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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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123 87
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Lynyrd Skynyrd, Flashback!

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123 101
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The Beatles

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132 86
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Tom Petty, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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72 58
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55 34
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Wings, Paul McCartney

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115 77
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Pink Floyd

9
118 101
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Foo Fighters

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93 61
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Kenny Loggins

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54 47
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Tom Islava added Bette Midler

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70 68
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86 88
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71 47
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Steve Miller Band

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49 39
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Ozzy Osbourne

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63 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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61 56
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Tom Islava added Tony Bennett

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44 27
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REO Speedwagon

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36 37
Fly Away is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs About Flying

Lenny Kravitz

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30 19
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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20 20
Flying is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Flying

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18 8
Somewhere Over the Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Flying

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41 50
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Nelly Furtado

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21 14
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IdaBorovac added Iron Maiden

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46 46
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