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Top 10 Songs for Sailing

Updated: Jul 13, 2022

Whether you are going sailing and need a few classic rock throwbacks, or are craving the perfect song that will give you the chill water vibes, we compiled a great list of sailing songs for you.

This list is not strictly about sailing, this list is feel-good music meant for sailing while enjoying yourself out on the water.

When beginning this list, the number one song for sailing that came to mind is the great rock classic Come Sail Away by Styx [Insert- lyrics are now playing on repeat in my head].

However, given that we are from Florida, we have grown up with a lot of great classic rock tunes while out on the water and of course, Jimmy Buffett.

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How to stream your list of songs for sailing?

There are many great music streaming platforms. One in particular that we like to use is Amazon's Music Unlimited because you can create personal playlists and then stream your favorite music. What's easy about Amazon is, is that Amazon has genres already created so it's really easy for you to press play and stream your music that way.

How to listen to music while on the water?

We recommend portable speakers that are waterproof and have Bluetooth. Here is a link to a great waterproof portable speaker that we enjoy. Plus it comes with a protective case for when not in use.

Now, after great debate, this is our selection of top 10 songs for sailing

List of Songs for Sailing

  1. Baby Now That I've Found You by The Foundations

  2. Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) by Looking Glass

  3. Come and Get Your Love by Redbone

  4. Easy by Commodores

  5. Listen to the Music by Doobie Brothers Rich Girl by Daryl Hall & John Oates

  6. Right Down the Line by Gerry Rafferty

  7. Son of a Sailor by Jimmy Buffett

  8. Southern Cross by Crosby Stills & Nash (written by Stephen Stills)

  9. You Make My Dreams by Daryl Hall & John Oates

We know that there are many great songs for sailing so if you have a song that you always listen to while sailing, then write it in the comments below and we will make you another song list with the suggestions.

We hope you have enjoyed this list of songs for sailing!

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Hello! I'm Tiffany, a creative travel writer, mother to three awesome kids, and Floridian. We like to visit beautiful Florida resorts and beaches, Florida State Parks, and explore destinations by boat. I like to write about our travel adventures and provide tips to other families traveling or relocating to the Sunshine State.

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