Hopping on a boat for fishing, cruising, or simply enjoying the view is among the most perfect things in life. The majestic view of nature that seems to prove how dynamic the earth is, the cool wind blowing in your, the chance to bond with your friends – life could not get any better! Well, except throwing on your favorite boating tunes. Something as simple as the right kind of music can take a boating experience from good to great.
So what should be included in a boating playlist? Here’s a few considerations.
The Starter Playlist
Start off the sailing adventures with some mood music. A sure hit includes Crosby, Stills & Nash. With the rhythm, intervals, lyrics and tune of their song Southern Cross, the wandering spirit of the sailor will surely find its way. Other good options include Lee Shore, Wooden Ships, and Neil Young’s many songs aboard his boat, Ragland.
The Seafarer Playlist
This playlist is for boaters who lean towards traditional and contemporary musical fare. First in the list is A.L. Lloyd’s “Rolling Down to Old Maui.” Other favorites include “Sloop John B” by The Beach Boys and “If I Had A Boat” by Lyle Lovett. Sing to these songs or bring a guitar and strum along while you float towards ecstasy
The Pumped Up Boater’s Playlist
For boaters on full throttle, this playlist is for you. This aims to keep you awake and get you in the mood for boating. Crank up some Rolling Stones, KISS, Bon Jovi, or White Snake. More modern rock options will do the trick for younger boaters, too. To get ultra pumped, the anthem is rock.
What are your favorite tunes for boating?