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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"
"Tunnel of Love"
Making Movies track listing
"Romeo and Juliet"
"Expresso Love"

"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 through her headphones. It appears on the band's 1980 album Making Movies. Released as a single in 1980,[1] 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.[2]


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