10 Best Aviation Songs

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I need to produce a video of a flying event for a relatively small number of people... need a music soundtrack...
What would you consider the best (not necessarily 10) songs that would fit a video about flying? NOTHING from Top Gun is allowed!!! (overused!) Doesn't have to be popular or made by anyone of any country in particular nor does time period matter. Just good energy and decent lyrics.
 

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"Learning To Fly" by Pink Floyd
 

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That one that goes: "You load sixteen tons . . . what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt"
 

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"Radar Love" by Golden Earring always makes me think about flying.
 

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Learning to fly; Tom Petty. Major Tom; Peter Schilling. Walking in Memphis; Marc Cohen
 

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Take this Job and Shove It! - Johnny Paycheck :laugh:
 

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Yankee Air Pirate - Dick Jonas

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Tree Top Flyer- Jimmy Buffet

It's a hidden soundtrack in his Banana Winds CD

It's very catchy.

The only problem is, it's about a smuggler's adventures....don't know if it fits what you're looking for.

But it's really catchy...did I say that already?
 

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Not necessarily the best, yet flying related:

Sugar Ray - I just want to fly
REO Speedwagon - Time for me to fly
Bel Canto - Feels like I'm already flying
Foo Fighters - Learning to fly
Steve Miller Band - Fly like an Eagle
Westlife - Flying without wings
Grand Funk Railroad - I'm your captain
Grand Funk Railroad - Ride captain ride
R. Kelly - I believe I can fly
Evita Soundtrack - High flying adored
 

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Nothing from Top Gun, eh?

'One Vision' - Queen

Work's best if you graduated from Riddle! :)
 

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"Learning to Fly"--Pink Floyd

"Eagles Fly" --Sammy Hagar

"Dreams" --Van Halen

"Jetliner"--Steve Miller Band

"Snoopy vs. the Red Baron"--The Royal Guardsmen

I left out Tom Petty, because while I liked that song, it was ruined for me when I found out he wrote it about doing drugs. :erm:
 

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Every Dos Gringos song!
 

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WMUchickenhawk said:
check reply #9
I believe (and by saying "believe" I mean I know), that the original author of this thread specifically stated that he/she wanted "NO" Top Gun soundtrack music. (overused is the term he/she used)

Your fear that someone had passed over your first post (#9), while gramatically correct, leads me to believe that you did not read the directions.

EagleRJ was saying " Nothing from Top Gun Eh?" Meaning : Okay, I'll pick a song from "Somewhere" else. Alas........"Queen"
 

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How about "Glory Flying Regulations" by Oscar Brand... or "Teterboro Tower" by Oscar Brand (I'd love to find a copy of that song, by the way....)
 

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phishn@daves said:
I believe (and by saying "believe" I mean I know), that the original author of this thread specifically stated that he/she wanted "NO" Top Gun soundtrack music. (overused is the term he/she used)

Your fear that someone had passed over your first post (#9), while gramatically correct, leads me to believe that you did not read the directions.

EagleRJ was saying " Nothing from Top Gun Eh?" Meaning : Okay, I'll pick a song from "Somewhere" else. Alas........"Queen"
You are correct, i did miss it. Chalk it up to Not caring, since it is still the best song. Sorry for going off topic with my humble suggestion. And I wasnt afraid of it. i was in mortal fear that I had been passed over.
 

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Lenny Kravitz

Fly away? Not sure if that's the name.

"I wanna get away, I wanna flyyyyyyy away. Yeaahhhh yeaahhhh..." You get the point.
 

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phishn@daves, thnx for looking out for me, but no flaming necessary. We're naturally drawn to any song from Top Gun... :) I just need something less used. The video will include mostly small GA aircraft, storyline, college years, memories, etc... nothing too cheesy, but a little cheese is ok ;)

Think back to your primary through commercial training, what song would best fit your soundtrack. (the aviation related parts ;) )

On the list (THANK YOU FOR ALL SUGGESTIONS) so far:
-Grand Funk Railroad - I'm YOur Captain
-The Steve Miller Band - Jet Airliner
-Coldplay - Speed of Sound
-Sammy Hagar - Eagles Fly (this is falling towards the bottom though... little too drawn-out 80s style; good none the less)
 
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Steve Vai: Flying in a Blue Dream Its an instrumental but its still cool

Pink Floyd: Learning to Fly

Van Halen: Dreams

Audioslave: Gasoline Not really about flying but it sure is a kicka$$ tune to listen to whilst flying
 
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