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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Tom Islava added American Pie Don McLean

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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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Paper Planes M.I.A.

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James Falk added Bennie & The Jets Elton John

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Drunk on a Plane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Songs About Planes
Esavi added Drunk on a Plane Dierks Bentley

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Aces High Iron Maiden

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Leaving on a Jet Plane Peter, Paul and Mary

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Leaving on a Jet Plane Frank Sinatra

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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) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Planes
Tom Islava added Daniel Elton John

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Blues From an Airplane Jefferson Airplane

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Airplane pt.2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Planes
ilikedogs1234omgarmy added Airplane pt.2 BTS

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Bomber Motörhead

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Like a G6 Far East Movement, Dev, The Cataracs

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My Aeroplane John Mellencamp

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lowersix added Back in the U.S.S.R. The Beatles

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Jet Boy New York Dolls

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Jet Fighter Butthole Surfers

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If Love Was a Plane Brad Paisley

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r_abdahllah added Let Down Radiohead

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No Plane on Sunday Jimmy Buffett

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Aeroplane Blues The Black Keys

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Airplane is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Songs About Planes
ilikedogs1234omgarmy added Airplane J-hope (BTS)

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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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Trains and Boats and Planes The Everly Brothers

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ArthurJordan added Big Jet Plane Primal Scream

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James Falk added Leaving on a Jet Plane Chantal Kreviazuk

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I'm Alive Céline Dion

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Tiny Paper Plane The Replacements

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Mystery Plane The Cramps

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Elenel added Freezing Steel Yusuf Islam

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Wooden Planes Art Garfunkel

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Next Plane Out Celine Dion

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Jet Pilot System of a Down

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Jet Boy Blue America

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kingbee63 added Jet Fighter The Three O'Clock

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Last Plane Out is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Songs About Planes
marklaszlo added Last Plane Out