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Island music playlist - more suggestions?

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Island music playlist - more suggestions?

I've been assembling playlists to bring along to St. John (4 more days!!). I already had a lot of suitable songs, but wanted some new stuff so I looked at all the "island music" threads I could find and ended up buying 15-20 new tunes from Itunes. It's a little archaic, but I still prefer to organize my music into hour-long albums and burn them to CD. I even print out labels with track lists and cute clip-art.

Here's my first compilation, composed mostly of the new songs I downloaded. Yeah, I know, I got wandered from the "island" theme occasionally. When I found that duet between Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker, I couldn't resist following it up with my favorite Uncle Kracker single. And I can't explain how I ended up with Grateful Dead - either you understand the logical progression or you don't.

Anyone else want to share their island playlists?

1. Palm Tree Kind of Day -- Jim Hoehn

2. Toes -- Zac Brown Band

3. Knee Deep -- Zac Brown Band, Jimmy Buffett

4. Island Song -- Zac Brown Band

5. Bad Day At the Beach -- Jim Hoehn

6. Jolly Mon Sing -- Jimmy Buffett

7. Havana Daydreamin' -- Jimmy Buffett

8. Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season -- Jimmy Buffett

9. Coconut Telegraph -- Jimmy Buffett

10. No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems -- Kenny Chesney

11. When the Sun Goes Down -- Kenny Chesney, Uncle Kracker

12. Follow Me -- Uncle Kracker

13. Cinnamon Bay -- Gene Mitchell

14. Tropical Island -- Adam Green

15. Kokomo -- Adam Green, Ben Kweller

16. (Put The Lime In The) Coconut -- The Hit Crew

17. Summertime -- Lena Horne

18. Girl From Ipanema -- Getz/Gilberto

19. Tales Of Brave Ulysees -- Cream

20. Ripple -- Grateful Dead

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1. Re: Island music playlist - more suggestions?

I have several playlists as well I have updated throughout the years for St. John. I have this one back from 2008 which has a lot of what you already have so there may be a few that you would like to add. Enjoy!

Another Saturday Night - Jimmy Buffett

Back To The Islands - The Barefoot Man

Blue Guitar - Jimmy Buffett

Broken - Jack Johnson

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley

Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa - Vampire Weekend

Cinnamon Bay - Gene Mitchell

Diamonds on the Soles of Her Feet - Paul Simon

Dodo - dave matthews

Dreamgirl - Dave Matthews Band

Flake - Jack Johnson

Girls In Their Summer Clothes - Bruce Springsteen

Good Situation -UB40

Graceland - Paul Simon

Great Heart - Jimmy Buffett

Guitars and Tiki Bars - Kenny Chesney

Havana Daydreamin' - Jimmy Buffett

Here I Am (Come and Take Me) - UB40

Higher Ground - UB40

I Can See Clearly Now - Jimmy Cliff

If I Had A Boat - Lyle Lovett

Into The Mystic - Van Morrison

Israelites - Desmond Dekker

Johnny Coolman - Toots & The Maytals

Keep On Movin' - Bob Marley & The Wailers

Knees Of My Heart - Jimmy Buffett

Kokomo - The Beach Boys

La Vie Dansante - Jimmy Buffett

Leaving on a Jet Plane - Peter, Paul and Mary

Let It Be Sung - Jack Johnson & Matt Costa

Manana - Jimmy Buffett

Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett

Me and Julio Down By the School Yard - Paul Simon

Missing Pieces - O.A.R.

No Woman, No Cry -- Club Trini (vocals: Jimmy Buffett)

A Pirate Looks At - Jimmy Buffett

Reggae Vibes - Shaggy

(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - Dennis Brown

Some Beach - Blake Shelton

Stir It Up - Bob Marley

Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot

Sunshine In the Music - Jimmy Cliff

Take Me Home Country Road - Toots & The Maytals

Three Little Birds - Bob Marley

The Tide Is High - Blondie

Time Tough - Toots & The Maytals

Tin Cup Chalice - Jimmy Buffett

Tomorrow People - Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers

Volcano - Jimmy Buffett

Wa-Do-Dem - Eek-A-Mouse

Waiting In Vain - Bob Marley

The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful - Jimmy Buffett

When the Sun Goes Down - Kenny Chesney

Wild World - Maxi Priest

You Can Get It If You Really Want - Jimmy Cliff

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All great song choices!

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It's so corny, but I loaded up Barry Manilow "Looks like we MADE IT!" and played it for my hubby, as soon as we were alone on island :)

The rest of the song was sad and we ignored that but gleefully sang along loudly at the "Looks like we MADE IT!" parts LOL.

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Bankie Banx - great island music from an Anguilla musician.

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5. Re: Island music playlist - more suggestions?

Just this week we added to ours:

Some Beach - Blake Shelton

Coastal - Kenny Chesney

Where the Boat Leaves From - Zac Brown Band

Beer in Mexico - Kenny Chesney

Pontoon - Little Big Town (more of a summer song than a vacation song - but it still sets the tone.)

:) A lot of the rest of these we had - but I found a few more to add to our list based on these. :)

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Somewhere in the sun by Kenny Chesney. But it's actually all about Jost Van Dyke.

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Southern Cross - CSN

No Way Back From Here - Foo Fighters

I like the Grateful Dead but I would put in a real jammy juicy version of a live Scarlet > Fire say like from the Mosque in May of 1977.

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For me it's not just the island theme, but the vibe, songs that I hear that make me smile and think of a sunny vacation. These all fit the bill.

Papa Dukie and the Mud People - The Subdudes available on Amazon

Soak Up the Sun - Sheryl Crow

Escape (Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Homes

Tell Everybody I Know - Keb' Mo

Chill-Axin' - Toby Keith

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong - Spin Doctors

On and On - Stephen Bishop

June Hymn - The Decemberists

Six Pack Summer and Tequila Town - Phil Vassar

Sunday Morning and Beautiful Goodbye - Maroon Five

Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind

She Hates Me - Puddle of Mud (but does say the eff word a lot)

Sweet Summer - Diamond

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Great suggestions! My island music collection is growing, lets keep this thread going for awhile.

The sound of sunshine - Michael Franti & Spearhead

Back to the Islands - Greezy Joe and the Easy Band

Rum - Greezy Joe and the Easy Band

Pirate on the caribbean - The Boat Drunks

A few from Kenny Chesney

Island Boy

Guitars &Tiki Bars

Soul of a sailor


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10. Re: Island music playlist - more suggestions?

Look for Gramps Morgan we heard a guy playing his CD at the red-hook ferry but he is on iTunes and facebook now.


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