A bit over ten years ago I began adding music to my motorcycle helmet for longer rides. While testing and reviewing various helmet music/intercom systems I found some did okay playing music, but listening to music while riding didn’t appeal to me. And then, all of a sudden it did, and now I love it. Not for shorter rides, 2-3 hours or less, but when on a trek of a week or more, loading up my phone with music to fit various riding moods is fun.
There are classic, even iconic, motorcycle tunes that are “required” for any serious motorcycle ride. I’ve been working on this “ultimate” list of 100 songs for the past few months. I’m ready to open it up for critique and suggestions and would love to get feedback. One important caveat – it’s perfectly okay to suggest a song to the list, but not without suggesting the song it should replace. That’s the tricky part, deciding what song the new one will replace. I debated adding my dozen or so “almost” made it songs, but decided against it. A song either makes the list or it does not. Get it? While I’m not sure how this will work for you, here is a link on Amazon where you should be able to hear these songs, in order. If you have never been to Amazon before, it will do one thing, if you are an Amazon customer, it does something else, if you have Amazon Prime something else and finally, if you subscribe to Amazon Music something entirely different.
But even if you can’t hear the songs, most should be pretty recognizable. I’m now officially open to comment and debate. For the rationale and considerations for assembling this list, see notes here.
For stories on some of the key songs on this list, find them here. So, with no further delay, here is the list: