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    Thu, 11 Aug 2011 10:17:51

    Top 10 Boating Songs Revealed by Discover Boating - Jimmy Buffett, Styx, Craig Morgan, Zac Brown Band are all featured, among others

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    And the winner is.... Jimmy Buffett.

    In the midst of peak boating season, Discover Boating, the U.S. recreational boating industry's non-profit awareness program, asked its 195,000 Facebook fans what music best captures the fun and joy of boating. This week, Discover Boating announced the top 10 nautical-themed songs for an on-the-water soundtrack with Jimmy Buffett's "A Pirate Looks" at 40 taking the top spot. A lot of country artists, like Zac Brown Band, Craig Morgan and Kenny Chesney, also made the list. Boating and country music: two very American things.

    "Music adds to the escape factor you feel when you're out on the water with friends and family," says Carl Blackwell, president of Discover Boating. "Boating allows you to disconnect from the stress on land and when you add your favorite songs to that experience, it takes the relaxation element of boating to a whole new level."

    More than 1,500 of Discover Boating's Facebook friends voted for their favorite boating song, ranked in order of votes received:

    1. A Pirate Looks at 40 (Jimmy Buffett)
    2. Come Sail Away (Styx)
    3. Redneck Yacht Club (Craig Morgan)
    4. Southern Cross (Crosby, Stills & Nash)
    5. 5 O'Clock Somewhere (Jimmy Buffett & Alan Jackson)
    6. Knee Deep (Zac Brown Band)
    7. Boats (Kenny Chesney)
    8. Sloop John B (The Beach Boys)
    9. If I Had a Boat (Lyle Lovett)
    10. Rock the Boat (Hues Corporation)

    Boating and music lovers can sample songs and purchase mp3 files for their own on-the-water mixes through DiscoverBoating.com's Boat Radio. Boating enthusiasts are encouraged to share their favorite boating songs for consideration on future music lists on Discover Boating's Facebook page. Look it up!

    What is your favorite of the Top 10 Boating songs?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.11.11



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