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
Flying High The Arcana

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Fly Like an Eagle Steve Miller Band

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Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd, Flashback!

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Learn to Fly Foo Fighters

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Blackbird The Beatles

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Danger Zone Kenny Loggins

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Learning to Fly Pink Floyd

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Jet Wings, Paul McCartney

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Learning to Fly Tom Petty, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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Jet Airliner Steve Miller Band

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Tom Islava added Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler

The 50 Most Absurd Translations of Film Titles

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Tom Islava added Fly Me to the Moon Tony Bennett

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Flying High Again Ozzy Osbourne

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
Kassie Lanzarotta added Somewhere Over the Rainbow Judy Garland

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Fly Away is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
Fly Away Lenny Kravitz

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Time for Me to Fly REO Speedwagon

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I'm Like a Bird Nelly Furtado

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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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) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
Leaving On a Jet Plane Peter, Paul and Mary

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IdaBorovac added Aces High Iron Maiden

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Night Flight Led Zeppelin

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I'll Fly Away Johnny Cash

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Flying

The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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Aeroplane Red Hot Chili Peppers

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The Zephyr Song Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Flying Turkey Trot REO Speedwagon

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Sparks Will Fly The Rolling Stones

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Expecting to Fly Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young

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Given to Fly Pearl Jam

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Eagles Fly Sammy Hagar

The Best Trucks of All Time

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Flying is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
Kassie Lanzarotta added Flying The Beatles

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

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Flying Without Wings Peter Frampton

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You Can Fly REO Speedwagon

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Sky Pilot is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About Flying
PaigeKnaughtfund added sky pilot Eric Burdon and the Animal

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Flying Cloud The Doobie Brothers

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Afternoon Delight Starland Vocal Band

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AustinBenson added Spread Your Wings Queen

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Fly Me to the Moon Willie Nelson

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Paper Planes M.I.A.

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edward1111100 added High Flying Bird Elton John

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Flying on the Ground Is Wrong Buffalo Springfield

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Fly Me to the Moon Tom Jones

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Ground Control to Major Tom--T... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Songs About Flying

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Fly High Michelle Enuff Z'Nuff