No, I’m not talking about songs to elevate your heart rate while you work on your cadence. I’m talking about songs that celebrate the bicycle and riding for any old reason. What favorite would you add?
Mark Ronson, The Business Intl., The Bike Song: I use this one as a dance break every so often. A fun video and who doesn’t want justice enacted by a pack of bicycles?
Rob Cantor, Old Bike: This next one is new to me, shared with me on Mastodon by @forpeterssake in response to my post with the Mark Ronson link.
Luka Bloom, The Ride:
Think I’ ll go for a ride
Take the bike out of the shed
Make a fresh start
Get out of my head
Luka Bloom, The Acoustic Motorbike: Pedal on, pedal on, pedal on for miles, pedal on. (With the title of this song, I can’t help but be reminded of my post on terminology to use for traditional bicycles with the advent of the e-bike.)
Pedro the Lion, Yellow Bike: Another one I hadn’t heard before, again courtesy of Mastodon via @vandenberglegs. Suggests that people use driving to try to regain the feelings of freedom that came from that first bike and the independence it gave you as a kid.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bicycle Song: “How could I forget to mention, the bicycle is a good invention?”
The Mixtures, The Pushbike Song: A little flashback to 1971, complete with flare-leg pants and a bicycle built for two.
Nutcracker Suite: Played on bicycle parts, this one pretty much settles the term “acoustic bike” as the definitive usage, doesn’t it?
Queen, Bicycle Race: And of course, it’s impossible to do a round-up of bike-themed songs without this one.