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Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:01 pm

Hi guys and girls,

I was just listening to a song and thought of an idea for a thread, list all the songs you can think of that actually say and aircraft number or manufacturer,
i can only think of one;
Numb/Encore - JayZ/Linkinpark and in that its says "And Boeing Jets"

So have you got any?

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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:06 pm

Breakfast In America - Supertramp (1979)

"Take a Jumbo across the water,
Like to see America"
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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:08 pm

Saxon - 747(strangers in the night)

"There's a 747 going into the night
There's no power, they don't know why
They've no fuel, they've got to land soon
They can't land by the light of the moon
They're overshooting, there's no guiding lights
Set a course into the night
Scandinavian one-o-one
For God's sake get your ground lights on"

showing my age here aren't I?

[Edited 2006-04-10 12:11:44]
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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:09 pm

There was an R&B song that got some radio time not too long ago that mentioned a Gulfstream IV, but I can't remember whose song it was or what the title was.

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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:11 pm

Gordon Lighfoot in "Early Morning Rain" mentions "big 747"

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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:15 pm

Renaud - Manhattan Kaboul

"Un 747 s'est explos dans mes fentres,
Mon ciel si bleu est devenu orage,
Lorsque les bombes ont ras mon village"
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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:18 pm

Roger Miller - Roger Miller (1968)

"Boeing Boeing 707
Going, going skywardly heavenly
Higher than bluebirds fly
Why then oh why can't l"
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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:18 pm

How about Enola Gay by OMD, although it doesn't say the make and model it uses the actual name of the plane :

"It’s 8:15, and that’s the time that it’s always been
We got your message on the radio, conditions normal and you’re coming home
Enola gay, is mother proud of little boy today
Aha this kiss you give, it’s never ever gonna fade away"
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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:19 pm

CCR - Travellin' Band

Seven thirty seven comin' out of the sky
Won't you take me down to Memphis on a midnight ride

Steve Miller Band - Jet Airliner

But my heart keeps calling me backwards
As I get on the 707
Ridin’ high I got tears in my eyes
You know you got to go through hell
Before you get to heaven

Here's one that does not name an airliner but names an airline

Eric Clapton and BB King - Ridin' with the King

Get on a TWA to the Promised Land
Every woman, child, and man
Gets a cadillac and a great big diamond ring
Don't you know you're riding with the king

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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:25 pm

Quoting Texan (Reply 8):
Here's one that does not name an airliner but names an airline

Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC
Didn't get to bed last night
On the way the paper bag was on my knee
Man, I had a dreadful flight

The Beatles -Back in the USSR
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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:26 pm

"It never rains in Southern California" by Albert Hammond:

Got on a board a west bound seven forty seven
Didn't think before deciding what to do
All that talk of opportunities, TV breaks and movies
Rang true, sure rang true.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
 
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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:10 pm

The prodigy have two song on the latest album, called 'Spitfire' and 'Hot ride' which features the lyrics 'hot ride in my air balloon'.
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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:50 pm

Rodney O and Joe Cooley - "Everlasting Bass"

"We ride 747's not DC-10's"

A Tribe Called Quest also mention a "DC-20 aircraft".  irked 
 
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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:51 pm

Roxette have a track called Seven Twenty Seven (in reference to the, oh you guessed it, 727!) on one of their most recent albums.
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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:03 pm

Quoting Trident3 (Reply 2):
showing my age here aren't I?

Knowing all the songs you have quoted I would have guessed you were something of an 80's man!

Again, not a make or model specified, but the song "Countdown" by Rush deals with the launch of the space shuttle Columbia.

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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:04 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 4):
Gordon Lighfoot in "Early Morning Rain" mentions "big 747"

Andy

beat me to it....I thought it was a 707. Well, a beautiful and terribly depressing song. Kinda frightening what a guy can do with a pen and a guitar, huh?
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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:11 pm

More on this thread:

Songs about flying
 
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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:13 pm

Wow never knew there were this many!!

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 16):
Braybuddy

Dude i realised about that thread thats why this thread is the manufacturer/name of aircraft that thread is just basically anything aviation related.


Keep em comin' guys and gals!!

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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:46 am

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 15):
beat me to it....I thought it was a 707.

