The Ultimate Rum Therapy Beach Playlist

We asked for it and YOU DELIVERED! Thanks to all of you who took the time to submit your favorite tunes for the ULTIMATE Rum Therapy Beach Playlist! Quite the eclectic list and they may not all make your top picks, but they’re excellent submissions and will give us all a place to start when looking for some more tunes for vacation and beach time.

Short Siesta - copyrightSome of your favorites not on the list? Be sure to send them to us and we’ll update from time to time.

The list is arranged in alphabetical order (sort of – I’m sure I made a few errors in alphabetizing and I’ll go back and fix them later – right now my brain hurts!) We checked and were able to find most of these tunes on either iTunes, Amazon or You Tube, and it looks like most can be easily downloaded.

The songs were not all written or originally performed by the artists listed, but, if listed, is probably the preferred rendition of the song for this list and several songs are listed with more than one artist!

So, here it is. The ULTIMATE Rum Therapy Playlist as submitted by you – our Facebook and website friends and followers! Enjoy!


Nice, Nice, Very Nice

e) Andrew Sisters
Rum and Coca Cola

Apache Indian
Boom Shak-a-Lac

Hot! Hot! Hot!


Baha Men
Gin and Coconut Water (Jelly)
Island Boy

Bankie Banx
Still In Paradise (with Jimmy Buffett)

Barefoot Davis
Rum is the Answer – What Was the Question?

Barefoot Man (George Novak)
Rum and Coconut Water
Rum On Me Tongue
Small Dinghy
Thong Gone Wrong

Beach Boys
Good Vibrations
Sail On Sailor
Sloop John B

Beenie Man
I’m Drinking/Rum & Red Bull
Let’s Go

Bebel Gilberto
August Day Song

Beres Hammond

Billy Currington
Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer
Swimmin’ in Sunshine

Blake Shelton
Some Beach

Blues Traveler
Carolina Blues

(The) Boat Drunks
A Pirate on the Caribbean
Bermuda Triangle
Callin’ In Gone
Hangover Key
The Rhum Bar
Tropical Standard Time

Bobby Darin
Beyond the Sea

Bobby McFerrin
Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Bob Marley
One Drop
One Love
Redemption Song
Stir It Up
Three Little Birds

Bob Seger
Sunspot Baby

Bon Jovi

Brent Burns
Don’t Come Knockin’ If the Tiki Huts Rockin
I’ve Got a Beach in My Backyard
Son of the Beach

Brett Eldredge
Beat of the Music

Brian Neale
Two Chairs on a Beach

Brother Trouble
Summer’s Little Angel

Brothers Osborne

Bruce Springsteen
Born to Run

Bruno Mars
The Lazy Song

Burning Flames
Island Girl

Buster Poindexter
Hot Hot Hot


Let The Good Times Roll

Chuck Wicks
Salt Life

Crosby, Stills & Nash
Southern Cross
Wooden Ships


David Gray
Sail Away

Delbert McClinton
Sandy Beaches

Doobie Brothers
China Grove
South City Midnight Lady

(The) Drifters
I’ve Got Sand In My Shoes
Under the Boardwalk

Don Henley
Boys of Summer


Hotel California
Life’s Been Good
Seven Bridges Road
Tequila Sunrise
Peaceful Easy Feeling

Eric Church
Drink In My Hand
Jack Daniels
Smoke a Little Smoke

Eric Stone
I’ll Be Ready Tomorrow
The Sandbar

Fleetwood Mac
Monday Morning


Gaelic Storm
Piña Colada in a Pint Glass

Garth Brooks
Captain Morgan

Two Piña Coladas

Gene Mitchell
Rum Phonics

George Strait
The Seashores of Old Mexico

Gloria Estefan


My Rum

Hold Yuh

Gypsy Kings


Harry Belefonte
Coconut Woman
Day O (Banana Boat)
Jump In the Line

Harry Nilsson
Put the Lime in the Coconut

Howard Livingston
Blame it on the Margarita’s
Livin’ On Key West Time
Sailing to I Don’t Know


Israel Kamakawiwo’ ole
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
White Sandy Beach of Hawaii

Ini Kamoze
Here Comes de Hotstepper

Edge of the Ocean


Jack Johnson
Banana Pancakes
Better Together
Bubble Toes
Upside Down

Jackson Browne
Jamaica Say You Will

Jake Owen
Anywhere with You
Barefoot Blue Jean Night
Summer Jam

James McMurtry
Hurricane Party

Jamey Johnson
Place Out On the Ocean

Jamie Cullum
All At Sea

Jerrod Niemann
Down In Mexico
How Can I Be So Thirsty
One More Drinkin’ Song
Shinin’ On Me

Jerry Jeff Walker
Boats to Build
Cowboy Boots and Bathin’ Suits
Sloop John B

Jesse Rice
Caribbean Crazy
Haze of the Rum
Key West Time
Island State of Mind

Jimmy Buffett
A Pirate Looks at 40
Boat Drinks

(The) Captain and the Kid
Changes in Attitudes, Changes in Latitudes
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Coast of Carolina
Coconut Telegraph
Cowboy in the Jungle
Island Fever
It’s 5:00 Somewhere
Lovely Cruise
One Particular Harbor
Son of a Sailor
Still in Paradise (with Bankie Banx)
The Weather is Here, Wish You were Beautiful
Tin Cup Chalice
Trying to Reason with the Hurricane Season

