Sounds like summer

AkzoNobel has curated the ultimate Summer sailing playlist as part of “That Feeling” campaign.

22 August 2023


AkzoNobel has partnered with inspirational boating figures from across the world to curate the ultimate yachting playlist, called “That Feeling of Summer”, perfect for when you’re using your boat over the coming months.

Every track from the 29 strong playlist has been selected by one of the 11 influential individuals taking part in the “That Feeling” campaign, sharing what the feeling of being involved in the world of sailing means to them. Their song choices reflect their experiences of being on the water and range from crashing rock classics to soothing melodies.


Record-breaking Lisa Blair, who became the first woman to sail solo around Antarctica, chose the relaxing ‘Soul of a Sailor’ by Kenny Chesney.

World renowned marine artist Monique Richter opted for AC/DC’s high-energy, riff-driven ‘Thunderstruck’, while Sea with Katie, sportfishing influencer and inspirational educator of sustainable fishing and marine conservation picked ‘Tainted Love’ as her boat beat.

Sailing the Vagabond couple Riley and Elayna of YouTube fame with over 1.82 million subscribers love to listen to ‘Summertime’ by The Zombies while out on the water.

While running his own business from their boat Sailing Sweet Ruca, Curtis and experienced language teacher Kate enjoy listening to ‘Thunder’ by Imagine Dragons as they inspire sailors across the globe.

Leading the Escapades, Jaynae and Jason became hooked on YouTube Sailing content and took the leap from living the nine-to-five lifestyle to life on the water and have shared love for the track ‘Music Sounds Better with You’ by Stardust.

Sailing Olympic gold medal winners of Rio and Tokyo, Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze added the remastered version of the Clash classic ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’.

The playlist is part of AkzoNobel’s “That Feeling” campaign, which invites the yacht community – from applicators to distributors and sailors to captains – to share the pride and passion they feel from a life connected with sailing and the open water.

Find out more about how the influencers are helping to share what “That Feeling” means to them on the AkzoNobel Yacht Coatings website. Or get involved by sharing a photo of a perfect sunset, glorious sea scape or a beautifully painted keel using the hashtag #ThatFeeling to be part of the campaign.

The top 10 songs from AkzoNobel’s That Feeling of Summer

  1. Thunderstruck – AC/DC
  2. Southern Cross – Crosby, Stills & Nash
  3. Coastline – Hollow Coves
  4. Tainted Love – Trinix, Queen D
  5. Should I Stay or Should I Go – The Clash
  6. Soul of a Sailor – Kenny Chesney
  7. Sound of the Sea – Stick Figure
  8. You and Your Heart – Jack Johnson
  9. Alive – Empire of the Sun
  10. Summertime – The Zombies

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