Friday, January 07, 2011

A Top Gun Sea Song

Today's Sea Song of the Week references the Navy, Yacht Rock and the decade of speed and greed

DoD photo by PO3 Michael D. Blackwell II, U.S. Navy.
Each week we post a nautical tune to help you get your weekend off to a great start, even if you can't get out on the boat.

This week for our Sea Song choice we wanted to pay homage to singer Kenny Loggins who turns 63 today. As the main subject of the fictional series Yacht Rock a few years ago, it's somewhat ironic that none of Kenny's greatest hits are actually about yachts, boating or sailing - or even the sea (Kenny Loggins fans are welcome to correct this via comments below). Luckily, he did perform a little diddy back in the 80's that features lots of footage of planes flying on and off a boat.

Maybe you've heard of Top Gun?
And although the lyrics are not quite nautical in nature, when this song comes on it still makes many power boaters want to open it up to full throttle. So close your eyes and enjoy Danger Zone by birthday boy Kenny Loggins...

Kenny Loggins has been pumping out popular music since the late 1960s, and he is still rocking. If you'd like to see what Kenny Loggins is up to in this century, check out his official website at

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