Posted by Misc. Romance on:
My best friend Brian, and I, have this long running competition where we try to out "Yatch Rock" each other on his Sonos system. If your not familiar with Sonos, its a home music listening system that has access to Rhapsody which is a giant online music database that has pretty much everthing you can think of at your fingertips. So, we sit there with this controller and think of the sappiest love songs we can remember, meanwhile trying not to cry our freaking eyeballs out! The winner makes everyone melt with desire for a lost love - the "one that got away", so you have to be honest with your feelings, or the game doesn't work. To paint a clearer picture of what I'm talking about, here's a short list of artists that have made honorable mention:
Christopher Cross, Steely Dan, Toto, Electric Light Orchestra, The Carpenters, Kenny Loggins, The Eagles, and Michael McDonald.
My definition of Yacht Rock:
"Yacht Rock" not to be mistaken as soft rock, is an ambitious yet irresistible fusion of love songs and classical arrangements that rose from the ashes of eccentric singer-song-writer art-pop. These artists sang their hearts out through the 70's - early 80's and brought us the music we sipped martini's to along the beach-side, lighting romantic flames for old lovers and now this glorious music pumps soundtracks for wedding slideshow montages.
Also, if you're into using Pandora for your listening pleasures, I have created a station there called Yacht Rock. You can listen to it by clicking this link here. (you need to sign into your account first)
*Above Photo: Kenny Loggins and Messina - whom will be touring this year.