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Apology Song – The Decemberists
Portland’s own The Decemberists’ lead singer- Colin Meloy tells about when the bike he was looking after was stolen.
Bicycles Are Red Hot -TV On The Radio
It is difficult to tell exactly what this Brooklyn band is saying in this song except that Bicycles Are Red Hot… especially in Brooklyn & Portland.
Bicycle Song- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Anthony Kiedis assures us that the bicycle is a good invention. It truly must be, he feels strongly enough about that fact to include it in a song that otherwise includes gratuitous references to oral sex.
It’s A Beautiful Day- The Beach Boys
A surfy slice of sun song that imagines an LA where the freeways are jammed with bicycles instead of cars.
Broken Bicycles- Tom Waits
Wait’s voice is as bumpy as the road you ride on. He uses bicycles as a metaphor tangled & twisted lost love.
Theme from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure- Danny Elfman
This fantastic, madcap theme fits perfectly with the whimsical, classic tale of a boy and his best friend- his bike.
Riding On My Bike- Madness
They sang about their house, now it’s their bike. The song tells the story of a cyclist with ominous background vocals suggesting sinister scoundrels trailing close behind.
Bicycle Race- Queen
As if there was ever any doubt, this song is the ultimate in cycling glorification. Freddie Mercury repeats “bicycle” 41 times & ringing bike bells act as the bridge.
The Bike Song- Mark Ronson & Business INT
Fresh & funny, I want to listen to this while riding.
Les Bicyclettes de Belsize- Engelbert Humperdinck
My personal favorite Bicycle Song, much loved in my childhood. I sang it at a 8th grade talent show at Sacajawea Junior High School in Spokane. I killed with this tune, of course.