Since flight attendant Steven Slater’s unorthodox deplaning on Monday, August 9th, from a jetBlue plane on which he had been working, there have been no less than twenty-one different songs on the subject written and recorded and posted to the internet.
This is all of them.
If you know of any not featured here, or related folk-musical artifacts or oddities tied to the subject, leave me a comment and I’ll be sure to get them added. If you’re curious about the backstory to some of this, see my previous post about the Slater folks music / viral weirdness thing.
The various songs of Steven Slater
My version, lyrics by Max Sparber:
Rachel‘s Ballad of Steven Slater
Jonathan Mann‘s Ballad of Steven Slater
Ornaith O’Dowd‘s The Ballad of Steven Slater
Gary Morton‘s The Steven Slater Song
DanReynoldsRock‘s Steven Slater Jet Blue Blues
Gary DeLena‘s 50 Ways To Leave Your Dayjob
Andy Hoskinson‘s Steven Slater Lost His Cool
Noah Needleman and Lee Curreri‘s Jet Blues
Steve Kolander‘s Fly Away
Elliot Pollack‘s Current Events Song #1: Steven Slater
JudyCoconutty‘s An Ode to Flight Attendant Steven Slater of Jet Blue
rappingFA‘s Steven Slater Resignation Rap
hidingtruid‘s The Ballad of Steven Slater
Midstokke‘s The Ballad of Steven Slater
ondancetronetarnatha‘s The Ballad of Steven Slater (after John Wesley Harding)
AirPurifierReview‘s misleadingly-titled Take This Job and Slide It
UpsetMama‘s Goodbye Now, Take Care, I’m Off!
GuitarConi2‘s Steven Slater Song
Mighty Bulger‘s Steven Slater Song
Late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon performed his (or his writing staff’s) version three times last week:
BrooklynBlowback‘s The Ballad of Steven Slater:
My interest has largely been in collecting actual recorded musical compositions/performances, but there are few things I’ve tripped across that fall more on the periphery of this collection than anything. Again, let me know if I’m missing anything interesting.
Here’s a cover of Rachel’s ballad by youtuber Kimfob:
CartoonOverlord put together an odd little animation complete with jingle, Steven Slater – Fabulous Quitter
Blogger Adam Kovac does a conspicuously grumpy roundup of (some of) the Slater songs.