ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||07/14/2021|
Sorry, ^^formatting issues.
Eye in the Sky/Alan Parsons
England Dan/John Ford Coley
Hearts/Marty Balin (is everything alright?)
Air Supply sucks. Seriously. Ok, Lost in Love is pretty good. That's about it.
Africa! (I bless the rains!)
|by Anonymous||reply 106||07/14/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 107||07/14/2021|
Kenny Loggins AND Stevie Nicks herself!
|by Anonymous||reply 108||07/15/2021|
Gotta be smooth!
|by Anonymous||reply 109||07/15/2021|
Carly Simon - You Belong to Me.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||07/15/2021|
All of this music is what you hear in a waiting room or elevator. Seriously?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||07/15/2021|
Yes. Ingram died of brain cancer on January 29, 2019, at the age of 66.
One of the greats.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||07/15/2021|
R111 That’s better than Cardi B’s stuff, which only gets played in waiting rooms of STD clinics.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||07/15/2021|
Yacht Rock was a series of children’s animated shorts from the early 70s shown on Saturday morning, using hijinks, fun and music to explain yacht design and ownership.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||07/15/2021|
This is the kind of thread where people post without reading what has already been posted. So tedious.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||07/15/2021|
R1 must have premature hearing loss in addition to being an ageist prick.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||07/15/2021|
The Babys - Every Time I Think Of You
|by Anonymous||reply 117||07/15/2021|
Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right
|by Anonymous||reply 118||07/15/2021|
Atlanta Rhythm Section - So Into You
|by Anonymous||reply 119||07/15/2021|
Lots of love here for the Kings of Yacht Rock, but as usual, the Queens get overlooked
Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou
|by Anonymous||reply 120||07/15/2021|
Jennifer Warnes - Right Time Of The Night
|by Anonymous||reply 121||07/15/2021|
Most of this is just dreadful late 70s and early 80s stuff. And, no, almost none of it is on my Itunes.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||07/15/2021|
What’s an “Itunes”
|by Anonymous||reply 123||07/15/2021|
As a child of the 70s I have warm memories of a lot of these songs. Special credit must be given to the artistry of the composers, singers, producers and instrumentalists who made memorable songs without help from computers. I don't find any of it "dreadful" but I guess it's cool to say that. I will say I am tired of many of the songs by now, and Yacht Rock on Sirius/XM is an embarrassment considering how limited the playlist appears to be ("Year of the Cat" every 6 hours).
|by Anonymous||reply 124||07/15/2021|
Totally agree about the repetitiveness of the songs. I love the station and listen to it regularly during the summer months, but I do tire of the same songs all the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||07/15/2021|
Other songs they omitted/won’t play
Stephen bishop on and on
Andrew gold lonely boy
The floaters float on
Chris rea fool if you think it’s over
Toby beau my angel baby
Pointer sisters slow hand
Robert John sad eyes
Johnny rivers swayin to the music
|by Anonymous||reply 126||07/15/2021|
You can’t have a yacht without a captain.
And a Tennille!
|by Anonymous||reply 127||07/15/2021|
Baby come to me
Patti Austin + James Ingram
|by Anonymous||reply 128||07/15/2021|
The Pointer Sisters are R&B, not yacht rock.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||07/15/2021|
"Reminiscing" -- Little River Band
|by Anonymous||reply 130||07/15/2021|
Their songs He’s So Shy, Fire, Slow Hand can fit into the Yacht box.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||07/15/2021|
[quote] —The cuervo gold...the fine Columbian...
|by Anonymous||reply 132||07/15/2021|
The guys who made the "Yacht Rock" video series and coined the term "Yacht Rock" have a website and a podcast, "Beyond Yacht Rock".
They have very stringent guidelines on what constitutes "Yacht Rock". One of the features of their podcast is a segment called "Yacht or Nacht?", where they listen to a song, and determine whether or not it belongs in the Yacht Rock canon.
Check out their "Beyond Yacht Rock Certified Playlist" on Spotify if you want a good idea of what "Yacht Rock" is.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||07/15/2021|
This thread has taught me that Yacht Rock includes a SHIT TON of really really good songs.
It's really bizarre that people make fun of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||07/15/2021|
They don’t make fun of it everywhere. It’s popular otherwise it wouldn’t be a genera.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||07/15/2021|
It's one of my favorite music jandras
|by Anonymous||reply 136||07/15/2021|
They're list is pretty inconsistent. Steely Dan had a different and more idiosyncratic fan base than most of the other performers, as well as more complex music. There's also the issue of Dolly Parton (not rock), Johnny Mathis (not rock and really a 50s performer) and people who are well into R&B. They also seem not to have a lot of the late stage California crap like the Eagles (except for the awful Hotel California), although they have soft rock that is "adjacent" to that.
