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Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:41 am

So I was flipping through my XM radio this morning, and saw a song title. Figured I'd make a thread where you can post songs that make you think of a certain plane.

The song I heard was:

Gojira - Flying Whales

Made me think of:


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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:43 am

Careful there Kai... Whales + A380 = Hurt Feelgoods...
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:43 am

I've always thought "Learning to Fly" by Pink Floyd was a great song.

It's ethereal and soaring, and in my opinion, really nails it.
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:32 am

Learn to fly by the Foo Fighters
 
IFEMaster
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:37 am

"Do America" by Mark Knopfler ("Take a 777 over to L.A."...)

"Leaving on a Jet Plane" by Peter, Paul and Mary (yes, I know it was written by John Denver and originally performed by The Mitchell Trio, but it didn't become a hit until Peter, Paul and Mary covered it.
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:44 am

Dos Gringos has plenty of songs related to aviation.  biggrin 

Whenever I hear "Walkin' in Memphis" by Marc Cohn, I think of Northwest Airlines (and FedEx as well). "Touchdown in the land of the Delta Blues in the middle of the pouring rain. "....probably flew in on a Northwest DC-9.  wink 
"Let's Roll"- Todd Beamer, United Airlines Flight 93, Sept. 11, 2001
 
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:45 am

You know, I don't think anyone's ever mentioned this one.

Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Damned MSP...Red tail...Red tail
 
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:52 am

YYZ- RUSH
Presto - RUSH
Fly By Night - RUSH
Fly By Night - Glenn Miller
Learning To Fly - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Straight In To The Darkness - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Fly In To This Night - Gino Vannelli
I Feel Like Flying - Gino Vannelli
747 - Eddie Rabbitt
Flight Over Rio - Al di Meola
Pilot Error - Stephanie Mills
Love Light In Flight - Stevie Wonder
Lets Groove - Earth Wind & Fire
Wings Of A Dove - Madness
Aerial Boundaries - Michael Hedges
Flight 602 - Chicago
Jet Airliner - Steve Miller Band
Aces High - Iron Maiden
Soar Like A Eagle - Maynard Ferguson
Everything on tha terrible John Astley album. (no relation to Rick)
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:05 am

"Eight Miles High" - The Byrds

"Magic Carpet Ride" - Steppenwolf

[Edited 2007-04-14 00:09:36]
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:06 am

Songs About Flying (by Braybuddy Feb 1 2006 in Non Aviation)
 
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:12 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 4):
"Leaving on a Jet Plane" by Peter, Paul and Mary (yes, I know it was written by John Denver and originally performed by The Mitchell Trio, but it didn't become a hit until Peter, Paul and Mary covered it.

Justin Kawika Young's cover of it actually begins with a boarding announcement for "Hawaiian Airlines flight 705 to Los Angeles". And I'm still looking for the version that was used on the US version of Airline.
 
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:15 am

Quoting EasternSon (Reply 2):
I've always thought "Learning to Fly" by Pink Floyd was a great song.

Awesome song, captures flying perfectly.

Add to the list "Recycled Air" by the postal service.
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:17 am

Spirit in the Sky -- Norman Greenbaum.
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:35 am

The Who - Glow Girl


Separates and lingerie, seven pairs of shoes,
Lots of Woolworth's makeup, a pair of Black Watch trews,
Your out-of-tune piano, sentimental photographs,
A million little memories, a million little laughs.

The wing of the aeroplane has just caught on fire,
I say without reservation we ain't getting no higher.

All you wanted from me, all I had to give,
Nothing matters you'll see, when in paradise you live,
The plane is diving faster, we're getting near the ground,
Nobody is screaming, no one makes a sound.

It's a girl, Mrs. Walker, it's a girl,
It's a girl, Mrs. Walker, it's a girl,
It's a girl, Mrs. Walker, it's a girl,
It's a girl, Mrs. Walker, it's a girl.


Cheery stuff. Big grin
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
 
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:43 am

The revised version with F/A-18's

Van Halen's "Dreams."

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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:43 am

Wilco "Dash 7"



Dash 7 in the air,
Dropped to the sun alone,
Jets hum

I wish that I was still there,
Props not a jet, alone,
Where the sun doesn't come down

Because I've found the way those engines sound,
Will make it kiss the ground,
When you touch down

Dash 7 pointed down
The captain's announcement,
Doesn't make a sound

Because I've found the way those engines sound,
Will make it kiss the ground
I found the way those engines sound,
Will make it kiss the ground,
When you touch down
I can drive faster than you
 
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:46 am

Roger Miller

Boeing Boeing



Overcharge for excess baggage
Know your concourse, know your gate
Up this way sir, not that way sir,
Airplane departs gate six eight
Please sir may l see your ticket
Fasten your seat belt, you can’t smoke
Beverage, anything you’d care for
Sorry but we’re out of coke

Boeing boeing 707
Going, going skywardly heavenly
Higher than bluebirds fly
Why then oh why can’t l

Destination de-plane slowly
Do this, do that, l comply
God bless orville, God bless wilbur
It’s the only way to fly

Boeing boeing 707
Going, going skywardly heavenly
Higher than bluebirds fly
Why then oh why can’t l

Boeing boeing 707
Going, going skywardly heavenly
Higher than bluebirds fly
Why then oh why can’t l

Boeing (repeated to fade
I can drive faster than you
 
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:52 am

But I like the original video better with the A-4's.

