What is Yacht Rock? 

It’s a sublist of soft rock hits from the mid 70s to the early 80s that generally features elements of smooth soul, smooth jazz, R & B, funk, rock and disco. It’s smooth and light, yet fun and tasty. Some go as far as to call it cheesy, and we’re good with that. Powered by the likes of Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Steely Dan, Christopher Cross and ONJ, you’d enjoy these songs that make you feel like you’re on a boat or a beach. Not every soft rock hit qualifies as “official” yacht rock; but don’t worry, we’ve been known to break a rule or two.

Song List

Peg – Steely Dan

How Much I Feel – Ambrosia

Heart to Heart – Kenny Loggins

Magic – Olivia Newton John

Reminiscing – Little River Band

Thunder Island – Jay Ferguson

I Can’t Tell You – Why Eagles

What You Won’t Do For Love – Bobby Caldwell

Brandy – Looking Glass

Suddenly – ONJ & Cliff Richard

Lovely Day – Bill Withers

Africa – Toto

All Night Long – Lionel Richie

Dreams – Fleetwood Mac

Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers

Southern Cross – Stephen Stills

Dance With Me – Orleans

Man Eater – Hall` & Oates

Sailing – Christopher Cross

Sister Golden Hair – America

Ride Like the Wind – Christopher Cross

Escape – Rupert Holmes

Steal Away – Robbie Dupree

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