The 20 Greatest Driving Songs of All Time

See who besides Sammy Hagar, The Who and Kiss made the cut

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#1 – “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf  from the album Steppenwolf (1968)

Already an instant classic, Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild” entered the Traveling Music Hall of Fame a year after its release when it became the theme song to the 1969 counterculture cult film Easy Rider, arguably the greatest road movie of all time. Accelerating to a utopian crescendo (“We can climb so high/I never wanna die”) that wholly captures the natural high only the open road and a full tank of gas can bring, “Born to Be Wild” forever remains the quintessential road song.

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2 Comments

  1. Robert Ingvaldsen

    April 15, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Misses two songs on the list.
    Manfred Manns Earth Band Davys on the road again, and Guns n Roses sweet child of mine.

  2. Bryan S.

    May 6, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Little Red Lights by Todd Rundgren (Something/Anything? 1972)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZGPMqy72ag

    Blistering rocker, grossly under-appreciated.

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