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User currently offlineJetterrosie From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 67 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 20888 times:

I'm compiling a playlist on my I-Pod of songs I particularly enjoy when I'm flying and would love to hear other people's favourites. I've noticed my tastes change slightly at altitude! So when you are sitting back at 35,000ft watching the clouds go by or gazing at the stars, what do you most like to listen to?

Here's some of mine to get things started...

Speed of Sound - Coldplay
Life on Mars - David Bowie
Fly Me Away - Goldfrapp
Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones

36 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
User currently offlineJamesjimlb From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 20882 times:

The Elliot Smith Either/Or album
Animal Collective
Cut Copy
Bob Marly
Slightly Stoopid

Anyhting from those bands/artists/albums

The sky is no longer the limit, but the mere minimum
User currently offlineGST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 943 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 20872 times:

High Speed Dirt - Megadeth

Okay, more seriously and in no particular order:
Dont Wanna Talk About Love - Thunder
Learn to Fly - Carbon Leaf
Lift - Poets of the Fall
Den Doda Vinkeln - Kent
747 - Kent
Superhighway - Carpark North
Tunnel of Love - Dire Straits
What it Is - Mark Knopfler
In Memoriam - Hammerfall
Chains - Aslan

User currently offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2442 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 20871 times:

Check this out:

Love Is In the Air - John Paul Young

User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 3174 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 20857 times:

Eric Clapton's Layla.
Bruce Springsteen's Devils Arcade.
Springsteen's Lonesome Day
Coldplay's Clocks.

The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 20831 times:

No one's mentioned Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra? I'm shocked!  Smile

Boeing 777 fanboy
User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6715 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 20830 times:

Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
The World I Know - Collective Soul
Leaving On A Jetplane - John Denver
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
I'm Like A Bird - Nelly Furtado
Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
Listening To The Weather - Bic Runga - Its video includes an ATR 72 in CHC
Top Of The World - The Carpenters
Higher - Creed

Depending where I am - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - The Animals - probably more of a song for being stuck on the apron!

Probably a few more too..

It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineOffshoreAir From United States of America, joined May 2009, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 20825 times:

Bonobo is great music to listen to while flying
Sigur Ros
The Postal Service
El Ten Eleven

All very good music to listen to while in the air.

User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1432 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 20813 times:

Undoubtedly, for take offs, Ride by Tiesto.

Various others too, Infact i have a playlist called "Plane songs"  Wink


I want every single airport and airplane in India to be on A.net!
User currently offlineAerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3186 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 20759 times:

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 5):
No one's mentioned Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra?

No joke, once I was on a Futura flight that played this while I looked out the window, in total heaven. Also on another Futura flight, that classical piece, I think it's called Flight of the Red Baron or something...but that freaked me out!

I miss Futura  irked 

Cabin crew blog http://dolefuldolegirl.blogspot.ie/
User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 61
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 20743 times:

Renegade by Yanni - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unyfE9mS8XE

Never too Late by Yanni - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb3m8oB6Q2M

Aria - Yanni - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HC8XQRoEYM (this is the BA advert from the 80s/90s if you remember).

Yanni is great for flying. Very worldly, multi-cultural music - gives you a real feeling of travel in the purest sense. Its all wonderful music to just close you eyes and luxuriate in.

I expect only a few of you have heard of Yanni.

I first heard "Renegade" as part of the In flight entertainment programme for an American Airlines flight on Christmas Eve of 2000, from BOS to LHR on Airbus A300-605R N70074. I was listening to the in flight entertainment programme, and we were delayed for a little while on the ground, and i got listening to this song, Renegade. We began our final taxi. The song grew in stature. We held short on the runway, and the song calmed, then as the pilot kicked off the brakes, it broke, and it was the most beautiful piece of music i had ever heard in my life. The song toos and fros beween the violin and Clarinet, and as it did, we climbed through the clear blue New England skies, turning north east.

Anyway as the Airbus leapt off the runway at Boston Logan, i listened and took it all in. It was like a multi sensual experience. You can feel the airliner, and the feeling of flying, and the way you take that first breath after takeoff, a deep one, and the smell of JetA, and the view from the window of the retreating Boston Bay, and then in your ears; the most wonderous and truly beautiful piece of music you have ever heard. I knew this even though i had not heard the piece before, and i remember like it was yesterday swallowing the lump in my throat and knowing somehow that it was all going to be fine, and that I am my own person, and so very lucky to witness these moments of levity.

More classic Yanni that i listen to most flights - Rainmaker - awesome.


The Storm - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSrH_oqnrl0&feature=related

For all Seasons - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynv9pyPr0fg&feature=related

And last but not least - if you do not listen to any other of my YT links - listen to this one. Its just stunning....


Or pretty much anything off his "If i could tell you" or "Tribute" albums. Check him out.

Yanni is so uncool it is crazy, but it shouldnt matter if its cool - its pure musical genius. Just awesome.  Smile

If not Yanni then something like Vibrasphere, any of the Global Underground series mixes, the Cafe del Mar series of mixes, sometimes some 70/80s prog rock etc.

What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offline747438 From UK - England, joined Jan 2007, 838 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 20729 times:

Elbow- "Weather to fly"


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 20649 times:

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 5):
No one's mentioned Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra? I'm shocked! Smile

"Fly Me To The Moon" is another. Frank Sinatra does an excellent version, but at times the Astrud Gilberto version works even better.

While we're mentioning Astrud Gilberto, "Non-stop To Brazil" is another good flying song (Even if you're not on a flight to Brazil.).

