Ah, there is nothing like a good ole ‘high-flying song’ to get the day going! When flying comes to mind, one thinks of soaring like a bird – specifically an eagle, being free, and of course migrating to new places. Flying can be literal in meaning or figurative, with a figurative meaning playing a notable role in the songs that follow. Whether it involves a jet, an eagle, or simply being a beginner who is “learning to fly,” these 12 high-flying songs will never crash, like “never ever!”
Listen to “Jet” and you have to ask yourself, what in the world is Paul McCartney singing about? “And jet, I thought / the only lonely place was the moon,” or “And Jet, I though the major was a Lady Suffragette.” Yeah Paul still don’t get it buddy! Regardless how nonsensical this Paul McCartney/Wings song may sound, it’s indeed a truly unforgettable, rock classic.
2) Elton John, “Bennie and the Jets” (Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, 1973)
You can’t go wrong with classic Elton John, right? “Bennie and the Jets” is just another example of one of the greatest pop/rock musicians flexing his exceptional musical muscles. The best part of this renowned classic – every time Elton sings, “B-B-B-Bennie” of course! High-flying – why of course, no matter how silly it is!