Skateaway

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"Skateaway"
Single by Dire Straits
from the album Making Movies
B-side Solid Rock
Released 27 March 1981
Recorded 20 June - 25 August 1980
Genre Roots rock
Length 6:40
Label Vertigo
Writer(s) Mark Knopfler
Producer(s) Mark Knopfler/Jimmy Iovine
Dire Straits singles chronology
"Romeo and Juliet"
(1980)
"Skateaway"
(1981)
"Tunnel of Love"
(1981)
Making Movies track listing
Romeo and Juliet
(2)
"Skateaway"
(3)
Expresso Love
(4)

"Skateaway" is a 1980 rock song by Dire Straits, dealing with a female roller-skater breezing through busy city streets, while listening to a portable radio. It appears on the band's 1980 album Making Movies. Released as a single in 1981, the song was accompanied by a video that was popular on MTV, featuring musician Jayzik Azikiwe as Rollergirl, though she was credited as Jay Carly in the video.[1]

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