Songs About Airplanes & Flying

Taking flight across the wild blue skies here are songs for those searching for topical songs about airplanes and flying. Maybe these songs will help you “gear up” for that next business trip or family getaway to visit the relatives cross country. The feature here are songs about air travel and words that suggest that in the title. Airports, airplanes, jets, planes, flying, flight, pilot, Air Force are among the words accepted within the title. A few of the songs listed here don’t necessarily have anything to do with travel, but are used as metaphors about love, life and relationships.  A few here even deal with that other form of being “high”. The songs included in the bonus section are additional selections that don’t use any of the key words listed above in the title but have multiple referrals to planes andaircraft-cessna or flying within the lyrics. Something tells me there are a number of additional songs out there on the subject since this list is smaller than majority of the others I have done in the past. Hopefully these songs may inspire you to create a custom mp3 playlist on your ipod (or burn a cd) for your next themed event, air vacation, business flight or simply for your own personal enjoyment. 🙂

‘Airplane’ Songs

  1. Aeroplane – Bjork
  2. Aeroplane – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  3. The Aeroplane Flies High – Smashing Pumpkins
  4. Air Force One – Godley & Creme
  5. Air Force Ones – Nelly
  6. Airplane – Beach Boys
  7. Airplane – Indigo Girls
  8. Airplane Song (My Airplane) – Royal Guardsmen
  9. Bennie & The Jets – Elton John
  10. Burning Airlines Give You So Much More – Brian Eno
  11. Counting Airplanes – Train
  12. Crazy In The Night (Barking At Airplanes) – Kim Carnes
  13. Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos) – Woody Guthrie
  14. Free Mexican Air Force – Peter Rowan
  15. Great Airplane Strike – Paul Revere & The Raiders
  16. If Love Was A Plane – Brad Paisley
  17. It’s Gonna Take An Airplane – Destroyer
  18. Jet – Paul McCartney & Wings
  19. Jet Airliner – Steve Miller Band
  20. Jet City Woman – Queensryche
  21. LA International Airport – Susan Raye
  22. Leaving On A Jet Plane – John Denver
  23. Leaving On A Jet Plane – Peter, Paul & Mary
  24. Next Plane To London – Rose Garden
  25. Outbound Plane – Suzy Bogguss
  26. Paper Airplanes – Seals & Crofts
  27. Plane (If The Plane Goes Down) – Jason Mraz
  28. Planes – Jefferson Starship
  29. Trains & Boats & Planes – Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas
  30. Watching Airplanes – Gary Allan
  31. Wooden Planes – Art Garfunkel


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These are the bonus songs with reference to air travel within the lyrical content of the song, however the title doesn’t include one of the key words listed above in the introduction. Still, lots of great stuff here to choose from


  1. Aces High – Iron Maiden
  2. Back In The USSR – The Beatles
  3. Bomber – Motorhead
  4. Coming Into Los Angeles – Arlo Guthris
  5. Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins
  6. Daniel – Elton John
  7. Dreams – Van Halen
  8. Ebony Eyes – Everly Brothers
  9. Eight Miles High – The Byrds
  10. Enola Gay- Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark [OMD]
  11. Flight of Icarus – Iron Maiden
  12. Flight of The Bumble Bee – Classical masterpiece by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1899)
  13. Flight ’76 – Walter Murphy Band
  14. Freebird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  15. The Ghost of Flight 401 – Bob Welch
  16. It Never Rains In Southern California – Albert Hammond
  17. Just A Song Before I Go – Crosby Stills & Nash
  18. Love Light In Flight – Stevie Wonder
  19. Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf
  20. Major Tom (Coming Home) – Peter Schilling
  21. One Flight Down – Norah Jones
  22. Pilot of The Airwaves – Charlie Dore
  23. Return of The Red Baron – Royal Guardsmen
  24. Rocket – Goldfrapp
  25. Rocket Man – Elton John
  26. Silver Wings – Merle Haggard
  27. Sky Pilot – The Animals
  28. Snoopy vs The Red Baron – Royal Guardsmen
  29. Snoopy’s Christmas – Royal Guardsmen
  30. Snowbird – Anne Murray
  31. Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland (Wizard of Oz)/Eric Clapton/Tori Amos/Connie Talbot
  32. Space Oddity – David Bowie
  33. Speed of Sound – Coldplay
  34. Spread Your Wings – Queen
  35. Take Me To The Pilot – Elton John
  36. The Epic Flight of John Glenn – Walter Brennan
  37. The Letter – Box Tops
  38. The Letter – Joe Cocker
  39. The Spirit of St. Louis – British Sea Power
  40. This Flight Tonight – Joni Mitchell
  41. Twenty Flight Rock – Eddie Cochran
  42. Up Up And Away – 5th Dimension
  43. Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes


