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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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Blackbird The Beatles

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Fly Like an Eagle Steve Miller Band

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Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd, Flashback!

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs About Flying

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Learning to Fly Pink Floyd

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Learning to Fly Tom Petty, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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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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Learn to Fly Foo Fighters

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Jet Airliner Steve Miller Band

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Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler

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I'll Fly Away Johnny Cash

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A Whole New World Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle

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Leaving On a Jet Plane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
Leaving On a Jet Plane Peter, Paul and Mary

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Expecting to Fly Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young

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Fly Away is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
Fly Away Lenny Kravitz

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I'm Like a Bird Nelly Furtado

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Flying High Again Ozzy Osbourne

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The Zephyr Song Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Flying is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
Flying The Beatles

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Birds Neil Young

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Flying on the Ground Is Wrong Buffalo Springfield

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Given to Fly Pearl Jam

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Fly Me to the Moon Tom Jones

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Time for Me to Fly REO Speedwagon

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Night Flight Led Zeppelin

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Eagles Fly Sammy Hagar

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Aces High Iron Maiden

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Sparks Will Fly The Rolling Stones

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A Whole New World Peabo Bryson, Regina Bell

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Aeroplane Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Flying to My Home Paul McCartney

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Fly High Michelle Enuff Z'Nuff

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El Condor Pasa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About Flying

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Airship Pirate Abbney Park is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Songs About Flying

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Flying Away John Fogerty

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Fly Away John Denver

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Fly Me to the Moon Agnetha Fältskog

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Flying Turkey Trot REO Speedwagon

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Further to Fly Paul Simon

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You Can Fly REO Speedwagon

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Flying Dutchman Jethro Tull

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Dirty Blvd. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
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Fly Me to the Moon Willie Nelson