There are a variety of songs about flight. Joan Armatrading’s “Drop the Pilot” is an example. “Somewhere in the Sky” by Kutless is another. Coldplay’s “A Sky Full of Stars” is also appropriate for flight lovers. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Flying” is another choice.
Drop the Pilot by Joan Armatrading
“Drop the Pilot” is a song by American singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading. It was the first single from her 1983 album The Key. It was the singer’s third UK top-40 hit and spent 10 weeks on the chart. The song also made her only appearance on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 78 on 25 June 1983.
Armatrading was born in the Caribbean and grew up in the United Kingdom. She developed an interest in music during her early teens. Her mother was supportive of her interest, and at sixteen she became a professional musician. She has since won many awards, including two Grammys.
Coldplay’s A Sky Full of Stars
Coldplay’s latest album, Ghost Stories, contains the song “A Sky Full of Stars.” The track features the Swedish DJ Avicii and is the band’s first EDM track. It is a piano-based track that incorporates electronic sounds in between verses. The track has been a worldwide hit, reaching number one in several countries. It was also the band’s third top ten single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The video is set in a quaint English village where Chris Martin played piano during a break from the band’s recent North American tour. The video shows the singer enjoying a pint while playing the song. Coldplay recently wrapped up the North American leg of their Music of Spheres world tour and are scheduled to begin playing their European dates next month.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Flying
Despite the encroaching rock canon, the ’76 self-titled album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers still feels fresh. While the band never attempted to re-create the sound of the ’60s, they were able to harness its excitement. As a result, the album feels fresh and youthful.
Although Petty’s wife, life, and sanity have changed drastically since the album was recorded, the man behind the music continues to deliver razor-sharp intensity. This is evident on songs like “Into The Great Wide Open.” Another song on the album, “Flying,” was inspired by a pilot interview, which Petty says inspired him to write the song.
“Flying” is the band’s second studio album and it hardly qualifies as a sophomore slump. It lacks the glitter of its predecessors (Damn the Torpedoes, The Dirty Dozen), but the band remains tightly focused, maintaining a ’60s jangle with a punk edge. The album is full of great songs, and Petty’s vocals are a highlight of the record.
“Learning to Fly” is Tom Petty’s most famous song. It reached number 28 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and was the band’s most successful single on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart. It was at the top of the chart for six weeks. The UK version of “Flying” was released on June 17, 1991. It debuted at number 65 on the UK Singles Chart six days later, rising to number 46 the following week. It remained on the UK chart for two weeks.
Lana Del Rey’s ‘Aviation’
Lana Del Rey and her boyfriend Sean Larkin recently posed for pictures aboard a commercial flight. While many fans praised the pair for not chartering a private jet, there were some who mocked the singer for flying economy. Some used lyrics from her songs to suggest she wasn’t rich enough to afford a private jet. However, Lana Del Rey’s fans quickly defended her.