music The Best Songs About Planes  

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Flight is a modern miracle, and planes gets plenty of love in popular music. Musicians travel a lot, so they’ve written a lot of songs about airplanes. Some musicians fear flying while others write odes to military aircraft. This list of songs about airplanes covers the entire spectrum of aviation-related tuneage. Lots of airplane songs use planes as a metaphor for running away, or simply suggest them as a very real, practical way of running away. However you feel about planes, you’re sure to find a song on this list that’ll have you flying high in no time.

 

The Steve Miller Band cover of “Jet Airliner” was a hit song in the ‘70s. It makes sense Miller would be attracted to the tune: His band’s previous single was called “Fly Like an Eagle.” More recently, Far East Movement coined a phrase with "Like a G6," which refers to the Gulfstream G650, a popular private jet.

 

Maybe the most famous song about flying, “Leaving on a Jet Plane” was written by John Denver and covered by artists including Peter, Paul and Mary, Frank Sinatra, and Liza Minnelli.

Which of these airplane songs send you sky high? Vote for your favorites! If there are any songs about flying you love that aren't here, go ahead and add them to the list!

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Jet Airliner Steve Miller Band

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Jet Wings, Paul McCartney

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The Letter The Box Tops

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Leaving on a Jet Plane Frank Sinatra

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Leaving on a Jet Plane Peter, Paul and Mary

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Aeroplane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Planes
Aeroplane Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Paper Planes M.I.A.

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American Pie Don McLean

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Bennie & The Jets Elton John

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Blues From an Airplane Jefferson Airplane

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M.E. 262 Blue Öyster Cult

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Aces High Iron Maiden

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Mr. Airplane Man Howlin' Wolf

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Like a G6 Far East Movement, Dev, The Cataracs

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Jet Boy New York Dolls

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Jet Fighter Butthole Surfers

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Trains and Boats and Planes The Everly Brothers

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Bomber Motörhead

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Private Plane Hüsker Dü

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If Love Was a Plane Brad Paisley

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Last Plane Out is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Planes

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Drunk on a Plane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Planes
Drunk on a Plane Dierks Bentley

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Jet Pilot System of a Down

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Mystery Plane The Cramps

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My Aeroplane John Mellencamp

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Freezing Steel Yusuf Islam

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Daniel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Songs About Planes
Daniel Elton John

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Wooden Planes Art Garfunkel

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Next Plane Out Celine Dion

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Aeroplane Blues The Black Keys

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Enola Gay Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

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Tiny Paper Plane The Replacements

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Jet Fighter The Three O'Clock

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Let Down Radiohead

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International Lover is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Songs About Planes

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The Spirit of St. Louis British Sea Power

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I'm Alive Céline Dion

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No Plane on Sunday Jimmy Buffett

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5:30 Plane The Supremes

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Leaving on a Jet Plane Chantal Kreviazuk

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Jet Boy Blue America