Everyone loves music. It’s the universal language. The lyrics, on the other hand, are what make a particular song special to a person or group of people. When it’s time for wheels up, here are some of the songs we like to have on our playlist.
Frank Sinatra – “Fly Me to the Moon”
“Fly Me to the Moon”, originally titled “In Other Words”, is a popular song written in 1954 by Bart Howard. Kaye Ballard made the first recording of the song in 1954. Since then it has become a frequently recorded jazz standard often featured in popular culture. Frank Sinatra’s 1964 version was closely associated with the Apollo missions to the Moon.
Steve Miller Band – “Fly Like an Eagle”
“Fly Like an Eagle” is a song written by Steve Miller and by Steve Miller Band guitarist Steve McCarty for the album of the same name. The song went to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the week of March 12, 1977.
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – “Learning to Fly”
“Learning To Fly” is a popular track by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was written in 1991 by Tom Petty and his writing partner Jeff Lynne for the album Into the Great Wide Open. Though the entire song is based on only four simple chords, (F, C, A minor, and G), it has a unique structure and sound, making it a top hit for Petty.
Lenny Kravitz – “Fly Away”
“Fly Away” is one of Kravitz’s most successful songs to date. The song was a hit in both Kravitz’s native United States and the United Kingdom, particularly in the latter country. It went to number one on the UK Singles Chart in the United Kingdom, while in the United States it reached number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100, and topped both the Mainstream Rock Tracks and Modern Rock Tracks charts.
Nelly Furtado – “I’m Like A Bird”
“I’m Like a Bird” is a song written by Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado, and produced by Gerald Eaton and Brian West, as the first single from her first album, Whoa, Nelly!. It was one of the most successful singles of 2001, peaking at number one on the Canadian Singles Chart, as well as number two in Australia and New Zealand, number five in the United Kingdom, and number nine in the United States.
Elton John – “Rocket Man”
“Rocket Man” is a song composed by Elton John and Bernie Taupin and originally performed by John. According to an account in Elizabeth Rosenthal’s book His Song: The Musical Journey of Elton John, the song was inspired by Taupin’s sighting of either a shooting star or a distant airplane. The account goes on to relate that the notion of astronauts no longer being perceived as heroes, but in fact as an “everyday occupation” led him to the song’s opening lines, “She packed my bags last night, pre-flight. Zero hour: 9 a.m. And I’m gonna be high as a kite by then.”
Frank Sinatra – “Come Fly with Me”
“Come Fly with Me” was written for Frank Sinatra, and was the title track of his 1958 album of the same name. The song sets the tone for the rest of the album, describing adventures in exotic locales, in Bombay, Peru and Acapulco Bay respectively.
Kenny Loggins – “Highway to the Danger Zone”
“Danger Zone” is a song, with music composed by Giorgio Moroder and lyrics written by Tom Whitlock, which American singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins recorded and released in 1986. The song appeared on the soundtrack to the 1986 American motion picture Top Gun.
Sammy Hagar – “Eagles Fly”
“Eagles Fly” is a song written and performed by Sammy Hagar from his album I Never Said Goodbye. It was released in October 1987 as the third single from the album. It peaked at number 82 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and at number 22 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks.
The Box Tops – “The Letter”
“The Letter” is a song written by Wayne Carson Thompson which was a #1 hit in 1967 for the Box Tops.
Song descriptions from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia; videos from YouTube.