“Roll Me Away” by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Song Year: 1982
While Seger is better known for his “Like a Rock” Chevy Truck anthem, he also loves motorcycles. “Roll Me Away” is a 1983 song inspired by a motorcycle trip through Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
The narrator describes a memorable trek through the American Northwest. From the silence of nature to the freezing temperature in Minnesota, Seger describes the trip in detail.
“Freewheel Burning” by Judas Priest
Song Year: 1983
Judas Priest heads back to the road on their 1983 track “Freewheel Burning.”
“Freewheel Burning” is an iconic motorcycle track and features some of the earliest speed metal guitar work.
“Ezy Rider” by Jimi Hendrix
Song Year: 1971
Inspired by the film Easy Rider, Hendrix wrote “Ezy Rider” to express his enjoyment of the film.
“Ezy Rider” tackles many of the same themes of the film and features several Easy Rider references in the song's lyrics.
“Bad Motor Scooter” by Montrose
Song Year: 1973
Montrose wants you to get on your “Bad Motor Scooter” and ride to see them.
The narrator of the story misses the love from his woman and wants her to leave her home and come live with him.
“Ride the Wind” by Poison
Song Year: 1991
“Ride the Wind” is Poison’s version of the motorcycle guy's anthem.
The song focuses on the feel and excitement you get when riding a motorcycle. While it may be lonely, there is nowhere a motorcycle guy would rather be than behind the handlebars of their motorcycle.
“Biker Chick” by Jo Dee Messina
Song Year: 2010
Women singers love motorcycles as well. “Biker Chick” is a 2010 rock country jam from Jo Dee Messina.
Messina tells about her fun and exploits with her friends. She also professes her love and admiration for guys who ride motorcycles and their lifestyle.
“Motorcycle Cowboy” by Merle Haggard
Song Year: 2000
Merle Haggard is a country love song between Merle and his woman.
The song expresses his love for his motorcycle woman while she loves her motorcycle man. He also talks about his living situation and how he cares for his motorcycle throughout the track.
“Motorcycle Drive By” by Third Eye Blind
Song Year: 1997
“Motorcycle Drive By” is a ballad from Third Eye Blind.
The narrator is reminiscing about a better time when he and his girlfriend were together. The glimpse of her on a motorcycle still makes him smile today.
“The Harley Song” by Jay Ewan
Song Year: 2010
“The Harley Song” is a 2010 folk-country song from Jay Ewan. The narrator follows many traditional motorcycle song tropes.
He’s a rebel who drinks his whiskey and parties like a man. He feels like life is a party, and a Harley is the best way to enjoy it.
“Ballad of the Easy Rider” by The Byrds
Song Year: 1969
Another song from the film Easy Rider, The Byrds wrote this song after Bob Dylan declined to write a theme song for the film.
Dylan gave some lyrics to star Peter Fonda for the song. The Byrds took the lyrics and converted them into the “Ballad of the Easy Rider.”
Top Songs About Motorbikes, Final Thoughts
As you can see, many musicians felt the same way about motorcycles. Owning a motorcycle is a symbol of freedom and a carefree lifestyle.
You can learn a lot about the meaning of life and rebelling against the status quo by listening to the best songs about motorbikes or songs with motorbikes in the title.
Whether you’re cruising or racing, these songs are great at getting your motor running.