Friday Playlist: Seafaring Songs

Come sail away.

Sea shanties, pirate ballads, and other maritime music for sailors both actual and metaphorical.

Illustration by Minna.

Illustration by Minna.


  • JadeTayla April 25th, 2014 11:41 PM

    I love how this playlist contrasts songs by First Aid Kit and M. Ward with ‘I’m On A Boat’ and the Jonas Brothers. Skillz.

  • martinmorning April 25th, 2014 11:53 PM

    Loving this! Great background music for browsing the site/other sites

  • chelcsmiles April 26th, 2014 3:20 AM

    I ALWAYS look forward to your Friday Playlist’s. Beach Boys, Jo bros, Styx,.. who knew they could harmoniously coincide on one playlist. you genius people. i adore yew.

  • katiestarrynight April 26th, 2014 7:42 AM

    Why am I crying? Did I accidentally listen to “Come Sail Away” by Styx again?


  • Alabastrowa April 26th, 2014 9:27 AM

    I absolutely adore the illustration by Minna <3

  • ghostelic April 26th, 2014 12:47 PM


  • Nadifa April 26th, 2014 12:54 PM

    Omg Jonas Bros. I always thought that song was weird, but I loved them

  • thenonafish April 26th, 2014 5:48 PM

    Another good one is A Little Seasick by Ruby Day :) it’s not on iTunes or anything but it is on youtube. Love the Friday playlists!!

  • whateveryazmine April 26th, 2014 11:13 PM

    I’m writing a story set by the sea so this is perfect! And I also live in a seaside town and had a major jo bros phase

  • lolaferocious April 27th, 2014 7:32 AM

    The only thing this playlist is missing is Gay Pirates by Cosmo Jarvis. One of the best love songs going round.

  • Sophii April 27th, 2014 10:16 AM

    This is so great! I love imaging I’m by the sea and this playlist helps :’)

  • thatsbreathtaking April 28th, 2014 11:01 PM

    Sail (Away With Me) by the Pomegranates should definitely be an additional amendment on this list!!

  • thatsbreathtaking April 28th, 2014 11:02 PM

    Also the Alex Turner soundtrack for Submarine <3

  • janeorshine April 30th, 2014 1:24 AM

    My additions would be Gay Pirates by Cosmo Jarvis and Riptide by Vance Joy (though to be fair, I’d nominate the Vance Joy song for any summer type of playlist)

  • inesc May 1st, 2014 5:40 AM

    Love this!
    xx Inés