‘Flying’ Songssinatra_come_fly_with_me

  1. Angels Flying Too Close To The Ground – Willie Nelson
  2. Born To Fly – Sara Evans
  3. Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
  4. Fallin’ & Flyin’ – Jeff Bridges (from the 2009 movie ‘Crazy Heart’)
  5. Fly – Celine Dion
  6. Fly – Nickelback
  7. Fly – Sugar Ray
  8. Fly – Hilary Duff
  9. Fly (The Angel Song) – The Wilkinsons
  10. Fly Away – John Denver
  11. Fly Away – Lenny Kravitz
  12. Fly Away Again – Dave Dudley
  13. Fly Away (Little Paraquayo) – George Baker Selection
  14. Fly By Night – Rush
  15. Fly From The Inside – Shinedown
  16. Fly Into Love – Charley McClain
  17. Fly Like A Bird – Mariah Carey
  18. Fly Like An Eagle – Steve Miller Band
  19. Fly Like An Eagle – Seal
  20. Fly Me Away – Annie Little (from a TV commercial for the Amazon ‘Kindle’)
  21. Fly Me Away – Goldfrapp
  22. Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
  23. Fly, Robin, Fly – Silver Convention
  24. Fly To The Angels – Slaughter
  25. Flyin’ South – Hank Locklin
  26. Flying Away – Mary J. Blige
  27. Flying – The Beatles
  28. Flying – Prism
  29. Flying Down To Rio – Fred Astaire
  30. Flying Down To Rio – Rudy Vallee
  31. Flying High – The Commodores
  32. Flying High Again – Ozzy Osbourne
  33. Flying In A Blue Dream – Joe Satriani
  34. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong – Neil Young
  35. Flying Saucer – Buchanan & Goodman
  36. Flying Saucer The 2nd – Buchanan & Goodman
  37. Flying Without Wings – Westlife
  38. Flying Without Wings – Ruben Studdard
  39. Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) – Bill Conti/Maynard Ferguson
  40. I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly
  41. If I Could Fly – Joe Satriani
  42. I’ll Fly Away – Statler Brothers
  43. I’ll Fly Away – Jars of Clay
  44. I’m Gonna Fly – Amy Grant
  45. Into The Night (If I Could Fly) – Benny Mardones
  46. Last Dollar (Fly Away) – Tim McGraw
  47. Learn To Fly – Foo Fighters
  48. Learning To Fly – Pink Floyd
  49. Learning To Fly – Tom Petty
  50. Let’s Go Fly A Kite – From Mary Poppins soundtrack
  51. Midnight Flyer – Osbourne Brothers
  52. Midnight Flyer – The Eagles
  53. Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly – Vanessa Williams/Lizz Wright
  54. Straighten Up & Fly Right – Nat King Cole
  55. Texas Bound & Flyin’ – Jerry Reed (from the 1980 movie ‘Smoky & The Bandit 2’)
  56. Time For Me To Fly – REO Speedwagon
  57. We Can Fly – The Cowsills
  58. Where Eagles Fly – Sammy Hagar
  59. Where The Stars & Stripes & The Eagle Fly – Aaron Tippin
  60. Wish I Could Fly – Roxette
  61. Wish I Could Fly Like Superman – The Kinks
  62. Why Walk When You Can Fly – Mary Chapin Carpenter
  63. You Can Fly, You Can Fly, You Can Fly – from Peter Pan soundtrack


