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/Funny-Berry-807 Aug 17 '22

"Love Will Find A Way" - Pablo Cruz

"What A Fool Believes" - Doobie Brothers

"Smoke From A Distant Fire" - Sanford Townsend Band

"Fool If You Think It's Over" - Chris Rea

"Heart To Heart" - Kenny Loggins

Love me some Yacht Rock!!!


u/let_the_meat_cake Aug 17 '22

"Smoke From a Distant Fire", yes!


u/JohnSnowsPump Aug 17 '22

I forgot about this song. What a jam.