Results for - Born to be wild!

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George Hanson: This used to be a helluva good country. I can't understand what's gone wrong with it. (From the movie, Easy Rider)

Born to be wild, song sang by Steppenwolf was used in a few movies, including

1. Born to be wild, song sang by Steppenwolf was used in a few movies, including "Easy Rider." A catchy tune for sure, but just how much do you know about this song?

It was the first popular song to phrase "heavy metal"
16%
309 votes
This was written by Mars Bonfire, who's brother was drummer for Steppenwolf
9%
171 votes
Used in these movies: Coming Home, One Crazy Summer, Opportunity Knocks, Dr. Dolittle 2, and Speechless.
14%
270 votes
This has been covered by U2, Blue Oyster Cult, MC Shan, and The Cult
10%
194 votes
N/A
66%
1,287 votes
Once stated:

2. Once stated: "Every generation thinks they're born to be wild and they can identify with that song as their anthem" Was this song, ever your song?

Yes
19%
379 votes
No
50%
972 votes
Undecided
9%
173 votes
Not Applicable
22%
432 votes
Explaining how he came up with the song, Bonfire said:

3. Explaining how he came up with the song, Bonfire said: "I was walking down Hollywood Boulevard one day and saw a poster in a window saying 'Born to Ride' with a picture of a motorcycle erupting out of the earth like a volcano with all this fire around it. Around this time I had just purchased my first car, a little secondhand Ford Falcon. So all this came together lyrically: the idea of the motorcycle coming out along with the freedom and joy I felt in having my first car and being able to drive myself around whenever I wanted. 'Born To Be Wild' didn't stand out initially. Even the publishers at Leeds Music didn't take it as the first or second song I gave them. They got it only because I signed as a staff writer. Luckily, it stood out for Steppenwolf. It's like a fluke rather than an achievement, though." When you got your first car, did you feel the same as described above?

Yes
17%
342 votes
Sometimes
24%
464 votes
No
26%
516 votes
N/A
32%
634 votes
Are you or were you ever a fan of Steppenwolf?

4. Are you or were you ever a fan of Steppenwolf?

Yes
32%
618 votes
No
37%
720 votes
Undecided
11%
222 votes
Not Applicable
20%
396 votes
03/20/2016 Music 1956 23 By: ptajuggalette

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