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Born to Be Wild

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Featured in Episodes
Artist(s)
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
2 (August 24, 1968, three weeks)
Year Released
1968
Album
Steppenwolf
Writer(s)
Mars Bonfire
RIAA Certification
Gold
Sequence song appears
During Boat Race (The Great McCarthy)
Opening in Batisste's bar (Better Living Through Chemistry)
Previous Song(s)
"Self Control" (The Great McCarthy)
"Fly on the Windscreen" (from El Viejo)
Next Song(s)
"We Got to Get Out of This Place" (from Glades)
"Tequila" (Better Living Through Chemistry)


"Born to Be Wild" is a song by Steppenwolf, featured on the album Steppenwolf in 1968 and released as a single that year. It appeared in the Miami Vice episodes "The Great McCarthy" and "Better Living Through Chemistry".

Notes

  • "Born to Be Wild" is one of 11 songs that were reused in more than one episode of Miami Vice.
  • The song was the first 1960s song to appear in Miami Vice. Up to now most of the music used was from the 1970s and 80s. It was kept from the #1 spot by the Rascals hit "People Got To Be Free".
  • The song has been covered by artists ranging from Kim Wilde and INXS to the Hampton String Quartet.
  • "Born to Be Wild" was featured in the 1969 motorcycle movie Easy Rider and has since become an anthem to the biking community.

Personnel

  • John Kay: guitars, harmonica, vocals
  • Rushton Moreve: bass guitar, vocals
  • Michael Monarch: guitars, backing vocals
  • Goldy McJohn: hamond organ, piano, electric piano
  • Jerry Edmonton: drums, percussion, vocals

Video

Steppenwolf_-_Born_to_be_wild_1969

Steppenwolf - Born to be wild 1969

"Born to Be Wild" video

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