"Born to Be Wild" is a song written by Mars Bonfire and first performed by the band Steppenwolf. The song is often invoked in both popular and counter. All Versions of this Release Review Changes Various – Born To Be Wild (18 Rock Classics) 7, Status Quo–, Rockin' All Over The World. Various – Born To Be Wild IV (18 Rock Classics) · Tracklist · Companies, etc. · Notes · Barcode and Other Identifiers · Recommendations · Reviews. Listen to Born to Be Wild on Spotify. Various Artists · Compilation · · 20 songs. Various Artists - Born To Be Wild: Vol.2 - Music. All the publishers turned the song down. Then Jerry called to say the band were getting back together – as Steppenwolf – and needed songs. I'd. Various Artists; Born to Be Wild (Easy Rider Version) Lyricist：Mars Bonfire Get your motor running. Head out on the highway. Looking for adventure. "Born to Be Wild" was written by Mars Bonfire (who also wrote several other songs for Steppenwolf) as a ballad. Bonfire was previously a member of the Sparrows. Find album reviews, songs, credits and award information for Born to Be Wild: Tracks for Bikers by Various Artists on AllMusic - - This Sony. Born to Be Wild: The Best of Steppenwolf. Steppenwolf. Rock · Preview. Song. Time. Born to Be Wild. 1. PREVIEW. Magic Carpet Ride.