|Single by Dire Straits|
|from the album Making Movies|
|Released||27 March 1980|
|Recorded||20 June - 25 August 1980|
|Length||Album Version - 6:40 Single Version - 4:45|
|Producer(s)||Mark Knopfler, Jimmy Iovine|
|Dire Straits singles chronology|
"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, the song was accompanied by a video that was popular on MTV, featuring musician Jayzik Azikiwe (1958-2008) as Rollergirl, though she was credited as Jay Carly in the video.