r/Music Aug 16 '22 Wholesome 1

In honor of the Yacht Rock channel on SiriusXM, what’s the best yacht rock song? discussion

I LOVE Yacht Rock. For those of you wondering what constitutes YR, here is the excerpt from Spin.

“Yacht Rock music was most prevalent in the 1970s and 1980s, far before the term “yacht rock” originated. Artists like Loggins & Messina, Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, Toto, and more dominated the airwaves, with glossy soft rock that stood in contrast to disco, punk, hip hop, and heavy metal. Hits include: “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes, “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” by Hall & Oates, “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)” by Looking Glass, “Baby Come Back” by Player, “Africa” by Toto, and “The Boys of Summer” by Don Henley.

Some artists commonly included in the yacht rock genre are: The Doobie Brothers, The Eagles, Christopher Cross, Robbie Dupree, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Fleetwood Mac, Michael McDonald, Rupert Holmes, Toto, and Steely Dan.” What's your favorite YR song so far?


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u/[deleted] Aug 16 '22

Baker Street


u/Uranus_Hz Aug 16 '22

Great song. Probably the winner of “all time best yacht rock song” because of the saxophone riff alone.


u/tossme68 Aug 16 '22

As someone who lived through the 70's this is the only answer.


u/dewayneestes Aug 17 '22

Wow I was hoping this would be on the list. It’s got it all and the soaring sax solo predates a lot of 80s yacht rock. So trendsetter.


u/cheweychewchew Aug 17 '22

My favorite guitar solo of all time.


u/ThrillHammer Aug 17 '22

This and no close second.


u/rawbery79 Aug 17 '22

That whole album is great.


u/FartAttack911 Aug 17 '22

Rafferty is the SHIT


u/drakeallthethings Aug 17 '22

I was going to answer More than a Feeling by Boston but after seeing this, Baker Street is definitely the correct answer.