BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 16916 times:
I would include that old 70's classic "Airport" by The Motors and would also include a track by Cornershop called "The London Radar" which is all about a British United flight to Genoa - if you've never heard it you should check it out - you can find it on "Handcream for a Generation". It includes cabin announcements, conversations between the pilot and ATC, airport announcements and all kinds of interesting snippets of airline-related stuff, all backed by a funky disco beat! And I'm not biased by the fact that I was at school with the drummer of Cornershop - it's the perfect song for us airline nutters!!
Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb
GulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 638 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 16881 times:
I would not be surprised if NO ONE knew this one (and the only reason I thought of it was because I heard it yesterday on the oldie station) but Shelley West had a song out called "Flight 309 to Tennessee" in the late 70s or early 80's. However getting back to the original topic it would probably not be one of the BEST airplane travel songs.
Mfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 267 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 16853 times:
747 - Eddie Rabbit (A country song from the late 1970's)
Marina del Rey - George Strait (sings about being on a plane back to Tenn.)
Kansas City Lights - Steve Wariner (sings about flying into Kansas City)
Up, up and Away - The (some numbered) Dimension. Also known by the old commercial Up, up and away on TWA!
Leaving on a Jet Plane - The Peter, Paul and Mary version!
Starlight, Starbright - Joni Mitchell
Vatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 899 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 16760 times:
There were a couple of comedy songs that made the radio morning show rounds back in the mid '80s. One was called "Airline Amy" where the singer was in love with a flight attendant he just met. The other one was "Southern Air" about a plane with a porch screen door as the main cabin door, a goose as a passenger and a bunch of hillbillies on a flight to Yazoo City, Mississippi. Absolutely hilarious song if you can find it. (Don't remember the artist names for either one, sorry.)
N317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 16660 times:
Who could not love CCR's lyrics?
737 comin' out of the sky
Won't you take me down to Memphis on a midnight ride
I wanna move
Playin' in a travelin' band
Well I'm flyin' 'cross the land tryin' to get a hand
Playin' in a travelin' band
This is my extended list of songs that I like to listen to while flying, whether they remind me of flying, or they talk about it, or they are just good songs for that particular activity. I have more, I just didn't think that anyone really wanted to read through my 'Flying' library .
Xnv From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 142 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 16279 times:
HERE ARE 10 GREAT FLYING SONGS
1. Learning to Fly - Tom Petty
2. Flower Duet (From the BA commercial) - Leo Delibes Lakme
3. Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
4. Right Here Right Now - Jesus Jones
It was on a commercial a few years ago for... a phone company I think - shows a guy looking out the window of the plane at the world below always makes me think about flying. Right here, right now, there is no other place I'd rather be.
5. Walkin' on Sunshine - Gloria Estefan
When I was little and the Walkman just came out it was the only tape my mom had so that's what I listened to on the plane. It was a cloudy day and after we took off we were above the clouds in the sunshine. This song always makes me think that no matter what the weather is here you can fly somewhere else where it is better.
6. What's the Frequency Kenneth - REM
I had this song blasting in my headset flying on a lonely 2-hour cross-country solo flight one day and I laughed as I adjusted the frequency of the radio from ATC to enroute - what's the frequency? 126.7 of course!
7. Airplane - Indigo Girls
8. One Flight Down - Norah Jones
9. Take My Picture - Filter
A guy goes nuts on a plane and takes off all of his clothes... just another ay on the job.
10. Flight 684 to Calcutta - Punjabi Techno
I'm not sure if that's the actual name of the song. My friend has it on CD, it's a Punjabi group that does dance music, but all through the song you hear "Flight 684 to Calcutta is now boarding" or maybe it's Mumbai, but none the less an interesting song.
25 Gregg: Harry Chappin, "Northwest 222" I'm a strummin' fool out in the sticks For the glory and the bread And you're wise enough to let me sing This music in
26 Teva: If you don't mind having songs in French, you should add: 1) Lindbergh, by Robert Charlebois (who also produces good beers in his Quebec) 2) Tombe du
27 BA380: How about 'Up Where We Belong' by Joe Cocker?