Saturday, March 04, 2017

Sailing Songs For Cruising the Highways and Byways

Sailing Songs with links to download and enjoy!

I spent years in the Caribbean living and working on sailboats. The stereo was our main entertainment besides watching dolphins ride our bow wave.

Once while teaching an adult student to sail downwind, Bolero by Ravel performed by Andre Rieu was playing on the stereo. It was just majestic as it worked up to a crescendo that was heavenly. If was as if the music was gently pushing the winds and seas as we lazily toured the southern side of Jost Van Dyke. 

The film "10" from 1979,  brought renewed fame to the one-movement orchestral piece BolĂ©ro by Maurice Ravel. Use of the piece during the love scene between Derek and Moore's characters, with Jenny describing it as "the most descriptive sex music ever written", resulted in massive sales of the work. Because Ravel's music was still under copyright at the time, sales generated his estate an estimated $1 million in royalties and briefly made him the best-selling classical composer—over 40 years after his death. Derek later appeared in a 1984 film named Bolero, titled to capitalize upon the piece's regenerated popularity.

A Pirate Looks At 40 - Jimmy Buffett

Come Sail Away – Styx

Southern Cross – Crosby, Stills & Nash

Downeaster Alexa – Billy Joel

Knee Deep – Zac Brown Band and  Jimmy Buffett

Boats- Kenny Chesney

Sloop John B – Beach Boys

If I Had Boat – Lyle Lovett

Boats To Build – Jimmy Buffett

Where The Boat Leaves From - Zac Brown Band

Guitars & Tiki Bars – Kenny Chesney

No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem – Kenny Chesney

Permanently Temporary - Eric Stone

The Pina Colada Song- Rupert Holmes

Coastal - Kenny Chesney

Beachfront – John Friday

Soul Of A Sailor – Kenny Chesney

Sail Away – David Gray

Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding

Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin

Back To The Island - Jimmy Buffett & Henry Kopono

I've Got Sand In My Shoes – The Drifters

Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters

Sea Cruise – Frankie Ford

Sailin’ Shoes- Little Feat

Redneck Yacht Club – Craig Morgan

5 o’clock Somewhere – Alan Jackson

Drunken Sailor- Ceili Moss (as well as other versions)

26 Miles Across The Sea - The Four Preps

Laid Back 'n Low Key (Cay) - Alan Jackson

Into The Mystic – Van Morrison

Island Song – Zac Brown Band

Brandy- Looking Glass

Free – Donavon Frankenreiter

Pontoon –Little Big Town


More Jimmy Buffett Songs About The Sea

Son Of A Son Of A Sailor


A Salty Piece of Land

Barometer Soup

Tin Cup Chalice


Back To The Island

Coast of Carolina

Pirate Looks At 40

Coastal Confessions

Knee Deep

Boat Drinks

Surfing In A Hurricane

The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful

Lovely Cruise

1 comment:

  1. Thought I'd left a comment?? Anyway, thanks (again) for the playlist!!!
    Cynthia (in Vancouver)


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