Sunday, June 29, 2008

Yacht Rock

It's summer and there's no better time to kick back on your yacht, sip some Chardonnay, and listen to some smooth music while reflecting on your affluence. Here's a little playlist, put together by DJ GB, who hosts a Yacht Rock* night the first Thursday of every month at Lolita. Click on the links to play the songs for free (thanks Songza!)

*Wikipedia definition: Yacht rock is a variation of popular soft rock that peaked between the years of 1976 and 1984.
In the musical sense, yacht rock refers to the highly polished brand of soft rock that emanated from Southern California during the late ’70s and early ’80s. 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. Additionally, since sailing was such a popular local leisure activity, some “yacht rockers” made nautical references in their lyrics and album artwork, particularly the anthemic track "Sailing," by Christopher Cross.

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