Sparkingwave From South Korea, joined Jun 2005, 668 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 9324 times:
My favorite theme was the jingle that Piedmont Airlines used in the late 1970s. I think the title was the refrain of the song, "Piedmont is Flying You There". If anyone knows where I can find it online, let me know and I'll give you a high respect rating!
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Rampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2851 posts, RR: 7 Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9173 times:
Quoting Sparkingwave (Reply 3): jingle that Piedmont Airlines used in the late 1970s. I think the title was the refrain of the song, "Piedmont is Flying You There".
The question was, not a jingle, but an actual pre-existing song:
Quoting Tharanga (Thread starter): I don't mean chimes and tones, like Southwest's ding, or a short jingle. I mean an actual musical composition of some length.
Here's one, a nostalgic one: I think it was United, but someone can correct me, used "Up, Up, and Away (in my Beautiful Balloon)" by The 5th Dimension. I remember hearing that one when I was a kid.
If Braniff didn't, they should have used Frank Sinatra's "Come Fly With Me".
Quote: ..."we'll float down to Peru. In llama land there's a one man band, he'll toot his flute for you, come fly with me, come fly, let's get away [Nelson Riddle orchestra continues with jazzy strings and brass section]...
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 21488 posts, RR: 24 Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 9107 times:
Quoting Rampart (Reply 6): If Braniff didn't, they should have used Frank Sinatra's "Come Fly With Me".
It would have been more appropriate for TWA since the cover artwork on Sinatra's "Come Fly With Me" album features two TWA Lockheed L1649A Starliners (called "Jetstream" by TWA). The original 12-inch vinyl LP (I have one) includes the following in small print on the back:
Cover produced in cooperation with Trans World Airlines and featuring the TWA Jetstream Super Constellation
NWOrientDC10 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1389 posts, RR: 4 Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 9107 times:
Quoting Rampart (Reply 6): Here's one, a nostalgic one: I think it was United, but someone can correct me, used "Up, Up, and Away (in my Beautiful Balloon)" by The 5th Dimension. I remember hearing that one when I was a kid.
I remember this one as well, it was used as an advertising jingle by TWA and Trans Australia Airlines.
SalMonela From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 64 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8934 times:
Althougth they didn't stick with it long enough to truly make it their signature song, IMO the Adiemus tune that DL ran with for a couple of years was probably the most stylish commericial they ever did:
Airman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 969 posts, RR: 2 Reply 16, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8914 times:
Air Canada, yes the " You and I " also, " Hello Hello " by Paul Mc Cartney. When AC went from Crown corp to Private, when they went from the red tails to the Dark Green tail. Also " Ismya Vova " by Elsie Velle.
And Singapore Airlines has this "theme" which many people talked about but no one seems to know the name (even the airline doesn't know!), nor was it easy to find the theme in its entire length. We often get snippets of it in the ads, and the instrumental version can be heard in its safety demo video:
NWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4857 posts, RR: 10 Reply 21, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8511 times:
Northwest used a techno version of Yo La Tengo's "You Can Have it All" before some Southerners conquered them.
Cathay Pacific use[d/s] "I Can Fly" (In House?)
Korean Air used "Our Smile" (In House?), but it's in Korean.
United is obsessed with Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue"
Midwest Airlines uses their own jingle, which was the last few measures of the song in their commercial in their early days sans lyrics (which were nothing more than "The best care in the air, Midwest Express")
US Airways uses their own jingle (the "Swoosh" theme song, some people call it), which seems to be an adaptation of what America West used.
Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
SANAV8R From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 215 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8426 times:
Philippine Airlines had a song "Love at Thirty Thousand Feet", I've seen it on YouTube. But they also used "Shining Through" (it had a couple of versions 1987, 1992) [If the 1987 Version was instrumental, it reminds me of the boarding music on CS] [And the 1992 version reminds me of the old theme song of the television show 'Bold & Beautiful']
America West had "What We Serve is You". In the most seen version is the a very 80s rock arrangement. But their Nagoya service has a Japanese stringed musical instrument arrangement.
PSA had Catch Us! and other themes Even had a Spanish version. They wrote it in 1976 with the intent "that it would reach 98% of all adults in PSA's market area an average of 16 times."
From videos on YouTube, I've noticed that Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways use many songs in advertising but no one theme. They also put the artist/song info in the corner. ANA even used "Love Lift Us Up Where We Belong" in an ad introducing 767s! JAL used Janet Jackson's "Escapade" for new Executive Class seats with IFE (this was around 1989, innovative then).
Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 21): Cathay Pacific use[d/s] "I Can Fly" (In House?)