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User currently offlineB741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 3 months 22 hours ago) and read 6456 times:

I was wondering if anybody could add to my list of aircraft and airlines in recorded music.

1.Jet Airliner- The Steve Miller Band-"as I get on the 707"
2.Early Morning Rain-Elvis Presley-"big 707 set to go"
3.It doesn't rain in SOCAL-unknown artist-"on a westbound 747"
4.Back in the USSR-The Beatles-"Miami Beach to London BOAC" plus aircraft sounds


Being Bilingual, I Speak English And Aviation
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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 22 hours ago) and read 6417 times:

IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA was performed by Albert Hammond:

"Got on a board a west bound seven forty seven
Didn't think before deciding what to do
All that talk of opportunities, TV breaks and movies
Rang true, sure rang true...."

Tom at MSY




"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlinePacman769 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 22 hours ago) and read 6402 times:

"...Well we barely make the airport for the last plane out
As we taxied down the runway I could hear the people shout
The said, "don't come back here Yankee" But if I ever do
I'll bring more money Cause all she wants to do is dance..."

-Don Henley..."All She Wants To Do Is Dance"


User currently offlineTristarenvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 21 hours ago) and read 6380 times:

I can get you to a gate....

America's early '70s hit "Daisy Jane" "Driving me to the airport...."



If you don't stand for SOMETHING, you'll fall for ANYTHING.
User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 21 hours ago) and read 6357 times:

ELO's "Calling America":
"Told her that there was a place like heaven
Across the water on a 747
Yeah, we're living in
In a modern world.

And pretty soon she's really got the notion
Of flying out across the big blue ocean
Yeah, we're living in
In a modern world.

Talk is cheap on satellite
But all I get is (static!)
Information, I'm still here
Re-dial on automatic.

CHORUS:
Calling America (can't get a message through)
Calling America (that's what she said to do)
Calling America (that's where she has to be)
Calling America (she left a number for me)
Calling America.

But I'm just talking to a satellite
Twenty thousand miles up in the sky each night
Yeah, we're living in
In a modern world."



MDE: First airport in the Americas visited by the A380!
User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 21 hours ago) and read 6352 times:

Gimmie a ticket for an aeroplane
Ain't got time to take a fast train
Lonley days are gone
I'm a comin' home
My baby just sent me a letter...

Derek  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 889 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 21 hours ago) and read 6330 times:

Credence Clearwater Revival had a song called "Traveling Band" were it talks about a 737 "coming out of the night" or something along those lines. It's been a while since I heard song, haven't played that LP (yes, I said LP) in a while. I may spin it tonight when I get home.

Then there's Peter, Paul & Mary "Leaving On A Jet Plane". Steve Miller Band had one about a "big 'ol jet aeroliner". Never liked either group.

cheers, Ralph



Fly Douglas Jets DC-8 / DC-9 / DC-10 / MD80 / MD11 / MD90 / 717
User currently offlineAATriple7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 160 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 6313 times:

Steve Miller Band (Jet Airliner)

Leavin’ home, out on the road
I’ve been down before
Ridin’ along in this big ol’ jet plane
I’ve been thinkin’ about my home
But my love light seems so far away
And I feel like it’s all been done
Somebody’s tryin’ to make me stay
You know I’ve got to be movin’ on

Oh, oh big ol’ jet airliner
Don’t carry me too far away
Oh, oh big ol’ jet airliner
Cause it’s here that I’ve got to stay

Goodbye to all my friends at home
Goodbye to people I’ve trusted
I’ve got to go out and make my way
I might get rich you know I might get busted
But my heart keeps calling me backwards
As I get on the 707
Ridin’ high I got tears in my eyes
You know you got to go through hell
Before you get to heaven

Big ol’ jet airliner
Don’t carry me too far away
Oh, oh big ol’ jet airliner
Cause it’s here that I’ve got to stay

Touchin’ down in new england town
Feel the heat comin’ down
I’ve got to keep on keepin’ on
You know the big wheel keeps on spinnin’ around
And I’m goin’ with some hesitation
You know that I can surely see
That I don’t want to get caught up in any of that
Funky shit goin’ down in the city

Big ol’ jet airliner
Don’t carry me too far away
Oh, oh big ol’ jet airliner
Cause it’s here that I’ve got to stay

Oh, oh big ol’ jet airliner
Don’t carry me too far away
Oh, oh big ol’ jet airliner
Cause it’s here that I’ve got to stay
Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah

Big ol’ jet airliner
Don’t carry me too far away
Oh, oh big ol’ jet airliner
Cause it’s here that I’ve got to stay

Oh, oh big ol’ jet airliner
Carry me to my home
Oh, oh big ol’ jet airliner
Cause it’s there that I belong



USAF
User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 6242 times:

Iron Maiden "Women in Uniform"

"Coming back to London on a 747
Stewardess made me feel like I'm in Heaven"


and this was back in the days with Paul Dianno, before Bruce Dickenson, the pilot, was singing for Maiden.



