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What are your favorite 80's skating rink songs?

post #1 of 42
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For those of us who grew up in the 80's: I'm trying to compile a list of 80's skating rink songs (enough for 2 CD's). My mind is going blank and I'm trying to remember them (I know that was a LOOOONG time ago, lol)...HELP!

I can think of:

Freakathon (I think that's the name)
Let the Music Play
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Because Weekends
post #2 of 42
When I think of 80s skating rinks, one soundtrack comes to mind-Xanadu.

the title song, Magic by Olivia Newton John and I'm Alive by ELO are all excellent skating songs.

I like this idea you have for a mix...anxious to see what other tunes are mentioned!
post #3 of 42
I used to love when they played Van Halen's "Jump" so that everyone jumped whenever the word was said. Jeez, was everyone as geeky as I was in the 80's?
post #4 of 42
Party Train by the Gap Band
post #5 of 42
I grew up in the US.
I remember at our local skating rink I heard a lot of Duran Duran (I liked them) songs plus:

Def Lepard 'Pour Some Sugar on Me' (but it's a strange song to skate to)
Billy Idol's 'Money Money'
'The Safety Dance' by Men in Hats
'Thriller' by Michael Jackson
'Beat It' by Michael Jackson
'Uptown Girl' by Billy Joel
'Born in the USA' by Bruce Springsteen
'You might think' by the Cars
'Celebrate' by Cool and the Gang (?)
Prince '1999'
Bangles 'Walk Like an Egyptian'
The GoGos 'We Got the Beat'
Pat Benetar 'Love is a Battlefield'
'Just Can't Get Enough' by Depeche Mode

They also played the 'Hokey Pokey' at every session.
Hope this helps a bit.
post #6 of 42
Thriller!!
post #7 of 42
"Open Arms"-Journey for those slow skates.
post #8 of 42
My dh is fixated on "Piece of Mind" by Boston.
post #9 of 42
Freeze Frame by J. Geils Band
post #10 of 42
I skated with a boy to during a "couple's skate" to Careless Whisper by Wham/George Michael.
post #11 of 42
ooh Careless Whisper. I forgot about that. I loved George Michael and Wham.
post #12 of 42
madonna.. like a virgin, lucky star, crazy for you

acdc... back in black

culture club. karma chameleon

meatloaf. paradise by the dashboard lights

the knack. my sharona

j.geils band. centerfold

bto. you ain`t seen nothin` yet

pat benatar... hit me with your best shot

billy idol. mony mony

pretenders. middle of the road

huey lewis. I want a new drug

devo. whip it

queen. we will rock you/we are the champions

earth wind and fire.

cyndi lauper .. girls just want to have fun

police. synchronicity

and the list goes on and on and on....
post #13 of 42
When I think of my rollerskating days, I instantly think of "Another One Bites the Dust."

I love seeing the lists everyone has come up with so far!

Oh, and before I forget, my favorite slow song, "No One is to Blame" by Howard Jones. I usd to love that song, esp. when skating with a cute boy.
post #14 of 42
i have no ideas for skating songs i just want to say i loved the eighties!
post #15 of 42
I spent soooo much time at the rink as a kid/early teen! Loved it.

*Crazy For You by Madonna
*Culture Club
*Pet Shop Boys
*Cyndi Lauper
*Banana Rama
*Wham! (or just George Michael)
*Bon Jovi
*Don Henley (Boys of Summer)
*Stevie Nicks
*Pat Benetar
*Chicago! (You're the Inspiration, Glory of Love...couples slow skate. )
*Billy Idol
*Michael Jackson
*The Jets
*Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam
*Def Leppard (Pour some sugar on me)
post #16 of 42
Stroke by Billy Squire
post #17 of 42
You Dropped a Bomb on Me, Gap Band
Forget Me Nots Patrice Rushen
A Night to Remember Shalamar
rapper's delight sugar hill gang
super freak rick james
the message-grandmaster flash
apache (jump on it) sugarhill gang
I wanna be your lover-prince
Double Dutch Bus (ssssssssugah!) Frankie smith
Don't Bring Me Down ELO
Funkytown
post #18 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by mata
You Dropped a Bomb on Me, Gap Band
Forget Me Nots Patrice Rushen
A Night to Remember Shalamar
rapper's delight sugar hill gang
super freak rick james
the message-grandmaster flash
apache (jump on it) sugarhill gang
I wanna be your lover-prince
Wow, I wish I could have gone skating at your rink!!
post #19 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tree Hugger
Wow, I wish I could have gone skating at your rink!!


I had totally forgotten how fun that was! I don't think I enjoyed it as much as I would now-too self-conscious back then.
post #20 of 42
(Uh-oh....

(was this the 80's???....or was it late 70's???)

just remembering the 'darkened' rink with the disco lights casting moving, dizzying shadows and....

Im all out of love...Im so lost without you...what am I to dooo....Ive waited for so long.....




boy oh boy brings back such wild memories. cool thread!
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