The ULTIMATE Rum Therapy Beach Playlist Submissions

Check out the ULTIMATE Rum Therapy Beach Playlist here!

One of our most popular website posts is entitled “BEACH Playlist“. For those of you that have read our post entitled “BEACH Playist”, you’ll realize that it’s not a comprehensive list of our favorite beach songs, instead, its simply 34 great songs that remind us of our all time favorite beach vacations.

Judging by the amount of visits we receive on this post, there are obviously,  some very lucky peeps planning to spend some time “On The Coast of Somewhere Beautiful” (Kenny Chesney) and want to fill their iPods with music to support their beachy frame of mind.Well, we feel it’s time to “Remedy” (Jason Mraz) this situation with your help.

If you feel like “Swimming in Sunshine” (Billy Currington), have “Two Tickets to Paradise” (Eddie Money) and want to head south with the very best tunes in tow, please help us compile the Ultimate Rum Therapy Beach Playlist by submitting your favorite five (5) tunes of an y genre (classic rock, country, classical, R & B – whatever floats your boat!) that YOU like to listen too while relaxing or playing on the beach, or on a boat, or floating in the water, or enjoying a cocktail in paradise, etc.

We ask that you choose five (5) songs from different artists and include the title of the song AND the artist. We’ll compile a list of ALL of the songs submitted (with title AND artist) into ONE GIGANTIC AND ULTIMATE RUM THERAPY BEACH PLAYLIST!!

So, grab yourself some “Boat Drinks” (Jimmy B), picture yourself on this beach and submit your 5 favorite beach songs via the comment section on this post, or on our Facebook page.
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We’ll start.
Here’s just five of our favorite Beach Tunes to start the list
(man – how in the world do you pick just 5??):

1. Two Piña Coladas – Garth Brooks
2. Boats – Kenny Chesney
3. Changes in Attitudes, Changes in Latitudes – Jimmy Buffett
4. Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty’s original AND John Mayer’s remake
5. All Summer Long – Kid Rock

ok, two more, since we started the list….
6. Tropical Standard Time – The Boat Drunks
7. Good To Be Me – Uncle Kracker

OK – your turn! What five songs do you want to add?
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  1. Janet Byard says:

    Kenny Chesney Be As You Are- it just seems to say it all!!!

  2. Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet
    Blue Rocking Chair – Kenney Chesney
    Ocean Blue – Swim Skinny
    Toes – Zac Brown Band
    One Love – Bob Marley

  3. Cara Brown says:

    Boat Drinks…..Jimmy Buffett
    Way Down Here…..Kenny Chesney
    Keys in the Conch Shell….Kenny Chesney
    One Love…. Bob Marley
    Nowhere to Go Nowhere to Be ….Kenny Chesney
    Tin Cup Chalice…..Jimmy Buffett
    Red WIne…..Bob Marley

  4. Awesome! Thx Brenda!

  5. Got a few new ones for us to check out – thx Matt!

  6. Jack Johnson – Bubble Toes
    Jimmy Buffett – Mañana
    Mishka – Ocean is my Potion
    Van Morrison – Into the Mystic
    Michael Franti – The Sound of Sunshine

  7. Cheeseburger in Paradise Jimmy Buffet
    Rum and Coconut Water Barefoot Man(George Novak …Cayman Islands)
    Kokomo. The Beach Boys
    Any song by these 3 artists!!!!!

    Toes in the Sand. Zac Brown

  8. Summertime Bon Jovi
    Born to Run Bruce Springsteen

  9. As full time cruising sailors boat music is a big part of our on-board lifestyle so it is really hard to narrow down to just 5 songs. Sorry for any repetition of previously listed songs:
    Knee Deep – Zac Brown Band
    If I had a Boat – Lyle Lovitt (or the Jimmy Buffett version)
    Southern Cross – Crosby, Stills & Nash
    Son of a Son of a Sailor – Jimmy Buffett
    Guitars and Tiki Bars – Kenny Chesney

    Sorry, I know I couldn’t stop at five. Also a shout out to a smaller artist: It’ll Be Ready Tomorrow by Eric Stone (
    Lastly, no list is complete without some Bob: Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

  10. Make Up Your Mind – Richie Spice
    Caribbean Run – Quito Rymer
    Angel – Shaggy
    Let’s Play – The Subdudes
    Southern Cross – Crosby Stills Nash
    bonus: Red Wine – UB40

  11. since Southern Cross was already noted, swap in:
    Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc

  12. 1 no shirt no shoes no problems-kenny
    2 pirate flag- kenny

    3 summertime- KC
    4 somewhere in the sun-K
    5 tiki bars-K

  13. Dave - The Mai Tai Guy says:

    I am a big fan of the independent Trop Rock artists from Florida, especially Jim Morris. I will contribute some of the lesser known artists. It is really hard to only pick five.

