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Yacht Rock
Posted by: Rolando
Date: February 20, 2022 07:05PM
Wife put on a yacht rock playlist last night,
[music.apple.com]

And I realized that
"What A Fool Believes" by Los Hermanos Marihuanos sounds sooo much like
"He's So Shy" by the Pointer Sisters!

My daughter asked "Dad, what IS yacht rock?"

I thought about it...
"It's what people in their 30s and 40s listened to in the mid to late 70s....It's basically Easy Listening music, the Boomer equivalent of Lawrence Welk and pre Rock-N-Roll Pop Music....Think adult bubblegum. Not Hard Rock, not R&B. Kinda whitebread, but good"

Anybody have a favorite or forgotten tune?



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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: February 20, 2022 07:45PM
"Magnet and Steel" by Walter Egan comes up pretty frequently on the XM Yacht Rock channel. I made a lot of mix tapes with that song...if you know what I mean.



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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: February 20, 2022 07:54PM
How about some easy listening death metal?

[youtu.be]



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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: PeterB
Date: February 20, 2022 08:13PM
Hmmm... yacht rock? The ones that immediately came to mind were these:

[www.youtube.com]
[www.youtube.com]
[www.youtube.com]
[www.youtube.com]
[www.youtube.com]
[www.youtube.com]
[www.youtube.com]




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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: February 20, 2022 08:44PM
Didn’t even know there is such a thing.
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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: February 20, 2022 08:49PM
[en.wikipedia.org]



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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: PeterB
Date: February 20, 2022 09:50PM
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C(-)ris
[en.wikipedia.org]

That's crazy... without even looking at the Wikipedia page, I'd nailed some of the songs.

I also just Googled and found this:

[www.metv.com]
[www.metv.com]




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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: February 20, 2022 11:16PM
This is a pretty definitive list: [www.yachtornyacht.com]



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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: February 20, 2022 11:47PM
^ That is some serious over-analysis.



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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: Sam3
Date: February 21, 2022 07:01AM
So, basically soft rock, or in radio terms, Adult Contemporary.



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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: Mike Sellers
Date: February 21, 2022 08:19AM
Comprehensive history: [youtu.be]
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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: February 21, 2022 11:37AM
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Zoidberg
This is a pretty definitive list: [www.yachtornyacht.com]

Wow, that list is tightly anchored (sorry...) to 1980 or thereabouts. I'd love to see a bar graph, weighted by yachtiness per year just to see how strongly 1977-1983 dominates.
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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: btfc
Date: February 21, 2022 12:48PM
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PeterB
Hmmm... yacht rock? The ones that immediately came to mind were these:

[www.youtube.com]
[www.youtube.com]
[www.youtube.com]
[www.youtube.com]
[www.youtube.com]
[www.youtube.com]
[www.youtube.com]


A few more:

[m.youtube.com]
[m.youtube.com]
[m.youtube.com]
[m.youtube.com]



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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: btfc
Date: February 21, 2022 01:02PM
Out of category, but a favorite boat related song:

[m.youtube.com]

*NSFW Lyrics!!
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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: decay
Date: February 21, 2022 01:04PM
Prestige Worldwide?

[www.youtube.com]



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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: vision63
Date: February 21, 2022 03:14PM
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decay
Prestige Worldwide?

[www.youtube.com]

That was excellent.
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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: August West
Date: February 21, 2022 04:18PM
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decay
Prestige Worldwide?

[www.youtube.com]

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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: February 21, 2022 04:58PM
I wasn't even aware of it until the band Yacht Rock Revue started getting a lot of buzz in Atlanta; that was a dozen or so years ago and it's practically a subculture here now. They sell out fair-sized venues (notably Chastain Park) at least a couple of times a year, own a bar and live venue of their own (Venkman's), tour nationally and have a bunch of offshoot bands.

The secret? They're really, really good. We caught Elton John's Vegas show about 3-4 years ago, then saw YRR a few weeks later.... and their version of "Tiny Dancer" crushed Elton's...
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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: August West
Date: February 21, 2022 05:15PM
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The secret? They're really, really good.

Yep! I wasn't aware of the named genre, but I did get a kick out of wiki page description, "...common stylistic traits include high-quality production, clean vocals..." that's my personal understanding of just about all genre's production. If I want to dirty-up the vocal, that would come after I had cleanly captured it. For me, production values are a necessary, if not sufficient, ingredient of "really, really good."



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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: February 21, 2022 08:05PM
I didn't click on all those YT links, so not sure if this was mentioned, but Questlove put out a comprehensive yacht rock/dentist pop playlist in tribute to his friend, Anthony Bourdain, after his death:

[open.spotify.com]

Here's someone's attempt to copy it over to Apple Music:

[music.apple.com]



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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: wurm
Date: February 21, 2022 09:35PM
I hadn't heard of it until I "discovered" it (channel 310) during my 3 month trial of SiriusXM. That got me a little curious and then I found this on YouTube. [www.youtube.com]
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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: vision63
Date: February 21, 2022 10:04PM
The term "Yacht Rock" utterly sucks btw.
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Re: Yacht Rock
Posted by: Mike Sellers
Date: February 22, 2022 06:54AM
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Will Collier
I wasn't even aware of it until the band Yacht Rock Revue started getting a lot of buzz in Atlanta; that was a dozen or so years ago and it's practically a subculture here now. They sell out fair-sized venues (notably Chastain Park) at least a couple of times a year, own a bar and live venue of their own (Venkman's), tour nationally and have a bunch of offshoot bands.

The secret? They're really, really good. We caught Elton John's Vegas show about 3-4 years ago, then saw YRR a few weeks later.... and their version of "Tiny Dancer" crushed Elton's...

Their Beatles and Prince shows are the best.
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