Foo Fighters have a song called A320 also.


User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 6227 times:

Bob Welch (ex-Fleetwood Mac) did a song on his "3 Hearts" LP, called "Ghost of Flight 401".


"The best use of your life will be to so live your life, that the use of your life will outlive your life" -- D Severn
User currently offlineNCLusa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 6199 times:

the english electronic duo Autechre have as song titles:

"777" and "under BOAC"

also, one of the bands from the same Montreal collective which produced such famed bands as godspeed you black emperor! and a silver mt. zion is called:
fly pan am


User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3388 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 6188 times:

Hi everybody!

Ok a little off topic but still this seems the perfect chance (and im desperate). I have n english project due friday that i havnt even started, and part of the project is have a song and give the summarry and all that. I was thinking that there song "Im leaving on a jet plane" but i only know the first 2 lines. Can someone possibly just maybe help me out a whole lot ere and give me the lyrics to that song please??


Thanks alot
CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 932 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 6168 times:

CanadianNorth -

Check this link:
http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Leaving-On-A-Jet-Plane-lyrics-John-Denver/015314F383CE92D648256885000C54C4



LD4



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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5404 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 6142 times:

Cool thread  Big thumbs up However, that Albert Hammond song represented some of the worst music from a decade (at least in my opinion that generally sucked; disco, You Light Up My Life, The Osmond Brothers). Well, folks fasten your seat belts because Zippyjet is going to take you back in the day when Top 40 music was actually enjoyable and you could hear it on AM radio!
1. 1962: Air Travel, by: Ray & Bob
Lyrics by: Ray Swayne & Bob Appleberry
Peak: 99
Year: 1962 here are some lyrics: "Air travel (air travel) it`s the thing of the day
Air travel (air travel) it`s doin` fine
So come on everybody now let`s get on board
We`re gonna take a trip around the world

We`re gonna take a little trip up to China
Just to see the China wall
We`re gonna take a trip over to Niagra
Just to see the pretty waterfall

Air travel (air travel) it`s the thing of the day
Air travel (air travel) it`s doin` fine
So come on everybody now let`s get on board
We`re gonna take a trip around the world."

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1969: A bit of a downer: "Leavin On A Jet Plane" by folkies Peter Paul and Mary

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Early 70's: Anyone remember "I'm Mandy, Fly Me". ?

1956: Chuck Berry: "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" Ok, so this was before the DC 8, Convair 880 and Boeing 707. "


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Chuck Berry Brown Eyed Handsome Man


Arrested on charges of unemployment,
he was sitting in the witness stand
The judge's wife called up the district attorney
Said you free that brown eyed man
You want your job you better free that brown eyed man

Flying across the desert in a TWA,
I saw a woman walking across the sand
She been a-walkin' thirty miles en route to Bombay.
To get a brown eyed handsome man
Her destination was a brown eyed handsome man

1964 and 1964: A big hit twice by Chuck Berry ('64) and Elvis ('74)

"Promised Land:"
I left my home in Norfolk Virginia
California on my mind
I straddled that Greyhound
And rode into Raleigh
And on across Caroline

We had motor trouble that turn into a struggle
Halfway across Alabam
And that hound broke down and left us all stranded
In downtown Birmingham

Right away I brought me a through train ticket
Ridin across Mississippi clean
And I was on that midnight flyer out of Birmingham
Smoking into New Orleans

Somebody help me get out of Louisiana
Just to help me get to Houston Town
There are people there who care a little about me
And they wont let the poor boy down

Sure as youre born brought me a silk suit
Put luggage in my hand
And I woke up high over Alberquerque
On a jet to the promised land

Working on a T-bone steak a la carte
Flying over to the golden state
Ah when the pilot told us in thirteen minutes
He would set us at the terminal gate

