Songs The Best Songs About Flying  

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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
The Arcana

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Steve Miller Band

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114 87
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Lynyrd Skynyrd, Flashback!

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116 99
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The Beatles

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127 84
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Tom Petty, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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51 31
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Wings, Paul McCartney

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110 75
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Pink Floyd

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113 97
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Foo Fighters

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90 59
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Kenny Loggins

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66 58
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69 66
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82 82
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67 45
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Steve Miller Band

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49 47
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Tom Islava added Bette Midler

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44 37
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Ozzy Osbourne

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58 42
Somewhere Over the Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
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Judy Garland

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41 25
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REO Speedwagon

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57 56
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Tom Islava added Tony Bennett

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33 36
Fly Away is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs About Flying

Lenny Kravitz

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26 18
Leaving On a Jet Plane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Flying

Peter, Paul and Mary

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38 46
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Nelly Furtado

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17 18
Flying is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Flying

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15 7
Somewhere Over the Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Flying

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19 12
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IdaBorovac added Iron Maiden

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22 31
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Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle

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43 44
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25 34
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Pearl Jam

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24 23
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Johnny Cash

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24 23
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Led Zeppelin

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29 43
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Red Hot Chili Peppers

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28 48
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Red Hot Chili Peppers

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21 21
Flying is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
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The Beatles

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28 31
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Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young

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7 3
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AustinBenson added Queen

35
24 29
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The Rolling Stones

36
18 21
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REO Speedwagon

37
8 7
Sky Pilot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
PaigeKnaughtfund added Eric Burdon and the Animal

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13 15
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Peter Frampton

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15 18
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REO Speedwagon

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19 25
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Starland Vocal Band

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19 25
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Enuff Z'Nuff

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18 24
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Willie Nelson

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8 18
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edward1111100 added Elton John

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21 29
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Buffalo Springfield

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14 30
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Tom Islava added Peabo Bryson, Regina Bell

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16 23
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Sammy Hagar

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1 1
Fly to the Angels (Slaughter) is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Songs About Flying

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25 38
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M.I.A.

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11 17
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The Doobie Brothers

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16 25
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Neil Young