Thursday, May 27, 2010

80's roller rink songs?

Hello everyone!

I'm new to this blog, be gentle with my first post.

Anyhow, I was just making a mix CD for my sister of the 20 greatest roller rink songs from our 80s youth and here's my playlist:

1. I love Rock-n-Roll (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3T_xeoGES8)
2. Steppin' Out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inrEPapTtMM)
3. Photograph (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ5bS3_BCDs)
4. No one like you (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cc39bU4GZ0&feature=related)
5. The Stroke (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLHc-yIAPbg)
6. Hurts so good (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dOsbsuhYGQ)
7. Don't stop believing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=barLaHrtvoM)
8. Jessie's Girl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2T7wKdQsTo)
9. Pac Man fever (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-MONIvP6kI)
10. Waiting for a girl like you (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfHKyfrx2zA)
11. We got the beat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR_2kKujDsc)
12. Private eyes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anLfoy2XsFw)
13. Freeze frame (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHo43B6nu60)
14. Hungry like the wolf (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJRCE6e2xIg)
15. Hit me with your best shot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JRgHol94Xc)
16. All out of love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWdZEumNRmI)
17. You should hear how she talks about you
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_MZo88gzrA)
18. Another bites the dust (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY0WxgSXdEE)
19. Shake it up (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq-yoorI7lo)
20. and of course...the Hokey Pokey! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlMvUS-8PvU)


I did a little internet research before I began to make sure I wouldn't miss any gems and the abundance of hip hop/electro in the example playlist I found online surprised me.
I grew up in Salem and my roller rink experiences occurred there (and Eugene) from like 1980-83, so they played more rock and top 40, then underground electro/hip hop such as "Get down on it", "Set it off", "IOU", "Clear" and "Don't stop the rock"

I'm sure I left off a ton of classic roller skating tunes, so what are your 80s roller rink memories and experiences, incl songs?

BTW, check out this rad ole skool roller skating vid from CHIPS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac6hAY81u-c

2 comments:

  1. U SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND BABY RIGHT ROUND

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  2. Credit card baby by Wham. That song really takes me back to the roller rink.

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