​The Greatest Hits To Play While Tearing It Up In Your Yamaha Side-By-Side

Mar 20th 2023

​The Greatest Hits To Play While Tearing It Up In Your Yamaha Side-By-Side

It has been said that if you can hear music while riding your Yamaha UTV, you’re going to slow. On the other hand, it has also been said that if you play songs that are too good, you’ll be more likely to break your machine. But we here at Everything Yamaha Offroad say, to each their own, and if you like to jam tunes while you ride, by all means do so. Some riders are a little bit Country, while others are a little bit Rock-And-Roll. But regardless if you like to keep things peppy and cheerful when winding through mountainous trails in your Viking VI, if you roll to Rap and Hip-Hop on straightaways in your YXZ 1000r, or if you prefer playing timeless classics when running errands or getting your hands dirty when working with your Wolverine RMAX, here are the greatest hits to play when operating in and around your Yamaha side-by-side!

Best Songs To Keep It Country While Riding

In some jurisdictions and with the appropriate street legal accessories, it’s possible to ride side-by-sides within city limits. But for the most part, UTV riding is not a pastime enjoyed by city boys. While it’s true that not everyone who lives in the country enjoys country music, and there are plenty of city slickers who listen to the genre, stereotypes are sometimes true. So if you’re a fan of Classic Country, Country Punk, or Country Rap, the following riding songs will fit right in to your off-road playlist!

  1. The Race Is On by George Jones
  2. Bubba Shot The Jukebox by Mark Chesnutt
  3. Elvira by The Oak Ridge Boys
  4. I’m a Ramblin’ Man by Waylon Jennings
  5. Amarillo By Morning by George Strait
  6. Tulsa Time by Don Williams
  7. Homemade by Jake Owen
  8. We Back by Jason Aldean
  9. The Git Up by Blanko Brown
  10. Body Like A Back Road by Sam Hunt
  11. Night Shift by John Pardi
  12. Down To The Honkytonk by Jake Owens
  13. Caught Up In The Country by Rodney Atkins
  14. Rednecker by Hardy
  15. Great Day To Be Alive by Travis Tritt

Best Songs To Keep It Old School While Riding

The good ol’ days were great for some, and even better for others. And the longer time goes on, the more Millenials and Gen Z riders you’ll encounter blasting their new-age tracks on the trail. We don’t discriminate based on age here at Everything Yamaha Offroad, and we know several youngsters who can appreciate the classics. No matter if you’re a Boomer or a Zoomer, those who love early rock and old-school classics will love the following tracks!

  1. Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones
  2. T.N.T by AC/DC
  3. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
  4. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
  5. Mississippi Queen by Mountain
  6. Feel Like Makin’ Love by Bad Company
  7. Rock and Roll All Nite by Kiss
  8. Mama, I’m Coming Home by Ozzy Osbourne
  9. Nothin’ But a Good Time by Poison
  10. Live and let Die by Paul McCartney and Wings

Best Songs To Rock Out To While Riding

You don’t have to own a Yamaha YXZ to go fast when riding, and you don’t have to play Rock when the pedal is to the metal. But if you like it hard and you like it loud, the following Post Grunge, Hip-Hop Rock, Thrasher and Nu Metal songs are sure to mesh with your musical preferences!

  1. Walk by Pantera
  2. Jekyll and Hyde by Five Finger Death Punch
  3. Fake It by Seether
  4. Break Stuff by Limp Bikit
  5. Smokin’ In The Boys Room by Motley Crue
  6. Renegade by Styx
  7. No Sleep Till Brooklyn by Beastie Boys
  8. Coming Undone by Korn
  9. Last Resort by Papa Roach
  10. Hey You by Disturbed

How To Play Music When Riding

The physical audio hardware required to play music in the field varies from simple sound bars and stereos to audio kits and sound systems with all the bells and whistles. On the software side of things, the options are equally numerous, ranging from YouTube Premium and Pandora to Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Spotify.

Whichever music software you decide to go with, make sure to download your playlist before you embark. Even if you’re not in the middle of nowhere and always have cellular connectivity, buffering can be an issue, and slow loading times are frustrating to say the least.

With Pandora Premium, you can save offline playlists, and we’ve found that the algorithm has changed so that songs don’t repeat as much. This problem of songs repeating is now a problem on Spotify – particularly when you’re playing songs on shuffle. To avoid this, you can close the app and reopen it again, or you can set up longer playlists and turn the shuffle setting off. If you like your songs, though, you might not mind hearing them more than once while riding. On the other hand, if you’re sick of your current riding playlist, make sure add the aforementioned tracks to your existing ones, then drive on and vibe on!