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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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James Falk added Jet Wings, Paul McCartney

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Amy Boal added The Letter The Box Tops

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Aeroplane is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Songs About Planes
Tom Charron added Aeroplane Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Leaving on a Jet Plane Frank Sinatra

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Tom Islava added American Pie Don McLean

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Paper Planes M.I.A.

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Blues From an Airplane Jefferson Airplane

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Leaving on a Jet Plane Peter, Paul and Mary

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James Falk added Bennie & The Jets Elton John

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Mr. Airplane Man Howlin' Wolf

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M.E. 262 Blue Öyster Cult

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Aces High Iron Maiden

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Jet Boy New York Dolls

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Jet Fighter Butthole Surfers

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Trains and Boats and Planes The Everly Brothers

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Bomber Motörhead

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Like a G6 Far East Movement, Dev, The Cataracs

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If Love Was a Plane Brad Paisley

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Last Plane Out is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Planes
marklaszlo added Last Plane Out

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Drunk on a Plane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Planes
Esavi added Drunk on a Plane Dierks Bentley

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Jet Pilot System of a Down

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Aeroplane Blues The Black Keys

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Private Plane Hüsker Dü

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James Falk added Enola Gay Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

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Mystery Plane The Cramps

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Elenel added Freezing Steel Yusuf Islam

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My Aeroplane John Mellencamp

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Wooden Planes Art Garfunkel

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Daniel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Songs About Planes
Tom Islava added Daniel Elton John

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Next Plane Out Celine Dion

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Tiny Paper Plane The Replacements

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James Falk added Leaving on a Jet Plane Chantal Kreviazuk

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kingbee63 added When I Get My Plane Nazz

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r_abdahllah added Let Down Radiohead

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International Lover is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Songs About Planes
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Jet Lag Joss Stone

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The Spirit of St. Louis British Sea Power

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I'm Alive Céline Dion

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No Plane on Sunday Jimmy Buffett

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5:30 Plane The Supremes

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Jet Boy Blue America