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The Five Best Motorcycle Songs Hot

There is a certain feeling that comes over all riders when they hit an empty stretch of two lane highway. No matter where they are coming from, and no matter where they are going, they all experience the same indescribable feeling.

These artists did their best to put that feeling down into music. Here are the five best lyrics, from the five best songs, written about motorcycles.

 

5. “The Other Kind,” by Steve Earle

The hardcore troubadour captures the feeling of losing yourself on a bike so perfectly in this song.

“Nowadays I got me two good wheels
And I seek refuge in aluminum and steel
It takes me out there for just a little while
And the years fall away with every mile”

 

 

4. “Ghost Rider,” by Rush

Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush had a long affair with motorcycles. After a family tragedy he found a healing place on the highway, and wrote Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road

“Just an escape artist, racing against the night
A wandering hermit, racing toward the light”

 

3. “Motorcycle Cowboy,” by Merle Haggard

It doesn’t matter how much money you have, or how big your house is. As long as you have your bike and your woman.

I ain't got no driveway, Park my hog out on the lawn
I ain't got no driveway, Park my mean old hog out on the lawn
Well I ain't got me much money, But I Got me a long tall blonde.

2. “Born to be Wild,” by Steppenwolf

The theme song from the greatest motorcycle movie ever made.

Get your motor running  
Head out on the highway
Looking for adventure  
And whatever comes our way

 

1. “The Motorcycle Song,” by Arlo Guthrie

It’s just that simple.

“I don’t want a pickle  
I just want to ride my motorcycle
I don’t want to die
I just want to ride my motorcy…cle.”

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0 # Michael J Dix 2010-04-15 19:58
What about' Motorbikin' by Chris speding?
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+2 # Buck 2010-05-28 15:44
Wrong. All of 'em... NONE of 'em... can hold a candle to Richard Thompson's 1952 Vincent Black Lightning.
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0 # Daniel Hicks 2011-06-02 03:50
Ten great tracks - all on one CD
Motorcycle Songs Featuring Renee Sears. Amazon, Napster, iTunes
Best bike film: The Leather Boys (early Sixties, I think).
Best bike novel: Some Kind of Angel by Patrick Cousins.
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0 # Gordon Weixel 2011-07-21 13:08
List fails without Bob Seger's "Roll Me Away."
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+2 # Mike S 2012-04-10 07:47
Let's not forget, "Panheads Forever" by David Allen Coe and for books....although it's more philisophy than motorcycle....Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a must-read for every serious motorcyclist.
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+1 # Mike S 2012-04-10 07:56
Let's not forget about, "Panheads Forever" by DAC and for books, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig is a must-read.
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0 # Fred T. 2013-02-12 23:00
I think AC/DC's HIGHWAY TO HELL is the best. But listen to KEEP ROLLING - A BIKERS TALE by BRANDON ROCKX, and you'll have a new favorite.
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