skiordie
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10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Sat Jul 03, 2004 4:24 pm

Got my new ipod and I am working on a play list for my travels. Here's my list, any suggestions.

Jet airlner Steve Miller
Rhappsody in Blue
Take Me Home Phil Colins
Fly me to the moon Frank Sinatra
Roam The B52's
The Blue Danbue
Avalon Roxy Music
Fanfare for the common man


That's what I got. Any suggestions.

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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Sun Jul 04, 2004 1:35 am

John Denver's "Leaving on a Jet Plane". There's a song called "L.A. International Airport" by some lady artist many years ago, whose name escapes me at the moment. Regards.
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BAViscount
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Sun Jul 04, 2004 8:22 pm

I would include that old 70's classic "Airport" by The Motors and would also include a track by Cornershop called "The London Radar" which is all about a British United flight to Genoa - if you've never heard it you should check it out - you can find it on "Handcream for a Generation". It includes cabin announcements, conversations between the pilot and ATC, airport announcements and all kinds of interesting snippets of airline-related stuff, all backed by a funky disco beat! And I'm not biased by the fact that I was at school with the drummer of Cornershop - it's the perfect song for us airline nutters!!
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ba97
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Mon Jul 05, 2004 7:15 am

You have to add BA's theme song for sure.
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GulfstreamGuy
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Tue Jul 06, 2004 2:48 am

I would not be surprised if NO ONE knew this one (and the only reason I thought of it was because I heard it yesterday on the oldie station) but Shelley West had a song out called "Flight 309 to Tennessee" in the late 70s or early 80's. However getting back to the original topic it would probably not be one of the BEST airplane travel songs.

GulfstreamGuy
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mfricke
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Wed Jul 07, 2004 11:16 am

747 - Eddie Rabbit (A country song from the late 1970's)
Marina del Rey - George Strait (sings about being on a plane back to Tenn.)
Kansas City Lights - Steve Wariner (sings about flying into Kansas City)
Up, up and Away - The (some numbered) Dimension. Also known by the old commercial Up, up and away on TWA!
Leaving on a Jet Plane - The Peter, Paul and Mary version!
Starlight, Starbright - Joni Mitchell
ONT - Southern California's Ontario!
 
kalakaua
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:03 pm

The one's mentioned above are great, and I'll add those to my list, but I also like:

Copland's "Appalachian Spring," and "Rodeo." The final movement, 'the finale,' match perfectly on takeoff and landing.

I can't stop thinking about that Concorde video which had The Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony."

I've also enjoy Cusco's "Flying Condor," which I discovered from Clay Lacy's website.

And we cannot forget about Delta's "Adiemus" theme, since we have Gershwin up there.

Weird, but I like Boeing's theme song (that one heard in commercials), as well.

"Take My Picture" by Filter is also great.

And U2's "It's A Beautiful Day."

Wow... Too much to mention. Let me see what the rest have to say.
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EIrob
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Wed Jul 07, 2004 10:50 pm

I'd probably have to put Saxon's "747 (Strangers in the Night)" and Blackfoot's "Fly Away" in my list.......But that's just me  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Thu Jul 08, 2004 11:56 am

not related....or is it?  Wink/being sarcastic

Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffet's--> "Its five o'clock somewhere"

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oly720man
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Thu Jul 08, 2004 7:57 pm

F Mac's Albatross for the cruise

Elton John Rocket man??

Ultravox reap the wild wind (spitfire in the video)



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w_a_s_p_i_e
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Fri Jul 09, 2004 7:51 am

Come fly with me is a classic!
 
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:42 am

There were a couple of comedy songs that made the radio morning show rounds back in the mid '80s. One was called "Airline Amy" where the singer was in love with a flight attendant he just met. The other one was "Southern Air" about a plane with a porch screen door as the main cabin door, a goose as a passenger and a bunch of hillbillies on a flight to Yazoo City, Mississippi. Absolutely hilarious song if you can find it. (Don't remember the artist names for either one, sorry.)
 
Christian
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Mon Jul 12, 2004 1:08 am

How about:

Nazareth: This flight tonight

Judas Priest: United
It doesn't have to do with airplane, but I always start to think about airplanes when I hear this song

[Edited 2004-07-11 18:10:34]
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vatveng
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Wed Jul 14, 2004 9:50 am

not an air travel song at all, but the following line from Toto's "Africa" always bring to mind looking up at a plane on final to ORF at night:

She's coming in 12:30 flight
Her moonlit wings reflect the stars
That guide me toward salvation
 
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:19 pm

Artist: Type O Negative
Album: October Rust

-Die with me-

Now like a bird
She flew away
To chase her dream
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
 
SafetyDude
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:55 am

Wow, I never knew that so many songs existed!

I think that my favorite will be "I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane".

 Smile
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Fri Jul 16, 2004 3:23 pm

Who could not love CCR's lyrics?

737 comin' out of the sky
Won't you take me down to Memphis on a midnight ride
I wanna move
Playin' in a travelin' band
Yeah!
Well I'm flyin' 'cross the land tryin' to get a hand
Playin' in a travelin' band
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Sun Jul 18, 2004 8:14 am

I would say "Flying Condor" by Cusco and "Adiemus" from the Delta theme song.
 
boeingpride800
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Thu Jul 22, 2004 7:03 am

Like many other people said, I highly suggest "Come Fly with Me". I kinda like that song better than "Leaving On a Jetplane" especialy when I here it on Airline UK.
 
