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Born To Be Wild

Hard Rock
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“Born to Be Wild” is a rock song written by Mars Bonfire and made famous by the Canadian-American rock band Steppenwolf. It is often used in popular culture to denote a biker appearance or attitude. It is sometimes described as the first heavy metal song, and the second verse lyric “heavy metal thunder,“ marks the first use of this term in rock music. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Take the world in a love embrace ... Fire all of your guns at once ... Born to be wild

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This song is listed #129 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Most votes come from Argentina, United States, Spain, Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegowina, Germany, Canada, Greece, Brazil, and Turkey.


More songs by Steppenwolf (See Charts): Justice Don'T Be Slow, Round And Down, Smokey Factory Blues, Take What You Need, God Fearing Man, It'S Never Too Late, Everybody'S Next One, The Ostrich, Desperation, and Don'T Step On The Grass, Sam.

Popular in Hard Rock (See Charts): Sweet Child O' Mine, We Are The Champions, You Shook Me All Night Long, Whole Lotta Love, Won'T Get Fooled Again, Walk This Way, Eye Of The Tiger, Back In Black, You Really Got Me, and Highway To Hell.


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