Saturday, September 5, 2015

Happy Yacht Rock Day!

WXPN Live Stream

So far, they have played:

Blues Image - Ride Captain Ride - Open
Walter Egan - Magnet And Steel - Not Shy
Jackson Browne - Somebody's Baby - "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" - soundtrack
Ambrosia - Biggest Part of Me - One Eighty
George Benson - Give Me The Night - Give Me The Night
Herb Alpert - Rise - Rise
Kenny Loggins - This Is It - Keep the Fire
Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right - Shine On
Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen - Gaucho
Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That - Private Eyes
Christopher Cross - Sailing - Christopher Cross
The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes - Minute By Minute
Boz Scaggs - Lowdown - Silk Degrees
Toto - Africa - The Essential Toto

Who do you think will win Yacht Rock Day?  Michael McDonald?  Steely Dan?  Christopher Cross? (Spoiler alert: It's ME!  I'm already winning Yacht Rock Day!)


  1. Wow! These guys understand yacht rock. I wish I was listening to this at the Trulo cottage window seat with you!

  2. I did not realize Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right was yacht rock. I think I might be upset.

  3. I think it's grandfathered in because of the other Climax Blues Band hit "I Love You".

  4. Oh God, I forgot about that song. Now the Yacht Rock tag makes sense.
    Also, my day is ruined.

    When I was

    a younger man

    I hadn’t a care

    fooling around

    hitting the town

    growing my hair


    1. I'm hoping your Ugh was short for "Oh, why don't they make songs like this anymore."

    2. Yeah, that’s what Ugh means.

  5. SO GOOD, that song, Jim. SO good..

    So, I was happily scatting along to "Morning Dance" by Spyro Gyra, and Googled it to see what year it came out. Wikipedia told me this:

    It was also featured on The Weather Channel's Local Forecast segments.

    Yeah, that's about right. (Also, I already knew that, anyway: The Weather Channel's Local Forecast segments is one of my favorite shows.)

    1. There’s a Weather Channel now? I thought the weather was for talking to family on the phone and not wanting to talk about the elections. Why do we need a channel for avoiding Trump conversations?

    2. I gotta say, I am extremely happy with the niche I’ve carved out here of being hopelessly behind the times. It just feels right. Very pleased.

  6. Best yacht rock song. Does "What a Fool Believes" take the title?

  7. It almost has to be, doesn't it? I think the only other contender would be something by Boz Skaggs, but I'd be hard pressed to pick.

    Although, James Ingram's Yah Mo B There needs to be recognized (AND features Michael McDonald).

    1. I have an artist’s talk that starts in a couple minutes, so I really should be commenting, particularly on this topic, and yet... Yes. "What A Fool Believes" is hands down the Best Yacht Rock song.

  8. For those playing at home - as of 3:30pm it's close:
    Boz Scaggs 5
    Steely Dan 4
    Michael McDonald/The Doobie Brothers 4

    other potential contenders:
    Fleetwood Mac 3
    Hall & Oates 3

    dark horses:
    Gerry Rafferty 2
    Kenny Loggins 2
    Seals & Crofts 2
    The Eagles 2

    I'll post the final tally when it ends at 5:00.

  9. First Prize - Yacht Rock Captains:

    It's a three-way tie! As it should be:

    The Doobie Brothers/Michael McDonald 5
    Boz Scaggs 5
    Steely Dan/Donald Fagen 5

    Second Prize - First Mates:

    Hall & Oates 4

    Third Prize - Uh... Bosun? Is that a thing? Chief Petty Officer?

    Kenny Loggins/Loggins & Messina 3



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