6. ‘Born To Be Wild’ by SteppenwolfBorn To Be Wild

‘Born To Be Wild’ will forever be associated with the open road due to it featuring prominently in the classic counterculture film, Easy Rider. The thumping power chords and irresistibly massive chorus make ‘Born To Be Wild’ a massive favourite for bikers and trekkers alike, and though it may sound a bit cheesy and clich├ęd these days, you’d be hard pressed to find a track that encapsulates the freedom of the open highway quite like this one. As big a driving anthem as you’re likely to hear.

Available on: Steppenwolf 16 Greatest Hits (MCA, 1971).