Aviation Day is celebrated on the birthday of Orville Wright, August 19. Orville and his brother Wilbur were two American inventors credited to inventing the world’s first successful airplane. They also had the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight. The Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
So what should you do on Aviation Day? Take a flight to a beautiful location like Fiji, Cancun or Rio? Plan your plane fight on websites like Expedia, Kayak and HotWire. You can also check on the Airline websites directly for specials like Southwest and Allegiant Air.
In our list of Aviation Day songs, you will find songs with the word airplane -or- plane in the song title.
10. Airplanes – Nehemiah featuring Jen
Released 2015, Christian Hip Hop
Album Building Block 2.5
9. Planes – Jeremih featuring J. Cole
Released 2015, R&B
Album Late Nights
8. Ca Plane Pour Moi – Sonic Youth
The song was first released in 1977 by Plastic Bertrand.
Released in 1992, Rock
Album Freedom of Choice: Yesterday’s New Wave Hits as Performed by Today’s Stars
7. Big Jet Plane – Angus & Julia Stone
Released 2010, Folk
6. Watching Airplanes – Gary Allan
Released 2007, Country
Album Living Hard
5. Leaving On A Jet Plane – Peter, Paul and Mary
Originally written by John Denver in 1966.
Released 1967, Folk
Album Album 1700
4. Drunk On A Plane – Dierks Bentley
Released 2014, Country
3. Airplanes – B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams
Released 2010, Hip Hop
Album B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
2. Paper Planes – M.I.A.
Released 2007, Alternative Rock
1. Leaving on a Jet Plane – John Denver
Written in 1966 and his own release in 1973 on album Rhymes & Reasons
Other Popular Plane Songs
Outbound Plane – Suzy Bogguss
Next Plane Out – Celine Dion
Crazy In The Night (Barking At Airplanes) – Kim Carnes
Airplanes And Airwaves – Aftermath
Airplane – Indigo Girls
Snakes On A Plane (Bring It) – Cobra Starship
Plane Crash – moe.
We really cannot write a list of songs about airplanes without mentioning the rock group Jefferson Airplane! Their biggest hits included White Rabbit and Somebody To Love.
Matt loves listening to any music style he can understand the words. Matt lives in the wedding capital of the world, Las Vegas, with his wife Sharon. His likes include craft beer, baseball and, traveling.