The hard core seems to be soft jazz (George Benson, et al.), watered down R&B, pop vocalists like Dionne Warwick (maybe that's why Dolly is here), soft--latter day--folk rock, lots of Michael McDonald (maybe its his association with Steely Dan that brings them in), rock bands that were considered lame (like Toto) and some Frat Rock (Doobies). It doesn't include those horrible 70s, last gasp of AM Top 40 songs that people keep nominating, but it's still stuff that's mostly fluff and forgettable.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||07/15/2021|
"Sarah, Sarah" -- Jonathan Butler
|by Anonymous||reply 138||07/15/2021|
[quote] It’s popular otherwise it wouldn’t be a genera.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||07/15/2021|
[quote] They're list is pretty inconsistent.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||07/15/2021|
Ari and moi j'adore yacht rock.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||07/15/2021|
R133 This yacht rock playlist is terrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||07/15/2021|
I Just Wanna Stop - Gino Vannelli is Yacht Rock.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||07/15/2021|
I would add
Earth Wind and Fire’s after the love is gone and fantasy
Charlie dore pilot of the airwaves
Eddie rabbit suspicions
Seals and Crofts we may never pass this way again
Ray Parker jr you can’t change that/ I still can’t get over loving you
|by Anonymous||reply 144||07/15/2021|
A DL two-fer: a Yacht Rock Peter Allen cover:
Pablo Cruise - I Go To Rio
|by Anonymous||reply 145||07/16/2021|
Yes I agree that Spotify list is bizarre. I am in my late 50s and am pretty well-versed in music up to the end of last century and I don't recognize a lot of the artists let alone the individual songs.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||07/16/2021|
Paul Simon - "Jonah"
|by Anonymous||reply 147||07/16/2021|
They invented this so people in yachts could listen to rock music without scaring the fish away.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||07/17/2021|
It’s weird that people on this site, who mostly seem to listen to light popular music such as Dance-Pop, K-Pop and Divas like Mariah and Whitney, think something like Yacht-Rock is not edgy enough for them.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||07/17/2021|
It was too edgy for Lawrence Welk but not edgy enough for MTV.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||07/17/2021|
Just because MTV played it or it scares away fishes does not make it good music
|by Anonymous||reply 151||07/17/2021|
R149, reminds me of the people who say "Disco Sucks" but listen to Rihanna all day
|by Anonymous||reply 152||07/17/2021|
The Boomers who hated disco were no better than their parents who hated rock 'n' roll, and they failed to recognize the hypocrisy.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||07/17/2021|
Yacht Rock was so popular that Country artists started producing their songs in that style
Terri Gibbs - Somebody's Knocking
|by Anonymous||reply 154||07/17/2021|
2 more Country artists who jumped on board
Kenny Rogers & Dottie West - What Are We Doing In Love
|by Anonymous||reply 155||07/17/2021|
dottie west died 30 years ago? who knew? she seems like she would be a DL fave
|by Anonymous||reply 156||07/17/2021|
Dottie's life certainly had a lot of ingredients for DL Icon status - drinking and money problems, multiple husbands, flashy dresser well past her age, cheesy movie where she was portrayed by Michelle Lee, tragic early death, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||07/17/2021|
This is a pretty damn good playlist.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||Last Monday at 7:40 PM|
Dan Seals without John Ford Coley or the false claim that he was from England:
|by Anonymous||reply 159||Last Monday at 7:42 PM|
My Tidy Bowl Man sings Yacht Rock.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||Last Monday at 7:43 PM|
I don't quite get where you draw the line.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||Last Monday at 7:51 PM|
Isn’t it Phil Collins or Huey Lewis?
|by Anonymous||reply 162||Last Monday at 8:07 PM|
I always imagine people who own yachts to be secretly sad. Like that old guy in Cocktail who shot himself after Tom Cruise pestered him.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||Last Monday at 8:10 PM|
Amazon Alexa has a Yacht Rock station too! I just said "Alexa, play Yacht Rock" and boom... Michael McDonald is singing What a Fool Believes!
|by Anonymous||reply 164||Last Monday at 8:22 PM|
Thank you! I lived an worked in Chicago for around seven years. Lots of fond memories
|by Anonymous||reply 165||Last Monday at 11:42 PM|
Christopher Cross' Sailing gets a lot of praise as a top Yacht Rock song, but John Denver took that voyage before him:
John Denver - Calypso
|by Anonymous||reply 166||Last Tuesday at 5:18 AM|
I tried to read the whole list of replies, honest, but the flashbacks were about to kill me and I had to stop around No. 100. Has NO ONE yet mentioned the Complete Works of the Captain and Tennille? He was a FUCKING *CAPTAIN*, for God's sake!!
|by Anonymous||reply 167||Last Tuesday at 12:07 PM|
You can see from all this mainstream, canned garbage where the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, Blondie, Patti Smith, et al. came from.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||Last Tuesday at 12:10 PM|
Yeah, because Blondie never had any "mainstream" success
|by Anonymous||reply 169||Last Tuesday at 12:30 PM|
"Countrypolitan" was the country music equivalent to Yacht Rock. Crystal Gayle was its mistress.
Yacht Rock was basically a Carter-era phenomenon, like punk and disco. I'd chart its beginning somewhere around 1976, when Boz Scaggs released Silk Degrees and Michael McDonald joined the Doobie Bros. There was heavy overlap with the more commercial jazz fusion of the time, and they often utilized the same top drawer studio musicians - Larry Carlton, Jay Graydon, Lee Ritenour, Steve Gadd, etc. It lasted a few years into the 80s, but by the time MTV was huge it was more or less over. Producing records became more about mastering the latest technology and making an eye-catching video than immaculate studio craftsmanship.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||Last Tuesday at 12:52 PM|
Christopher Cross, quintessential.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||Last Tuesday at 1:31 PM|
Like like a lot of musicians of the era, Crystal Gayle could go full Yacht Rock when she wanted
Crystal Gayle - Half The Way
|by Anonymous||reply 172||Last Tuesday at 1:55 PM|
Q: What does it take to make your blue eyes turn brown, ahem? Ans: When you fill up with shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||Last Tuesday at 5:36 PM|
Basically, it seems to be the AM radio play list from the late 70s/very beginning of the 80s, without too much rhyme or reason, with some watered down jazz and country tossed-in. It reminds me that I was stuck with AM in the car for awhile then.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||Last Tuesday at 6:14 PM|
There should be a category where it's just the sound of a younger Michael McDonald pounding my hole while reading a mexican takeout menu.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||Last Tuesday at 8:49 PM|
I started listening to “forbidden” 70s rock like Steely Dan, because all the people from the punk/new wave generation hated it.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||Last Thursday at 5:28 AM|