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Songs Mentioning Airliners/aircarriers..?  
User currently offlineAdvancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

Hi there,
I would like to make a collection of songs
on my database that contained names of
airplanes or airlines.
Could you add here what songs you know
of?
At the moment I could only remember
one song which is: "It Never Rains In Southern
California" by Albert Hammond.
It mentions a west bound 747.
For a time I couldn't help but switch them
lyrics to ... Western 747! Something, I think
never existed!

Kindest regards,
Advanced

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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16280 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1064 times:

There is a Carpenters song from the early 70's with a line about taking off on a 707. Can't recall the name.


Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

There is a song by Jen E. talking about chosing to take off from La Guardia (sp?) or Kennedy.

FB05



Never Trust Your Fuel Gauge
User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1060 times:

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Calling America:

Lyrics:

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

Michael
http://airways.ch


User currently offlineLjungdahl From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 907 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1051 times:

Motors: "Airport" from 1978.

Johan (Ljungdahl)


User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

There's this terrible song all over the air currently in France, called 'Manhattan-Kabul'. They want to show the point of view of two innocent victims of the Sept 11 tragedy, i.e. a worker killed in the WTC attack, and an Afghan child dying under the bombs.

So, of course they mention airliners. Lyrics in French are : "Un sept cent quarante-sept/s'est ecrasé sur mes fenêtres".

Attention please, the translation in English : "A Seven-Four-Seven juts crashed into my window".

And yes, the song was written more than 6 months after the attack.

Antoine


User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3120 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1037 times:
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There's a song by the Clash called "Spanish Bombs" with the line: "I'm flying in on a DC-10 tonight..."

User currently offlineHamfist From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 614 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1026 times:

Doesn't EXACTLY fit your subject, but it makes a reference to flying. From Marc Cohn's "Walking in Memphis"--

"Put on my blue suede shoes
And I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain
W. C. Handy - won 't you look down over me
Yeah I got a first class ticket
But I'm as blue as a boy can be"


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

Steve Miller Band - 'Jet Airliner' (1975)
mentions 707.

Earth Wind & Fire - 'Lets Groove' (1981)
.....and you glide like a 747"


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - 'Straight Into Darkness' (1982)
...looking out of a window on a 747, there was nothing but black sky"








Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

I remember hearing, years ago, a song with the lines:
L.A. International Airport,
Where the big jet engines roar

That's all I remember of the lyrics, which were sung by a woman.



"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

Next Thing Smokin' by Joe Diffie.

Western, Delta, Continental,
Amtrak, Greyhound, Avis Rental


User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

CCR Travelin' Band
"737 comin' out of the sky, won't you take me down to Memphis on a midnight ride"
I'm thinking Piedmont.
DC-10's Forever



"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 984 times:

Tom Paxton: Thank You Republic Airlines

Susan Raye: LA International Airport


User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 976 times:

Ted Hawkins recorded a song about TWA.

User currently offlineClefan From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 953 times:

There is a song entitled "Northwest Airlines" by Wesley Willis. Quite a funny song.

User currently offlineAdvancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 950 times:

Hi there,
thanks for all these suggestions.
BTW. I just remembered two more songs
mentioning flying and airliner(s).

Frank Sinatra: Come Fly With Me (late 50s-early 60s)

Modern Talking: Jet Airliner (ca.1986)

Best regards,
Advanced


User currently offlineDarius From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 937 times:

"Die with me" by Type O Negative mentions JFK and KLM:

Now like a bird
She flew away
To chase her dreams
Of books and praise
Still I miss her
Yeah I miss her
Since she's gone

At JFK
Who played the fool?
Self-pity sick
Jet-fuel perfume
Still I miss her
yeah I miss her
Since she's gone

Girl I want to die with you
In each other's arms
We'll drown in flame

If this time were the last time
Could I hold you all life long?
Since this time is the last time
Can I hold you all night long?

