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Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 8:53 am

Ok, I know this Thread has been posted before, but it's been a while and there are new members...

What kind of music reminds you of Flying/Flight?

For me:
Gladiator Sountrack: Now We are Free

Dave Matthews: Satellite/Where are we going/Gray Steet

Sting:DesertRose/BrandNewDay/FieldsOfGold

ENYA: StormsInAfrica/CaribbeanBlue/MemoryOfTrees/Adiemus(DeltaAirLinesTheme)


How about you???

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 8:57 am

Opps  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I forgot U2!!!!!

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 9:01 am

For some reason I always think of my Gulfstream 5  Big thumbs up going off into the sunset when I hear the song "Sailing" .....I think its by Christopher Cross.
 
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 9:13 am

Rhapsody in Blue makes me think of flying & UAL.
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 9:13 am

In a way Ayumi Hamasaki's song "Voyage" and "A Song is Born" as well as Do As Infinity's "Fukai Mori" seem to remind me of flying. As well as Andrea Bochelli's "Conte Partiro" and of course Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue". (and I wonder why I chose Rhapsody in Blue  Big grin)
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 9:41 am

Here are some songs that remind me about flying for some reasons:
St. Philips Boy's Choir: Sailing
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: Somewhere over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World
The Monroes: Cheerio
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 9:43 am

I tend to associate certain songs with the flights that I listened to them on...the two best examples of that are...

Dave Matthews - Dancing Nancies (NZ 744 SYD-LAX 6/01)
Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer (Ryan Intl DC-10 PHL-MCO 4/03)

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 9:49 am

Kenny Loggins-Danger Zone, and Playin with the boys.
 
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 10:54 am

Hey,

I would say Lenny Kravitz, Fly Away. I guess its because its the last song I heard on my last Canada 3000 A330-200 flight back on October 31st 2001. We were on route from Toronto to Port Of Spain Trinidad.

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 11:00 am

that "Pure Moods" CD reminds me of delta flights in the 90's... their music was from there
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 11:04 am

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 11:17 am

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/25914/4/

DMB's "where are you going" makes for good flying as well as a good trip report  Big thumbs up


Also, Debussy's Claire de Lune was excellent on my MD player on Concorde.

Lastly, in the ULTIMATE of TRUE coincidences, I got to listen to, whilst at FL570 on Concorde,...

Marvin Gay's "Flying High"


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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 11:21 am

Hevia - Busindre Reel
Ofra Haza - Show Me
Ofra Haza - One Day
Sting - Fragile
Warrior Soul - Superpower Dreamland
Deep Forest - Silent Lullaby
Fleetwood Mac - Albatros
Gary Moore - The Messiah Will Come Back

...lot more to my selection too...guess my CD collection is just too large  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 1:22 pm

It's all about Kansas and "Born on wings of steel". Last summer I was flying a rare GA mission and lost my engine at 800agl on climb out and luckily managed to get a restart at 200agl. After getting the engine inspected and signed off I flew it home, and driving home from the airport I heard, " I'm still Alive" by Pearl Jam. Its funny how those things happen. "Born on wings of steel I have so much to feel and I won't come down no more"-KANSAS

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 1:42 pm

(sorry double post)

(filler)

[Edited 2003-05-08 06:43:26]
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 2:38 pm

5th Dimension's "Wouldn't you like to ride in my beautiful balloon", particularly because TWA took it, with modified words, as its advertising jingle.
 
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 3:09 pm

Break My Stride - Unique II
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 3:14 pm

Danger Zone from Top Gun
Jump by Van Halen(awesome fimclip of the Blue Angels)
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 8:09 pm

Adiemus was by, well, Adiemus.

Enya is almost the same, but is not.
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 9:46 pm

Mines always remind me of a certain flight, since when I listened to them for the first time I was on board an aircraft.

"Blue Bayou" -Linda Ronstadt, 1977. Flying LGA-YYZ on board an AA B-727.

"Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft" -Carpenters, 1978. Flying JFK-BCN on board a TW 707.

"Carnival" -Spyro Gyra, 1978. Flying MAD-JFK on board a TW B-747.

"Christina" -Earl Klugh, 1997. Flying MRU-LHR on board a MK A-340.

"After the Storm" - Norman Brown, 1998. Flying CDG-CCS on board an AF A-340.

"Last look" -Torcuato Mariano, 1999. Flying AMS-HKG on board a KLM B-747-400.

I have many others, all of them logged, but those are the ones I remember the most.
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 10:26 pm

Remember Tears for Fears? They had a song -- forgot the title -- on their album from 85 or so. I listened to it cross the Pond and boy, the clouds and music were one!
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 10:29 pm

Ray of light - Madonna, Mainly because of the video with the planes landing and taking off really quick, very nice.