Songs About Gambling & Luck

CardsnDiceSome people got it ….. some people don’t Luck, that is — and hopefully the good kind. Gambling can take many different forms. Could even be the destination of a road trip to the nearest casino, or off to the track to wager on the thoroughbreds, or simply over to your friend or co-workers house for the weekly poker night. The following list of songs are split into two groups. The first group features songs with any form of the word “gamble” in the title. Also included are words that reference types of gambling such as playing cards, card games such as poker or blackjack, dice, or the mention of Las Vegas.  The second group of songs feature songs with “luck” or lucky” in the title. Also included here are reference words such as fortune. This gives you a decent amount of songs from many different genres of music and almost a century timeline to compile a playlist for so you can take with you to your next gambling opportunity. So whether you’re headed to Atlantic City, Las Vegas or an Indian Casino, maybe the nearest sports book, a poker tournament at the local card room, to the track for the horse races, or the Saturday night poker game at your buddy’s house, there’s sure to be some great “gambling” songs or “luck” songs on this list that can get you pumped up before arriving at your vice of choice and remember — not all luck is necessarily good 😛

Without sounding redundant — Good Luck 🙂

Songs About Gambling

  1. Ace In The Hole – George Strait
  2. Ace of Spades – Motorhead
  3. Aces – Suzy Bogguss
  4. Aces & Eights – Lita Ford
  5. Aces High – Iron Maiden
  6. The Angel & The Gambler – Iron Maiden
  7. Blackjack – Ray Charles
  8. The Card Cheat – The Clash
  9. Casino Boogie – Rolling Stones
  10. Casino Queen – Wilco
  11. Deal – Grateful Dead
  12. Deal – Tom T. Hall
  13. Deal ‘Em Again – Christopher Cross
  14. Draw of The Cards – Kim Carnes
  15. Dyin’ Crapshooter’s Blues – Blind Willie McTell
  16. Dying Gambler – Blind Willie McTell
  17. Five Card Stud – Ace Frehley
  18. From A Jack To A King – Ned Miller (1963)
  19. From A Jack To A King – Ricky Van Shelton (1989)
  20. Gambler – Madonna
  21. The Gambler – Woody Guthrie
  22. The Gambler – Leonard Cohen
  23. The Gambler – Kenny Rogers (1978)
  24. Gamblin’ Bar Room Blues – Sensational Alex Harvey Band
  25. Gambling Bar Room Blues – Jimmie Rodgers
  26. Gambling Bar Room Blues – John Cougar Mellencamp
  27. Go Down Gamblin’ – Blood, Sweat & Tears
  28. Holdin’ A Good Hand – Lee Greenwood
  29. Hot Shot Gambler – The Sweet
  30. The Jack – AC/DC
  31. Jack of Diamonds – Waylon Jennings
  32. Kentucky Gambler – Merle Haggard
  33. Lazy Poker Blues – Status Quo
  34. Life’s Like A Card Game – Big Joe Turner
  35. Lily, Rosemary & The Jack of Hearts – Bob Dylan
  36. Little Queen of Spades – Robert Johnson
  37. Lonesome Loser – Little River Band
  38. The Loser – Grateful Dead
  39. Losing Hand – Ray Charles
  40. Moonlight Gambler – Frankie Laine
  41. Poker – Electric Light Orchestra
  42. Poker Face – Lady Gaga (2008)
  43. Queen of Hearts – Dave Edmunds
  44. Queen of Hearts – Juice Newton
  45. Rambler, Gambler – Bob Dylan
  46. Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man – Bob Seger (1968)
  47. Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Wife – Bob Dylan
  48. Rambling Gambler – The Dixon Brothers
  49. Rambling Gambling Willie – Bob Dylan
  50. Riverboat Gambler – Carly Simon
  51. Roll of The Dice – Bruce Springsteen
  52. Roll The Bones – Rush
  53. The Roving Gambler – Elton Britt
  54. Son of A Rotten Gambler – The Hollies
  55. St. John The Gambler – Townes Van Zandt
  56. That Was A Crazy Game of Poker – O.A.R.
  57. There’s A Place In The World For A Gambler – Dan Fogelberg
  58. Three Card Trick – The Clash (1979)
  59. Tumbling Dice – Rolling Stones
  60. Tumbling Dice – Linda Ronstadt
  61. Turn of A Friendly Card – Alan Parsons Project
  62. Two of A King, Workin’ On A Full House – Garth Brooks
  63. Two of Hearts – Stacey Q (1986)
  64. Uptown Poker Club – Jerry Reed
  65. Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Presley
  66. Viva Las Vegas – ZZ Top
  67. The Winner Takes It All – Abba
  68. Whiskey, Women & Loaded Dice – Joe Liggins

