The Ultimate Cruise Song Playlist

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#1
Texas
167 Posts
Joined Jun 2011
Our cruise is 21 days away and I've been wanting to get in the cruisin' mood... I found this old playlist from 2008 and added a few songs to it - Do you have a favorite that I missed?
Here's a compilation of songs listed so far with a quick and dirty cleanup of the titles and artist to make it easier to locate them on your favortie site. Apologies in advance for any inadvertent mistakes, typos, or omissions.

Hot, Hot, Hot – Buster Poindexter
Jamaica Mistaica – Jimmy Buffett
One Particular Harbor - Jimmy Buffett
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Don't Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
Jammin – Bob Marley
One Love – Bob Marley
Buffalo Soldier – Bob Marley
Key Lime Pie – Kenny Chesney
Yellow Bird – Instrumental
Sherry's Living in Paradise – Kenny Chesney
Two Pina Coladas – Garth Brooks
The Ketchup Song – Las Kala
Shift Work – Kenny Chesney/George Strait
Stays in Mexico – Toby Keith
Beer in Mexico – Kenny Chesney
The Seashore of Old Mexico – George Strait
Island In The Sun - Harry Belafonte
Island In the Sun - Weezer
Loco in Acapulco - The Four Tops
Oye Como Va - Santana
Vamos A La Playa (very 80's!) - Righeira
Ritmo De La Noche - Mystic
Mas Que Nada - Sergio Mendes
Conga - Miami Sound Machine
Rock The Boat - Hues Corporation
Sailing - Christopher Cross
The Pina Colada Song (Escape) – Rupert Holmes
Miami - Will Smith
Red, Red Wine - UB40
Temperature - Sean Paul
Steal Away - Robbie DuPree
Smooth - Rob Thomas/Santana
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
Heaven - Los Loney Boys
Brandy - Looking Glass
Lust for Life - Iggy Pop
Day-O - Harry Belafonte
Cruisin - Gwyneth Paltrow/Huey Lewis
Orinco Flow - Enya
Caribbean Queen - Billy Ocean
Dollar WineDo - Soca Boys
Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darrin
It’s 5 o'clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffett
No shirt, No shoes, No problem - Kenny Chesney
When the Sun Goes Down - Kenny Chesney
La Bomba - King Africa
Mambo #5 - Lou Bega
Macarena - Los del Rio
Follow the Leader - Soca Boys
Mexican Wine - Fountains of Wayne
Take You There - Sean Kingston
Summertimes Calling Me - Embers
Carolina Girls - Chairmen of the Board
I Love Beach Music - Embers
Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy - Tams
Kokomo - Beach Boys
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Lovely Cruise - Buffet
Key Wasted - Rich Hardesty
Sweat - Inner Circle
Knocking on Heavens Door - (Eric Clapton version)
Sugar Sugar (In My Life) - John Fogarty [not to be confused with
“Sugar, Sugar” by the “Archies]
Rocking All Over the World - John Fogarty
Lust for Life - Iggy Pop
Dollar Wine - Byron Lee
Down With the Sickness - Disturbed
Two Tickets To Paradise – Eddie Money
Big Pimpin’ - Jay Z
NoWoman, No Cry (Everything's Gonna Be Alright) - Bob Marley
Montego Bay - Bobby Bloom
Drift Away - Uncle Kracker version, with Dobey Gray)
Bang on The Drum All Day - Todd Rundgren
Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
Come Sail Away – Styx
Under the Sea – Samuel E. Wright
Kiss the Girl – Samuel E. Wright
Mas Tequila - Sam Hardy

Acoustic Alchemy - (instrumental group)
“Cocktail” the entire album (soundtrack?)
**added songs
Lime in the Coconut - Harry nilsson
Cruise - Florida Georgia Line
Beat this Summer - Brad Paisley
Drink in my hand - Eric Church
Knee Deep - Zac Brown Band
Toes - Zac Brown Band
Sunny and 75 - Joe Nichols
Beachin' Jake Owen
Out Last Night - Kenny Chesney
Diamonds - Rhianna
Cha Cha Slide - DJ Casper
Cupid Shuffle - Cupid
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#2
Warwickshire UK
3,128 Posts
Joined Apr 2013
Some other boat themed things that I think you missed (or I did)

I'm on a boat - Lonely island (its a bit blue mouthed but I like it)

Orinoco flow - Enya (beautiful)

Sail away - Styx

Wont you let me take you on a sea cruise - Frankie Ford

Boat Drinks - Buffet (hes very new to me...this played on our cruise)
#3
Colorado
90 Posts
Joined Feb 2009
Great list. Thanks for updating and reposting!
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Bon Voyage!

