TGIF- Song of the Week

Happy Friday!

Song of the Week is back with one of our favorite boating songs, Bob Marley’s “One Love”. You can almost feel the warm sun on your skin and smell the salty air just listening to this feel-good, melodic classic.

Enjoy!

One love, One heart
Let’s get together and feel all right
Hear the children crying (One Love)
Hear the children crying (One Heart)
Sayin’ give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right
Sayin’ let’s get together and feel all right

Let them all pass all their dirty remarks (One Love)
There is one question I’d really love to ask (One Heart)
Is there a place for the hopeless sinner
Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own?
Believe me

One Love, One Heart
Let’s get together and feel all right
As it was in the beginning (One Love)
So shall it be in the end (One Heart)
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right
One more thing

Let’s get together to fight this Holy Armageddon (One Love)
So when the Man comes there will be no no doom (One Song)
Have pity on those whose chances grove thinner
There ain’t no hiding place from the Father of Creation

Sayin’ One Love, One Heart
Let’s get together and feel all right
I’m pleading to mankind (One Love)
Oh Lord (One Heart)

Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right
Let’s get together and feel all right

What’s your favorite boating song? We’d love to hear from you!

TGIF Song of the Week – The Piña Colada Song

What comes to mind when you think of the 80’s?

I immediately visualize loud colors, big hair, jumpsuits, and geometric shaped…everything. Music was much more feel good and light heartened than the social activism-inspired songs of the 60’s and 70’s and the bleeding-heart grunge inspired sounds of the 90’s.

The song “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes is a direct reflection of the tone and style of the 80’s era. The song itself may not have defined the decade but it quickly became (and still remains) a quirky and timeless classic.

The lyrics were inspired by a want-ad Rupert read while idly perusing the personals. As he put it, “I thought, what would happen to me if I answered this ad? I’d go and see if it was my own wife who was bored with me.” The chorus originally started with “if you like Humphrey Bogart”, which Rupert changed at the last minute, replacing the actor’s name with the name of the first exotic cocktail he could think of.

Today, because of its silly melody and descriptive nature, the song is an incredibly popular boating song.  You can almost sense the waves, the sun, and a Piña Colada in your hand as you follow along. We’ve played this song on a couple of our cruising events and it’s always a crowd pleaser.

Enjoy! (and since this song will likely have you craving a Piña Colada, we’ve included a recipe that is great for entertaining out on the water)

Piña Colada Recipe

6 oz Bacardi black rum
8 oz Coco Lopez cream of coconut
8 oz pineapple juice
1 pineapple wedge

Combine rum, cream of coconut and pineapple juice in a regular sized blender. Blend on low speed, and fill with ice. Blend on high speed until ice is grainy. Pour into a hurricane glass, garnish with a pineapple wedge, and serve.

Have a great weekend everyone!

I was tired of my lady,
We’d been together too long,
Like a worn out recording,
Of a favorite song.
So while she lay there sleepin’,
I read the paper in bed,
And in the personal columns,
There was this letter I read.

If you like piña coladas,
And getting caught in the rain,
If you’re not into yoga,
If you have half a brain,
If you like making love at midnight,
In the dunes of the cape,
Then I’m the love that you’ve looked for,
Write to me and escape.

I didn’t think about my lady,
I know that sounds kind of mean,
But me and my old lady,
Had fallen into the same old dull routine,
So I wrote to the paper,
Took out a personal ad,
And though I’m nobody’s poet,
I thought it wasn’t half bad.

Yes I like piña coladas,
And getting caught in the rain,
I’m not much into health food,
I am into champagne,
I’ve got to meet you by tomorrow noon,
And cut through all this red tape,
At a bar called O’Malley’s,
Where we’ll plan our escape.

So I waited with high hopes,
And she walked in the place,
I knew her smile in an instant,
I knew the curve of her face,
It was my own lovely lady,
And she said, “Aw, it’s you”,
Then we laughed for a moment,
And I said, “I never knew”.

That you like piña coladas,
And gettin’ caught in the rain,
And the feel of the ocean,
And the taste of champagne,
If you like making love at midnight,
In the dunes on the cape,
You’re the lady I’ve looked for,
Come with me and escape.

If you like piña coladas,
And getting caught in the rain,
If you’re not into yoga,
If you have half a brain,
If you like making love at midnight,
In the dunes on the cape,
Then I’m the love that you’ve looked for,
Write to me and escape.

TGIF – Song of the Week

It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” is a song by Alan Jackson and legendary boating singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffet. It came out in 2003 and went on to become the #3 country song of the Decade on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart.

This is a fun, feel good song and the video is pretty entertaining too. The tiki bar featured in the video is the Square Grouper in Jupiter, FL near Jackson’s home. The Sportfish in the begining is actually Jackson’s personal boat, the “Hullbilly”.

Happy Friday Everyone! As always, feel free to leave a comment with your favorite boating songs.

The sun is hot and that old clock is movin’ slow
And so am I
The workday passes like molasses in wintertime
But it’s July

I’m gettin’ paid by the hour and older by the minute
My boss just pushed me over the limit
I’d like to call it somethin’
I think I’ll just call it a day

Chorus
Pour me somethin’ tall and strong
Make it a hurricane before I go insane
It’s only half past twelve but I don’t care
It’s 5 O’clock somewhere

This lunch break is gonna take all afternoon
half the night
Tomorrow morning I know they’ll be hell to pay
Hey, but that’s alright

I ain’t had a day off now in over a year
My Jamican vacation’s gonna start right here
Get the phones for me
You can tell ’em I just sailed away

Chorus
Pour me somethin’ tall and strong
Make it a hurricane before I go insane
It’s only half past twelve but I don’t care
It’s 5 O’clock somewhere

I could pay off my tab
Pour myself in a cab
And be back to work before 2

At a moment like this
I can’t help but wonder
What would Jimmy Buffet do?

Jimmy Buffet
Funny you should ask that
I’d say
Pour me somethin’ tall and strong
Make it a hurricane before I go insane
It’s only half past twelve but I don’t care

Jimmy buffett and Alan Jackson together
Pour me somethin’ tall and strong
Make it a hurricane before I go insane
It’s only half past twelve but I don’t care
Alan Jackson: He don’t care… I don’t care
It’s five o’clock somewhere

Jimmy Buffett
What time zone am I on?
What country am I in?

Alan Jackson
It doesn’t matter, it’s five o’clock somewhere

Jimmy Buffett
It’s always on 5 in margarittaville come to think of it

Alan Jackson
I heard that

Jimmy Buffett
You’ve been to there haven’t ya?

Alan Jackson
Yes sir.

Jimmy Buffett
I seen your boat there

Alan Jackson
I’ve been to margarittaville a few times

Jimmy Buffett
Alright, well that’s good.

Alan Jackson
I’m on my way back.

Jimmy Buffett
Well alright, I just wanna make sure you can keep it between the navigational beacon.
Alright, well it’s five o’clock, let’s go somewhere.

Alan Jackson
I’m ready, crank it up.

Jimmy Buffett
Let’s get outta here

Alan Jackson
I’m gone

Jimmy Buffett
Let’s get outta here.