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There’s nothing better than cruising down the open road on your motorcycle, listening to your favorite tunes. The summer months are a very popular time for motorcycle riders to take road trips, both short and long. What’s a road trip without listening to great music? Everyone has their favorite songs and playlists they love to listen to, but what are some of the must have songs that riders need in their playlist? Everyone’s musical tastes are different but here’s a list of awesome songs every rider should have in their playlist, with a little something for everyone!

  1. “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf
  2. “Midnight Rider” by Gregg Allman
  3. “Motorcycle Drive By” by Third Eye Blind
  4. "Ballad of the Easy Rider" by The Byrds
  5. “Uncaged” by Zac Brown Band
  6. "Ruff Ryders' Anthem” by DMX
  7. “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi
  8. “Bat Out of Hell” by Meat Loaf
  9. “Freewheel Burning” by Judas Priest
  10. “Turn the Page” by Metallica
  11. “Ride” by Lana Del Rey
  12. “Radar Love” by Golden Earring
  13. “Ghost Rider” by Rush
  14. “Ezy Rider” by Jimi Hendrix
  15. “Little Honda” by The Beach Boys
  16. “Stuntin' Like My Daddy” by Birdman and Lil Wayne
  17. "Highway Song” by Blackfoot
  18. “Motorcycle Ride” by Rancid
  19. “Iron Horse/Born To Lose” by Motorhead
  20. “Ride to Live, Live to Ride” by Twisted Sister
  21. “The Leader of the Pack” by The Shangri-Las
  22. “Downtown” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
  23. “Slow Ride” by Foghat
  24. “Panheads Forever” by David Allan Coe
  25. “Motorcycle Cowboy” by Merle Haggard

Now that you have some amazing songs added to your playlist, you’re ready to ride the open road! Always put your safety and the safety of others at top priority. Never make your music so loud that it becomes distracting and takes away from your riding. You should also stick to using your motorcycle’s built-in speakers if available. Riding with headphones can be dangerous because they may obstruct your hearing. Have a safe and fun time on the road!

Hupy and Abraham is proud to be a firm of riders, for riders. We’ve promoted motorcycle safety and awareness for decades with our “Watch for Motorcycles’ message. We’re always here for riders. If you or a loved one is hurt in a motorcycle accident, call us right away at 800-800-5678 or chat with us live any time at hupy.com.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.