Swing low chariot come down easy
Taxi to the terminal zone
Cut your engines and cool your wings
And let me make it to the telephone

Los Angeles give me Norfolk Virginia
Tidewater four ten o nine
Tell the folks back home this is the promised land calling
And the poor boy is on the line

Working on a T-bone steak a la carte
Flying over to the golden state
Ah when the pilot told us in thirteen minutes
He would set us at the terminal gate

Swing low chariot come down easy
Taxi to the terminal zone
Cut your engines and cool your wings
And let me make it to the


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In the early 60's between Elvis and the Beetles there was a time when songs featuring teenage death were all the rage. The Everly Brothers had a 3 hankie tear jerker called: "Ebony Eyes" 1961

"
On a weekend pass I wouldn't have had time
To get home and marry that baby of mine
So I went to the chaplain and he authorized
Me to send for my ebony eyes

My ebony eyes was coming to me
From out of the skies on Flight 1203
In an hour or two I would whisper I do
To my beautiful ebony eyes

SPOKEN
The plane was way overdue so I went inside to the airlines desk and I said Sir, I
wonder why 1203 is so late? He said Aww, they probably took off late or they
may have run into some turbulent weather and had to alter their course. I went
back outside and I waited at the gate and I watched the beacon light from the
control tower as it whipped through the dark ebony skies as if it were searching for
And then came the announcement over the loudspeaker
Would those having relatives or friends on flight number 1203 please report to the
chapel across the street at once.

Then I felt a burning break deep inside
And I knew the heavenly ebony skies
Had taken my life's most wonderful prize
My beautiful ebony eyes"

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Honorable mention goes to The Temptation's 1970 hit record: "Ball Of Confusion" "Oh, Great Googamooga, cant you hear me talking to you
just a ball of confusion, oh yeah
that's what the world is today, hey

Fear in the air, tension everywhere
unemployment rising fast, the beetle's new records a gas
and the only safe place to live, is on an Indian reservation
and the band played on

At that time, hijackings to Cuba was the main hassle of flying.

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Hope you enjoyed this little Top 40 salute to tunes that took off  Big thumbs up
http://www.top40db.net







I'm Zippyjet & I approve of this message!
User currently offlineSantosdumont From Brazil, joined Dec 2003, 1201 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 6096 times:

There's this funky number from Earth Wind and Fire: "Let's Groove" from 1981.

"Move yourself and glide like a 747
lose yourself in the sky among the clouds in the heavens"





"Pursuit Of Truth No Matter Where It Lies" -- Metallica
User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 6037 times:

Rush's last album was called "Vapor Trails"

User currently offlineAFC_ajax00 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 6025 times:

On the Mark Knopfler album "Sailing to Philadelphia", on the track with that same name, the 777 is mentioned.


Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you long to return
User currently onlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3175 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5972 times:
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8 Miles High.. forget who its by- Byrds maybe?

"8 miles high... and ready for touchdown.."
----------------------
and there is anotherone... Travelin' Man. Forget who thats by too...hehe

"737 comin out of the sky
Oh wont you take me home
On a midnight ride I gotta move
Hey you hit a travelin man!"


User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4264 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5942 times:

Flew in from Miami Beach, BOAC
Didn't get to bed last night
All the way the paper bag was on my knee
Man I had a dreadful flight
I'm back in the USSR.
-The Beatles, "Back in the USSR"

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlineEc From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5894 times:

Elliott Smith - Wouldn't Momma be Proud

"can I take your order?" asked the heavenly host
ticket to the jet stream blowing coast to coast
the long stemmed glasses, a movie and a pleasant dream in mid-air
"you gotta tell me quickly, 'cos we're almost there"
wouldn't mama be proud?
pointed out of the window at the sky gone black
"kid, you're on the right track"


User currently offlineEastbay From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 211 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5873 times:

Elton John, "Daniel" (?) Daniel is travellin' tonight on a plane, I can see the red tail lights, heading for Spain....

Pink Floyd did one, one of their more recent ones, can't recall the name though...

I don't believe there was a song on the album relating to airliners, but the Beastie Boys' album cover for Liscense to Ill featured the tail of an American Airlines 727

must be more, can't think of any others not already listed.


User currently offlineB741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5846 times:

Thanks for all the replys. I think there is also a band called SR-71. Maybe Seattle based like most rock bands. There is also a song called Sabre Dance, there is a Sabre aircraft but I don't think that is what the song is about.

