Biker Songs To Jam Out While Riding
Riding a motorcycle can make you feel like you’re the star of your very own movie, but your adventure wouldn’t be the same without a soundtrack. Music can be a great travel companion when you’re on the roads for days – if not weeks – at a time. Studies show music can also make traveling more enjoyable. It helps the time fly while helping you get into the zone on your bike.
The motorcycle has inspired some of history’s greatest musicians. The songs included on this list capture the essence of what it’s like to live on the road. You can listen to music on the road with a motorcycle Bluetooth headset that wirelessly connects to your phone or music player.
Regardless of where you’re going or how far you’re traveling on your motorcycle, cue up these amazing biker songs to feel the wind in your hair.
- “The Motorcycle Song” – Arlo Guthrie – 1967
- “Iron Horse/Born to Lose” – Motorhead – 1977
- “Ride to Live, Live to Ride” – Twisted Sister – 1983
- “Midnight Rider” – The Allman Brothers Band – 1970
- “Roll Me Away” – Bob Seger – 1982
- “King of the Road” – Roger Miller – 1965
- “Leader of the Pack” – The Shangri-Las – 1965
- “Little Honda” – The Beach Boys – 1964
- “Highway to Hell” – AC/DC – 1979
- “Kickstart My Heart” – Motley Crue – 1989
- “God Love Her” – Toby Keith – 2008
- “Ballad of Easy Rider” – Roger McGuinn – 1969
- “Motorcycle Emptiness” – Manic Street Preachers – 1992
- “Black Betty” – Ram Jam – 1977
- “The Weight” – The Band – 1968
- “Little Honda” – The Hondells – 1964
- “Biker Chick” – Jo Dee Messina – 2010
- “On The Road Again” – Willie Nelson – 1980
- “Ride Like The Wind” – Christopher Cross – 1979
- “Break” – Three Days Grace – 2009
- “Whatever Happened to My Rock ’N’ Roll” – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – 2001
- “Midnight Rider” – Gregg Allman – 1973
- “Born to Be Wild” – Steppenwolf – 1968
- “Motorcycle Mama” – Neil Young – 1978
- “Ezy Ryder” – Jimi Hendrix – 1969
- “Motorcycle Man” – Saxon – 1979
- “Wanted Dead Or Alive” – Bon Jovi – 1986
- “Bad Motor Scooter” – Montrose – 1973
- “Freewheel Burning” – Judas Priest – 1980
- “Ride The Wind” – Poison – 1990
- “Desert Plains” – Judas Priest – 1981
- “Hell Bent for Leather” – Judas Priest – 1978
These represent some of the most popular biker songs of all time. They are sure to delight everyone in your group, regardless of when they were born.
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Tips for Listening to Music on a Motorcycle
Traveling just wouldn’t be the same without music, but you can’t ride a motorcycle with your old Walkman attached to your ears. Wires and bulky equipment will only slow you down. You need to use wireless Bluetooth motorcycle speakers to stay safe on the road. The speakers fit inside your helmet for a comfortable fit every time.
You shouldn’t have to manually touch your device when playing a song or shuffling tracks – or you risk taking your eyes off the road. The latest speakers use Bluetooth to wirelessly connect to your device. You can then use your voice to access the controls so you can dial a call or find the perfect song without putting yourself at risk.
You can also use your headset to keep in touch with your loved ones and fellow riders. If you get in an accident, you can use your voice to quickly call for help without reaching for your device.
The speakers should also produce quality sound. Many motorcycle speakers come with cheap speakers that can compromise your listening experience. You shouldn’t invest in a device unless you know the speakers will live up to your expectations. Find headsets with speakers from name brand companies like JBL or Bose so you know the sound will be to your liking.
You also need to make sure the speakers and headset are compatible with your motorcycle helmet. Most headsets clip onto the bottom of the helmet to keep the receiver close to your mouth. If you are using a half-face helmet, you need to buy a half helmet Bluetooth headset. The kit comes with an adjustable boom mic that extends down to your mouth so you can communicate with your device. If the receiver is too far away, you may have trouble issuing voice commands.
Before you hit the road, spend some time compiling the perfect road playlist. Include the songs above and some of your favorite jams to create a killer soundtrack. Consider signing up for a subscription with Spotify or Apple Music to listen to as many songs as you want for a set monthly fee. However, you will use data when streaming music on the road. Try downloading these songs beforehand to conserve your data for when you need it most.
The songs on this list were made for riders like you. Use these tips to experience the thrill of cruising around on a motorcycle.