Songs About Luck

  1. Bad Luck – Dinah Washington
  2. Bad Luck – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (1975)
  3. Bad Luck – Social Distortion (1992)
  4. Bad Luck Soul – BB King
  5. Down On Your Luck – Thin Lizzy
  6. Fortune Teller – Rolling Stones
  7. Fortune Teller – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
  8. Good Luck – Mirsa
  9. Good Luck, Bad Luck – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  10. Good Luck Charm – Elvis Presley (1962)
  11. Good Run of Bad Luck – Clint Black
  12. Hard Luck Stories – Neil Young
  13. Hard Luck Woman – Kiss (1976)
  14. Have A Lucky Day – Morphine
  15. I Got Lucky – Elvis Presley
  16. I Feel Lucky – Mary Chapin Carpenter
  17. I Should Be So Lucky – Kylie Miogue
  18. If I Get Lucky – Arthur Crudup
  19. I’m A Bad Luck Woman – Memphis Minnie
  20. I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover – Art Mooney
  21. Lady Luck Blues – Bessie Smith
  22. Love & Luck – Jimmy Buffett
  23. Luck Be A Lady – Frank Sinatra
  24. Luck In My Eyes – k.d. Lang
  25. Luck Of The Draw – Bonnie Raitt
  26. The Luckiest – Ben Folds Five
  27. Lucky – Britney Spears (2000)
  28. Lucky – Greg Kihn Band (1985)
  29. Lucky – Radiohead
  30. Lucky – Seven Mary Three (1997)
  31. Lucky – Jason Mraz
  32. Lucky Charm – The Boys (1989)
  33. Lucky Devil – Carl Dobkins Jr. (1959)
  34. Lucky 4 You (Tonight I’m Just Me) – SheDaisy (2001)
  35. Lucky Arms – Lefty Frizzell (1974)
  36. Lucky Day – George Olsen (1926)
  37. Lucky Guy – Todd Rundgren
  38. Lucky In Love – George Olsen (1927)
  39. Lucky In Love – Mick Jagger (1985)
  40. Lucky Ladies – Jeannie Seely (1974)
  41. Lucky Ladybug – Billy & Lillie (1958)
  42. Lucky Ladybug – Four Seasons
  43. Lucky Lindy – Vernon Dalhart (1927)
  44. Lucky Lips – Ruth Brown (1957)
  45. Lucky Lips – Cliff Richard (1963)
  46. Lucky Love – Ace of Base (1996)
  47. Lucky, Lucky Me – Marvin Gaye
  48. Lucky Man – Emerson Lake & Palmer (1971)
  49. Lucky Man – The Verve (1998)
  50. Lucky Man – Montgomery Gentry (2007)
  51. Lucky Me – Chiffons
  52. Lucky Me – Anne Murray (1980)
  53. Lucky Me, Lucky You – Lee Roy Parnell (1997)
  54. Lucky Moon – Oak Ridge Boys (1991)
  55. Lucky Number – Lene Lovich
  56. Lucky One – Laura Branigan (1984)
  57. Lucky One – Amy Grant (1994)
  58. Lucky One – Faith Hill (2006)
  59. Lucky One – Alison Krauss (2001)
  60. The Lucky One – Faith Hill
  61. Lucky Song – Dean Martin
  62. Lucky Ones – Loverboy (1982)
  63. Lucky Star – Madonna (1984)
  64. Lucky Town – Bruce Springsteen
  65. Lucky You – Lightning Seeds (1994)
  66. My Lucky Day – Bruce Springsteen
  67. Old Mr. Bad Luck – Earl King
  68. Piece of My Luck – Sam Brown
  69. Sister Luck – Black Crowes
  70. Some Guys Have All the Luck – Rod Stewart
  71. Trying Your Luck – The Strokes
  72. We Are The Lucky Ones – Charmed
  73. With A Little Luck – Paul McCartney & Wings
  74. You Are My Lucky Star – Petula Clark
  75. You Got Lucky – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1982)

