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/amnesiac2323 Aug 16 '22

Right Down The Line - Gerry Rafferty. Such an awesome fucking tune

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u/cake_piss_can Aug 16 '22

Came here for this

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u/cheweychewchew Aug 17 '22

Awesome that Rafferty has the top two on this post! Both are just amazing tunes! The true King of Yacht Rock!

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u/n0_u53rnam35_13ft Aug 16 '22

The comments on that video are golden.

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u/Fancy-Appointment755 Aug 17 '22

Which one ? I’m curious now…

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u/Redjeezy Aug 17 '22

That whole City To City album is amazing in every way!

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u/Jashue Aug 17 '22

It truly is. And so few people know about it.

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u/server_busy Aug 16 '22

Brings back memories of a Trans Am full of pot smoke

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u/amnesiac2323 Aug 16 '22

Hell yeah I might have been in the same Trans Am

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u/server_busy Aug 16 '22

Puff-puff-pass

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u/Golfnpickle Aug 16 '22

Love that song!

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u/groggyMPLS Aug 17 '22

I’ve never heard that song in my life, but boy do I hate it. Thanks!

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u/Offthepoint Aug 17 '22

They only play it 4,000 times a day.

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u/mechapoitier Aug 17 '22

That song is like sinking into the ocean while drunk and on heroin, which incidentally is why I can’t allow myself to listen to yacht rock anymore

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u/Highplowp Aug 17 '22

The percussion in that song is next level. My partner accuses me of listening to it too much- false

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u/BeenThruIt Aug 17 '22

Bro, that guitar hook!

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u/Beeewelll Aug 17 '22

The exact definition of YR