Also, whichever song they play whilst i'm boarding or just about to get off a plane. Last time i flew it was Will Young, Evergreen  Laugh out loud

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Thu May 08, 2003 11:47 pm

1. "Rhapsody in Blue makes me think of flying & UAL." . . . .Ditto. Not only does it make me think of UAL, but it reminds me of the respectable position of being part of a crew. . .whether it's pilot, FO, or what have you. It song takes you through nice, smooth weather, then throws in some turbulance, some excitement, and so on. . .to me, it covers all the bases of flying.

2. Now, on the flip side, you have Willie Nelson! ". . .and our golden jet is airborne, and flight fifty cuts a path across the morning sky. And the crew aboard our airplane assures us that flight fifty is the way to fly. . ." . . .something like that.

3. Elton John's "Rocket Man"


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Anyway. . .
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Fri May 09, 2003 2:33 am

For me, when I hear the song "Storms in Africa" my Enya

Ansett Australia used this as their theme song in a large advertising campaign in the mid 1990's.

It always brings a tear to my eye, considering that Ansett is now definct.

Cheers,

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Fri May 09, 2003 2:43 am

... all the music I heard on board extensively or for the first time ...

For "nightflights" it's:
Sash! - Stay

My recent flights in Chile "branded" me with these songs:
Gotan Project - Santa Maria
Morcheeba - Sao Paulo
Bliss - Kissing

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Fri May 09, 2003 3:51 am

I've got no idea why, but Scott Joplin reminds me of flying with United.
 
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Fri May 09, 2003 6:48 am

There was this music that KLM used to play a lot back when I used to fly with them a lot in the 80's. I'm not positive what it was called but I once heard someone call it 'The Amsterdam Song'. That definitely reminds me of flying. Also, 'Song for Guy' from Elton John and 'Just Once' from James Ingram. There are tonnes more that I could name, I'm sure, but these were the first 3 that popped into my head when I read this post. I guess I must have heard them during a particularly pleasant flight. Good question, this.
 
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Fri May 09, 2003 9:03 am

"Crystal" by New Order

or if I am feeling real wild and I am flying in a Cessna 152, I think of Glen Frye, "The Heat is On." Just kidding. I also think of a lot of ambient music by Moby.

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Fri May 09, 2003 12:09 pm

I try not to listen to John Denver while flying...

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Fri May 09, 2003 11:01 pm

This might sound odd, but its ; Daniel Bedingfiled - Gotta Get Thru This - Because when I went away in Nov 2001 it was the first song played when I got into the car, and in Feb 2003 it was again the first song played  Smile so it always reminds me now...+ its a really good song.

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Sat May 10, 2003 12:09 am

Well...

N743AS says he tries not to listen to John Denver when flying, and quite rightly so considering JD's demise, but the song I thought of was 'Leaving on a Jet Plane' written of course by John Denver....
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Sat May 10, 2003 12:17 am

No Scrubs by TLC. I don't like the song at all but it was playing in a shop at LPL before a flight to IOM so it gives me memories of the flight.
 
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Sat May 10, 2003 12:21 am

Diesel1: ". . .the song I thought of was 'Leaving on a Jet Plane' written of course by John Denver...."

How could I forget that song. Instant flying classic.

By the way, I went to John's funeral memorial service in Aspen a few days after his death. I hadn't ever met him, but he's a legend in my family (and state  Big grin). I did, however, get to see him land and takeoff many times at Centennial Airport in his jets! And the people I know who did meet him; they say he was like a regular neighbor who loved, and had a passion for aviation. . .much like us here.

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Sat May 10, 2003 12:27 am

In the mid- to late-60s, WELI, a Bridgeport AM radio station, used to play two instrumentals that were about flying: Nightjet and Night flight to Madrid. I never heard them anywhere else except on that station.
 
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Sat May 10, 2003 12:37 am

‘Supersonic’ by Oasis always makes me think of flying on a 747. Oasis is one of my favorite groups and ‘Supersonic’ has to rate as one of my all-time favorite songs of theirs. It’s exhilarating. And the lyrics are great too.

Another song that makes me think of flying is U2’s ‘Ultra Violet (Light My Way).’ Beautiful piece by U2, very soothing.

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Sat May 10, 2003 1:18 am

Foo Fighters' Next Year reminds me of flying a lot. I like to listen to it on the first leg of a long trip.

Another song is Porcelain by Moby. I remember listening to it a lot during countless trips to Los Angeles during the summer of 2001.

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Sat May 10, 2003 2:23 am

I scanned the posts and didn't see.......

Jet Airliner by The Steve Miller Band
 
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Sat May 10, 2003 5:35 am

The log-in music for windows 2000 reminds me of the little symphonic sounds that some airlines play on the saftey demo on the PTV's  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Sat May 10, 2003 5:56 am

hkg82.. Are you mad fer it?

