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…”
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?