Road Warrior: What is Your Favorite Song While You’re Riding?


November 14, 2012 | By: Ina Postel

Editor’s Note: Ina Postel has been with J&P Cycles as a showroom associate at the Destination Daytona store since early 2011. Ina can be found running the register, fitting customers for great selection of apparel as well as making sure you find the perfect helmet fit! She received her associate’s degree in digital media design and video production the summer of 2011.Before joining the J&P team, Ina was a professional stagehand and has over 1,000 shows under her belt. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends by traveling, taking photographs, and attending concerts whenever possible!

Music is as important to me as breathing is. There isn’t a second that goes by in my day where I’m not humming or thinking of a song. I love to ride any chance I get, but I have been known to refuse to go riding if I can’t locate my iPod – ha ha. There’s just something about hearing your favorite song while riding down the highway that really makes the trip more enjoyable and definitely let’s your inner badass come out! I don’t know about you, but I can probably name off a huge list in less than five minutes of my favorite songs to listen to when I ride my motorcycle. Here’s just a short compilation of some of my favorites to hear while out riding, feel free to download them from iTunes or give them a listen via YouTube if you haven’t heard them before:

  • Alice in Chains “Man in the Box”
  • Audioslave “Like a Stone”
  • Alice Cooper “Mr. Nice Guy”
  • Kansas “Carry on my Wayward Son”
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers “Scar Tissue”
  • Beastie Boys “(You Gotta)Fight for Your Right(To Party)”
  • Rob Zombie “Dragula” or “Living Dead Girl”
  • Golden Earring “Radar Love”
  • Billy Idol “Rebel Yell”
  • Uriah Heep “Lady In Black”
  • Black Sabbath “Paranoid”
  • In Flames “Alias”
  • Ram Jam “Black Betty”
  • Rolling Stones “Miss You”

So my question to you is, what’s YOUR favorite song to hear while out being a road warrior? We here at J&P Cycles want to know what motivates you when you’re out riding! Tell us about your list of awesome music and post below in the comment section!

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Seldom listen to music when riding, but on those rare occasions : Bob Seger “Roll me away” – “Against the wind” – & “Like a rock”. The rumble of that Harley V-Twin is my favorite sound

Pink Floyd-Learning To Fly,or Jimmy Buffett-A Pirate Looks At 40.


My favorite sorry is by Harley Davidson, I can ride for hours and never get tired of hearing the many awesome sounds my engine puts out. It’s music to my ears.

I’m the opposite, I like the wind and the sounds of the road. I find music can be a distraction from safe riding. It tends to occupy my thoughts, lots of good times and bad can be brought out by just one song.
Pulling up beside a rider with music blaring is like having a nice peaceful spot on a beach, listening to the surf, ruined by someone showing up with a boom box.
But that’s the reason they make so many different type bikes, we all like something different. Enjoy your rides. Take a ride down to Santa Fe through Cimarron and Taos on 64, I have and it’s worth it. Bill

Anything by either Willie Nelson, Neil Young or George Thorougood, especially I Drink Alone!

Edgar Winter- Free Ride. I have a cool youtube video with music on it of my bike on it when the paint job was complete. YouTube… gssracing. The video is called Hartwellrides.

Green Grass and High Tides by The Outlaws

Highway Song by Blackfoot

Surprised there’s not more Skynyrd being recommended.

“I can’t drive 55”, by Sammy Hagar…….lol…….

AC/DC dirty deeds

“Take it Easy” or anything else by The Eagles.

Focus…Hocus Pocus mixed with lots of throttle!

Born to be Wild – STEPPENWOLF

I like the rumble of the engine and the sound of the wind and the highway sound of the tires.That’s my music.

Anything from Black Label Society
Give ’em a listen

Ride. Lana Del Ray

The sound of my bike

Born a Rocker, Die a Rocker – UK Subs
Gasoline – Audioslave
Highway Star – Deep Purple

The list and the roads are endless.

Magic Carpet Ride STEPPENWOLF

the only Road Warrior songs.

Social Distortion- Reach For the Sky


AC/DC – “Shoot To Thrill”
George Thorogood & The Destroyers – “Bad To The Bone”
Green Day -“Nice Guys Finish Last”
Cage The Elephant – “Aint No Rest For The Wicked”
Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Hot Rod Heart”

Ted Nugent Stranglehold

My songs I wrote..,”Rollin”


Led Zeppelin “The Rover”

Acdc hiway to hell

Its a tie…Don Henley – Boys of summer / Paul McCartney – Band on the Run

Charlie Brechtel Band – 2 for the Devil