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Ahoy! Match these Yacht Rock bands to their smooth soft-rock hits

"If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain…"

Even if you have never set foot aboard a yacht, you know Yacht Rock when you hear it. In the late-'70s and early-'80s, many acts had beach on the brain. The sound was defined by gentle grooves that rocked as hard as lagoon water lapping against a hull. Fluffy white clouds of electric piano, breezy harmonies and bongos were other touchstones of this slice of soft rock. Of course, the oft-mustachioed singers crooned about the wind, piña coladas and romance. It was no coincidence that The Love Boat was a huge hit in this same era.

The following hit songs can be heard in any self-respecting Yacht Rock playlist. See if you can identify them all!
  1. Before entering the Danger Zone, he was nabbing Grammys for breezy tunes like "This Is It."
  2. This critically adored jazz-rock duo, who took their name from a William S. Burroughs novel, cut some yacht-ready gems like "Peg."
  3. This group of studio musicians saw their epic song "Africa" hit the pop charts again this year.
  4. Once Michael McDonald joined the band, the wind in their sails started blowing with smashes like "What a Fool Believes." They even posed for this photo on a boat.
  5. His self-titled debut album won Album of the Year at the '81 Grammys. Thanks to both "Sailing" and the flamingo on the cover.
  6. This band helped to define Yacht Rock with "Love Will Find a Way" in 1978 — not to mention their palm-tree logo and yachty name.
  7. His big hit had the boat-appropriate title "Lido Shuffle."
  8. This duo pioneered the Yacht Rock seas with relaxed jams like "Summer Breeze" and "You're the Love."
  9. His 1979 romantic classic "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" went all the way to No. 1.
  10. This band with a sporty name hit No. 1. with "Baby Come Back."
  11. Their smooth groove "Still the One" got toes tapping back in the '70s.
  12. This act sang "make a wish, baby" in their huge "Biggest Part of Me." The wish worked, as it topped charts.
  13. This twosome's sunset-soft ballad "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" reached No. 2.
Ahoy! Match these Yacht Rock bands to their smooth soft-rock hits

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