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 (think Jimmy Buffett to Kenny Chesney to Bertie Higgins) , there are many songs about sailing and songs that use sailing imagery. Explore more of these artists and you’ll probably discover even more sailing songs you’ll love.
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.” Not Available on iTunes or Amazon CD Baby:Small Boats on Big Oceans
Hugo Duarte: “Back to the Islands”
A reminder of how good it is to dance on the sea. “The sea was made for sailing and I’m a sailing man” iTunes :Back to the Islands Amazon:Back to the Islands
Southern Drawl Band: “Gone with the Wind”
All about getting away to the islands. “Let’s sail away and save our troubles for another day.” iTunes:Gone With the Wind Amazon: Gone with the Wind
Scott Kirby: “Little Blue Boat”
Sweet love song about sailing away the one you love. One of the most popular songs by Kirby. iTunes:Little Blue Boat Amazon:Little Blue Boat
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
Eric Stone: “Sailing Life”
“Sailing life is what I choose. Imported rum is my kind of booze.” That’s the life for sure! iTunes:Sailing Life Amazon:Sailing Life