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Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf

Released by Steppenwolf in 1968
From the Album: Steppenwolf |

This version of Born To Be Wild By Steppenwolf was released by Steppenwolf in 1968.

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The term “heavy metal” was most likely first used in pop culture by William Burroughs in 1961, who used it in his novel The Soft Machine as a description of Uranian Willy, “the heavy metal kid.”

Along with another Steppenwolf song, The Pusher, Born to Be Wild appeared on the 1969 soundtrack to Easy Rider, the counterculture classic with Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper as bikers. The song was being used as a placeholder in the soundtrack while the production waited for Crosby, Stills and Nash to finish the official movie soundtrack.

It became clear during the movie that Born to Be Wild belonged in Easy Rider, so it ended up staying. Since the song was a natural for Easy Rider, it has become the song most commonly associated with the motorcycle lifestyle in the USA.

The song’s a screamer, which means that people often want to sing Born to Be Wild at Karaoke nights and talent competitions. The song even makes our own internal list of the most popular singalong songs.

Get your motor runnin’
Head out on the highway
Lookin’ for adventure
And whatever comes our way
Yeah Darlin’ go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once
And explode into space

I like smoke and lightning
Heavy metal thunder
Racin’ with the wind
And the feelin’ that I’m under
Yeah Darlin’ go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once
And explode into space

Like a true nature’s child
We were born, born to be wild
We can climb so high
I never wanna die

Born to be wild
Born to be wild

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