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For those of us to look to the sky and wish we had wings, here's our list of the best songs about flying. Flying is a subject that inspires great lyrical imagery across all music genres. This list of the best songs about flying includes rock songs about flying, folk songs about flying and R&B songs about flying. Some of these great flying songs reference birds and planes, while others compare flying to freedom.

Of course, John Denver's “Leaving on a Jet Plane” made our list. This track mentions flying several times. Don't you think it's ironic that Denver actually died after a plane he was flying crashed in 1997? Another great song about flying is “Free Bird” by Lynryd Skynyrd. This tune is one of the group's biggest hits thanks to it's freeing lyrics and soaring guitar solos.

One of the best songs about flying has got to be R. Kelly's “I Believe I Can Fly.” This flight track appeared on the soundtrack for the film, Space Jam. Other top songs about flying on this list include “Aeroplane” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and “Elevation” by U2.

What is your favorite flying song to listen to? Vote it to No. 1 and share your opinions in the comments section.
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Flying High is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
Flying High The Arcana

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Learning to Fly Tom Petty, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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Blackbird The Beatles

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Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd, Flashback!

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Fly Like an Eagle Steve Miller Band

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Learning to Fly Pink Floyd

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
Kassie Lanzarotta added Somewhere Over the Rainbow Judy Garland

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Tom Islava added Fly Me to the Moon Tony Bennett

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Danger Zone Kenny Loggins

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Jet Wings, Paul McCartney

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Jet Airliner Steve Miller Band

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Learn to Fly Foo Fighters

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I'll Fly Away Johnny Cash

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Tom Islava added Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler

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Fly Away is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
Mark Lanzarotta added Fly Away Lenny Kravitz

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A Whole New World Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle

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Flying High Again Ozzy Osbourne

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Leaving On a Jet Plane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
Mark Lanzarotta added Leaving On a Jet Plane Peter, Paul and Mary

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Expecting to Fly Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young

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Flying is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
Kassie Lanzarotta added Flying The Beatles

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Time for Me to Fly REO Speedwagon

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I'm Like a Bird Nelly Furtado

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Birds Neil Young

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The Zephyr Song Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Night Flight Led Zeppelin

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Flying on the Ground Is Wrong Buffalo Springfield

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Flying Turkey Trot REO Speedwagon

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Fly Me to the Moon Tom Jones

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Given to Fly Pearl Jam

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Fly High Michelle Enuff Z'Nuff

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Flying to My Home Paul McCartney

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Eagles Fly Sammy Hagar

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Fly Away John Denver

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Sparks Will Fly The Rolling Stones

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Flying Away John Fogerty

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IdaBorovac added Aces High Iron Maiden

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You Can Fly REO Speedwagon

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Aeroplane Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Tom Islava added A Whole New World Peabo Bryson, Regina Bell

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Fly Me to the Moon Agnetha Fältskog

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Fly Me to the Moon Willie Nelson

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Further to Fly Paul Simon

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Flying Cloud The Doobie Brothers

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Paper Planes M.I.A.