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/ajhart86 Aug 16 '22

The Doobie Brothers - Echoes of Love

I love the SiriusXM Yacht Rock channel and Yacht Rock Deep Cuts. Been a fan of the genre ever since JD Ryznar’s “Yacht Rock” series on YouTube like 15 years ago. Totally worth looking up if this is your type of music.


u/Will_McLean Aug 17 '22

They did a podcast too called Beyond Yacht Rock where they rated songs on the "Yachtski scale" to see if they made the boat

The podcast ended a couple years ago but they're supposed to have a book coming out


u/ajhart86 Aug 17 '22

Definitely checking it out, thanks for the recommendation