Advancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1146 times:
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
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
707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1117 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.
Hamfist From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 614 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1101 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"
Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1001 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
The sins of Amsterdam
Were still a recent surprise
And we were flying over
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
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
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6371 posts, RR: 32
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 974 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.
Lapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1580 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 968 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?"