Carnival Facination - 11/07
Disney Magic - 1/09
Carnival Spendor - 11/09
Carnival Liberty - 5/10
Carnival Glory - 5/11
Carnival Freedom - 9/14 (can't wait!)

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#5
Charleston, SC
55 Posts
Joined Oct 2013
I thought I was the only one working on a playlist!!! Uhm... I'm kind of weird but my two I added last night was Sea of Love by Cat Power and... Rehab by Amy Winehouse. I am being very serious, no disrespect to the artist... I will be amused listening to his on my iPod with a DOD in hand...

Nice list!!!

Others on my list include:

Dream On by Aerosmith
Sail by Awolnation
Skinny Love by Birdy
No Rain by Blind Melon
Linger by The Cranberries
Seven Nation Army by Jamar Rodgers (Dude from The Voice)
Freak on a Leash by Korn
Hips Don't Lie by Shakira
Breath Me by Sia
Bullet with Butterfly Wings by Smashing Pumpkins

and...

Literally EVERY song ever recorded by Nirvana

They aren't all appropriately themed, but they are all my jams! Glad to know I'm not the only one that puts some work into their tunes...
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#6
Colorado
143 Posts
Joined Nov 2012
Vacation - The Go-Go's
In the Sun - Blondie
Steal My Sunshine - Len
Beautiful Girls - Van Halen
Island in the Sun - Weezer
Dancing in the Streets - Martha & the Vandellas (or David Bowie/Mick Jagger)
Heat Wave - Martha & the Vandellas
Happy - Pharrell
Good Times - Chic
The Swimming Song - Loudon Wainwright III
The Only Place - Best Coast
Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
#8
62 Posts
Joined Oct 2005
In the Summertime- Mungo Jerry
Summer Breeze- Seals & Crofts
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2014- Carnival Fantasy
2011- NCL Dawn
2005- RCI Radiance Of The Seas
2000- RCI Grandeur Of The Seas
#9
Ohio
311 Posts
Joined Jul 2012
Those are a lot of good songs. I have a good bit on my list and will have to check out the ones that I do not! Sorry if there are any duplicates, but here is just a little bit from my list.

Will Smith - Miami
Will Smith - Gettin' Jiggy With It
Anything by Pitbull
LMFAO - Shots
Toby Keith - Red Solo Cup
Flo Rida - Good Feeling
Flo Rida - Wild Ones
Fun - We are Young
Jamie Foxx - Blame It
Kanye West - Touch the Sky
Kid Rock - All Summer Long
The Ataris - Boys of Summer
Justin Timberlake - Summer Love
The Black Eyed Peas - Rock That Body
Eagle Eyed Cherry - Save Tonight
Chris Brown - Turn up the Music
Simple Plan - Summer Paradise
Sean Paul - Temperature
Sugar Ray - Fly
Ke$ha - Die Young
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#10
Orange county CA
8,205 Posts
Joined Nov 2009
Any song that has the name of a Carnival ship in the title!

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Holland America 1STAR (2) Oosterdam, Volendam
Disney (1) Wonder
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#11
Texas
167 Posts
Joined Jun 2011
I just realized most of the songs I picked for the cruise have some type of alcohol in the song...
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Carnival Glory 2010
Carnival Ecstasy 2009
Carnival Ecstasy 2008
Carnival Ecstasy 2007
#13
Southeast PA
3,410 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
OP, outstanding list! I'm gonna have to borrow a few

A couple others on my playlist:
Key Largo - Bertie Higgins
Under the boardwalk - Drifters
Livin La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
Sloop John B - Beach Boys
La Isla Bonita - Madonna

Ken

Oh yeah - Wipe Out - Beach Boys version
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#15
Sacramento, CA
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Joined Sep 2009
A big thank you to everyone who posted!!!

I have helped support Apple and iTunes over the years, and I don't have a lot of these songs...but am going to buy them!! Increasing iTunes purchases cuts into my cruise budget, though (not really)

I then make my own playlists to listen to while I walk on the treadmill.

