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 and 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


snoopy_on_doghouseBonus …..royal_guardsmen_snoopy_record

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

Freshly Updated 5/1/2010 and again on 3/7/2011

14 Responses

  1. Wow! This is all I need and more to create my play list t-I’m inspired.

  2. I did not see the Merle Haggard classic “Silver Wings”

  3. […] Or some of these songs: […]

  4. A couple of these songs (Nelly song is not about an airplane OR flying) and “Flying High Again” by Ozzy Osbourne is about being stoned. lol

    • Thanks for your input but you if you had read my introduction in the first couple of paragraphs (above the song lists) you would have noticed that I noted that NOT all the songs may actually be about flying or planes in the true sense of the word but suggested that some of the song selections are metaphors for flying and getting high…….by other means…… which could lend itself to pot, drugs, caffeine, adrenaline, love or something else entirely…..

  5. wow thanks alot for that list im gonna use them for my videos 🙂

  6. it’s nonsense it doesn’t help me,,it’s all old songs,,

  7. Great list…didn’t see Bloodrock’s D.O.A. though…still, great list!

  8. Airplanes- B.O.B??

  9. How ’bout Al Stewart – Flying Sorcery & The Immelman Tyrn 🙂

  10. There is James Taylor’s “Fire & Rain” that references a plane crash.
    Love your list though, the best I have found, thanks.
    Teresa @ Bravo Aviation, Jasper, TX.

  11. good list thank u first time flyer pre holiday party inspiration

  12. damn! the best song for air flight is DREAMS by VAN HALEN! and it’s not in your list!

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