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Yacht Rock special!! Show 354

I’d really love to see you tonight by England Dan and John Ford Coley. England Dan’s last name is Seals…and he’s the brother of Jim Seals of Seals & Croft…another Yacht Rock classic! This one is 1976.

Ouvertures éclair by Charlotte Gainsbourg. For Sam! Thank you! From her 1986 debut album, Charlotte Forever. Most of the material was written by her dad, Serge, and there are a few duets. But I chose this one for Sam’s request…you know, eclairs…yum!

Rosanna by Toto. Request.

Ride Like the Wind by Christopher Cross. Request.

+Dream On by Dusty Springfield. From her 1979 album, Living Without Your Love. It wasn’t released as a single…but appears on many Yacht Rock countdowns!

+Don’t Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John and Kiki Dee. Request.

+Babe by Styx. LGBTI for drummer Chuck Panozzo. 1980.

+Let’s Get on With It by Barry Manilow. It doesn’t appear on many Yacht Rock sites, but it is there on a couple! And with Bazza having come out recently…perfect! 1982.

Saving all my love for you by Whitney Houston. Request.

You are the Woman by Firefall. 1976 hit (their biggest) for this Boulder, CO based band formed in 1974…they’re still going today!

Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac. From their 1975 self-titled album, the first with Stevie & Lindsay.


*Take it Easy by Little River Band. From their 1981 album, Time Exposure, their 6th. These guys are one of the most frequently cited yacht rock bands!

*Emotion by Samantha Sang. Written by Barry and Robyn Gibb and Barry sings back up. It was her only hit, 1978. Though she’d worked under the name Cheryl Gray for years before taking on this name…both names use part of her real name. Charyl Lau Sang. She’s a Melbourne native.

*A Little More Love by Olivia Newton-John. Her track Magic appears on more yacht rock top 10 lists…but I’ve already played it this year. So I took this one, which does appear on a few blogs on the subject. 1978

*How Deep is Your Love by The Bee Gees. From the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack in 1977. Some people deny the BeeGees any place on a yacht list but others have put this track quite high on the list…you decide!

*Even the Nights are Better by Air Supply. From Now and Forever, their 7th studio album, released in 1982. Take your pick of Air Supply songs! I chose this one.

*The Horses by Daryl Braithwaite. It doesn’t appear on yacht rock sites…most of which are American…but I think that’s only because the Americans don’t know it! It sounds very yachty to me!! From 1991.

Southern Cross by Crosby, Stills and Nash. Request. 1982

Into the Night by Benny Mardones. Yes, definitely leave her alone at 16; 17 is the age of consent in NY, where the song was written! This is one of those odd songs that has charted twice, 1980 and 1989, without any kind of remake! He still lives on the royalties.

Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band. The group began as ‘Fat City’ and is sort of a less interesting Abba. There were two married couples, Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert and Jon Carroll and Margot Chapman. This is from their 1976 self-titled debut.

Kiss you All Over by Exile. 1978 single from their third studio album, Mixed Emotions.

Personally by Karla Bonoff. I didn’t think I knew this, then I heard it and started singing along. So, apparently I knew it…from 1982, so a bit later than most of these tracks.

Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett. 1977 smash hit, ranked 234th on the Recording Industry Association of America’s list of “Songs of the Century.”


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