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List of songs about bicycles

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This is a list of songs about bicycles or cycling.

Bicycles became popular in the 19th century as the new


designs of safety bicycle were practical for the general
population, including women. By the end of that century,
cycling was a fashion or fad which was reflected in the
popular songs of the day. The most famous of these was
"Daisy Bell",[1] inspired by the phrase "a bicycle made for
two".[2] The vogue for cycling songs continued into the
Edwardian era and modern examples continue to appear in the
21st century.[3]

Contents
1 List
2 See also
3 References
4 Further reading
5 External links
Harry Dacre's "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for T
wo)"
was a popular success

List
Title Author Year Comments

"A Bicicleta" Toquinho 1983 Album Casa de brinquedos.[4]

"La Bicicleta" Carlos Vives & Shakira 2016 [5]

"Bicycle, Bicycle, You


Be Your Own Pet 2006 From the album Be Your Own Pet
Are My Bicycle"

"Bicycle Episode" J.M.Richards 1897 [6]

Avery Oddfellow, F. W. [6]


"The Bicycle Girl" 1895
Meacham

"Bicycle Race" Queen 1978 [7]

"La Bicyclette" Yves Montand 1968 [6] From the album La Bicyclette

"Les Bicyclettes de
Engelbert Humperdinck 1968 From the movie Les Bicyclettes de Belsize
Belsize"

"Bike" Pink Floyd 1967 [8]

Mark Ronson & The [9]


"The Bike Song" 2010
Business International

Skylar Grey feat.


"C'mon Let Me Ride" 2012
Eminem

"Daisy Bell" Harry Dacre 1892 [6]

"Death Of An Old [6]


The Rosebuds 2014
Bike"

"Dora Brown" Nelly Burt 1897 [6]

"The Girl That's Up To Edward Harrigan, David [6]


1894
Date" Braham

"The Great Velocipede" Frank Wilder 1869 [6][10] Sung by W. F. Collins of the British Christy Minstrels

"Hadron Collision" Propagandhi 2012 [11]

"Handlebars" Flobots 2005

"Have You A Wheel?" O. A. Hoffmann 1895 [6]

"Helter Smelter" Fifteen 1994 [12]

"In Bicicletta" Riccardo Cocciante 1982 From the album Cocciante [13]

"It's A Beautiful Day" The Beach Boys 1979

"The Latest Fad" A. A. Condon 1895 [6]

"Motherfucking Bike" Sons of Science 2012 [14]

"My Bike" The Bennies 2013 From the Better off Dread EP [15]

"My 'Cycle Gal" Philip Wales 1899 [6]

About the Provos'. And a UK hit for the cover fromNazareth in


"My White Bicycle" Tomorrow 1967
1975.[16]

"The New Columbia George Lowell Tracy, [6]


1898
Wheel" James C. Dunn

"The New Velocipede" E. H. Sherwood 1869 [6]

"Nine Million [17]


Katie Melua 2005
Bicycles"

[18]
"Pedal Your Blues Earl Rouse and Brothers 1936 [18]
Away"

"The Pushbike Song" The Mixtures 1970 And a cover by Mungo Jerry (1990, UK).

"Silver Machine" Hawkwind 1972 A UK hit about Robert Calvert's silver bicycle.

"Terry Keeps His Clips


Vivian Stanshall 1981
On"

From their cycling concept album for the centenary of theTour de


"Tour de France" Kraftwerk 1983
France in 2003 Tour de France Soundtracks.[19]

O. H. Harpel, Henry [6]


"Velocipede Jimmy" 1869
Atkins

"The Acoustic
Luka Bloom 1992
Motorbike"

"My Bike" Y.N.RichKids 2013 [20]

See also
Songs about transport

References

1. Marian Klamkin (1975), Old sheet music, Hawthorn Books, pp. 3132
2. Hazel Butler, I Know a Young Woman Who Swallowed a Lie, p. 40
3. Andrew Horrall (2001), "Bicycles", Popular culture in London c. 1890-1918, Manchester University
Press, pp. 5464, ISBN 978-0-7190-5783-0, "cycling songs remained popular until the mid-Edwardian
era"
4. Circuito Musical. Toquinho: Casa de Brinquedos (http://www.circuitomusical.com/toquinho50anos/albu
m/casa-de-brinquedos/)
5. http://www.vevo.com/watch/USSD21600369
6. Jon W. Finson (1997), "Popular views of technology", The Voices That Are Gone: Themes in Nineteenth-
Century American Popular Song, Oxford University Press, pp. 144145, ISBN 978-0-19-511382-2
7. Ken McLeod (2011), We Are the Champions: The Politics of Sports and Popular Music, Ashgate
Publishing, pp. 30,122123, ISBN 978-1-4094-0864-2
8. Zack Furness (2010), One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility, Temple University Press,
p. 144, ISBN 978-1-59213-613-1, "Bike riding and bicycles are prevalent in the lyrics and imagery of
dozens of active and defunct punk bands such as Fifteen ... Syd Barrett's psychedelic musings on Pink
Floyd's "Bike""
9. Charlotte Heathcote (September 26, 2010), "Mark Ronson & The Business International Record
Collection" (http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/202041), Daily Express
10. Frederick Alderson (1972), Bicycling: a history, Praeger, pp. 3334
11. Listen to Propagandhis Failed States, read the bands track-by-track insights
http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2012/9/Listen-to-Propagandhis-Failed-States-read-the-bands-track-by-track-
insights Archived (https://web.archive.org/web/20160301002442/http://music.cbc.ca/) 2016-03-01 at the
Wayback Machine.
12. Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6aJET24Auw)
13. Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D5OUegdFUs)
14. Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgCqz3l33kU)
15. Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSzM2aVD0X8)
16. Nick Pas (2011), Between Prague Spring and French May, Berghahn Books, pp. 168169, ISBN 978-0-
85745-106-4
17. Historical Dictionary of Cycling, Scarecrow Press, 2011, ISBN 978-0-8108-7175-5
18. Randy Noles (2002), Orange Blossom Boys: The Untold Story of Ervin T. Rouse, Chubby Wise and the
World's Most Famous Fiddle Tune, Hal Leonard Corporation, pp. 4849
19. M.McGuinness (2009), Sporting sounds: relationships between sport and music, Taylor & Francis,
p. 187, ISBN 978-0-415-44367-8
20. http://ynrichkids.com/track/my-bike

Further reading
Justin Daniel Belmont (2005), The Art of Bicycling, Breakaway Books, ISBN 978-1-891369-56-8
S. Conant Foster (1884), Wheel Songs, White, Stokes, & Allen

External links
Bike Radar songs about bicycles
Guardian readers recommend songs about bicycles

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