8 Whopping Songs About Wild horses

You all wouldn’t believe how many songs about wild horses there are out there!

Seriously, you could fill an entire road-trip playlist with them if you wanted to.

However, there are definitely some that really touch our hearts (or make us want to tap our feet) more than others.

Check out our favorite “must-hear” tunes below!


3 wild horses roaming around the mountain: they are perfect for songs about wild horses!

#1 The Rolling Stones – Wild Horses

“Wild Horses” is a song written and performed by the Rolling Stones in July 1969 and released as a single in December of that year.

The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and the lyrics refer to the myth of the Wild Horse Woman.

It appears on Rolling Stones’ compilation album “More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)”.

“Let’s do some living before we die,” says it all about this song. It expresses all the aches we go through and how we all should stick to hope. 

Check out this video of country songs about riding a horse.

#2 Bishop Briggs – Wild Horses

Bishop Briggs is a British singer, songwriter and musician. She released her debut EP, “Lights,” in April 2017.

Her debut single “Wild Horses” in October 2015 was an instant success, reaching number one on the iTunes Rock chart in both the US and the UK.

Fun fact: The song was inspired by a quote from J. D. Salinger’s book, “The Catcher in the Rye.”

It’s a tragic song yet it serves as an inspirational horse song that moving forward is necessary for life so that the past doesn’t consume you. 

#3 U2 – Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

The band U2 is an Irish rock band from Dublin, Ireland. They formed in 1976 and released their first album Boy in 1980.

They have since released 14 studio albums, the most recent being Songs of Experience in 2017.

This is one of the riding songs that’s sad and heartbreaking but became a hit when people started listening to this song on loops.

Fun fact: U2 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 and have been called “Rock’s Greatest Act”

#4 Aaron Watson – Run Wild Horses

Aaron Watson is an American country music singer-songwriter. He has released six studio albums and two live albums, and has charted ten singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

His latest album, “The Underdog”, was released on October 18, 2017.

Pure love is what this song is all about. The singer talks about the girl he is in love with and compares her to sunsets, stars, Mustang, and her lips with wild horses. Just how wild horses run carelessly and full of life. 

Well, a romantic song can never go wrong, right? It’s an exhilarating song for the people who love wild horses. 

#5 Bruce Springsteen – Chasin’ Wild Horses

Bruce Springsteen is a living legend of rock and roll. He has been performing for over 50 years and has sold over 150 million albums worldwide.

This is a song about redemption and regret of leaving everything behind just to chase your wild horses, which means dreams.

It’s from the 2019 album of “Western Stars” and portrays the experiences he had in his life.

The singer is reminiscing about his childhood and adult life which is a hell of a different experience.

#6 Natasha Bedingfield – Wild Horses

Natasha Bedingfield is a renowned singer-songwriter, who has achieved success in both the UK and the US.

This song conveys a message of a girl who wants to be free just like a wild horse, run free in the green pastures, and no one disturbs her while she feels the wind.

Many say that it gives voice to a lot of girl’s points of view and how they feel.

#7 Birdy – Wild Horses

One more breakup song, but this will leave you with all the nostalgic emotions, and it is the best song when you are missing your loved one.

Moreover, this song reminds us of this song reminds you to never beg for someone’s love and stay strong. 

A reminder song that everyone should have in their lives.

#8 Prefab Sprout — Wild Horses

Let’s finish off our list with sweet love song!

PREFAB SPROUT’s music is often described as “quirky” and “eclectic.”

Their style has been described as “folk-rock” and “indie rock.” The band’s lyrics are often clever, witty, and playful.

In this song, the singer explains how he is so flawed, and she is too perfect for him. 

It’s definitely one of the best song about horses for someone in love!

I hope you enjoyed our playlist of songs about wild horses! My personal favorite is the one by U2. How about out?

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