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User currently offlineDeltaASA16 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3598 times:

Ok, I know this Thread has been posted before, but it's been a while and there are new members...

What kind of music reminds you of Flying/Flight?

For me:
Gladiator Sountrack: Now We are Free

Dave Matthews: Satellite/Where are we going/Gray Steet


ENYA: StormsInAfrica/CaribbeanBlue/MemoryOfTrees/Adiemus(DeltaAirLinesTheme)

How about you???


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User currently offlineDeltaASA16 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3579 times:

Opps  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I forgot U2!!!!!

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User currently offlineAtcboy73 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

For some reason I always think of my Gulfstream 5  Big thumbs up going off into the sunset when I hear the song "Sailing" .....I think its by Christopher Cross.

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7681 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3560 times:

Rhapsody in Blue makes me think of flying & UAL.

Champagne For My Real Friends,and Real Pain For My Sham Friends
User currently offlineN751PR From Japan, joined May 2002, 1251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3560 times:

In a way Ayumi Hamasaki's song "Voyage" and "A Song is Born" as well as Do As Infinity's "Fukai Mori" seem to remind me of flying. As well as Andrea Bochelli's "Conte Partiro" and of course Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue". (and I wonder why I chose Rhapsody in Blue  Big grin)

"Ladies and Gentlemen it's happy hour. You will get two approaches for the price of one."
User currently offlineAsgeirs From Iceland, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 518 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3544 times:

Here are some songs that remind me about flying for some reasons:
St. Philips Boy's Choir: Sailing
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: Somewhere over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World
The Monroes: Cheerio

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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3540 times:

I tend to associate certain songs with the flights that I listened to them on...the two best examples of that are...

Dave Matthews - Dancing Nancies (NZ 744 SYD-LAX 6/01)
Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer (Ryan Intl DC-10 PHL-MCO 4/03)


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User currently offlineWjv04 From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 593 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3536 times:

Kenny Loggins-Danger Zone, and Playin with the boys.

User currently offlineBWIA330 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 922 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3516 times:


I would say Lenny Kravitz, Fly Away. I guess its because its the last song I heard on my last Canada 3000 A330-200 flight back on October 31st 2001. We were on route from Toronto to Port Of Spain Trinidad.



User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

that "Pure Moods" CD reminds me of delta flights in the 90's... their music was from there

User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3502 times:

Evanescense- Bring Me To Life


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7459 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3493 times:
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DMB's "where are you going" makes for good flying as well as a good trip report  Big thumbs up

Also, Debussy's Claire de Lune was excellent on my MD player on Concorde.

Lastly, in the ULTIMATE of TRUE coincidences, I got to listen to, whilst at FL570 on Concorde,...

Marvin Gay's "Flying High"

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User currently offlineLZ-TLT From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3491 times:

Hevia - Busindre Reel
Ofra Haza - Show Me
Ofra Haza - One Day
Sting - Fragile
Warrior Soul - Superpower Dreamland
Deep Forest - Silent Lullaby
Fleetwood Mac - Albatros
Gary Moore - The Messiah Will Come Back

...lot more to my selection too...guess my CD collection is just too large  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineN743AS From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3461 times:

It's all about Kansas and "Born on wings of steel". Last summer I was flying a rare GA mission and lost my engine at 800agl on climb out and luckily managed to get a restart at 200agl. After getting the engine inspected and signed off I flew it home, and driving home from the airport I heard, " I'm still Alive" by Pearl Jam. Its funny how those things happen. "Born on wings of steel I have so much to feel and I won't come down no more"-KANSAS


If the airplane is one piece, don't cheat on it...ride the bastard down! -Ernest K. Ghann
User currently offlineN751PR From Japan, joined May 2002, 1251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

(sorry double post)


[Edited 2003-05-08 06:43:26]

"Ladies and Gentlemen it's happy hour. You will get two approaches for the price of one."
User currently offlineAreopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3411 times:

5th Dimension's "Wouldn't you like to ride in my beautiful balloon", particularly because TWA took it, with modified words, as its advertising jingle.

User currently offlineAroundtheworld From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 279 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3399 times:

Break My Stride - Unique II
(listening to the line about taking a boat to China is what resulted in my trip around the world)

User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3396 times:

Danger Zone from Top Gun
Jump by Van Halen(awesome fimclip of the Blue Angels)
We've come a long way(starting theme for Enterprise)

User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6170 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3360 times:

Adiemus was by, well, Adiemus.

