Yacht rock

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Yacht rock is a neologism for a broad music style and aesthetic commonly associated with soft rock, one of the most commercially successful genres from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s.


  • Young people today, when they mention our kind of band, they visualize us on our boats in the ’70s drinking Chardonnay, playing our guitars and sailing past Malibu...I never owned a sailboat in my life.
  • Broadly speaking, yacht rock is an ocean of smooth, soft-listening music made in the late '70s and early '80s by artists like Toto, Hall & Oates and Kenny Loggins — music you can sail to.
  • There's also a common misconception that just because it's about a boat, or the ocean, or sailing, that it's yacht rock. That is most definitely nyacht true.
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