Sailing Songs

There seem to be lots of songs about sailing and or the sea.

I think this is clearly just another reason why sailing is so fantastic. I mean, you don’t hear people singing songs about jet-skiing now do you?

Here are some of my favourite sailing songs. You can click on the Apple music icon to listen or download them and create your own sailing playlist.

There are plenty of other sailing songs out there, I have only included the ones that I like.

Let me know if I have missed any!

Listen to my sailing songs Spotify playlist here.

Chill Out Sailing Songs

Sailing – Christopher Cross

Southern Cross – Crosby, Stills & Nash

In to the Mystic – Van Morrison

Sailboat – Ben Rector

Only the Ocean – Jack Johnson

Sailboats – Brooke Fraser

Orinoco Flow – Enya

Wild World – Cat Stevens

Sail Away – David Gray

Cruisin – Huey Lewis & Gwyneth Paltrow

Sailing – Rod Stewart

Sail On – The Commodores

The Tide is High – Blondie

Distant Sun – Chris Cheney

Why Should I cry for You – Sting

Cool Change – Little River Band

Sittin on the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding

Waves – The Cruise

Drifting Away – Faithless

If I had a Boat – James Vincent McMorrow

All At Sea – Jamie Cullum

Swear Like a Sailor – Tep No

Beyond the Sea – Bobby Darin

Ride like the Wind – Christopher Cross

Float On – Modest Mouse

All this Time – Breaks Co-op

On the Beach – Chris Rea

Home, Land & Sea – Trinity Roots

Sailing to Philadelphia – Mark Knopfler

Anchor Me – The Muttonbirds

Six Months in a Leaky Boat – Split Enz

Ship of Fools – Robert Plant

Soak Up the Sun – Sheryl Crowe

Single Handed Sailor – Dire Straits

Oh Sailor – Mr Little Jeans

Deep Wide Ocean – The Jezebels

The Seaside – The Kooks

Oceans – Hillsong United

El Marinero y La Sirena – Patricia Vonne

Dreamboat Annie – Heart

The Lighthouses Tale – Nickel Creek

Sail on Sailor – The Beach Boys

If I had a Boat – Lyle Lovatt

Shark in the Water – VV Brown

Wide Sargasso Sea – Stevie Nicks

God Of Ocean Tides – Counting Crows

Calypso – John Denver

The Downeaster Alexa – Billy Joel

Legolas’s Song of the Sea – The Return of the King

Sloop John B – The Beach Boys

Song to the Siren – This Mortal Coil

Catch the Wind – Donovan

Lost Sailor – Grateful Dead

Changes in Latitudes – Jimmy Buffett

Magic – Kenny Chesney

Sweet and Low – The Americans

Sinking – A3

Sailor’s Song – Dana Beeler

Sail ebration – Gene Mitchell

I’m Your Captain – Grand Funk Railroad

Sail Away – The Rasmus

Sail Away – Randy Newman

Rock the Boat

Every Breaking Wave – U2

Against the Wind

Sail Away – Deep Purple

Eileen Quinn

Louder Sailing Songs

Sail – Awolnation

Post Blue – Placebo

I’m on a Boat – Incredibad (explicit)

Weird Fishez – Radiohead

Sailing – Nsync

Sailin on – No Doubt

Oceans – Cold Play

Oceans – Pearl Jam


Minnie the Mermaid – Phil Harris


Knee Deep – Zac Brown Band

No Shoes No Shirt No Problems – Kenny Chesney

Save the Whales – Country Joe

Son of a sailor – Jimmy Buffett

A Pirate looks at Forty – Jimmy Buffett

Music By Sailors!

So there are my music sailing playlist picks – I am sure there are plenty more. anything you love that I have missed?


26 thoughts on “Sailing Songs

  1. I’ve got a list of songs that get me in the sailing mood. I listen to a very wide range of music styles. I don’t know if you’re into ‘country’ music, but there’s a few songs by the Zac Brown Band that strike a chord (lol) with me. Knee Deep, Toes, Quiet Your Mind, and Free.

    I haven’t been sailing lately due to a knee injury….now with this post and listening to the music I’m feeling the loss. 😦 Hopefully back out soon!

    Great post!


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  2. A Pirate looks at forty ~Jimmy Buffett
    Son of a Sailor~ Jimmy Buffett
    Against the Wind~ Bob Seger
    Every Breaking Wave~ U2
    Just a couple more from my playlist


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