Monday, November 29, 2010

Post-TDay Travel--Water Water Everywhere

YouTube playlists for this article (1, 2),
playlist compilation article

This article was going to be the second of two parts of the Thanksgiving week travel theme. Previously, I wrote about songs about planes, trains, and automobiles, based on the movie title Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. As I dove into writing about other travel modes, I wandered around from song to song.

I concluded I have enough material for a third part, coming out in about a week. (Visit about the first week in December for it.) This article focuses on music for a prominent mode of travel NOT in the movie title —boats (and other water travel methods). I've listed songs, artists, lyrics sites, and video sites (if possible). Take another trip down memory lane.

Surfboard Travel (On the Water)
Song Artist(s) Lyrics Video Comment(s)
Surfin' USA Beach Boys Click BB
Surfin' Safari Beach Boys Click BB
Hawaii Five-O Various NA classic, 2010
Wipeout Surfaris, Ventures NA S, V
Pipeline Chantays, Ventures NA C, V 1st video—Chantays' Lawrence Welk appearance: Check out the Beatles' suits, pre-Beatles
New York's a Lonely Town Trade Winds Click TW
Surfer Joe Surfaris Click Surfaris
Surfer Girl Beach Boys Click BB
Catch a Wave Beach Boys Click BB same tune as Sidewalk Surfin'
Sidewalk Surfin' Jan and Dean Click J & D

Boat Travel (Also on the Water)
Song Artist(s) Lyrics Video Comment(s)
Sea Cruise Frankie Ford Click FF
Come on Down to My Boat Every Mother's Son Click EMS
Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) Enya Click Enya
Sailing Christopher Cross Click CC
Come Sail Away Styx Click Styx
Advemtures in Paradise Lionel Newman composer NA LN
Sloop John B Beach Boys Click BB
Sail On, Sailor Beach Boys Click BB
Beyond the Sea Bobby Darin Click BD
Blue Navy Blue Diane Renay Click DR
Kiss Me Sailor Diane Renay Click DR, DR & ER 1st video—live performance
2nd video—duet w/Ed Rambeau, one of the song writers, who also wrote and recorded "Concrete and Clay"
Brandy Looking Glass Click LG
In the Navy Village People Click VP

Underwater Travel (In the water)
Song Artist(s) Lyrics Video Comment(s)
Yellow Submarine Beatles Click Beatles Legos video animation
Pink Shoelaces Dodie Stevens Click DS “He takes me deep sea diving in a submarine!”
Sea Hunt David Rose composer NA DR

The catchy song that takes you from land to water is "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" (Brian Hyland): lyrics, video.

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