songs The Best Songs About Planes  

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Flight is a modern miracle, and planes gets plenty of love in popular music. Musicians travel a lot, so they’ve written a lot of songs about airplanes. Some musicians fear flying while others write odes to military aircraft. This list of songs about airplanes covers the entire spectrum of aviation-related tuneage. Lots of airplane songs use planes as a metaphor for running away, or simply suggest them as a very real, practical way of running away. However you feel about planes, you’re sure to find a song on this list that’ll have you flying high in no time.

The Steve Miller Band cover of “Jet Airliner” was a hit song in the ‘70s. It makes sense Miller would be attracted to the tune: His band’s previous single was called “Fly Like an Eagle.” More recently, Far East Movement coined a phrase with "Like a G6," which refers to the Gulfstream G650, a popular private jet.

Maybe the most famous song about flying, “Leaving on a Jet Plane” was written by John Denver and covered by artists including Peter, Paul and Mary, Frank Sinatra, and Liza Minnelli.

Which of these airplane songs send you sky high? Vote for your favorites! If there are any songs about flying you love that aren't here, go ahead and add them to the list!

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Jet Airliner Steve Miller Band

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Aeroplane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Songs About Planes
Tom Charron added Aeroplane Red Hot Chili Peppers

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James Falk added Jet Wings, Paul McCartney

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Tom Islava added American Pie Don McLean

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Amy Boal added The Letter The Box Tops

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Paper Planes M.I.A.

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James Falk added Bennie & The Jets Elton John

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Leaving on a Jet Plane Peter, Paul and Mary

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Aces High Iron Maiden

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Leaving on a Jet Plane Frank Sinatra

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Drunk on a Plane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Songs About Planes
Esavi added Drunk on a Plane Dierks Bentley

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Blues From an Airplane Jefferson Airplane

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Bomber Motörhead

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M.E. 262 Blue Öyster Cult

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Mr. Airplane Man Howlin' Wolf

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Daniel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Planes
Tom Islava added Daniel Elton John

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Like a G6 Far East Movement, Dev, The Cataracs

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Jet Boy New York Dolls

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Jet Fighter Butthole Surfers

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Airplane pt.2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Planes
ilikedogs1234omgarmy added Airplane pt.2 BTS

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Airplane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Planes
ilikedogs1234omgarmy added Airplane J-hope (BTS)

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James Falk added Leaving on a Jet Plane Chantal Kreviazuk

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My Aeroplane John Mellencamp

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ArthurJordan added Big Jet Plane Primal Scream

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James Falk added Enola Gay Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

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Trains and Boats and Planes The Everly Brothers

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I'm Alive Céline Dion

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If Love Was a Plane Brad Paisley

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Elenel added Freezing Steel Yusuf Islam

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Wooden Planes Art Garfunkel

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Jet Pilot System of a Down

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r_abdahllah added Let Down Radiohead

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Aeroplane Blues The Black Keys

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Private Plane Hüsker Dü

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The Worst Places For A Cut

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Mystery Plane The Cramps

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No Plane on Sunday Jimmy Buffett

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Next Plane Out Celine Dion

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kingbee63 added Jet Fighter The Three O'Clock

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Jet Boy Blue America

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Last Plane Out is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Songs About Planes
marklaszlo added Last Plane Out

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The Spirit of St. Louis British Sea Power