A few years ago I compiled my top 10 list of fishing songs headed by Robert Earl Keen’s “The Five Pound Bass.”
Even though I wrote that column three years ago, I still get an occasional e-mail from someone suggesting that I check out a new fishing song.
Discover Boating on Wednesday announced a top 10 list of its own: The 10 best boating songs as voted on by their Facebook friends.
Jimmy Buffett makes the list three times, counting his collaborations on songs with Alan Jackson and the Zac Brown Band, but he should have made it five times in my opinion.
Two more Buffett tunes, Son of a Son of a Sailor and The Captain and the Kid, would make my list along with Guy Clark’s Boats to Build (also recorded by Jackson and Buffett) and Blowin’ Like A Bandit.
Buffett’s A Pirate Looks at 40 was the top vote-getter on Discover Boating’s list. The others ranked in order of votes received were:
Come Sail Away by Styx
Redneck Yacht Club by Craig Morgan
Southern Cross by Crosby Stills & Nash
5 O’Clock Somewhere by Alan Jackson featuring Jimmy Buffett
Knee Deep by the Zac Brown Band featuring Jimmy Buffett
Boats by Kenny Chesney
Sloop John B by the Beach Boys
If I Had a Boat by Lyle Lovett
Rock the Boat by Hues Corporation
You can hear the songs at http://www.discoverboating.com/newsroom/boat-radio.aspx