Jimmy Cliff
Shelter of Your Love
I Can See Clearly Now
Many Rivers To Cross

Jim Morris
The Floating Opera
Island Daze
Premature Intoxication
Visually Cool and Pleasantly Numb

Joe Bennett
I Need a Beach

John Frinzi
Paradise, Quickly
Slip Away

John Hiatt
Drive South

John Mayer
Free Fallin’
Who Says


Keb’ Mo’
Life Is Beautiful

Kenny Chesney
Be As You Are
Beer In Mexico
Down the Road
Guitars and Tiki Bars
Island Boy
Key Lime Pie
Keys In the Conch Shell
Life On a Rock
Lucky Old Sun
Me and Marley
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem
Nowhere to Go, Nowhere to Be
Old Blue Chair
On the Coast of Somewhere Beautiful
Pirate Flag
Somewhere In the Sun
Soul of a Sailor
That Time of Day
The Life
Time Flies
Way Down Here
When I See This Bar
When the Sun Goes Down (with Uncle Kracker)
You and Tequila

Kes The Band
Tuesday on the Rocks

Kid Rock
All Summer Long


Little Big Town
Day Drinking

Little River Band
Cool Change

Los Lonely Boys

Louis Armstrong
What a Wonderful World

Lyle Lovett
If I Had a Boat


Machel Montano
Bottle of Rum

Sing This Song

(The) Merrymen

Beautiful Barbados

Micah Gardner
Barstool Sailing

Michael Franti
Say Hey
The Sound of Sunshine

Coastline Journey
Guy With a Guitar
Ocean Is My Potion

Mr. Probz

Mungo Jerry
In the Summertime


Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Make a Little Magic

Norah Jones


Oh No Fiasco
I Want You Back

Otis Redding
Sittin’ On The Dock of the Bay


Pablo Cruise
A Place in the Sun
Good Ship Pablo Cruise
I Go To Rio
Island Woman
Love Will Find a Way
What’cha Gonna Do?

Pharrell Williams

Raspberry Beret


Quito Rymer
Caribbean Run


Richie Spice
Make Up Your Mind

Rick Steffen
Coconut Rum

Rob Mehl
Walk On The Beach

Rodrigo y Gabriela
Diablo Rojo



Sheryl Crow
Soak Up The Sun

Smoky Robinson

(The) Subdudes
Let’s Play

Doin’ Time

Sugar Ray

Swim Skinny
Ocean Blue


Taj Mahal
Sacred Island
The New Hula Blues

Taurus Riley
She’s Royal

Toby Keith
I Love This Bar
I Wanna Talk About Me
I’m Just Talkin’ About Tonight
Red Solo Cup
She’s a Hottie
Stays In Mexico

Todd Rundgren
Bang On the Drum All Day

Tom Petty
Free Fallin’

Tracy Byrd
Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo

(The) Tradewinds

Cricket in the Jungle

Travis James Humphrey
Mai Tai or Margarita


Red, Red, Wine

Uncle Kracker
Drift Away
It’s Good to be Me
Last Night Again


Van Morrison
Into the Mystic


(The) Wailers
Mellow Mood

Wailing Souls
Love You Want

Island in the Sun


(The) Young Rascals


Zac Brown Band
Island Song
Knee Deep (with Jimmy Buffet)
Where the Boat Leaves From

Dreadlock Holiday

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BEACH Playlist

I have a playlist on my iPod entitled BEACH. There are 34 songs on BEACH. I know – that’s not a lot especially considering there are nearly 5,000 on the iPod itself. So what 34 songs are on my BEACH Playlist? Well, you’d probably be surprised – I mean coming from someone with a degree in music you might expect a lot of classical music or jazz or something respectable like that. There are no classical or jazz tunes on BEACH. Instead you’ll find songs such as “That’s Not My Name” by the Ting Tings and “I’m On a Boat” from Lonely Island.

O.K., so you probably won’t be surprised by Jimmy Buffet’s, “He Went to Paris” or Kenny Chesney’s “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems”, but what about “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith, Ben Harper’s “Steal My Kisses”, “Life is Beautiful” by Keb’ Mo’,  OR “Sangria Wine” by Jerry Jeff Walker?

Funny how music can remind us of certain times in our lives; like good times in high school, summertime, a first kiss, someone we cared about and lost or great vacations and good times with friends. As Kenny Chesney sings in another song from my BEACH playlist “I Go Back”:

Every time I hear that song
I go back, I go back

There are 847 songs on my VACATION playlist. These are the songs that are played while playing in the sand, the sun, and the sea with friends and family on relished vacations, but the BEACH playlist is reserved for one thing. Every song on the BEACH playlist takes me back to a vacation time that was special: sailing into White Bay for the first time singing “I’m On a Boat” at the top of our lungs, that last awesome cruise with my dad, playing Liar’s Dice at Rhythms at Rainbow Beach in St. Croix, singing a song with the band to win a shot at The Last Resort, pretending we were Johnny Depp finding the rum on Petit Tobac and an especially awesome evening with friends on a sailboat – drinking rum, laughing and watching the sun set over the beautiful Caribbean water.

The BEACH songs are the songs I listen to when I need a short escape. I turn the music on loudly, pour my favorite rum drink and then put my feet up,  close my eyes and smile as I remember each and every great memory. Ahhh…Life IS Beautiful.

What songs AND memories are on your BEACH playlist?