10 Songs about Flying Private
The song “Aeroplane” by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers hit the charts in 1996. The lyrics compare flying to the power of music in a bit of a dark way, as to soaring high in a plane to escape a painful reality.
This famed 1958 hit “Come Fly with Me” by Frank Sinatra was written at a time when a laidback style of traveling by air was a fresh new idea. The lyrics speak of attractive, mysterious destinations and the romantic aspect of flying.
The tune called “Flying” is an instrumental that written and performed by all four members of the Beatles band. It was released in 1967 when it was included as one of the songs on the Magical Mystery Tour album.
The Foo Fighters song called “Learn to Fly” was a 1999 first Billboard 100 single, and became a Grammy winning music video recognized for its amusing mockery of the movie ‘Airplane!’
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released “Learning to Fly” in 1991, but it wasn’t a huge success at the time. However, throughout the years, it has slowly become one of the top tunes on flying song lists.
One of the most worldwide recognized flying songs is “Leaving on a Jet Plane.” It was first written and sang by John Denver, but the most well-known version was recorded and released in 1969 by the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary.
Artist Jim Lauderdale won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. The album was called Bluegrass Diaries and contained a song called “Looking for a Good Place to Land.” The song is noted for being popular among private jet pilots.
Without a doubt, one of the best flying songs would have to be “Night Bird Flying” by of the greatest guitarists ever, Jimi Hendrix. The song’s lyrics tell of a night bird flying through the sky at midnight.
Released in 1970, “Take Me to the Pilot” by Elton John was a modest hit that was overshadowed by another song John released at the same time called “Your Song.” The lyrics speak of a metaphor of a pilot being the definitive figure of control and direction.
Carly Simon’s 1972 hit “You’re so Vain” has brought about considerable speculation about the character of the egotistic, private Learjet owner. Simon has yet to reveal who the song was written about.
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