Best ATV Songs for Trail Riding with Friends


Are you looking for an energizing off-road music playlist for your next trail ride with your friends? Today I’ll share with you my top 15 best ATV songs that will pump you up and make off-roading even that more fun.

The best ATV songs are the ones that give you energy and make you feel like a badass on your quad. Mixed with the adrenaline that comes with riding at high speeds on a dirt road, these songs will make you feel like you’re on top of the world. Depending on your personal preferences, these can range from rock and country classics to rap songs and even techno with a high BPM. The world is your oyster when setting up a playlist with the best off-road songs. However, there are a few tunes that riders can’t get enough of, and today I will share with you some of the best.

If you want to diversify your ATV riding playlist, then the best way to do that is by taking recommendations from fellow off-roaders. Keep on reading to find out the most well-liked off-road songs that I personally love blasting when riding with a group.

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Best ATV Songs for Trail Riding with Friends

While you can enjoy whatever genre you like on the trail, there are a few iconic songs that you should probably include in your off-road music playlist. The songs I’m going to share with you have a way of always popping up in ATV riding meetups and they’re a great conversation starter for newcomers looking to get more acquainted with the community.

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Knowing these songs will definitely help you strike up a friendship faster. There’s nothing like singing a well-loved song at the top of your lungs with a stranger you’ve just met. It’s a rare feeling, I tell you.

Even if you are just riding with old friends, these songs will make the perfect soundtrack for an epic ATV trail takeover. Stay tuned for a few ready-made playlists that I like at the end of the article for those moments when you just want to hit shuffle and ride off.

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Top 5 Best Rock Off-Road Songs

Most ATV riding playlists will include at least a few rock songs. It’s the law, I think. All of the songs I included here can be considered evergreen, and their masterful lyrics will make you ready to take on any challenge.

#1 Steppenwolf – Born to Be Wild

“Like a true nature’s child, we were born, born to be wild.” This momentous chorus says everything you need to know about the off-road community, and the hard-hitting melody is guaranteed to get you fired up.

#2 System of a Down – B.Y.O.B.

A metal song with an important message? I’ll take five! This is one of the most well-known songs from SoaD and one that I will never get tired of listening to.

#3 AC/DC – Thunderstruck

In all honesty, AC/DC’s whole discography is perfect for off-road riding. Thunderstruck is just one of the classics, which I always hear playing from fellow off-roaders and even strangers on the trail.

#4 Black Sabbath – Iron Man

Iron Man is the ultimate feel-like-a-badass song if you ask me. Just make sure not to headbang at dangerous speeds, because this song definitely makes you want to do it.

#5 Metallica – Master of Puppets

Master of Puppets is one of those songs that deserves every second of the 8 minutes you spend listening to it. It’s definitely at the top of my mudding playlist.

Top 5 Best Country ATV Songs

You will never feel more a part of the community than when listening to a country song, especially if it talks about dirt roads. Here are some of my favorite country songs to listen to on my ATV:

#1 Brad Paisley – Mud on the Tires

Country is all about storytelling, and Brad Paisley nails it right on the head in this song. While listening to it, you will feel right beside him riding in the middle of nowhere, with a little mud on the tires.

#2 Jason Aldean – Dirt Road Anthem

“Dirt Road Anthem” is that song you want playing when you take a break and cracking up a cold one. The relaxed melody and nostalgic lyrics make for the perfect lunchtime interlude.

#3 Rodney Atkins – Take a Back Road

When I’m on my quad, I relate to Atkins’ desire to “take the long way home.” This iconic country song will make you remember why you love the road so much.

#4 Brantley Gilbert – Bottoms Up

No one can get mad at a song about good liquor, beautiful women, and fast rides. This is what “Bottoms Up” is all about.

#5 Brooks & Dunn – Red Dirt Road

Riders sure do love a song about roads, and there are few that do it better than “Brooks & Dunn – Red Dirt Road.” Just look up the lyrics and you’ll see for yourself what I mean.

Top 5 Best Miscellaneous ATV Songs

In case you already know all of these excellent off-road songs and are looking for something different, here are five other miscellaneous choices that go perfectly together with a fun ATV ride:

  • Lil Jon & The East Side Boys – Get Low
  • Eminem – The Real Slim Shady
  • DMX – X Gon’ Give It To Ya
  • 2Pac – Hit ‘Em Up
  • Wu-Tang Clan – Bring Da Ruckus

Top 5 Off-Road Spotify Playlists

If you are already on the trail and just looking for a fast way to get some good music going without manually selecting each song I mentioned, I got you. Here are some easy to access Spotify playlists that are filled with great songs for riding:

Final Words

The most important thing when riding is to have fun. If for you that means listening to the complete discography of Metallica or a 5-hour mix of chill-hop music, that’s entirely up to you. Still, the songs I shared today are so universally good that I’m sure anyone who listens to them will have a blast on the trail.

Bob Kelly

Hey there, my name is Bob and I've been riding ATVs, dirt bikes, and UTVs for most of my life. Going on outdoor adventures has always been my passion. I love sharing tips and tricks with beginners who are getting ready to join the world of outdoor enthusiasts. You can reach me at bobtheatvguy@gmail.com if you want to get in touch.

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