One of the best feelings on vacation is being able to slip on some headphones, lay down by the pool and drown out the busy sounds of your surroundings. This article will leave you with the best songs to include on your cruise playlist, from the oldies to tunes fresh off the charts, and includes country, pop, rock and roll and more! You’ll also find a link to listen to the pre-made playlist on Spotify so get to groovin’ cruisers!


  1. “Boat Drinks,” Jimmy Buffet & Alan Jackson
  2. “Son of a Son of a Sailor Man,” Jimmy Buffet
  3. “Sailing,” Christopher Cross
  4. “Kokomo,” The Beach Boys
  5. “Surfin’ USA,” The Beach Boys
  6. “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay,” Otis Redding
  7. “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem,” Kenny Chesney
  8. “Into the Mystic,” Van Morrison
  9. “Southern Cross,” Crosby Stills & Nash
  10. “Sloop John B,” Beach Boys
  11. “Under the Boardwalk,” The Drifters
  12. “Redneck Yacht Club,” Craig Morgan
  13. “Come Sail Away,” Styx
  14. “Toes,” Zac Brown Band
  15. “Don’t Rock the Boat,” The Wailers
  16. “Fast Boat to Sydney,” Johnny Cash
  17. “On a Slow Boat to China,” Connie Stevens/Bette Midler
  18. “Let Your Love Flow,” The Bellamy Brothers
  19. “Water,” Brad Paisley
  20. “Day-O,” Harry Belafonte
  21. “Copacabana,” Barry Manilow
  22. “Margaritaville,” Jimmy Buffett
  23. “Into the Mystic,” Van Morrison
  24. “Vacation,” Thomas Rhett
  25. “When The Sun Goes Down,” Kenny Chesney ft. Uncle Cracker
  26. “It’s Five O’ Clock Somewhere,” Alan Jackson ft. Jimmy Buffet
  27. “Pontoon,” Little Big Town 
  28. “Boondocks,” Little Big Town
  29. “Buy Me A Boat,” Chris Janson
  30. “Somewhere On A Beach,” Dierks Bentley
  31. “Vacation,” The Go Gos
  32. “Some Beach,” Blake Shelton
  33. “Soak Up The Sun,” Sheryl Crow
  34. “Beachin’,” Jake Owen
  35. “Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line
  36. “Southbound,” Carrie Underwood
  37. “Carribean Queen,” Billy Ocean
  38. “My Maria,” Brooks & Dunn
  39. “Island Song,” Zac Brown Band
  40. Free and Easy,” Dierks Bentley
  41. “Jump Right In,” Zac Brown Band
  42. “Song of the South,” Alabama
  43. “Don’t Worry Be Happy,” Bobby McFerrin
  44. “All Summer Long,” Kid Rock
  45. “Escape (The Piña Colada Song),” Rupert Holmes
  46. “Knee Deep,” Zac Brown Band
  47. “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset,” Luke Bryan
  48. “American Kids,” Kenny Chesney
  49. “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” The Beach Boys
  50. “Jamming,” Bob Marley


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