Deep Cuts

Deep Cuts: Airplane Songs

I’m writing this in advance of the Reno Air Races because: A) I don’t know whether I’ll have time to put this together while attending the races, and B) Who knows? Maybe another modified vintage fighter plane will crash headfirst into the bleachers.

I hope not, not so much because I want to hang around for another 20-30 years (which I do), but because I hate to think another classic airplane has been destroyed by a rich goofball who wanted to win a race. I guess in part it’s my fault for encouraging him, though; after all, I bought a ticket.

Anyway, here’s some deep cuts about airplanes:

“Aeroplane Head Woman,” Pete Brown & Piblokto!

“Hold That Plane,” Buddy Guy.

“Johnson’s Aeroplane,” INXS.

“Planes,” Elton John.

“5:30 Plane,” The Supremes.

“Handling the Big Jets,” The Members.

“Jet Fighter,” The Three O’Clock.

“Low-Flying Jets,” Heatmiser.

There you have it: Eight songs for the invention that changed the world; well, one of them at least. What did I miss? I’m listening.

1 reply »

  1. “Jet Airliner” – Steve Miller Band
    “Back in the USSR” – The Beatles
    “Silver Wings” – Merle Haggard
    “Come Fly With Me” – Frank Sinatra
    “Leaving on a Jet Plane” – John Denver
    “Mile High Club” – Bow Wow Wow
    “Outbound Plane” – Suzy Bogguss
    “Daniel” – Elton John
    “Learning To Fly” – Pink Floyd
    “Eight Miles High” – The Byrds
    “ME-262” – Blue Oyster Cult

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