Robert



Being Bilingual, I Speak English And Aviation
User currently offlineB741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5803 times:

I also remember "The Chicago O'Hare Airport" mentioned in a rock song.


Being Bilingual, I Speak English And Aviation
User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5783 times:

Since DFW is my favorite airport, this Jimmie Dale Gilmore tune is my favorite airliner song:

Did you ever see Dallas from a DC-9 at night?
Well Dallas is a jewel, yeah Dallas is a beautiful sight
And Dallas is a jungle, but Dallas gives a beautiful light
Did you ever see Dallas from a DC-9 at night?


Well Dallas is a woman who will walk on you when you're down
When you are up, she's the kind you want to take around
But Dallas ain't a woman to help you get your feet on the ground
BAnd Dallas is a woman who will walk on you when you're down


Well I came into Dallas with the bright lights on my mind
Well I came into Dallas with a dollar and a dime

Well Dallas is a rich man with a death wish in his eyes
A steel and concrete soul and a warm hearted love disguise
A rich man who tends to believe in his own lies
Yeah Dallas is a rich man with a death wish in his eyes

Well I came in to Dallas with the bright lights on my mind
Well I came in to Dallas with a dollar and a dime

Did you ever see Dallas from a DC-9 at night?
Well Dallas is a jewel, yeah Dallas is a beautiful sight
And Dallas is a jungle, but Dallas gives a beautiful light
Did you ever see Dallas from a DC-9 at night?

Awesome, awesome song. How many of you out there have seen Dallas from a DC-9 at night? I have only once -- and that was because I got re-routed. I was supposed to be flying Northwest/Continental DTW-IAH-ABI, but I was delayed in DTW, so they re-routed me on American Eagle DTW-DFW-ABI. The DTW-DFW leg was on a NW DC-9, and I took up that window seat solely so I could see the lights of Dallas from this DC-9. As we approached, I tried to keep the words to myself, but I just couldn't help it. Probably annoyed the person next to me.

Some of you may recall that 10,000 Maniacs did a cover of this song in their MTV Unplugged performance. It's not on the CD, but you can see it on the performance's video (or DVD, if it's out).

And the inspiration is dead on -- Dallas is a jewel, and Dallas gives a beautiful light.


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[Edited 2004-01-23 05:55:19]


"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineTan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1897 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5706 times:

In the back of my memory CSN( Crosby, Stills and Nash) had a song either about an airport or mentioned one..I'll have to dig out the LP( LOL!) and listen.

Maybe someone else remembers.


25 Post contains images A3xx900 : Hi, in Germany we have a song called "über den Wolken" (Above the clouds), which is very famous here and (not only) every pilot's favorite song Addit
26 Mirrodie : I asked about this many months ago. I have a tune on my computer. All I recall( I am at work now) is that hte chorus goes, "Boeing Boeing 707,...." an
27 HlywdCatft : Besides the band SR-71, there is also the bands U2 and B-52s of course.
28 AMM744 : How about Supertramp's Breakfast In America from 1979. ...take a jumbo across the water, like to see America...
29 Klmfan : The Only Living Boy In New York by Paul Simon Tom, get your plane right on time I know your part’ll go fine Fly down to Mexico Da-n-da-da-n-da-n-da
30 767Lover : Just heard Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Aeroplane" "I like pleasure spiked with pain and music is my aeroplane...it's my aeroplane..."
31 Pilot kaz : dnt no the airline or a/c based on this song but its pretty funny lol its called "Heaving on a jet plane" by Kevin Bloody wilson, it a mick take from
32 Post contains links and images KaiGywer : Bloodhound Gang - Kiss me where it smells funny You came twice last year like a Sears catalog, Cause your last boyfriend makes love like Boss Hogg, We
33 Post contains images Ushermittwoch : In Germany we also have the band MODERN TALKING. And here's the lyrics to their hit single "Jet Airliner": The times were hard and I was running I cou
34 TYSGoVols : This is my first ever post but, I have one. It actually mentions two airliner types. Audio Adrenaline, they are a Christian Rock group. Songs name is
35 Tan flyr : OK..Found it..from CSN (crosby Stills & Nash, 1977) "Just a Song Before I Go" This sorta applies to the topic.. "She Helped me with my suitcase, she s
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