Are you familiar with the term yacht rock?! The term came to prominence back in 2005 with an online ‘mockumentary’ video series. (Go ahead and search for the term and you’ll find links to all 12 episodes). The series followed the lives of some of the ‘stars’ of soft rock music from back in the 70′s and 80′s.
Back in the day many of us who were teenagers during that time would never admit that we actually liked soft rock even though we listened to it more than we realized. Groups like Toto, Journey, the Doobie Brothers (in the Michael McDonald era) and Steely Dan epitomize the Yacht Rock sound. And in fact, many would proclaim Michael McDonald as the poster child for Yacht Rock.
Well…. recently I was going through my iTunes library and put together what I think is a pretty good Yacht Rock playlist and I wanted to share it with you. And now, thanks to Bop.fm (a new music playlist sharing site) I can share my Yacht Rock masterpiece with you no matter where you listen to music online.
Go ahead and simply hit play… and enjoy the mellow rock sounds of our (well, at least my youth)….