Then there's that ode to the flight attendant, "Waitress In The Sky" by The Replacements. Play at your own peril.....  Silly

User currently offlineSNAFlyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 20640 times:

Quoting GST (Reply 2):
Learn to Fly - Carbon Leaf

I just saw them live on the Sunset Strip, great bunch of guys. "International Airport" is another one by them that's sort of fitting. Good stuff.

A bit more obscure I think, but "In A Daydream" by the Freddy Jones Band is my favourite. Can't help but think about blue skies and little Cessnas while that song plays...  cloudnine 



User currently offlineFuzzman777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 20597 times:

For me, any song that I have previously hear on a flight, ANY genre, ANY artist- because it makes me think of that flight(i have a pretty good memory)

a few from "the best vacation ever" december 2000 on UA
U2- Beautiful Day
David Gray- Babylon
Backstreet Boys- Shape of my Heart

some from2008(UA)
Chris Brown- With You
Fergie- Clumsy, Big Girls Dont Cry
Justin Timberlake- LoveStoned
Madonna- 4 Minutes

Duran Duran- The Reflex
Carlos Santana ft. Chad Kroeger- Into the Night

and from a NW flight in 2006-
Tracy Bonham- Shine

User currently offline747m8te From Australia, joined Aug 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 20567 times:

Some of my favourites:

Lift me up - Moby
Bird of Feather - COG
This boys in love - The Presets
Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters
Aeroplane - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Flown on:DHC8Q200,DHC8Q400,EMB145,E170,E190,A320,A332,A333,A343,A380,MD80,B733,B734,B737,B738,B743,B744,B744ER,B762,B763
User currently offlineOffshoreAir From United States of America, joined May 2009, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 20463 times:

Oh god, how could I forget!

My Morning Jacket is easily some of the best music to listen to while flying. There is something extremely cathartic about flying at night and watching the lights above and below while listening to some MMJ in the background.

User currently offlineOffshoreAir From United States of America, joined May 2009, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 20461 times:

I guess I could recommend a few MMJ songs since it is a thread about songs:
Bermuda Highway
One Big Holiday
Wordless Chorus
It Beats 4 U
Off The Record

And maybe the best one - Dondante

User currently offlineEightball From Saudi Arabia, joined Oct 2007, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 20414 times:

Future Memories - ATB

Night Watch - ATB

Stealing Time - Above & Beyond

Alone Tonight (album version) - Above & Beyond (this is a great song for long haul flights, during the night when the cabin lights are dimmed)

Orestes - A Perfect Circle

Saltwater - Chicane

Red Skies - Chicane

Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

Dynapolis - Ace Combat 2 Soundtrack (another great song for night-time flights)

Reply (original version) - Staind

[Edited 2009-07-25 11:00:36]

Follow your dream.
User currently offlineLuftfahrer From Germany, joined Mar 2009, 1116 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 20397 times:

Planet Funk - Chase The Sun

'He resembled a pilot, which to a seaman is trustworthiness personified.' Joseph Conrad
User currently offlineAlasdair1982 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2008, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 2 hours ago) and read 20247 times:

The Big Country by Talking Heads

"i'm tired of looking out the window of the airplane"

User currently offlineRelaxitsfedex7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 20184 times:

Here's my favorite playlist to listen to when i fly.

Bloc Party
The Radio Department
The Boxer rebellion
Silversun pickups

User currently offlineAAce24 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 849 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 20170 times:

I play a lot of Dave Matthews Band on my iPod while flying.

Most of their stuff if relaxing to me.

I also like to listen to Coldplay, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, U2 etc...

User currently offlineYYZRWY23 From Canada, joined Aug 2009, 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 20138 times:

One song I always switch on during sunrise or sunset is Wherever You Will Go by The Calling. Otherwise lots of Nickelback, Boys Like Girls, The Begees, Phil Collins, and Kelly Clarkson.


If you don't stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them.
User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3963 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 20111 times:

If you have a MP3 with video you can watch this:


Go West - Pet Shop boys

Some where over the rainbow ( by various artists)

Udo Jürgens - Über den Wolken ( Above the clouds)

25 AustrianZRH : That's Reinhard Mey . Other: Highway to the Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins Top Gun Anthem - Van Halen
26 AAce24 : It's actually not Van Halen that did the Top Gun theme, it's Steve Stevens. Many people confuse the two, though.
27 Post contains links Braniff747SP : Weeping Willow, by The Verve. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlRhs1Wb7wo Bittersweet Symphony, the verve.
28 Boeingfever777 : Where are all my Techno friends? Only song I play on take-off... Daft Punk - Around the World!
29 OHLHD : But he sang it too...( I believe)
30 AustrianZRH : You are indeed right and I was wrong.
31 Alasdair1982 : Berlin, no?
32 AustrianZRH : Berlin just performed the ballad "Take My Breath Away" for Mav&Charlie!
33 StarAlliance38 : I'm planning to do a tribute vid on my next trip and I'm planning to use Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
34 Fxramper : ELO - "Mr. BlueSky" U2 - "Vertigo" U2 - "Elevation" Fatboy Slim - "Praise You" Moby - "Extreme Ways"
35 Dl_mech : Every time I hear Kenny Loggins' "This is it," I think of waiting in line at STL to take off onboard a TWA 707.
36 AlexEU : Robbie Williams - Something Beautiful Michael Jackson - You rock my world Shola Ama - You might need somebody
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