Enya is almost the same, but is not.

Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
User currently offlineLa Carlota From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3340 times:

Mines always remind me of a certain flight, since when I listened to them for the first time I was on board an aircraft.

"Blue Bayou" -Linda Ronstadt, 1977. Flying LGA-YYZ on board an AA B-727.

"Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft" -Carpenters, 1978. Flying JFK-BCN on board a TW 707.

"Carnival" -Spyro Gyra, 1978. Flying MAD-JFK on board a TW B-747.

"Christina" -Earl Klugh, 1997. Flying MRU-LHR on board a MK A-340.

"After the Storm" - Norman Brown, 1998. Flying CDG-CCS on board an AF A-340.

"Last look" -Torcuato Mariano, 1999. Flying AMS-HKG on board a KLM B-747-400.

I have many others, all of them logged, but those are the ones I remember the most.

Tango Tango Fox
User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2286 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3327 times:

Remember Tears for Fears? They had a song -- forgot the title -- on their album from 85 or so. I listened to it cross the Pond and boy, the clouds and music were one!

Free-thinking, left-leaning secularist
User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3323 times:

Ray of light - Madonna, Mainly because of the video with the planes landing and taking off really quick, very nice.

Also, whichever song they play whilst i'm boarding or just about to get off a plane. Last time i flew it was Will Young, Evergreen  Laugh out loud


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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 day ago) and read 3297 times:

1. "Rhapsody in Blue makes me think of flying & UAL." . . . .Ditto. Not only does it make me think of UAL, but it reminds me of the respectable position of being part of a crew. . .whether it's pilot, FO, or what have you. It song takes you through nice, smooth weather, then throws in some turbulance, some excitement, and so on. . .to me, it covers all the bases of flying.

2. Now, on the flip side, you have Willie Nelson! ". . .and our golden jet is airborne, and flight fifty cuts a path across the morning sky. And the crew aboard our airplane assures us that flight fifty is the way to fly. . ." . . .something like that.

3. Elton John's "Rocket Man"

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User currently offlineGulfair From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 21 hours ago) and read 3261 times:

For me, when I hear the song "Storms in Africa" my Enya

Ansett Australia used this as their theme song in a large advertising campaign in the mid 1990's.

It always brings a tear to my eye, considering that Ansett is now definct.



User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2434 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (13 years 21 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

... all the music I heard on board extensively or for the first time ...

For "nightflights" it's:
Sash! - Stay

My recent flights in Chile "branded" me with these songs:
Gotan Project - Santa Maria
Morcheeba - Sao Paulo
Bliss - Kissing


