Top 5 Songs for Solo Motorcycle Trips

While your friends are busy getting married, having kids, and buying “BJÖRKSNÄS” dressers from Ikea, you’re riding a motorcycle through some strange and desperate land searching for something, something that’s out there — but what?

Only the Gods of Rock ‘n Roll can tell you. Here’s five top songs for your solo-moto trippin’. (Note heavy use of the umlaut by both Ikea and Metal bands.)


#5 — Ride On, AC/DC

It’s another lonely evening
In another lonely town
But I ain’t too young to worry
And I ain’t too old to cry
When a woman gets me down
Got another empty bottle
Mmh and another empty bed
Ain’t too young to admit it
And I’m not too old to lie
I’m just another empty head

That’s why I’m lonely
I’m so lonely
But I know what I’m going to do

I’m gonna ride on

#4 — Iron Horse / Born to Lose, Motörhead

He rides a road that don’t have no end
An open highway without any bends
Tramp and his stallion, alone in a dream
Proud in his colours, as the chromium gleams

On iron horse he flies
On iron horse he gladly dies
Iron horse is his wife, iron horse is his life

He lives his life, he’s living it fast
Don’t try to hide when the dice have been cast
He rides a whirlwind that cuts to the bone
Loaded forever, ferociously stoned

#3 — Ramble On, Led Zeppelin

Leaves are falling all around
It’s time I was on my way
Thanks to you I’m much obliged
For such a pleasant stay
But now it’s time for me to go
The autumn moon lights my way
For now I smell the rain
And with it pain
And it’s headed my way

Ah, sometimes I grow so tired
But I know I’ve got one thing I got to do

Ramble on
And now’s the time, the time is now
To sing my song
I’m goin’ ’round the world, I got to find my girl
On my way
I’ve been this way ten years to the day
Ramble on
Gotta find the queen of all my dreams

#2 — Race with the Devil, Girlschool

You’d better run
You’d better run
You’d better run from the Devil’s gun

The race is on
The race is on
So you’d better run from the Devil’s gun

Strange things happen
If you stay
The Devil will catch you anyway
He tries to find you, so take care
The Devil will seek you everywhere

And when he finds you
You’ll soon find out
The Devil’s fire it won’t go out
He burns you up and soon you’ll know
The Devil’s grip just won’t let go

#1 — Wherever I May Roam, Metallica

And the road becomes my bride
I have stripped of all but pride
So in her I do confide
And she keeps me satisfied
Gives me all I need
And with dust in throat I crave
Only knowledge will I save
To the game you stay a slave

Rover, wanderer
Nomad, vagabond
Call me what you will
But I’ll take my time anywhere
Free to speak my mind anywhere
And I’ll redefine anywhere
Anywhere I roam
Where I lay my head is home

And the earth becomes my throne
I adapt to the unknown
Under wandering stars I’ve grown
By myself but not alone

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