Aviation Related Music!

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  1. bgfyankee

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    Okay PoA Members...here's your challenge for the day. I just installed a new audio system in my airport terminal building, complete with iPod docking station for my listening pleasure. I want to put a series of playlists together, including one that is completely aviation related. Give me all of your favorite aviation, airport, airplane related songs so I can get a start on this!!

    I already have the following:

    1) Pink Floyd - Learning to Fly
    2) Steve Miller - Jet Airliner
    3) Foo Fighters - Learn to Fly
    4) Tom Petty - Learning to Fly
    (I'm picking up on a theme about learning to fly...)

    What else ya got?? Hit me!!
     
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    Treetop Flyer - Stephen Stills

    May not be the best message for students but it's my favorite flying song!
     
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    Rocket Man -- Elton John
    Theme from Top Gun

    There is a beautiful little folk song about aviation but I forget who sings it. If you want to go the extra mile contact Tom Gresham at GunTalk.com. He knows the musician. Tom is an avid pilot and hosted the Wings to Adventure television show.
     
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    "I'm flyin'" Peter Pan, original 1950's musical, sung by Mary Martin

    For obscure, find the theme to Sky King

    Theme from Airplane
     
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    Theme from "The High and the Mighty"
     
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    To the above list, I'd ad:

    'Bootleg Flyer' by Mudcrutch
    'Promised Land' by Elvis

    You could even ad 'United Breaks Guitars'....
     
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    There's always Nat King Cole's 'Straighten Up and Fly Right'
     
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    Fly Away, Lenny Kravitz.
     
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    The Co-pilot Song - numerous versions. The USAF Band and Singing Sargeants version is good. ;)

    Lord Guard & Guide (USAF Hymn) - same thing. Singing Sergeants do a nice job on that one too.
     
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    The OP missed "Fly Like an Eagle" from Steve Miller Band also. ;)
     
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    Sorry multiple posts, just digging through the collection here.

    "I'll Fly Away" Allison Krauss & Gillian Welch from the Oh, Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack.

    (Which is a great movie by the way. Who'd a thought Homer's Odyssey could be moved to the U.S Deep South in the 30s and still work? Heh heh. Awesome.)
     
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    "A New Way to Fly" - Garth Brooks
     
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    • yyz - rush
    • dreams - van hagar
    • aeroplane - red hot chili peppers
    • fire and rain - james taylor
     
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    Eagles Fly - Sammy Hagar



    Biplane Evermore - Irish Rovers

     
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    A couple perhaps newer aviation "toe-tapping tunes" with appropriately fun Youtube videos:

    Rosey - "The Airplane Song":




    Annie Little - "Fly me away"

     
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    One I remember from youth: "Snoopy vs The Red Baron"

     
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    I had that album and remember the song from a long time ago. I've never heard anyone else mention it before!
     
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    The Arragant Worms -- "Great to Be a Nerd"

    (Nate will like that one)

    Da Vinci's Notbook. Track 10 of their "Brontosaurus" album.
     
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    Muse -- "Uprising" & "Resistance" Both have a good beat and a rock opera feel.

    Speaking of rock opera... Meatloaf and the "Bat out of Hell" album
     
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    I love how the ad running at the bottom of your video was for a website that finds your spouse cheating on you.... all you have to do is enter the suspect's email address and it will show you all their secret hidden dating profiles.
     
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    LOL! If you're going to go that way, Weird Al Yankovic's "White and Nerdy" is pretty fun to fly to on the iPod. Haha. "They see me mowin', my front lawn..."

    Back to serious, I like a couple of patriotic songs stuffed in the Flying playlist too.

    The Sounds of the Rockies barbershop men's chorus rendition of America the Beautiful during a southbound climbout from KAPA looking at Pikes Peak ahead to the right (purple mountian's majesty) and the plains to the left (amber waves of... well, horse property... Ha!) is perfect, considering that it's original name as a poem was "Pikes Peak" when Katherine Lee Bates penned it after a train trip to Colorado Springs for a summer teaching gig.

    (She also said Chicago was an "alabaster city" gleaming, and no one cries there, so she might have been a little off her rocker. Haha!)

    Ray Charles' version works too. Really well.

    The history of the lyrics is interesting too, including the changes that remove the rebuke of the robber-barrons of the day. Maybe we should have left her original words from the poem in the song.

    O beautiful for glory-tale
    Of liberating strife,
    When once or twice, for man's avail,
    Men lavished precious life!
    America! America!
    God shed His grace on thee
    Till selfish gain no longer stain,
    The banner of the free!

    Yup. Anyway... Not a bad way to start a flight on a clear blue morning at all.

    From sea to shining sea...