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By July 3, 2018Music

Another music list … This time it’s songs with water themes, of which there are a bunch. Something to whet everyone’s appetite: from seas to oceans, sloops, bridges, docks of bays, boardwalks and waterfronts:

  • “Take Me to the River” by Talking Heads
  • “Sea of Love” by The National
  • “Sloop John B” by The Beach Boys
  • “Wade in the Water” by The Chambers Brothers
  • “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding
  • “Wait By the River” by Lord Huron
  • “Cry Me a River” by Joe Cocker
  • “Ocean Man” by Ween
  • “Under the Boardwalk” by The Drifters
  • “The River” by Bruce Springsteen
  • “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel
  • “Hold Back the River” by James Bay
  • “Down By the Seaside” by Led Zeppelin
  • “I Cover the Waterfront” by John Lee Hooker with Van Morrison

Please share comments on your favorites songs, artists and lists. The next playlist might feature your input on the best songs featuring space, countries, cities, travel, cars, names, letters, numbers, you name it.


  • ed Witts says:

    Southern Cross, CSN

  • Zac says:

    Did a quick scan of my iTunes library and found some good ones:

    “The Great Salt Lake” — Band of Horses
    “Seven Seas” — Echo & The Bunnymen
    “Ocean Rain” — Echo & The Bunnymen
    “The Coast is Always Changing” — Maxïmo Park
    “Floating Vibes” — Surfer Blood
    “An Ocean in Between the Waves” — The War on Drugs
    “Island in the Sun” — Weezer

  • Steven Castle says:

    Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot

  • Gary says:

    What a great list. Sloop John B was the first song I learned on guitar.

  • gary says:

    Black water by The Doobie Brothers

  • Jennifer Doro says:

    Sounds like a great way to spend the day! Maybe adding Dirty Water by the Standalles

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