Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Hard rock and bikes, it’s like match made in heaven, or hell maybe. It’s quite obvious that heavy rock sound and the outlaw image of freedom lured bikers are irresistibly connected.

10. Judas Priest – Desert Plains

Hit song of the 7th studio album from the famous British HM band Judas Priest, released on 26 February 1981. It became a trademark of the Judas Priest live set list for years to come, and it is still heavily played live.

9. Roger McGuinn – Ballad of Easy Rider

Ballad of Easy Rider is the eighth album by the US rock band the Byrds, released in 1969. The album was named after the song “Ballad of Easy Rider”, written by their guitarist and vocalist, Roger McGuinn.

8. Neil Young – Motorcycle Mama

The Rolling Stone magazine called it “the most amiable heroin tune ever done”. It’s from the 9th studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young called Comes a Time and released in 1978.

7. Curtis Stigers & The Forest Rangers – This Life

Theme song for the TV series Sons of Anarchy. It is written by singer-songwriter Curtis Stigers, Dave Kushner, Bob Thiele Jr. and Kurt Sutter, while it was performed by Curtis Stigers & The Forest Rangers.

6. George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Bad To The Bone

Extremely popular tune by George Thorogood & the Destroyers from 1982, and the album Bad To The Bone.

5. Jimi Hendrix – Ezy Ryder

Hit song by a rock hall of famer Jimi Hendrix, featured on his 1st posthumous studio album The Cry of Love (1971). The song’s lyrics are said to be inspired by the film of the same title from 1069.

4. Blue Öyster Cult – Golden Age Of Leather

One of the hit songs from the 5th studio album by Blue Öyster Cult, called Spectres and released in 1977.

3. Motörhead – Iron Horse / Born To Lose

Hit song from the self titled debut studio album of the famous band Motörhead. It was released in 1977 by Chiswick Records.

2. AC/DC – Highway to Hell (Official Video)

Planetary smash hit from the is the 6th studio album, of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, called Highway to Hell. It was released on 27 July 1979.

1. Steppenwolf – Born to Be Wild

Hit song that was written by Mars Bonfire and performed by the band Steppenwolf. It is considered as the first heavy metal song and the synonym for biker appearance or attitude.

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