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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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Fly Like an Eagle Steve Miller Band

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Blackbird The Beatles

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Learn to Fly Foo Fighters

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Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd, Flashback!

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Danger Zone Kenny Loggins

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Learning to Fly Pink Floyd

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Tom Islava added Fly Me to the Moon Tony Bennett

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Learning to Fly Tom Petty, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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Tom Islava added Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
Kassie Lanzarotta added Somewhere Over the Rainbow Judy Garland

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Leaving On a Jet Plane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
Mark Lanzarotta added Leaving On a Jet Plane Peter, Paul and Mary

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Jet Wings, Paul McCartney

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Jet Airliner Steve Miller Band

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Flying is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Flying

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A Whole New World Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle

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Fly Away is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
Mark Lanzarotta added Fly Away Lenny Kravitz

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Flying High Again Ozzy Osbourne

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I'm Like a Bird Nelly Furtado

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The Zephyr Song Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Flying

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Aeroplane Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Time for Me to Fly REO Speedwagon

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Night Flight Led Zeppelin

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The Best McFly Albums of All Time

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I'll Fly Away Johnny Cash

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Expecting to Fly Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young

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Given to Fly Pearl Jam

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Flying is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
Kassie Lanzarotta added Flying The Beatles

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Sparks Will Fly The Rolling Stones

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Birds Neil Young

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Paper Planes M.I.A.

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

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IdaBorovac added Aces High Iron Maiden

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Eagles Fly Sammy Hagar

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edward1111100 added High Flying Bird Elton John

The Worst Beatles Songs

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Sky Pilot is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
PaigeKnaughtfund added sky pilot Eric Burdon and the Animal

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Θοδωρης Βλαχακης added Nelly Oliver Knight

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Lilytabby added Light Flight Pentangle - By Pentangle

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Fly Away John Denver

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Flying to My Home Paul McCartney

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Ground Control to Major Tom--T... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Songs About Flying

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Flying Without Wings Peter Frampton

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Fly High Michelle Enuff Z'Nuff