Discover Boating in the US reckons it has come up with the definitive boating soundtrack

What’s your favourite boating music? Discover Boating, a programme launched by the National Marine Manufacturers Association to get people on the water in the US, has surveyed a network of boating contacts to come up with its list of top on-water tunes.

“Nothing beats a sunny day out on a boat with good friends and great music – it’s what so many of us love about summer,” said Carl Blackwell, vice president for Discover Boating.

“We identified some of the most popular nautical-themed songs from a variety of artists and genres, all of which illustrate why boating and music go hand-in-hand. The wind in your hair, sun on your face, surrounded by friends and family – boating and music both provide an escape and when combined create an unbeatable on-the-water experience.”

See below for Discover Boating’s top tunes:

Boats, by Kenny Chesney

Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl), by Looking Glass

Come Sail Away, by Styx

If I Had a Boat, by Lyle Lovett

Into the Mystic, by Van Morrison

Proud Mary, by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Redneck Yacht Club, by Craig Morgan

(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay, by Otis Redding

Son of a Son of a Sailor, by Jimmy Buffett

Southern Cross, by Crosby, Stills & Nash


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