Trittst im Morgenrot daher, seh ich dich im Strahlenmeer ...
25 LPL : I've got no idea why, but Scott Joplin reminds me of flying with United.
26 BaliMorris : There was this music that KLM used to play a lot back when I used to fly with them a lot in the 80's. I'm not positive what it was called but I once h
27 AerMickey : "Crystal" by New Order or if I am feeling real wild and I am flying in a Cessna 152, I think of Glen Frye, "The Heat is On." Just kidding. I also thin
28 N743AS : I try not to listen to John Denver while flying... -743
29 Post contains images LHR340 : This might sound odd, but its ; Daniel Bedingfiled - Gotta Get Thru This - Because when I went away in Nov 2001 it was the first song played when I go
30 Diesel1 : Well... N743AS says he tries not to listen to John Denver when flying, and quite rightly so considering JD's demise, but the song I thought of was 'Le
31 LPL : No Scrubs by TLC. I don't like the song at all but it was playing in a shop at LPL before a flight to IOM so it gives me memories of the flight.
32 Post contains images DIA : Diesel1: ". . .the song I thought of was 'Leaving on a Jet Plane' written of course by John Denver...." How could I forget that song. Instant flying c
33 Expratt : In the mid- to late-60s, WELI, a Bridgeport AM radio station, used to play two instrumentals that were about flying: Nightjet and Night flight to Madr
34 Hkg82 : ‘Supersonic’ by Oasis always makes me think of flying on a 747. Oasis is one of my favorite groups and ‘Supersonic’ has to rat
35 HSVXJ : Foo Fighters' Next Year reminds me of flying a lot. I like to listen to it on the first leg of a long trip. Another song is Porcelain by Moby. I remem
36 BUFJets : I scanned the posts and didn't see....... Jet Airliner by The Steve Miller Band
37 Post contains images Vincent32 : The log-in music for windows 2000 reminds me of the little symphonic sounds that some airlines play on the saftey demo on the PTV's
38 AerMickey : hkg82.. Are you mad fer it? Can't help but think about Liam's flying experiences... Live Forever... Mick
39 LMML 14/32 : MMM - The Crash Test Dummies. LH462 FRA-MIA 01 July 1997 My first and only A340 flight yet.
40 William : 1. "TAKE ME HOME", by Phil Collins (has to be the unofficial travel song.........) 2. Anything by Steely Dan. I especially like listening to them at t
41 Hole_courtney : Dude, Supersonic is totally one of the best songs ever. as for flying, "Listen Up" always reminds me of flying because it's talking about being on you
42 AerMickey : Man I didn't realize how many Oasis fans there were in here. Every time I land in the UK I can't help but think of Noel singing, "Listen Up" and the p
43 Elwood64151 : Positive rate: We've come a long way(starting theme for Enterprise) Who sings that? It sounds like Rod Stewart. I can't believe it took 30 replies bef
44 Post contains images Jbirdav8r : Lenny Kravitz=Fly Away Foo Fighters=Learn to Fly Foo Fighters=A320 (good song for Boeing lovers and/or Airbus haters ) Fuel=Walk the Sky Gershwin=Rhap
45 ZSSNC : We'll Take You Higher from Steve Cookes is the song for me: "We will fly our spirit to the world Reaching for a new horizon And we'll be a model for o
46 Kearnet : U2 - Elevation U2 - Where the Streets have no name Top Gun Theme Foo Fighters - Learn to Fly Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer Jefferson Airplane (?) - Le
47 Jzucker : Anyone know where I can get the United Airlines version of Rhapsody in Blue?? I have looked all over! THanks
48 Shamrock1Heavy : Metallica - Any song that sounds "epic" i.e. - "Damnage Inc." "The Call of Ktulu" "Master of Puppets". These work really well only on a high-powered t
49 Brett80211 : That song by ColdPlay....With the Piano.That should be UAL's theme song. -Brett
50 AerMickey : You can find Rhapsody in Blue on the file swaping software of Kazaa.com. and Brett I think the song you are thinking of is called, "Clocks." Mick
51 Railmatt : Ditto Scott Joplin-Maple Leaf Rag. I distinctly remember AA playing it as deboarding music on a DC-10-30 flight LGW-DFW in 1985.
52 Ha763 : For me "Honolulu City Lights" by Keola and Kapono Beamer does it. I always think of this song when I leave on a trip, especially on night flights when
53 LanPeru : Oh! You guys gotta hear E.S. Posthumus-Cuzco, now that is a deep song!
54 American 767 : "I' m alive" by Celine Dion. I like that song. I was in Paris Charles de Gaulle waiting for my flight to New York when I first heard that song, while
55 Goingboeing : Ditto Phil Collins "Take me home". Never forget it after a hellacious week in LA on a red eye LAX-DFW flight. Anything by David Foster (St Elmos Fire,
56 Post contains links and images Flyingbronco05 : When I'm on flights with my dad in the left seat, I listen to loud, heavy stuff, like Pantera and Metallica. However, when its just another flight and
57 Luv2fly : The Beach Boys Kokomo always reminds me of travel and thus flying.
58 Gr8slvrflt : Leavin' On a Jet Plane - Peter, Paul & Mary You Belong to Me - Jo Stafford Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
59 Caetravlr : I am sure not many people on here have heard of her, but there is a Christian artist named Sarah Masen. When I first started travelling I listened to
60 Sabena332 : Frank Zappa: Camarillo Brillo I remember that I heard this song during my first approach into SFO. Patrick
61 MilesDependent : I Still Call Australia Home which is the Qantas theme. MD
62 Shawn Patrick : Coldplay - Trouble Great piano riff! Albeit a bit simple
63 The777Man : Further To Fly - Paul Simon from his brilliant CD "The Rhythm Of The Saints" from 1990. The777Man
64 Markus : Some personal favs >Ditto on Coldplay-Trouble... >One that hasn't been mentioned...Queen-One Vision...can't help but think of Iron Eagle with Louis Go
65 Brianhames : Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: Somewhere over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World - This one reminds me of the morning I left for Japan, I never actually lis
66 LPL : Anyone remember Pinky and Perky? They remind me of flying to Ireland when I was young.
67 NWA ARJ : I would have to Say Dave Matthews Band: All Along the Watch Tower Satellite What You Are Where Are You Going Two Step
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