- 1 “Fly Away” by Lenny Kravitz
- 2 “Learning to Fly” by Pink Floyd
- 3 “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler
- 4 “Fly Away” by TheFatRat (Featuring Anjulie)
- 5 “On the Wings of Love” by Jeffrey Osbourne
- 6 “Turbulence” by Steve Aoki & Laidback Luke (Featuring Lil Jon)
- 7 “I’m Like A Bird” by Nelly Furtado
- 8 “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins
- 9 “Learn To Fly” by Foo Fighters
- 10 “Aviation” by May Jailer (Lana Del Rey)
- 11 “Eight Miles High” by The Byrds
- 12 Iron Maiden – Aces High
- 13 The Beatles – Back in the USSR
- 14 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Aeroplane
“Fly Away” by Lenny Kravitz
To fly away, to fly far into the sky, is the narrator’s desire in this basic 1998 rock song, which was eventually used in ads for Southwest Airlines. As a dragonfly, the guy aspires to flee and soar across the oceans. In his escape, he will fade into the sun and go to other planets, including Mars. Kravitz’s career took off once the song became a global success and a Grammy Award winner.
“Learning to Fly” by Pink Floyd
This 1989 pop song is really a tearjerker! This song won Bette Midler two Grammy Awards, making her one of the most famous singers of all time (the theme some for the film, Beaches). Thank you for your continuous and encouraging support and direction, my dearest friend. In contrast to the storyteller, their loved one remained patiently in the shadows, putting all of their work towards making sure that the narrator was successful:
“Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler
A rookie pilot soars to the skies as the protagonist of this song, standing on windswept fields and enthralled by the azure sky above. The first time he flies, he is overjoyed. Pink Floyd has at least two licensed pilots, including singer/songwriter David Gilmour. It’s a metaphor for embarking on a new journey, as the rock hymn from 1987 suggests. As Pink Floyd’s lead singer, Gilmour had recently begun learning to fly.
“Fly Away” by TheFatRat (Featuring Anjulie)
Whether or not you’ve heard of the German record producer known as “TheFatRat,” Christian Friedrich Johannes Büttner, that’s OK. You can get up to speed right now. Music from this YouTube sensation has made significant advances on the Billboard charts.
The glitchy electronic sound of this 2017 album is heightened by the presence of an Asian influence. The narrator entices her beloved to accompany her on a romantic getaway that will take them both high above the ocean, free of fear. She argues that they were intended to make this transformation, to soar through the sky with one another to the edge of space, where the moon and water meet.
“On the Wings of Love” by Jeffrey Osbourne
The hero in this 1982 romantic pop ballad is soaring on the wings of love thanks to his girlfriend. They are connected as they soar into the air. Their connection must be in its infancy at this point. You just have to give them some time, and they’ll land. The song was a global smash and the pinnacle of Jeffrey Osbourne’s illustrious career.
“Turbulence” by Steve Aoki & Laidback Luke (Featuring Lil Jon)
Flight 900 is ready to take off. A furious ride to bring the house down. Initiate emergency procedures by clapping along to this 2012 electronic dance track. There has been a significant increase in the amount of turbulence. Song had some success in Australia, but it appears to have fizzled out before reaching the worldwide music charts. This is a shame, because it’s a really enjoyable tune.
“I’m Like A Bird” by Nelly Furtado
Song year: 2000
At the onset, I’d like to be clear: I’m not a fan of this music. That, however, is purely a matter of opinion. In the end, it was a huge success because enough people enjoyed it.
A woman who’s been unsure about her feelings is the focus of the song. She claims to have no idea who she is and is prone to disappearing at any moment.
At times, we all prefer to believe that we are unique or exceptional. And this is a song that might easily evoke such emotions in the listener.
“Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins
Song year: 1986
“Danger Zone” is one of the most testosterone-fueled 1980s tunes. As a result, the connection to the film Top Gun is undeniable. The first few bars of this song conjure up images of the film.
The reason for this is that the song was composed especially for the film’s opening sequence, which takes place aboard a ship. After listening to more than 300 songs, producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson finally settled on this one!
Despite the fact that Kenny Loggins sang the song, Giorgio Moroder provided the music and Tom Whitlock wrote the words. Toto was supposed to record this song! How would that have changed things?
“Learn To Fly” by Foo Fighters
Song year: 1999
The alt-rock band’s success may be attributed in large part to the success of this song. It’s also quite catchy and unforgettable. Despite the powerful guitars, it comes off as more pop than alt if you pay attention.
Dave Grohl, the band’s lead singer and songwriter, called it one of his least favorite songs on the album. Since the song is really about finding inspiration and looking for signs of life, that may be the reason.
Although it’s true, most of us have felt that way at one point or another in our personal or professional lives.
“Aviation” by May Jailer (Lana Del Rey)
Song year: 2006
Lana Del Rey’s “Aviation” portrays the narrative of a high school senior who is ready to embark on a college career in aviation.
To begin with, we’re led to wonder if the song has a double meaning because the rest of the song suggests that the narrator isn’t being held back anyplace.
Let’s just say that aviation, in this situation, isn’t about taking to the skies. Because the narrator expresses a desire to leave the place she finds herself, anything may be the cause of her anxiety. Nevertheless, I’d still classify it as a song about flying.
“Eight Miles High” by The Byrds
Song year: 1966
The Byrds’ “Eight Miles High” has a unique sound because to guitarist Roger McGuinn’s compressed 12-string electric guitar, which constantly grabs my attention. It’s hard to tell what he’s playing, to say the least.
Even so, the song’s mainstream appeal and experimental sound don’t detract from it.
Obviously, it’s a song about traveling on a plane from the lyrical content alone. In August 1965, The Byrds travelled to London for a tour of England.
Another odd tune, but nevertheless a gem in our book.
Iron Maiden – Aces High
Perhaps the finest song about flying, “Aces High” by Iron Maiden tells about an RAF fighter pilot who is set to engage in the Battle of Britain. The song is a heart-pounding homage to the first air war in history, which took place entirely above the ground. Sam Armstrong
The Beatles – Back in the USSR
This iconic Beatles song opens with the sound of a jet, written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. A spoof of tunes from previous years that named numerous cities in the United States, the song also serves as a celebration of the romanticism of travel. Sam Armstrong
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Aeroplane
The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Music is my Aeroplane” was such a brilliant musical idea that you had to wonder why no one had thought of it before them. In the lines, Anthony Kiedis waxes philosophical on the pleasures and pains of life, alternating between pop harmonies and deep funk. It’s one of their most cherished songs from the brief Dave Navarro era.