Yacht Rock Weekend

Now, you might be saying… “what is Yacht Rock?”   Well in case you don’t know, yacht rock is music primarily created between 1976 and ’84, that can be characterized as smooth and melodic and typically combines elements of jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock.  Think of artists like Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, 10CC, Steely Dan, Christopher Cross and Pablo Cruise.  Think of the soft rock sounds of “AM Gold.”  We’ll be featuring a selection of these songs throughout the weekend, and to better help you understand the music and sound of “Yacht Rock”, you can hear a sampling of songs below and check out the list of songs and artist you might hear over the weekend.

“Yacht Rock Music Sampler”

I’m Not In Love 10CC
The Things We Do For Love 10CC
How Long Ace
Even the Night Are Better Air Supply
Time Passages Al Stewart
Year Of The Cat Al Stewart
Eye In The Sky Alan Parsons Project
How Much I Feel Ambrosia
The Biggest Part Of Me Ambrosia
You’re The Woman (You and I) Ambrosia
A Horse With No Name America
Daisy Jane America
Sister Golden Hair America
Ventura Highway America
You Can Do Magic America
Lonely Boy Andrew Gold
So In To You Atlanta Rhythm Section
Spooky Atlanta Rhythm Section
Guilty Barbara Streisand [+] Barry Gibb
Just Another Day In Paradise Bertie Higgins
Key Largo Bertie Higgins
Lovely Day Bill Withers
The Tide Is High Blondie
Ride Captain Ride Blues Image
Sentimental Lady Bob Welch
What You Won’t Do for Love Bobby Caldwell
Jojo Boz Scaggs
Lido Shuffle Boz Scaggs
Lowdown Boz Scaggs
Baby I’m A Want You Bread
Everything I Own Bread
Make It With You Bread
The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & The Range
Anticipation Carly Simon
Coming Around Again Carly Simon
You Belong To Me Carly Simon
You’re So Vain Carly Simon
Baby, What A Big Surprise Chicago
Call On Me Chicago
Just You ‘N’ Me Chicago
Saturday In The Park Chicago
Wishing You Were Here Chicago
My Girl (Gone Gone Gone) Chilliwack
Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Christopher Cross
Never Be The Same Christopher Cross
Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross
Sailing Christopher Cross
Feels So Good Chuck Mangione
Couldn’t Get It Right Climax Blues Band
Just A Song Before I Go Crosby Stills Nash
Southern Cross Crosby Stills Nash
Longer Dan Fogelberg
We Just Disagree Dave Mason
Goodbye Girl David Gates
I.G.Y. Donald Fagen
New Frontier Donald Fagen
The Captain of the Heart Double
Sharing The Night Together DR. Hook
When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
After The Love Has Gone Earth, Wind & Fire
Two Tickets To Paradise Eddie Money
I’d Really Love To See You Tonight England Dan [+] John Ford Coley
Love Is the Answer England Dan [+] John Ford Coley
Nights Are Forever without You England Dan [+] John Ford Coley
We’ll Never Have to Say Goodbye England Dan [+] John Ford Coley
All By Myself Eric Carmen
Never Gonna Fall In Love Again Eric Carmen
Kiss You All Over Exile
Just Remember I Love You Firefall
You Are The Woman Firefall
Dreams Fleetwood Mac
Everywhere Fleetwood Mac
You Make Loving Fun Fleetwood Mac
Sweetheart Frankie & The Knockouts
Dream Weaver Gary Wright
Love Is Alive Gary Wright
Breezin’ George Benson
Give Me The Night George Benson
Baker Street Gerry Rafferty
Right Down The Line Gerry Rafferty
I Just Wanna Stop Gino Vannelli
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Gordon Lightfoot
