About a year ago Evans Brasfield posted Top 10 Motorcycle Songs. A subjective list if ever there was one, and our readership responded with suggestions of their own. The retaliation of suggested nominees for inclusion in Evans’ list of Top 10 spans from legitimate to you gotta be kidding me, but all are valuably entertaining.

It’s kinda sad that between us, we could only come up with 26 motorcycle songs (not including the motorcyclist’s official battle cry; Born to be Wild). Judging from the quality of some of the songs we already have, it’s a quickly degrading ride into obscurity and questionable moto-relevance. So maybe we should leave it well enough alone, but if you’ve another suggestion for a moto-related tune, lay it on us.

To give credit where credit is due, names haven’t been changed – not that most names are real anyway – but at least you know who to call out if you agree or disagree with a certain selection. So, here’s what our readers are listening to in order of original appearance.

  • Goose

    wow, that is a lame list. A few suggestions:

    1952 Vincent Black Lightning, Richard Thompson
    Bad Motorscooter, Montrose (Hagar can’t carry Montrose’s pick)
    Berry Rides again, Steppenwolf
    Born To Be Wild, Steppenwolf
    Ezy Rider, Jimi Hendrix
    I Traded In My Horse for a Harley, Danny Bell (funny)
    Jenna’s Got A Harley, Blue House
    Little Honda, The Beach Boys
    Midnight Rider, The Allman Brothers Band
    Motorcycle Blues, Jesse Colin Young
    Motorcycle Mama, Neil Young
    Motorcycle Mama, Sailcat
    The Motorcycle Song, Arlo Guthrie (live version is best)
    Red Harley Davidson, Steve Werner

    Not motorcycle but convey the feeling

    Bad To The Bone, George Thorogood
    Freedom, Jimi Hendrix
    If 6 was 9, Jimi Hendrix
    Stone Free, Jimi Hendrix
    Gotta Mind To Travel, Coco Montoya
    Take The Highway, Marshal Tucker Band
    Good Day In Hell, The Eagles
    Out Of Control, Dave Alvin
    I’m A Road Hammer, The Road Hammers

  • fastfreddie

    Should I dive for flak now?;) Good list.Will compile the list and listen to it on my way to work on my motorcycle in sub zero temperatures B-)

  • Bolide

    Love and Rockets – Motorcycle

  • Craig Hoffman

    There is even a good one about sport bikes. David Wilcox singing “Eye of the Hurricane”.


  • Old MOron

    Being an old MOron, I normally don’t care for modern music.
    But how about “As the Rush Comes” by Motorcycle?