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To properly celebrate the warm weather we’re having, we’re breaking out some Yacht Rock in the CBS-FM Hall of Fame today!
Yacht Rock describes a highly polished brand of soft rock that originated in Southern California between 1976 and 1984. It’s smooth, mellow music to enjoy while sipping Champagne on your yacht. “Yacht Rockers” include artists and bands such as Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Steely Dan, and Christopher Cross to name a few.
We asked some of your favorite jocks at CBS-FM what their favorite Yacht Rock songs are and what those songs means to them. Put on your boat shoes and “come sail away” with CBS-FM today as we reminisce with the soft rock jams of the Yacht Rock era.
“The first time I heard those yacht rock songs, I tried finding a yacht but in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn it was kinda hard” – Joe Causi
Joe Causi’s Top Five Yacht Rock Songs:
5. Making Love Out Of Nothing At All – Air Supply
4. Call On Me – Chicago
3. Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
2. How Sweet It Is – James Taylor
1. Sailing – Christopher Cross
“When it comes to Yacht Rock, Dramamine just isn’t enough to get me through this top five!” – Broadway Bill Lee
Broadway’s Top Five Yacht Rock Songs:
5. Just When I Needed You Most – Randy VanWarmer
4. I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton John
3. Muskrat Love – Captain & Tennille
2. Just You & Me – Chicago
1. I’m In You – Peter Frampton
“People tend to forget how big these artist were back in the day…these songs were all over the radio when I was growing up in the late 70′s/early 80′s. I still love them.” – Dermot O’Neill, CBS-FM Production Guru
Dermot’s Top Five Yacht Rock Songs:
5. Breezin’ – George Benson
4. Love is the Answer – England Dan & John Ford Coley
3. I Won’t Hold You Back – Toto
2. Magnet & Steel – Walter Egan
1. Cool Change – Little River Band
Now it’s time for YOU to tell us YOUR favorite Yacht Rock songs. Let us know your top five (or ten or twenty!) in the comments section below!
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