Songs About Magic & Mystery

magic_hat_gloves_wand_in_globeThere’s an alluring fascination with magic and the occult. The Harry Potter movie and book series has brought the subject up often over the last few years. I haven’t come across too many music selections on this topic specifically, so I thought I’d give it a shot from my own collection of music. As with my other song lists I’ve done in the past, I’m trying to keep this list narrowed down to only those that mention magic, magical and magician within the title. I have deviated enough to include in the “bonus section” other songs that refer to magical potions or spells without crossing over to “luck, lucky, miracles, gypsy, witch, warlock, devil and Satan” titled songs. (That could very well be another post some time in the future.)  Other bonus material included here are songs with words that suggest magic potions or spells within the title such as “abracadabra, hocus pocus, potion, spell, illusion, disappear, wizard and voodoo”.

So, below you will find a fairly decent selection (with a wide span of years and music genres) of “magic and mystery” songs to make a playlist for your Ipod, mp3 player or cd to burn. They’re listed alphabetically along with the years they came out (in some cases) when known. More may be added if I get any suggestions or locate others “magically” 🙂

Songs About Magic

  1. A Kind of Magic – Queen
  2. Black Magic Woman – Fleetwood Mac (1969)
  3. Black Magic Woman – Santana (1970)
  4. Blue Magic – Jay-Z (2007)
  5. By The Light of A Magical Moon – T-Rex
  6. Could It Be Magic – Barry Manilow (1975)
  7. Do You Believe In Magic – Lovin’ Spoonful (1965)
  8. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – Police (1981)
  9. Five Magics – Megadeth
  10. If It’s Magic – Stevie Wonder
  11. Magic – Pilot (1975)
  12. Magic – Olivia Newton-John (1980)
  13. Magic – The Cars (1984)
  14. Magic – Bruce Springsteen
  15. Magic – Ben Folds Five
  16. Magic America – Blur
  17. Magic Bus – The Who (1968)
  18. Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf (1968)
  19. Magic Dance – David Bowie
  20. Magic Eyes – Jack Grayson & Blackjack (1981)
  21. Magic Fingers – Eddie Fisher (1955)
  22. Magic Guitar – Bunny Paul (1953)
  23. Magic In The Air – Badly Drawn Boy
  24. Magic Hollow – Beau Brummels
  25. Magic Man – Heart (1976)
  26. Magic Melody – Billy Murray (1915)
  27. Magic Moments – Perry Como (1958)
  28. Magic Moon – The Rays (1961)
  29. Magic Pie – Oasis
  30. Magic Power – Triumph (1981)
  31. Magic of Your Eyes – Charles Harrison (1917)
  32. Magic Tango – Hugo Winterhalter (1954)
  33. Magic Touch – Hugo Winterhalter (1953)
  34. Magic Touch – Aerosmith
  35. Magic Stick – Lil’ Kim (2003)
  36. Magic Town – The Vogues (1966)
  37. Magic Woman Touch – Hollies (1973)
  38. Magical Mystery Tour- The Beatles (1967)
  39. Magical Mystery Tour – Ambrosia (1977)
  40. Night Time Magic – Larry Gatlin
  41. Puff (The Magic Dragon) – Peter, Paul & Mary (1963)
  42. She Didn’t Do Magic – Lobo
  43. Spanish Castle Magic – Jimi Hendrix Experience
  44. Strange Magic – Electric Light Orchestra (1976)
  45. That Old Black Magic – Glen Miller (1943)
  46. That Old Black Magic – Sammy Davis Jr.
  47. This Magic Moment – The Drifters (1960)
  48. This Magic Moment – Jay & The Americans (1968)
  49. You Can Do Magic – America (1982)
  50. (You’ve Got The) Magic Touch – Platters (1956)

