Playlist: The 50 essential YACHT ROCK songs

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Imagine being in the middle of the sea, cradled by the waves, among the sparkling shades of an oceanic sunset and a breeze caressing your hair. What is the soundtrack that accompanies you in this heavenly experience? Without a doubt, Yacht Rock!

A musical genre born in the 70s and 80s, also defined as soft rock or easy listening, it is timeless elegance.

Yacht Rock is the musical reflection of a golden era, an era in which luxury mixed with lightness of soul.

Characterized by a masterly sound of quality, soft and refined, with impeccable harmonies and enchanting rhythms, this melody touches the strings of the soul, offering a sound refuge where time seems suspended. The notes of artists such as Michael McDonald, Steely Dan and Toto tell stories of open sea voyages, fleeting loves and timeless elegance.

We have collected the 50 essential songs of this fascinating sound mood.

Are you ready to set sail on this fantastic musical journey? Happy listening!



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Christopher Johnson

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