Music and motorcycles go together like peanut butter and jelly: theyâ€™re good on their own but once put together they are like heaven. A good selection of songs to listen to when riding can really enhance a road trip and even help you to get more out of the experience. Sound good? If youâ€™re ready to make a playlist for your next trip, here are our top 5 motorcycle songs:
#5 - Byrds: Wasnâ€™t Born to Follow
Although this song isnâ€™t really about motorcycles, it is from the soundtrack from the movie Easy Riders, which makes it ideal for a long distance road trip. The lyrics to this song are ideal for those true free-spirited riders, who refuse to follow the crowd, and lead when theyâ€™re on the road.
#4 - The Hondells: Little Honda
Although this is actually a song by The Beach Boys, The Hondells did a pretty good job of covering the song for them. And, since it is about a Honda, well that just makes it a great song for a motorcycle road trip. This song makes us think of riding a motorcycle being innocent fun back in the 60s. It also serves us a friendly reminder of how much the sport of motorcycle riding has grown since then.
#3 - Love and Rockets: Motorcycle
This song is all about the love of motorcycles so it is just fitting that it would make the list. It is more about the motorcycle riderâ€™s feelings and how much they love their bike and riding in general. With the lyrics â€˜I feel warm inside, on the motorbike, the wind is all around, on the motorbike, we are freeâ€™, does anything more need to be said?
#2 - Wheels of Steel: Motorcycle Man
Motorcycle Man by Saxon is from the album Wheels of Steel, and was released in 1980. What better song to make a motorcycle list than this since you get to hear the engine roar of a motorcycle in it? The band who sings this song introduced everyone to the new wave of British heavy metal bands, and the song gives you a pure adrenaline rush making it the perfect tune for a long road trip.
#1 - Twisted Sister: Live to Ride, Ride to Live
This song is from Twisted Sisterâ€™s 1983 album, You Canâ€™t Stop Rock and Roll. The lead singer of the band, Dee Snider is an avid motorcycle rider and has done many a ride to benefit his local food bank. You canâ€™t beat the motorcyclists who ride for charity!
Now that you know the top 5 motorcycle songs to listen to while riding your motorcycle, itâ€™s time to get some gear from your favorite motorcycle store NYC and plan your road trip. These songs
are guaranteed to get your heart pumping and your adrenaline going once you hit the gears on your sweet hog. There are, of course, more songs you can listen to but if you want to take the ultimate road trip on your bike, you canâ€™t beat any of the above.