Lay your head down, for the last time

Hey KLM
AT&T
The UK post system
Do you still love me?
Still I miss her
Yeah I miss her
Since she's gone


User currently offlineMighluss From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 948 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 934 times:

How about that David Bowie's song about a Space Shuttle launch... (I think, I don't understand all the lyrics) "ground control to..." etc. It's really a great song!


Miquel.
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 18, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 926 times:

I don't know if one really cares about but there is a Swiss Group called "Patent Ochsner" they have a song called "Bälpmoos". The airport in Bern is called Bern-Belp but I'm not pretty sure if they mean the airport or the city around.


Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 925 times:

Anyone remember 10CC's 'I'm Mandy, Fly me'?

User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 921 times:

Great trip report AMS-STO by Billy Joel :

http://www.golyr.de/display.php?view_id=8024

The sins of Amsterdam
Were still a recent surprise
And we were flying over
Scandinavian Skies
We climbed towards the sun
We turned and cursed as one
We pulled the shades
And closed our eyes
The Stockholm city lights
Were slowly starting to rise
And we were strapped against
Those Scandinavian skies
The landing gear came down
And touched the Swedish ground
And we were all so paralyzed
On the plane
We were mainly sound and lights
In the veins
We could play the blues all night
The tour of Germany
Was bleeding into our eyes
And we were sailing over
Scandinavian skies
We had the Midas touch
Until we met the Dutch
And they exhausted our supplies
Who's to pay?
For this international flight
Who could stay
We were only there for the night
We watched the power fall
Inside the Olso hall
While all the cold Norweigians cried
Who could say
What was left and where was right?
By the way
I coudl play the blues all night



User currently offlinePerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 917 times:

Beatles Born in the USSR
John Denver Leaving on a Jet Plane

PGF


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6294 posts, RR: 33
Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 899 times:

That would be "Back in the USSR", Perth.

The artist escapes my memory just now but here are the lyrics.
"Coming in from London, just over the border, flying on a big airliner. Chicken flying everywhere around the plane, Lord it couldn't get much finer. Coming into Los Angelees, bringing in a couple of keys, don't check my bags if you please Mr customs man."

Is that indeed the Steve Miller song refered to previously? I think it is.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1565 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 893 times:

On the Eric Clapton/BB King collaberation "Riding with the King", the title song includes the line:
"Get on a TWA to the promised land, Every woman, child and man, Gaets a Cadillac and a great big diamond ring, Don't you know you're riding with the king?"


User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 890 times:

Swissgabe: The song is about the airport of Berne. You can read the lyrics at the following website: http://www.raffiniert.ch/lpato.html. You just have to scroll down a bit to the right song.

I'm not going to post the text here, it's in Swiss German. I don't think a lot of people would actually understand the lyrics...  Wink/being sarcastic

Michael
http://airways.ch


25 Kuba74 : U2 "Angel of Harlem" "It was a cold and wet December day When we touched the ground at JFK" not exactly the airliner.... hope it counts
26 Post contains images PerthGloryFan : Yeah thanx IMP! I was hoping I'd back here before anyone noticed - but with work and a.net downloading at 1 bit/hour you beat me! Awoke around 3am thi
27 LHMark : The Chameleons: Lufthansa. (off the CD "Why Call it Anything?")
28 L1011 : There was a song called "In the Early Morning Rain," which has a line that goes: Out on runway number 9, big 707 set to go. When I sing it, I change i
29 Flyingbronco05 : I made a mistake. The artist was Angie Martinez, not Jen E. Sorry about that.
30 CanadianNorth : "By the seat of their pants"... "Way up north the cold wind blows Take a walk ya freeze your toes and in the ocean only iceburgs can be seen, ya need
31 TWAL1011 : Elton John: Daniel's travelin' tonight on a plane I can see the red tail lights headin' for Spain
32 Post contains images Airsicknessbag : Damn, Jeff, you beat me with that song. Also: The Everly Brothers´ "Ebony Eyes" about the crash of "Flight 1203". Daniel
33 Jcs17 : Everlast has a song that has an arrival announcement on a Pan Am flight: Flight Attendant: On behalf of Pan Am Airlines, we'd like to be the first to
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