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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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Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd, Flashback!

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Learning to Fly Tom Petty, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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Learning to Fly Pink Floyd

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Fly Like an Eagle Steve Miller Band

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Danger Zone Kenny Loggins

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 9 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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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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Tom Islava added Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler

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I'll Fly Away Johnny Cash

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Flying is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
Kassie Lanzarotta added Flying The Beatles

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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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Expecting to Fly Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young

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Fly Away is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
Mark Lanzarotta added Fly Away Lenny Kravitz

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Leaving On a Jet Plane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
Mark Lanzarotta added Leaving On a Jet Plane Peter, Paul and Mary

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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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The Zephyr Song Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Flying on the Ground Is Wrong Buffalo Springfield

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Night Flight Led Zeppelin

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Birds Neil Young

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Fly Me to the Moon Tom Jones

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Given to Fly Pearl Jam

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Flying Turkey Trot REO Speedwagon

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Flying to My Home Paul McCartney

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Fly High Michelle Enuff Z'Nuff

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Flying Away John Fogerty

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Sparks Will Fly The Rolling Stones

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Eagles Fly Sammy Hagar

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Fly Away John Denver

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Aeroplane Red Hot Chili Peppers

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IdaBorovac added Aces High Iron Maiden

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El Condor Pasa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
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You Can Fly REO Speedwagon

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Flying Dutchman Jethro Tull

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edward1111100 added High Flying Bird Elton John

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Afternoon Delight Starland Vocal Band

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Fly Trouble Hank Williams

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Fly Me to the Moon Agnetha Fältskog