Bonus Song Selection …..

These are the songs that refer to various magical terminology (as mentioned above).

  1. Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band (1982)
  2. Disappear – INXS
  3. The Grand Illusion – Styx
  4. Hocus Pocus – Focus (1973)
  5. I Put A Spell On You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  6. I Put A Spell On You – Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968)
  7. Love Potion Number Nine – The Coasters
  8. Love Potion Number Nine – The Clovers
  9. Love Potion Number Nine – The Searchers
  10. Pinball Wizard – The Who
  11. Pinball Wizard – Elton John
  12. Spellbound – AC/DC
  13. Spellbound – Siouxsie & The Banshees
  14. Spellbinder – Foreigner
  15. Voodoo – Godsmack
  16. Voodoo Child – Jimi Hendrix
  17. The Wizard – Black Sabbath
  18. The Wizard – Uriah Heep


Here is the last category on songs with “mystery” or “mysterious” in the title. Not much success in finding many here. I hope to include more as suggestions are made or I find more “mysteriously” in my collection or searches.

Songs About Mystery

  1. Magical Mystery Tour – The Beatles (1967)
  2. Magical Mystery Tour – Ambrosia (1977)
  3. Mysterious Ways – U2 (1992)
  4. Mystery – Paul Biese Trio (1920)
  5. Mystery Lady – Billy Ocean (1985)
  6. Mystery Man – Tom Petty
  7. Mystery of Tallahatchie Bridge – Roger White (1967)
  8. Mystery Train – Elvis Presley (1955)
  9. She Is Still A Mystery- Lovin’ Spoonful (1967)
  10. That Mysterious Rag – Arthur Collins & Albert Campbell/American Quartet (1912)

As always — additional suggestions are always welcomed ……….

Customer Service: I Wanna Speak To A Human Being!

frustration_on_the_phoneEver get frustrated by not being able to get a LIVE voice, specifically an operator, customer service representative or (better yet) a supervisor,  for customer service help or a billing or tech support  problem?

Tired of having to deal with a voice activated computer or being lead around in circles by voice prompts, none of which pertain to the reason why you’re actually calling?

There are a couple of websites out there that may be able to help you out and get through all the red tape a lot quicker. It’s absolutely ridiculous to have to go through a dozen or so voice prompts to have to get through to a representative. and are websites dedicated to telling frustrated consumers the right buttons to push on a telephone to reach a human in the customer service department at hundreds of companies.

Ever Been Through This Scenario?

You’ve been on hold for anywhere from 15 minutes to (God forbid) an hour waiting for the next available customer service representative, then get dropped or  disconnected (whether it be accidentally or intentionally) when you actually get a live voice. This happens countless times everyday to good, everyday people just trying to remedy a situation.

Some larger companies (phone companies, banks, credit card issuers, insurance companies, mortgage companies, real estate agents, cable or satellite companies, ticket agencies, ebay, Amazon, computer tech, credit unions, hospitals, airlines and government agencies, are notorious for this type of runaround.

You really want to speak to a LIVE person and the longer it takes to get to one, the more  your frustration level builds and the higher your blood pressure rises. Sometimes you need some inside knowledge on how to “beat the system” so that YOU’RE the one in control “pushing buttons”.

Dealing with corporate giants this way can really add to the stress you already have. Also, many people with various medical conditions (stroke victims, hearing impaired, speech impaired, deaf-mutes) as well as the elderly can have a difficult time understanding or even communicating with a computer activated voice.

