Yacht Rock- Here to stay.

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Yacht Rock. Some say it had its day. Other’s are just confused.

Our public spaces are overrun with the sounds of Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, John Legend and Justin Timberlake. It’s easy to understand why confusion is running amok and young children’s ears are bleeding.

When your soul of smooth seems to be perverted by contemporary pop, turn to these videos for a reminder on why Yacht Rock still holds sway. For those not in the know, here’s Wikipedia’s definition of this unique music genre.

“In the musical sense, yacht rock refers to the highly polished brand of soft rock that emanated from Southern California between 1976 and 1984. The term is meant to suggest the kind of smooth, mellow music that early yuppies likely enjoyed while sipping champagne and snorting cocaine on their yachts. Significant “yacht rockers” include Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, and Toto.”

Now. Roll around around in these spoofs that may have put the genre on the map:

Yacht Rock, Episode 8

Yacht Rock, Episode 9

Finally, here’s a Spotify playlist to keep you smooth-a-liciously drinking champagne aboard your yacht in Marina Del Rey. If you prefer, you can build your own from this written music playlist.

Stay groovy…

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