Emirates’ Catchy “I Want To Fly The World” Song

Emirates’ Catchy “I Want To Fly The World” Song

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While not as impressive as Emirates’ Burj Khalifa stunt, I still find this to be really catchy… perhaps too catchy?

Emirates’ “I Want To Fly The World” video

Emirates has just released a song of sorts, called “I Want To Fly The World.” Here’s how Emirates describes the video:

We’ve been through really challenging times but it can only get better from here. Shake off last year’s blues and take back what you’ve missed. Whether it’s experiencing someplace new, or being surrounded by the warmth of what’s loved and familiar.

I feel like I shouldn’t like this song as much as I do, but:

  • The lyrics are really catchy and sort of hilarious — “so I’ve been working from home, no fun to be had, I just get to be sad, cause I miss my grandad, he’s alright though, he’s had the vaccine, but he said I’m drinking too much caffeine, know what I mean?” (lol, what?)
  • I love the flight attendants dancing, they are a good vibe (I appreciate how approachable the dancing is — I feel like I could have taken part in this video after a couple of drinks, which is saying a lot)

I love just how varied Emirates’ marketing is. Sometimes the Dubai-based carrier’s ads are serious and are luxury and business focused, while other times the ads are fun, lighthearted, and approachable to all, like this one.

I can’t help but find it a bit funny that Emirates highlights traveling to Antartica in this video — the airline flies most places in the world, but it can’t get you to Antarctica.

Now I need to get this song out of my head…

Ugh, now I have “I want to fly the world, I want to fly better, take me where the weather’s good, when we are together” stuck in my head. I always seem to have some catchy airline song or jingle playing on repeat in my mind.

Prior to this it was Alaska Airlines’ “safety dance” (I’m not proud to admit it, but I could recite every word in my sleep).

Or there’s always Turkish Airlines’ “globally yours” hold music. It is both the worst hold music of any airline, and also the catchiest.

While we’re at it, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the only United States government agency to have its own theme song, and it’s also really catchy. “We are the people of the FAA…”

Bottom line

Emirates’ new “I Want To Fly The World” song is extremely catchy, quirky, and fun, and I love it. I guess I now have a new airline song/melody to get stuck in my head…

Anyone else like this catchy Emirates song as much as I do?

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  1. JohnDoe669

    They had a variant of this song originally released a few years back featuring really clean drone shots and cuts, but it was taken down, for reaons that I cannot find. Agreed, a catchy and uplifting tune!

  2. Paul S

    Great ad. But don't make the mistake of overanalyzing promo. Good advertising draws attention to the branded product/service but is not meant to be literal. Emirates won't fly you to Antarctica...but it can fly you to plenty of staging points for the trip !

  3. Morgan

    LOVE IT!!! Thats the same one that's at the end of the Burj khalifa video and is so catchy!

  4. Paul Langley

    At least it's upbeat and positive although I thought the male cabin crew could put a bit more into their dance moves - I've seen far more animated arm movements and expressions from the ones we usually have on the actual flights.

  5. Terry

    Jordan - That's fake news. PCR testing remains the gold standard.
    Did the CDC discontinue the PCR test for inaccuracy?

    No, this claim is false. The CDC confirmed it will no long request Emergency Use Authorization approval for one, single type of PCR test that was developed early in the pandemic. Instead, encouraging labs use a newer version that can test for COVID-19 and the flu in a single test.

  6. Donna

    The Alaska one is my favorite of this group. My favorite of all time is the United Airlines 1991 Rhapsody in Blue immigrant theme, Gene Hackman voice over.

  7. Greg

    Um, no? Maybe I've aged out of the demo for this, but I prefer an actual rhythm to my music.

    The dancing flight attendants look like they're thinking "I'd rather be doing a Bangalore turnaround than this..."

    1. Jan

      If Dubai ever removes their now-outdated PCR test requirement for entry then I might consider “Flying the World” with EK

    2. Jordan

      Soon.

      The CDC has confirmed as of July 27th, that the PCR test does not work and will no longer be used. (well, we knew this from the inventor of the test, who clearly stated it was not designed for what they have been using it for). People can find this at the CDC website. Many eye opening bits of info regarding c19 are available on the CDC website, that would make most on here cry.

    3. wpcoe

      I had similar thoughts about the dancing. Are those the best dancers they've got? Maybe the Austrian Jerusalema dancers set the bar too high.

  8. brett a slabe

    while catchy... the best of all time airline music has to go to pan am....the you cant beat the experience or we fly the world the way the world wants to fly....these and other pan am music was both pleasing and brilliantly written.....i miss the creativity...

  9. Klaus

    Have you ever seen the safety video from Up by El Al?
    Concerning Alaskan: I prefer the original Virgin Safety Dance.

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Patti

Good heavens that was awful.

Greg

Um, no? Maybe I've aged out of the demo for this, but I prefer an actual rhythm to my music. The dancing flight attendants look like they're thinking "I'd rather be doing a Bangalore turnaround than this..."

JohnDoe669

They had a variant of this song originally released a few years back featuring really clean drone shots and cuts, but it was taken down, for reaons that I cannot find. Agreed, a catchy and uplifting tune!

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