It’s Yacht Rock weekend on B1057 and that means it’s time to refresh your memory on the best of the best essential Yacht rock songs to listen to. Yacht rock is the soft rock that dominated FM radio airwaves in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Yacht rock is characterized by glossy production, breezy vocals, and bouncy rhythms—all elements thought to evoke relaxing bay cruises in Southern California, where the genre originated.
Get ready to set sail with these 10 essential Yacht rock songs!
1. Christopher Cross: “Ride Like the Wind”
2. The Doobie Brothers: “What a Fool Believes”
3. Steely Dan: “Hey Nineteen”