Something to be said about reefing the scooter down & dirty.

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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:58 am

One More Red Nightmare - King Crimson
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:08 am

I don't think anyone has listed this one..


Sky Pilot.....by Eric Burdon and The Animals (1968)

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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:10 am

This isn't where I parked my car...
 
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:04 am

"The Lear Jet Song" by the Byrds...complete with radio conversations and jet noise..
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:00 pm

Well its kinda cheesy, but We Can Fly by Stan Beard is from the AA Dream of Flight video. I like it.

Cheers,
Cameron
Cheers,
Cameron
 
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:07 pm

SNOOPY'S CHRISTMAS (SNOOPY Vs. THE RED BARON)
The Royal Guardsmen - 1966


O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum, [Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree]
du kannst mir sehr gefallen! [Of all the trees most lovely]

The news had come out in the First World War
The bloody Red Baron was flying once more
The Allied command ignored all of its men
And called on Snoopy to do it again.

Twas the night before Christmas, 40 below
When Snoopy went up in search of his foe
He spied the Red Baron, fiercely they fought
With ice on his wings Snoopy knew he was caught.

Christmas bells those Christmas bells
Ring out from the land
Asking peace of all the world
And good will to man

The Baron had Snoopy dead in his sights
He reached for the trigger to pull it up tight
Why he didn't shoot, well, we'll never know
Or was it the bells from the village below.

Christmas bells those Christmas bells
Ringing through the land
Bringing peace to all the world
And good will to man

The Baron made Snoopy fly to the Rhine
And forced him to land behind the enemy lines
Snoopy was certain that this was the end
When the Baron cried out, "Merry Christmas, my friend"

The Baron then offered a holiday toast
And Snoopy, our hero, saluted his host
And then with a roar they were both on their way
Each knowing they'd meet on some other day.

Christmas bells those Christmas bells
Ringing through the land
Bringing peace to all the world
And good will to man

Christmas bells those Christmas bells
Ringing through the land
Bringing peace to all the world
And good will to man

Thought a little holiday cheer was in order.
 
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:16 pm

Being Canadian ......

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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:29 pm

This Flight Tonight by Nazareth

Look out the left the captain said
The lights down there that's where we'll land
Saw a falling star burning
High above the Las Vegas sand

It wasn't the one that you gave to me
That night down south between the trailers
Not the early one that you wish upon
Not the northern one that guides in the sailors

You've got that touch so gentle and sweet
But you've got that look so critical
Can't talk to you babe you know I get so weak
Sometimes I think that love is just mythical

Up there's a heaven, down there's a town
Blackness everywhere any little lights shine
Blackness, blackness draggin' me down
Come on light a candle in this heart of mine

Starbright, starbright, you've got the lovin' that I like
Turn this crazy bird around
Should not have got on this flight tonight

I'm drinkin' sweet champagne got the headphones up high
Can't numb you, can't drum you out of my mind

They're singin'-"Goodbye baby,
Baby bye-bye,
Ooh! love is blind"

Up go the flaps,down go the wheels
Hope you got your heat turned on baby
Hope they've finally fixed your automobile
Hope it's better when we meet again babe.

Starbright, starbright, you've got the lovin' that I like
Turn this crazy bird around
Should not have got on this flight tonight
Should not have got on this flight tonight


edit: found a video  Smile



[Edited 2007-04-14 08:42:13]
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:48 am

Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue - can't hear that song without thinking of United Airlines.
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:55 am

Amazing that nobody has mentioned ....

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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:02 am

Breakfast in America, Supertramp
Come fly with me, Frank Sinatra
Angel of Harlem, U2
You´ll see, Madonna
Why not me, The Judds
 
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:10 am

wtf?!

Let's Fly - Frank Sinatra

And you call yourself aviation fans?!  mischievous 
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:14 am

Surprised no one's mentioned Busted- Air Hostess. Plus Rammstein's Dalai Lama is sort of about flying, and the whole Reise Reise album has a travel theme.
 
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:18 am

Takeoffs and Landings--The Ataris
This is the Last Stop.
 
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RE: Aviation Related Songs

Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:22 pm

Daniel- Elton John

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