Born To Be Wild

June 25, 2024

This month I’m focusing on Rock Songs of the 60s.

Today our song is:  Born To Be Wild

Wikipedia tells us this about the song:

Mars Bonfire wrote "Born to Be Wild" as a ballad. Bonfire was previously a member of the Sparrows, the predecessor band to Steppenwolf, and his brother was Steppenwolf's drummer. Although he initially offered the song to other bands — The Human Expression, for one — "Born to Be Wild" was first recorded by Steppenwolf in a sped-up and rearranged version that AllMusic's Hal Horowitz described as "a roaring anthem of turbo-charged riff rock" and "a timeless radio classic as well as a slice of '60s revolt that at once defines Steppenwolf's sound and provided them with their shot at AM immortality"



  1. I absolutely LOVE this song - and Steppenwolf! It turned me from a 'teenybopper' into a 'rockchick', way back in 1968. ☺ Love the movie as well. Thanks for making my day, Mary!

  2. Love, love ,love! Steppenwolf is a great band! I love dancing to this and I want this at my funeral


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