Everyone has a soundtrack for their boating life, songs that connect one's heart and mind with a locale or a destination. Or maybe it connects them with other boaters who have left an indelible impression. Or maybe it just gets their blood going, pushing them toward something more exciting. We call them our goboat songs--songs that get us in the mood to go boating.
Here are our top ten GoBoat songs. Today, #10 down to #6
"Two degrees in be-bop, a PHD in swing. He's the master of rhythm, he's a rock and roll king,"
Sounds like me!
#9 Sailing to Philadelphia - Mark Knopfler (w/ James Taylor)
#8 You Won't Succeed On Broadway - Spamalot (Broadway Cast Album)
During the summers of 2013 and 2014, we spent a lot of time in Annapolis, MD, one of our most very favorite locales. While we were there in 2014, a local theater group put on a production of Spamalot, the musical version of Monty Python and The Holy Grail. We wanted to go see it live, but the entire run was sold out. Quit innocently, I assure you, we settled on watching a pirated version of the Broadway production on Youtube. To say we enjoyed it would be an understatement. So much so that Lisa bought the piano and vocal selections and we entertain ourselves quite heartily. This song, You Won't Succeed On Broadway, is the second act show-stopper. David Hyde Pierce's performance is hilarious, the music is fun, and the lyrics are just about as irreverent, yet affectionate, as they can be. No one is offended, yet everyone feels a bit of a jab. A very entertaining piece. And how does it fit in as a goboat song? It makes us laugh. We like to laugh.
#7 Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
This video version, with Darius Rucker and Daryl Hall, is terrific. Not as good as Brent and his daughter, but they'll do.
It's also important to note that one of the reasons we like this song so much is the tight harmonies between Darius and Daryl. We like to sing and we harmonize well ourselves. You'll see this trend in other songs in this survey.
#6 Tishomingo Blues - Written by Spencer Williams.
So, that's 10 to 6 on our list of favorite goboat songs.
What do you think of it so far?