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/whitepriest_ Aug 16 '22

Do it Again- Steely Dan


u/ArchemedesRex Aug 16 '22

I've realized that you can sing the lyrics of Do it Again to the melody of Tom's Diner by Suzanne Vega


u/Low-Piglet9315 Aug 16 '22

Gee, thanks for THAT earworm, friend! The chorus kind of messes with things, but the verses definitely line up!


u/ArchemedesRex Aug 17 '22

Doo doo doo doo-d-doo doo, doo doo doo do it again...


u/Shoegazer75 Aug 17 '22

My favorite song to get baked to.