Who doesn’t want to sail off to the tropics and leave it all behind? If you’ve done it or ever hope to, then here is a Sailing Song playlist for the soundtrack to your adventure.
In the Trop Rock genre, there are many songs about sailing and songs that use sailing imagery. Explore more of these artists and you’ll probably discover more sailing songs you’ll love. Enjoy!
Sailing Songs (Playlist)
In no particular order.
The Boat Drunks: “Hollow Man”
An escape song for those with the “3 mile stare” looking to leave a troubled life behind. “I want to ride on the wind just as far as I can.”
iTunes: Hollow Man
Amazon: Hollow Man
Jack Mosley: “Small Boats on Big Oceans”
Truly captures the modern sailor life “They dance to a rhythm that comes from the sea. They’re not too afraid to live out their dreams.”
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CD Baby: Small Boats on Big Oceans
Eric Stone: “Whole 9 Yards”
Fun story about a divorce where she seemingly got it all, but he got the best part “the ocean near St. Barts” on his 27 foot sailboat.
iTunes: Whole 9 Yards
Amazon: Whole 9 Yards
Kelly McGuire: “Sailing Across the Gulf on My Own”
Funny but true! Sailing isn’t always glamours. Rain and squalls can make sailing feel like your “standing in the shower for 500 hours.”
iTunes: Sailing Across the Gulf on My Own
Amazon: Sailing Across the Gulf on My Own
Kelly McGuire: “Major Doubts About Water Spouts”
Sailboat racing from Texas to Mexico, spotting a water spout can make you wish you were back home.
iTunes: Major Doubts About Water Spouts
Amazon: Major Doubts About Water Spouts
Hannas Reef: “Beer Drinkers and Sail Raisers”
A “Life is good” song where you can dream about the day you’re “bound for another port of call.”
iTunes: Beer Drinkers and Sail Raisers
Amazon: Beer Drinkers and Sail Raisers
Parrot Island Band: “If I Just Sailed Away”
A little wishful thinking about sailing away from today. A good reminder that “time goes by fast.”
iTunes: If I Just Sailed Away
Amazon: If I Just Sailed Away
Tim Charron: “Three Sheets to the Wind”
A Trop Country song with great beat. “Running from reality and never coming back again.” Sounds like the perfect plan.
iTunes: Three Sheets to the Wind
Amazon: Three Sheets to the Wind