Megan Fox Has a Brilliant Reason for Playing Britney Songs When She’s Scared on Planes


Before COVID-19 times, Megan Fox was constantly traveling for work. The only problem? She hates flying. 

“There was a point where I was working in New York and I also lived in L.A., so every four days I was flying,” she said to Kelly Clarkson on the American Idol singer’s talk show in May. “And I was like, ‘I’m kind of pushing the statistics now,’ because I’m flying so often. That’s where the fear came from. It’s, like, [if] you fly twice a year, you’re good, but not if you’re flying twice a week.”

So how did Fox overcome her fear of flying? She turned to music, specifically old-school Britney Spears, and her reason is brilliant. 

“Even if you hit turbulence and you’re like, ‘I don’t like how this feels,’ I would throw on certain music that I just knew I wasn’t gonna die to,” she said. “For me, that was Britney Spears, like, the archives. The Oops album.”

Fox then sang a line from Spears’s hit “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman”—which is actually from the pop icon’s third album, Britney—and said, “That’s not the soundtrack to my death. That always made me feel better. You’re not gonna meet God on an, ‘Oh baby, baby’ and then you’re dead and know all the mysteries to the universe.”

Watch Megan Fox explain this for yourself, below. Start around the five-minute mark. 

Honestly, she makes a great point. Bubblegum pop is just too happy of a music genre to die to—which is why she says certain sad songs, like “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas, should be banned on planes. “You might go down with that song,” she said, jokingly. 

Clarkson then recommended Fox make a playlist of plane-friendly songs, and I agree. Drop your recs, Meg! The aerophobes of the world need them. 


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