I recently drove past a billboard featuring the new Boeing 787 which got me thinking (and later googling) for how many pop songs include references to Boeing planes.
Does anyone know?
I was, and still am, stuck at the obvious ones. "Travellin' Band", (737, CCR, and have you heard Jerry Lee Lewis's new version of that song? Woah.) "Jet Airliner" (707, Steve Miller Band) and I vaguely remember a country song and it had to do with a 747 (I think.)
Only three songs from Pop's 50 year history?
My Googlefu was also not of much help, except it threw up this insanely addictive word game based on something called "hapax legomenon" (link to Snopes.com messageboard), where another tortured soul like me confesses to wondering about this same question about Boeing planes in pop lyrics.
And where are the 717s, 727s, 757s, 767 or the 777s in pop music?
There's gotta be at least a dozen more pop/country/rock songs praising/condemning life on the road or about a tearful farewell to a lover at the airport or a song about flying back home.
List them, please. I need to know.