Can't help but think about Liam's flying experiences...

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Sat May 10, 2003 7:41 am

MMM - The Crash Test Dummies.
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Sat May 10, 2003 9:35 am

1. "TAKE ME HOME", by Phil Collins (has to be the unofficial travel song.........)

2. Anything by Steely Dan. I especially like listening to them at the airport. Kind of like your own personal music video.
 
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Sat May 10, 2003 10:48 am

Dude, Supersonic is totally one of the best songs ever.

as for flying, "Listen Up" always reminds me of flying because it's talking about being on your own, and flying is just such an independent experience, in a sense.

"Full On" by Oasis also reminds me of flying, it's just such a powerful song.

"Selling the Drama" by Live is a favourite too. It always reminds me of my first trip to London.

everyone needs to be Mad fer it!

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Sat May 10, 2003 1:37 pm

Man I didn't realize how many Oasis fans there were in here. Every time I land in the UK I can't help but think of Noel singing, "Listen Up" and the presence of green pastures... I just saw Oasis in Dublin not too long ago. They opened with "Full On." Another song I think of when I fly, is when I see a couple at the airport that is breaking up and they are about to leave one or the other behind and as we take off I can hear Liam singing, "As my day was dawning, my plane flew away with the tears caught in my eyes," from the song, "Don't Go Away."

ahhh...

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Sat May 10, 2003 2:10 pm

Positive rate:

We've come a long way(starting theme for Enterprise)

Who sings that? It sounds like Rod Stewart.

I can't believe it took 30 replies before someone mentioned "Leaving on a Jet Plane."

"O-A-sis is th' best Br'tish band since th' Beatles." Just kidding, but they are good.

Isn't It Ironic by Alanis Morrisette (which has no irony in it), which mentions the guy who was afraid to fly.

The US Air Force Anthem.

Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copeland.

Any thing by Jefferson Airplane.

Star Trekkin' (a parody of the series in music)

Magic Carpet Ride (That scene in Star Trek: First Contact was great!)

La Bamba for obvious reasons.

A Whole New World (theme from Disney's Aladdin).
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Sat May 10, 2003 2:28 pm

Lenny Kravitz=Fly Away
Foo Fighters=Learn to Fly
Foo Fighters=A320 (good song for Boeing lovers and/or Airbus haters  Big grin)
Fuel=Walk the Sky
Gershwin=Rhapsody in Blue...the WHOLE thing
Wagner=Ride of the Valkyries (that old 80's Paul Havis 747 video did it for me)
Rossini=William Tell Overture
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Fri May 16, 2003 2:26 am

We'll Take You Higher from Steve Cookes is the song for me:

"We will fly our spirit to the world
Reaching for a new horizon
And we'll be a model for our land
And change it for the better

We will fly our people to the world
Pride and service we'll provide them
Our commitment is this vision
Free to build the future

And a new age is born
From the darkness into the dawn
Coming out of the rain
Into the light again

We will fly this dream across the world
Filled with wonder, warmth and safety
Message from a free South Africa
Changing for tomorrow

We will fly our spirit to the world
With the strength to build a new way
Even though we know the road is long
We will stand together

We'll take you higher
We'll lift you up above the sky
We're getting stronger
Now that we've got wings to fly"

Six years after this song was first released I think it is more true than ever. South Africa is nowadays the strongest growing tourist market in the world. SAA making profits (headline profit of R553 million in 2002) and good results in Q1 2003 on most routes certainly show that SAA is on the right path - thanks to its CEO Andre Viljoen (which in my opinion deserves to be mentioned together with such airline CEO's as Jurgen Weber of LH) which turned the airline around - to establish itself as a financially successful and strong carrier for the future.

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Fri May 16, 2003 2:50 am

U2 - Elevation
U2 - Where the Streets have no name
Top Gun Theme
Foo Fighters - Learn to Fly
Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer
Jefferson Airplane (?) - Leaving on a Jet Plane

And I'm shocked that I haven't seen this one in the list:

Pink Floyd - Learning to Fly. (It even has the frickin' ATC recording in it!)
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United/rhapsody In Blue

Fri May 16, 2003 3:51 am

Anyone know where I can get the United Airlines version of Rhapsody in Blue?? I have looked all over! THanks
 
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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Fri May 16, 2003 4:27 am

Metallica - Any song that sounds "epic" i.e. - "Damnage Inc." "The Call of Ktulu" "Master of Puppets". These work really well only on a high-powered take-off. Also some Hardcore like Give up the Ghost, or Black Box...Anyway, I know many of you may not like "real" Punk or hardcore...but try the metallica it works nice especially on the S&M album (the one with the symphony)!

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RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Fri May 16, 2003 5:08 am

That song by ColdPlay....With the Piano.That should be UAL's theme song. -Brett

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