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The Ultimate Boating Playlist: 100 Songs to Set Sail To

a group of people riding on the back of a boatThere’s nothing quite like cruising on the open water, the wind in your hair, and the sun on your face, accompanied by the perfect soundtrack. Whether you’re relaxing on a pontoon boat, speeding along on a jet ski, or casting a line from a fishing boat, music adds an extra layer of enjoyment to your boating experience. So, we’ve curated the ultimate boating playlist, featuring 100 songs that capture the spirit of boating, famous bodies of water, beaches, and hot summer days. Let’s dive in!

Certainly! Here’s the combined list of 100 songs for your ultimate boating playlist:

  1. “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding
  2. “Kokomo” by The Beach Boys
  3. “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett
  4. “Boats and Birds” by Gregory and the Hawk
  5. “Island in the Sun” by Weezer
  6. “Soak Up the Sun” by Sheryl Crow
  7. “Beyond the Sea” by Bobby Darin
  8. “Come Sail Away” by Styx
  9. “Lake Michigan” by Rogue Wave
  10. “Under the Boardwalk” by The Drifters
  11. “Southern Cross” by Crosby, Stills & Nash
  12. “Red Red Wine” by UB40
  13. “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley & The Wailers
  14. “Drift Away” by Dobie Gray
  15. “Toes” by Zac Brown Band
  16. “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” by Looking Glass
  17. “Sailing” by Christopher Cross
  18. “Down by the River” by Neil Young
  19. “Son of a Son of a Sailor” by Jimmy Buffett
  20. “Orinoco Flow” by Enya
  21. “Cruisin'” by Smokey Robinson
  22. “The Tide Is High” by Blondie
  23. “Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison
  24. “Boat Drinks” by Jimmy Buffett
  25. “Cool Change” by Little River Band
  26. “Ocean Drive” by Duke Dumont
  27. “In the Summertime” by Mungo Jerry
  28. “Rock the Boat” by Hues Corporation
  29. “Dock of the Bay” by The Dirty Heads
  30. “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves
  31. “Summer Breeze” by Seals and Crofts
  32. “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line
  33. “Island Song” by Zac Brown Band
  34. “Sloop John B” by The Beach Boys
  35. “A Pirate Looks at Forty” by Jimmy Buffett
  36. “Knee Deep” by Zac Brown Band ft. Jimmy Buffett
  37. “Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  38. “Sunset Lover” by Petit Biscuit
  39. “Boat to Nowhere” by Charlie Winston
  40. “Surfin’ USA” by The Beach Boys
  41. “Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  42. “Down Under” by Men At Work
  43. “I’m On A Boat” by The Lonely Island ft. T-Pain
  44. “Smooth Sailin'” by Leon Bridges
  45. “Sail Away” by David Gray
  46. “Waves” by Mr. Probz
  47. “River of Dreams” by Billy Joel
  48. “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys
  49. “Pirate Flag” by Kenny Chesney
  50. “Sun Is Shining” by Bob Marley & The Wailers
  51. “Summer of ’69” by Bryan Adams
  52. “Escape (The PiƱa Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes
  53. “Beyond the Sea” by Frank Sinatra
  54. “Boat Drinks” by Little Big Town
  55. “In the Summertime” by Shaggy
  56. “Sail On” by The Commodores
  57. “River Deep, Mountain High” by Ike & Tina Turner
  58. “Pontoon” by Little Big Town
  59. “Beyond the Sea” by Rod Stewart
  60. “On the Beach” by Chris Rea
  61. “Sunset Lover” by Petit Biscuit
  62. “Boat on the River” by Styx
  63. “Under the Sea” by Samuel E. Wright (from “The Little Mermaid” soundtrack)
  64. “Back Down South” by Kings of Leon
  65. “Sea of Love” by Cat Power
  66. “Knee Deep” by Zac Brown Band ft. Jimmy Buffett
  67. “Ocean Avenue” by Yellowcard
  68. “Rockaway Beach” by Ramones
  69. “Sittin’ on the Boat Dock” by Otis Redding
  70. “Sunny Afternoon” by The Kinks
  71. “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” by Jimmy Buffett
  72. “California Dreamin'” by The Mamas & The Papas
  73. “Boats” by Kenny Chesney
  74. “Sunset Grill” by Don Henley
  75. “Down By the Water” by PJ Harvey
  76. “Seaside Rendezvous” by Queen
  77. “In the Summertime” by Thirsty Merc
  78. “Boat Song” by JJ Heller
  79. “Rivers of Babylon” by Boney M.
  80. “Sloop John B” by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
  81. “Sailing” by Rod Stewart
  82. “Riptide” by Vance Joy
  83. “Boats Against the Current” by Eric Carmen
  84. “Down by the Seaside” by Led Zeppelin
  85. “Coast of Carolina” by Jimmy Buffett
  86. “Ship to Wreck” by Florence + The Machine
  87. “Boat Drinks” by Zac Brown Band
  88. “The River” by Bruce Springsteen
  89. “Island Girl” by Elton John
  90. “The Ocean” by Led Zeppelin
  91. “Waterfront” by Simple Minds
  92. “Island” by The Starting Line
  93. “Boats and Bluegrass” by JJ Heller
  94. “Rivers and Roads” by The Head and the Heart
  95. “The River of Dreams” by Billy Joel
  96. “Cruise” by Allister
  97. “Float On” by Modest Mouse
  98. “Boats and Hoes” by Prestige Worldwide
  99. “Smooth Sailin'” by Leon Bridges
  100. “The Sailor Song” by Autoheart

With these 100 songs, your boating playlist is now fully equipped to provide the perfect soundtrack for your maritime adventures with RAW Watersports. Let the music enhance your time on the water as you cruise aboard our pontoon boats, speed along on our jet skis, or cast a line from our fishing boats. Create unforgettable memories with friends and family as you soak up the sun and enjoy the beauty of Lake St. Clair.

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