    Visually Cool and Pleasantly Numb – Jim Morris and the Big Bamboo Band
    Island Daze – Jim Morris and the Big Bamboo Band
    Slip Away – John Frinzi
    I’ve Got A Beach In My Backyard – Brent Burns
    Boats To Build – Jerry Jeff Walker

    I recommend checking out the music from some of the less famous artists. Many are on Spotify. I play their songs at my backyard tiki bar…and the music has helped me survive the cold, New England winters.

    Coconut Woman – Harry Belafonte
    Buoyancy – John Frinzi
    The Floating Opera – Jim Morris and the Big Bamboo Band
    Rum On Me Tongue – The Barefoot Man

    Forgive me. I…just…couldn’t…stop.

    • Dave – appreciate the inclusion of some lesser known artists. We’re always looking for new music and this list will give us some new songs and artists to check out! Thx!

      • Dave - The Mai Tai Guy says:

        You’re welcome. I love Jimmy Buffett but there is also a lot of great island music out there besides the old standards. If you are on Spotify search for the “St. Somewhere Radio” playlist for my collection of escape music.


  14. A few from my sailing play list:
    Bottle of Rum – Machel Montano
    I’m Drinking/Rum & Red Bull – Beenie Man
    Hurricane Party – James McMurty
    Still in Paradise – Bankie Banx
    Sloop John B – Beach Boys

  15. Rockaway- Beres Hammond
    Three Little Birds- Bob Marley
    Boom Shak A Lack- Apache Indian
    Here Comes de Hotstepper- Ini Kamoze
    Hot Hot Hot- Arrow

  16. sailor girl says:

    This was a good exercise for a chilly, rainy Friday! Here’s a few from my sailing playlist:

    Ivy – Edge of the Ocean
    JB – Trying to Reason with the Hurricane Season
    Beach Boys – Sail On, Sailor
    Jamie Cullum – All at Sea
    Don Henley – Boys of Summer
    Weezer – Island in the Sun

  17. gin and coconut water -jelly/baha men
    kokomo – beach boys
    one particular harbor – buffett
    jump in the line -harry belafonte
    shelter of your love – jimmy cliff

    deo – honorable mention

  18. Jamey Johnson- Place out on the Ocean
    Bob Segar- Sunspot Baby
    The Wailers- Mellow Mood
    George Strait- The Seashores of Old Mexico
    Kenny Chesney- No shoe’s No Shirt, No Problem ( My 3 year old daughters favorite:) )

    Dang now I want to hear all these songs! What a fun project :)

  19. Magic – Kenny Chesney
    Walk on the Beach – Rob Mehl
    Livin on Key West Time – Howard Livingston
    Two Chairs on the Beach – Brian Neale
    Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season – Jimmy Buffett

  20. Jim Pierce says:

    Jimmy – Coconut Telegraph
    Bob Marley – Redemption Song
    Eagles – Seven Bridges Road
    CSN – Wooden Ships
    Jimmy – Pirate Looks at 40

    and pretty much anything on Belize Public Radio

  21. Summertime – Sublime
    One Love – Bob Marley
    Changes in Attitude, Changes in Latitude – Jimmy Buffett
    Fly – Sugar Ray
    Kokomo – Beach Boys

  22. Drew Douglas says:

    Bob Marley- One Love
    Otis Redding- Sittin on the dock of the bay
    Sublime- Summer Time
    Weezer- Island in the sun
    Jack Johnson- Upside down

  23. Baha Men: Gin and Coconut Water
    Fleetwood Mac: Monday Morning
    Gypsy Kings: Bamboleo
    Gloria Estaban: Conga
    Bob Marley: Redemption Song
    Jimmy Buffett: The Captain and the Kid
    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Make a Little Magic
    Mahlathini: Sing This Song
    Pablo Cruise: A Place in the Sun
    Rodrigo y Gabriela: Diablo Rojo
    Prince: Raspberry Beret
    Doobies: China Grove
    Eagles: Hotel California
    Ambrosia: Nice, Nice, Very Nice

    • Thx Dan! Some great additions to the list!

      • Pablo Cruise seems to have been lost in the Beach music genre. That music deserves to be rediscovered.

        • Give us the names of the Pablo Cruise songs that you think would be good on the list and we’ll ad them!

          • A Place in the Sun
            Worlds Away
            Love Will Find A Way
            Family Man
            Atlanta June
            Watcha Gonna Do?
            I Want You Tonight
            I Go To Rio
            Never Had a Love
            Raging Fire
            Island Woman
            Tonight My Love
            Will You, Won’t You
            Good Ship Pablo Cruise
            Can’t You Hear the Music
            plus number of great mostly instrumentals.

    • Sorry I didn’t see that I was supposed to limit it to 5.

  24. mike hyatt says:

    one particular harbor….jimmy b knee deep……zac brown band tall cool one …..Robert plant jammin …..bob marley walking on sunshine…..Katrina and the waves

  25. Beer in Mexico (Chesney) is a must on our summer playlist…

  26. jack best says:

    rum is the answer…what was the ?-barefoot davis
    the rhum bar-the boat drunks
    premature intoxication-jim morris
    drink in my hand-eric church
    ive got sand in my shoes-the drifters