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Best Songs About Flying?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:24 am

For me, it's Paul McCartney's "Jet"

Actually it's about his dog Jet, but still a neat song.

This should probably be in polls, but it might be fun to have a wider audience in this folder.... any others?
 
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:11 pm

Aisle Seat 37-D by Grandaddy.

Good song.
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:14 pm

about a plane - Jet Airliner, Steve Miller Band.

about a state of mind, if you know what i mean - Comfortably Numb, Pink Floyd
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:29 pm

The Great Gig in the Sky by Pink Floyd.
Not exactly about flying, but about the fear of flying.
At least that's how the band members explain the "lyrics".  Smile

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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:38 pm

"Learning to Fly" by Tom Petty

"Early Morning Rain" by Gordon Lightfoot
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:43 pm

John Denver - Leaving On A Jet Plane
 
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:46 pm

"Fly Me Away" by Goldfrapp

You probably heard it in those Target commercials they run during Christmas...
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:59 pm

Van Halen's Dreams.

New Video with the Hornets

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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:07 pm

Top Gun song:

Kenny Loggins - Highway To The Dangerzone
 
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:11 pm

Bloodhound Gang - Kiss me where it smells funny

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But baby your black box is the one that I found

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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:53 pm

Rammstein - Dalai Lama:

 
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:10 pm

For a great song and a hilarious video it has to be the Foo Fighters' "Learn to Fly"

Filled with the stereotypes of flying too... fat seat mates, oversized carry on, mincing flight attendants...

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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:27 pm

"Learning to Fly" Pink Floyd
Song for Takeoff: "Right Now" Van Halen, "Be my Girl" Jett
Landing/Arrival : "Devil Inside" INXS
Just a few that come to mind.....
Too bad you can't use IFE on Takeoff/Landing anymore.  Angry
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:47 pm

Nazareth's "This Flight Tonight" is a good oldie, I like this FS video of a Connie

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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:10 pm

Aces high by Iron Maiden, fits for WW2 Warbirds..
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:12 pm

YYZ - Rush

747 - Eddie Rabbitt
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:18 pm

Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters
Reach up for the Sunrise - Duran Duran
Dip Your Wings - Peter Cetera

I'll think of more later.
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:41 pm

Quoting Andz (Reply 11):
For a great song and a hilarious video it has to be the Foo Fighters' "Learn to Fly"

One of my favourites.

Quoting Iflyatldl (Reply 12):
"Learning to Fly" Pink Floyd



What an amazing concert that was.

U2: Beautiful Day ....

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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:06 pm

Alan Parson's "on Air" entire album

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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:39 am

An Old Classic
Come Fly With Me By Frank Sinatra


-Curticool Big grin
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:12 am

R'Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly
 
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:39 am

What a coincidence, I'd been thinking about starting a thread on this subject for a while. And my favorite song's already been mentioned:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 2):
Jet Airliner, Steve Miller Band.

You have to love a song that mentions the 707 in it's lyrics. Of course if you listen to the words it's really a song about not wanting to travel, but it's still a great song.
 
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:58 am

"Watching Airplanes" by Gary Allan.

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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:33 am

R Kelly - I believe I can fly, This is my favourite  Smile
 
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:58 pm

"Burning Airlines Give You So Much More" Brian Eno from "Taking Tiger Mountain (by strategy)

"International Dateline" Ladytron

"Countdown" Rush (about the launch of the first Space Shuttle)

"Music for Airports" Brian Eno
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:19 pm

Quoting Curticool (Reply 19):
An Old Classic
Come Fly With Me By Frank Sinatra

Agreed, a real classic. I have the original 12 inch vinyl LP. The cover art even features 2 TWA Super Constellations.
 
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:35 pm

The Lear Jet Song (preflight) by the Byrds (great cockpit sound effects, radio etc.)
Eight MIles High (cruise) by the Byrds..and everything I've read indicates this is NOT a drug song.. Yeah sure
Back In The USSR (arrival) by the Beatles..
The Great Airline Strike (no go) by Paul Revere and The Raiders

Do I date myself??  old 

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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:23 am

There is a music in one of the movies of Bud Spencer and Terence Hill called: FLYING THROUGH THE AIR!
Love that song Big grin

Or the German: Über den Wolken (above the clouds) is a classic too...

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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:37 am

Oh, there are a couple...

Here's an interesting and funny one which I really like and hasn't been mentioned here:

"Lavatory Love Machine" by Edguy



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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:47 pm

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 4):
"Learning to Fly" by Tom Petty



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 17):
U2: Beautiful Day

Ever see the music video for Numa Numa, by O-Zone?
Very strange...

 
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:45 pm

Quoting Curticool (Reply 19):
An Old Classic
Come Fly With Me By Frank Sinatra


-Curticool

Bout' to say that Hell iv never even heard half the songs you guys are talkin about.  Smile
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:10 am

Iron Maiden-Aces high, fits for Warbirds..
Steve Miller Band- Jet Airliner

And a german one:
Ueber den Wolken- Reinhard Mai
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:38 am

An old Disco song.

'Take Off" by Harlow
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:26 am



This is it "Take Off" by Harlow
Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.
 
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:51 am

"Bat Chain Puller" by Captain Beefheart.
 
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:35 am

Coldplay- Clock's



Coldplay- Speed of Sound


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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:48 pm

"Samba do Avião"- by Tom Jobim

That's portuguese for "The Airplane Samba".

In this music, Tom Jobim sings about the beauties of Rio de Janeiro seen while approaching the Galeão airport.

' We´ll be in Galeão in just a minute '

' Fasten the seat belts, we´re almost there... The water is shining , the runway is getting closer, here we go ! .... to land...'



Cheers
 
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:42 pm

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 26):
The Great Airline Strike (no go) by Paul Revere and The Raiders

Hey...you remember that one too? I heard they wrote it at LAX waiting for a flight during the BIG STRIKE of the summer
of 66....
I also like Early Morning Rain...'
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:56 pm

"Leaving on a Jet Plane" Dont know if I'll be back again..............
 
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:49 am

Defying Gravity-From the musical "Wicked"
Such Great Heights-the Postal Service
If the Plane Goes Down-Jason Mraz (not the best for pilots perhaps)
Wind Beneath My Wings-Bette Milder
Gravity-John Mayer
From YVR
 
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RE: Best Songs About Flying?

Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:00 am

Enigma - Return to Innocence
John Mayer - Waiting on the World to Change
Hurt - Falls on Me
Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Loving Feeling
ATB - The Autumn Leaves
Bryan Adams - Never Let Go
Bruce Springsteen - Secret Garden
Loverboy - Heaven In Your Eyes
Van Halen - Top Gun Theme

I normally play songs like that when I play Flightsim. Just some of my favorites.
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