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:19 am

Thomas Dolby- She Blinded Me with Science
 
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:23 pm

Learning to Fly - Foo Fighters
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Leej
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:48 pm

No question - Learning to Fly by Pink Floyd
 
AGrayson514
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:16 am

Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra

Conversations With God To the One who Knows - Yanni

Walking In The Air - George Winston

Born To Fly - Sarah Evans

Volare(meaning 'To Fly' in Italian) - Vitamin C

Come Away With Me - Norah Jones

First Flight - Mark Isham

Cannon In D - Johann Pachelbell

Alma en Libertad - Paulina Rubio

Pokarekare Ana - Haley Westenra

Soleil Soleil - Nana Mouskouri

Fanfare For The Common Man - Aaron Copland

Leaving on a Jet Plane - Denver

Cruisin' - Gwyneth Paltrow & Huey Lewis

Flying - George Winston

Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters

Soar - Christina Aguilera

Bittersweet Symphony - (Cruel Intentions Soundtrack)

Fly Like an Eagle


This is my extended list of songs that I like to listen to while flying, whether they remind me of flying, or they talk about it, or they are just good songs for that particular activity. I have more, I just didn't think that anyone really wanted to read through my 'Flying' library  Smile/happy/getting dizzy .

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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Sat Jul 31, 2004 3:12 am

I don't know any but here's my home made song.

" The blades on the (Air) Bus go round and round, all day long."

LOL. Just wanted to brighten up the mood on airliners.net Big grin
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XNV
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Sat Jul 31, 2004 4:59 pm

HERE ARE 10 GREAT FLYING SONGS

1. Learning to Fly - Tom Petty

2. Flower Duet (From the BA commercial) - Leo Delibes Lakme

3. Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf

4. Right Here Right Now - Jesus Jones
It was on a commercial a few years ago for... a phone company I think - shows a guy looking out the window of the plane at the world below always makes me think about flying. Right here, right now, there is no other place I'd rather be.

5. Walkin' on Sunshine - Gloria Estefan
When I was little and the Walkman just came out it was the only tape my mom had so that's what I listened to on the plane. It was a cloudy day and after we took off we were above the clouds in the sunshine. This song always makes me think that no matter what the weather is here you can fly somewhere else where it is better.

6. What's the Frequency Kenneth - REM
I had this song blasting in my headset flying on a lonely 2-hour cross-country solo flight one day and I laughed as I adjusted the frequency of the radio from ATC to enroute - what's the frequency? 126.7 of course!

7. Airplane - Indigo Girls

8. One Flight Down - Norah Jones

9. Take My Picture - Filter
A guy goes nuts on a plane and takes off all of his clothes... just another ay on the job.

10. Flight 684 to Calcutta - Punjabi Techno
I'm not sure if that's the actual name of the song. My friend has it on CD, it's a Punjabi group that does dance music, but all through the song you hear "Flight 684 to Calcutta is now boarding" or maybe it's Mumbai, but none the less an interesting song.
 
Gregg
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Sat Jul 31, 2004 9:44 pm

Harry Chappin, "Northwest 222"

I'm a strummin' fool out in the sticks
For the glory and the bread
And you're wise enough to let me sing
This music in my head.
And if there's any way to get there
Strumming head on out
I go driven hard to pick up old
222 en route.
But now they've gone and cancelled
Old Northwest 222
It's a late night bird that always
brought me back home to you
There's a thousand miles between us
Babe that I cannot get through
Is there nothing left to count on, now
That old 222 is gone?
Old 222 is gone.
My guitar bouncin' on my shoulder, my
Ticket in my hand
I'm runnin' on the ramp on board, I just
Made it again
Pull pillows down and a blanket and I
Stretch out 'cross the seat
Yes I'm racked our, winging homeward
Where I got this dream to keep
But now they've gone and cancelled
Old Northwest 222
It's a late night bird that always
brought me back home to you
There's a thousand miles between us
Babe that I cannot get through
Is there nothing left to count on, now
That old 222 is gone?
Old 222 is gone.
Minneapolis at 1 AM Chicago at 3
It's Detroit at 5 the it's New York City
Where she's waitin' for me
And I come chargin' off the jet way the
Dream is in my eyes
When I see you there at curbside babe
I'm kissin' you at sunrise
Yes you brought the van to get me.
Sometime when the plane is late
We would find a place for parking
When the lovin' would not wait
But now they've gone and cancelled
Old Northwest 222
It's a late night bird that always
brought me back home to you
There's a thousand miles between us
Babe that I cannot get through
Is there nothing left to count on, now
That old 222 is gone?
Old 222 is gone.
 
teva
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Sat Jul 31, 2004 11:04 pm

If you don't mind having songs in French, you should add:
1) Lindbergh, by Robert Charlebois (who also produces good beers in his Quebec)
2) Tombe du ciel and Dans mon aeroplane blinde by Jacques Higelin

Teva
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RE: 10 Best Airplane Travel Songs

Mon Aug 02, 2004 7:00 pm

How about 'Up Where We Belong' by Joe Cocker?
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