Yeah, could have been 707, my brain is numb with kitchen rebuilding! Whatever, lovely depressing song, almost in the mould of that other Canadian who sings songs to commit suicide by, whatsisname - damn, my minds a blank!! Big grin

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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:03 am

"Move yourself and glide like a 747
Love yourself in the sky among the clouds in the heavens"

Earth, Wind and Fire, Let's Groove

"Found a little piece of heaven on a 747"

Weird Al, Airline Amy

" Revvin' up my engine like a 747 baby"

Burton Cummings, My Own way to Rock

"U r flying aboard the Seduction 747"

Prince, International Lover

"Across the water on a 747"

ELO, Calling America

"Coming back to London on a 747
Stewardess made me feel like I'm in heaven"

Iron Maiden, Women in Uniform
 
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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:58 am

Quoting Nwajetset (Reply 19):
"Move yourself and glide like a 747
Love yourself in the sky among the clouds in the heavens"

Earth, Wind and Fire, Let's Groove

"Found a little piece of heaven on a 747"

Weird Al, Airline Amy

" Revvin' up my engine like a 747 baby"

Burton Cummings, My Own way to Rock

"U r flying aboard the Seduction 747"

Prince, International Lover

"Across the water on a 747"

ELO, Calling America

"Coming back to London on a 747
Stewardess made me feel like I'm in heaven"

Iron Maiden, Women in Uniform

I bet by the time another 20 years have passed there will be NO songs mentioning the 380. I'm not anti-Airbus, it just doesn't have the romantic appeal the 747 does/did/always will have.
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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:03 am

Quoting Andz (Reply 20):
I bet by the time another 20 years have passed there will be NO songs mentioning the 380. I'm not anti-Airbus, it just doesn't have the romantic appeal the 747 does/did/always will have.

"Romantic appeal" depends on people's experiences - and you can bet that in 20 years people will have fond memories of their first long-range voyages / special flights / personal memories aboard the big jet liner.

It's just the way the mind works.
 
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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:44 am

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 18):
Yeah, could have been 707, my brain is numb with kitchen rebuilding! Whatever, lovely depressing song, almost in the mould of that other Canadian who sings songs to commit suicide by, whatsisname - damn, my minds a blank!!

Jeez, yah, LOL. Too much rain, too much booze too early in the am, too many ladies bookin' it for somewhere away from us.

Isn't that the best kind of music, the kind of stuff that makes you want to go drown your sorrows in whiskey and gin?

I used to listen to a show on public radio on Sunday called "The Thistle and Shamrock" and it was devoted to Celtic music. I swear, if I EVER hear anyone singing Celtic again I will spill a beer on them. It's just too effing depressing.

Now....if they'd just stick to fiddle playing I'd be ok with it-nobody can play the fiddle better than the Irish, unless maybe it's someone like Vassar Clements.

The French were fightin' boldly
Men were dying hot and coldly
Give every man his flask of powder
his firelock on his shoulder
Love fare thee well

Ohhhhhhh whiskey you're the devil and you're leading me astray
Over hills and mountains and to America.....


and so on and so on.
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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:12 am

"Har du nogensinde set København fra en DC-9".
(Have you ever seen Copenhagen from a DC-9)
Peter Belli 1992

http://musik.tdconline.dk/servlets/2...rack/viewtrack.htm&trackid=298774#

Click on "Lyt" ( = listen) half way down to the south-eastern corner of the screen.
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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:15 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 10):
"It never rains in Southern California" by Albert Hammond:

Got on a board a west bound seven forty seven
Didn't think before deciding what to do
All that talk of opportunities, TV breaks and movies
Rang true, sure rang true.

Always liked that song. From another one-hit wonder.  Smile
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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:31 am

I can see those Fighter planes , I can see those fighter planes... across the mud huts where the children sleep across the alleys in the quite city streets...

Bullet the Blue Sky .. U2

..I always imagined heavily ladened camouflaged F-4 phantoms streaking low over the lanndscape .... of course with shark mouths painted on them....
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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:32 am

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 4):

707 actually. That's the song that always comes to mind for me. It also mentions runways, airports, wings, etc. In fact, three out of the four verses are mostly based on the imagery of the plane:

In the early morning rain with a dollar in my hand
With an aching in my heart and my pockets full of sand
I'm a long way from home and I miss my loved ones so
In the early morning rain with no place to go

Out on runway number nine, big seven-o-seven set to go
But I'm stuck here in the grass with a pain that evergrows
Now the liquor tasted good and the women all were fast
Well now there she goes my friend, she's a-rolling down at last

Hear the mighty engines roar, see the silver wing on high
She's away and westward bound, far above the clouds she'll fly
Where the morning rain don't fall and the sun always shines
She'll be flying over my home in about three hours time

This old airport's got me down, it's no earthly good to me
'Cause I'm stuck here on the ground, as cold and drunk as I can be
You can't jump a jet plane like you can a freight train
So I'd best be on my way in the early morning rain


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RE: Name Songs That Actually Name Aircraft!

Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:01 am

Here is a couple,

Jimmy Buffett's Overkill

They don't do the shows
But they act like the stars
They fly around in G-4's and suck on big cigars

The Judd's Have Mercy

I see you driving by just like a phantom jet
With your arm around some little brunette

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