Just The Two of Us Grover Washington Jr.
I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) Hall & Oates
Kiss On My List Hall & Oates
One on One Hall & Oates
Rich Girl Hall & Oates
Sara Smile Hall & Oates
She’s Gone Hall & Oates
Shannon Henry Gross
Route 101 Herb Alpert
Rock The Boat Hues Corporation
Doctor My Eyes Jackson Browne
Somebody’s Baby Jackson Browne
Yah Mo Be There James Ingram
Handyman James Taylor
Her Town Too James Taylor
Shower the People James Taylor
Thunder Island Jay Ferguson
Miracles Jefferson Starship
Runaway Jefferson Starship
Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Jimmy Buffett
Come Monday Jimmy Buffett
Fins Jimmy Buffett
Margaritaville Jimmy Buffett
Steppin’ Out Joe Jackson
Believe It Or Not (Theme from the Joey Scarbury
Calypso John Denver
I Can See Clearly Now Johnny Nash
Swayin’ to the Music Johnny Rivers
Heart to Heart Kenny Loggins
This Is It Kenny Loggins
Whenever I Call You Friend Kenny Loggins [+] Stevie Nicks
I Like Dreamin’ Kenny Nolan
When I Need You Leo Sayer
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing Leo Sayer
All Night Long Lionel Richie
Cool Change Little River Band
Lonesome Loser Little River Band
Reminiscing Little River Band
The Night Owls Little River Band
Where Were You When I Was Falling Lobo
Danny’s Song Loggins & Messina
Vahevala Loggins & Messina
Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) Looking Glass
You Don’t Have To Be A Star Marilyn McCoo [+] Billy Davis, Jr.
Hearts Marty Balin
Break My Stride Matthew Wilder
This Night Won’t Last Forever Michael Johnson
I Gotta Try Michael McDonald
I Keep Forgettin’ Michael McDonald
Sweet Freedom Michael McDonald
Wildfire Michael Murphy
Lotta Love Nicolette Larson
Dancin’ Shoes Nigel Olsson
American Dream Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Magic Olivia Newton John
Dance With Me Orleans
Still The One Orleans
Jackie Blue Ozark Mountain Daredevils
A Place in the Sun Pablo Cruise
Love Will Find a Way Pablo Cruise
Whatcha Gonna Do? Pablo Cruise
I Go Crazy Paul Davis
Arrow Through Me Paul McCartney
With A Little Luck Paul McCartney
Baby Come Back Player
Crazy Love Poco
Let Me Love You Tonight Pure Prairie League
Hearts On Fire Randy Meisner
Just When I Needed You Most Randy VanWarmer
You Can’t Change That Ray Parker, Jr. [+] Raydio
Chuck E’s In Love Ricky Lee Jones
(Your Love is Lifting Me) Higher and Rita Coolidge
Hot Rod Hearts Robbie Dupree
Steal Away Robbie Dupree
Every Kind of People Robert Palmer
Escape (The Pina Colada Song) Rupert Holmes
Him Rupert Holmes
Chevy Van Sammy Johns
Smoke From A Distant Fire Sanford Townsend Band
Diamond Girl Seals & Crofts
Get Closer Seals & Crofts
Summer Breeze Seals & Crofts
I Got to Know Starbuck
Moonlight Feels Right Starbuck
Deacon Blues Steely Dan
Do It Again Steely Dan
Hey, Nineteen Steely Dan
Peg Steely Dan
Reelin’ In the Years Steely Dan
On And On Stephen Bishop
Save It For A Rainy Day Stephen Bishop
The Joker Steve Miller Band
Somebody’s Knockin’ Terri Gibbs
Minute by Minute The Doobie Brothers
Takin’ It To The Streets The Doobie Brothers
What A Fool Believes The Doobie Brothers
It Keeps You Runnin’ The Doobie Brothers [+] Michael
I Can’t Tell You Why The Eagles
New Kid In Town The Eagles
One Of These Nights The Eagles
Tequila Sunrise The Eagles
Hello It’s Me Todd Rundgren
I Saw The Light Todd Rundgren
99 Toto
Africa Toto
Georgy Porgy Toto
Rosanna Toto
Love Is the Answer Utopia
The Hustle Van McCoy
Magnet and Steel Walter Egan