If anyone wants to contribute a small - or large - treadmill song list, I am all ears

gary
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Upcoming Oceania Cruise: December 2017 Barcelona-to Miami

Prior Cruises:
Oceania Marina Papeete to NY. April 4 to May 7, 2015 33 days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Lisbon to Rio
Nov 4-20, 2014 16 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Barcelona to Rio - Nov 20 - December 8, 2013 18 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: NY to London - May 26 - June 11, 2013 16 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Rome to Rio - November 22 - December 10, 2012 18 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Miami to Barcelona - March 19-April 2, 2012
(yes, we like TA's )
Norwegian Sun - 9 Night Copenhagen - June 13 - June 22 2011
Norwegian Sun - Back to Back Caribbean - December 4,2010 - December 18, 2010
Norwegian Sun - 12 Night San Francisco - Mexican Riviera 10/12/09 - 10/23/09
Holland MS Noordam New York Caribbean - 11/25/06 - 12/6/06
RCL Brilliance of the Seas Miami - Circle the Caribbean - 2/3/06 - 2/13/06
RCL Monarch of the Seas 10/17/03 - 10/20/03
NCL Skyward - Ft Lauderdale Caribbean - January 1986
plus a Carnival and another from the 90's
#16
cruising.cockroach {at} gmail hotmail and yahoo
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Joined May 2012
What? No Gordon Lightfoot's seminal The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald?
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Using cruise lines as a cheap means of comfortable if not speedy intercontinental travel....

Sep 2017 Celebrity Millennium Vancouver-Yokohama
Too many BC Ferries crossings

May 2017 MS Chi-Cheemaun Tobermory-South Baymouth
Mar 2016 Star Princess San Pedro-Vancouver
Mar 2016 CMA CGM Libra HongKong - Long Beach
Jan 2016 RV Yandabo Bagan-Mandalay

Nov 2015 Tirrenia Bithia Janas Arbatax - Civitavecchia
Oct 2015 Saremar Ichnusa Bonifacio-Santa Teresa de Gallura
Oct 2015 Corsica Ferries Corsica Victoria Savona - Bastia
Oct 2014 HAL Zaandam Vancouver-Valparaiso
Mar 2014 Corsica Ferries Mega Express 3 Toulon-Ajaccio & Bastia-Nice
Oct. 2012 HAL Prinsendam Civitavecchia-Fort Lauderdale
April 2012 Island Princess San Pedro-Vancouver
Kasr Ibrim Abu Simbel-Aswan Feb. 2007

Way, way back....
P&O Cathay between Singapore and Hong Kong and back, March 1968 + August 1969
Koeln-Dusseldorfer Line Rotterdam - Bern
Thomson Ithaca Tanger to Brindisi April 1974
Chandris Bruge-Norway-Tilbury August 1974
Chandris Southampton - Canary Islands + Madeira - Southampton August 1976

#17
Orange county CA
8,205 Posts
Joined Nov 2009
Originally posted by cruising cockroach
What? No Gordon Lightfoot's seminal The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald?
No and no theme from the Poseiden Adventure or Titanic either!


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I still cruise for Warm Chocolate Melting Cake (with 2 sugar-free vanilla ice-creams), lobster, and creme brulee





-----------PAST CRUISES----
ROYAL CARIBBEAN GOLD (3) Mariner (2) & Monarch (1)
Celebrity CLASSIC (1) Millenium (1)
Carnival PLATINUM (30*) Elation (1), Pride (1), Splendor (2), Paradise (3), Inspiration (15) Miracle (2), Imagination (7*)
Princess PLATINUM (7*) Emerald (1) Crown (1) Ruby (5*)
Holland America 1STAR (2) Oosterdam, Volendam
Disney (1) Wonder
(*) Scheduled
#18
Sacramento, CA
1,068 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
Originally posted by cruising cockroach
What? No Gordon Lightfoot's seminal The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald?
I actually have that tune on my iPad
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Upcoming Oceania Cruise: December 2017 Barcelona-to Miami

Prior Cruises:
Oceania Marina Papeete to NY. April 4 to May 7, 2015 33 days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Lisbon to Rio
Nov 4-20, 2014 16 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Barcelona to Rio - Nov 20 - December 8, 2013 18 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: NY to London - May 26 - June 11, 2013 16 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Rome to Rio - November 22 - December 10, 2012 18 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Miami to Barcelona - March 19-April 2, 2012
(yes, we like TA's )
Norwegian Sun - 9 Night Copenhagen - June 13 - June 22 2011
Norwegian Sun - Back to Back Caribbean - December 4,2010 - December 18, 2010
Norwegian Sun - 12 Night San Francisco - Mexican Riviera 10/12/09 - 10/23/09
Holland MS Noordam New York Caribbean - 11/25/06 - 12/6/06
RCL Brilliance of the Seas Miami - Circle the Caribbean - 2/3/06 - 2/13/06
RCL Monarch of the Seas 10/17/03 - 10/20/03
NCL Skyward - Ft Lauderdale Caribbean - January 1986
plus a Carnival and another from the 90's
#20
Ct.
93 Posts
Joined Apr 2012
Maybe I missed it, maybe I am too old, but the best one has been left off...

Love, exciting and new, come aboard we're expecting you...

The original love boat song. I always sing that to myself when embarking.

Google it. They even have the tune.