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Single by Dire Straits
from the album Making Movies
B-side "Solid Rock"
Released 27 March 1980
Recorded 20 June - 25 August 1980
Genre Roots rock
Length Album Version - 6:40 Single Version - 4:45
Label Vertigo Records
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 (1958-2008) as Rollergirl, though she was credited as Jay Carly in the video.[2]


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