Having a bad cell phone connection or noisy environment around you can make this this very difficult also.

There are 2 websites out there now with a solution to getting through all this BS. It’s very thorough and updated on a regular basis. It actually lists hundreds of various companies and tells you how to get through to a human voice a lot quicker. Each company is individualized for maximum results telling you which buttons to push  specifically to get through easier as well as quicker.  You can also add your imput or rate your experience here also.


Check them out using these 2 links below…..


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PS – I absolutely love this Translation Interpretation Guide to messages that the automated phone systems generate. Check this out here.

Fun Sound Effects … In An Instant

sound_fx_machineEver wish that you had some kind of device to help lighten up an  awkward moment or get you out of an uncomfortable situation? I’m sure we all have had a similar experience at one time or another.

Well ….. Fear Not Anymore! …..

Here are a few sites to check out for thousands of cool and fun “instant gratification” sound effects.And best of all, the key element to this list is that they are all FREE (as well as royalty-free) with minimum effort involved. They run the full gamut from funny to scary in range, including sounds of animals, applause, people, transportation, sirens, lasers, instruments, household appliances, doors, machines, TV, space, occupational, nature, weather and so forth as well as a whole slew of alarms, bells, beeps, clicks, chimes, screams and whistles ….. all designed for personal use on your projects, blogs, websites, etc.

Go Ahead! — Give it a Try! — Indulge A Little! — You know you wanna! 🙂


11 Instant Sound Effect Sitesmagic-button-anim

This is the classic and most likely the original site in the genre. Load this site up before you tell a joke and hit the button to punctuate your punch line.

Created in response to instant rimshot, sad trombone is useful when delivering bad news to someone such as “Honey, I accidentally drove the car into the garage door…” Insert sad trombone sound here.

An alternative that is probably a good idea to have open alongside instant rimshot when telling a joke, you might want to use instant crickets when your joke doesn’t go over too terribly well. This site is particularly useful in corporate meetings when telling “politically-incorrect” jokes.

When everything seems to be getting you down, you can always rely on your emergency yodel button. Yodels are like hugs, giving you a warm and fuzzy feeling inside and making everything just a little bit better.

This reminds me of the sad horn sound effect, from a well-known television game show, where you attempt to guess the prices of everyday products. You probably know which one I’m inferring to.

Basically just an up and down slide whistle sound ….. In some ways, it appears more pathetic than a sad trombone. Doesn’t really sound all that festive but you could stretch your imagination and find a creative use for it.

The classic scream from “Won’t Get Fooled Again” by Roger Daltrey of the legendary rock group “The Who”, which just happens to be the theme song from “CSI:Miami”.  Also, David Caruso’s acting skills are legendary, so why not punctuate your day with sunglasses and his serious mug?

Be Fore-Warned!! – Beware, that by clicking this link, you will be exposing yourself to a full-screen image of William Shatner’s face….. Again ….. You Have Been Warned!!

Bad Taste Alert!! – This is one of those pull-my-finger episodes. May be lame and kitschy, but may work when the “essense of you” time rolls around and pointing your finger at the dog just doesn’t work anymore.

Reminds you of an old black and white TV western in the mindset of “High Noon” starring Gary Cooper. Gives kind of a desolate or lonely aura. Also, ideal to use when one of your jokes bombs or goes over your audience’s heads.

Personally I find this one quite annoying, but others may find it perfect for that moment when someone in your office makes a ridiculously obvious suggestion or comment, or is prone to spilling coffee all over himself/herself.


13 More Sound F/X Sites With Large Libraries sound effects logo

As a bonus, thousands of additional sound effects as well as  sound bytes can be found at the various sites listed below. Simply click on the name/link and you’ll be taken right to the  website. These are also FREE and are Royalty-Freeas well.



Here are a few more just addedcreate farts

Create and customize virtual farts and email them to your family and friends.

A collection of either gross or funny (depending on how you look at it) belches and burps – It’s a simple fact of life – just depends on how vocal you are 😛