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Top 5 90s Skating Songs

Check DJ ShOw’s top 5 songs to skate to back in the 1990’s!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about our 90’s Throwback City Skate Party that goes down TOMORROW, August 26th at Swinburne Park’s Skating Rink in Albany. In preparation for the event, it made me think about the songs that I used to skate to and songs that had skating themes in their videos. This is my top 5 90s songs to skate to!

5. De La Soul – A Roller Skate Jam Named Saturdays

Of course, we had to start it off with some straight Hip Hop! I was slightly too young to be roller skating to this, but I remember the video taking place at Laces in Long Island and wishing i was old enough to be there at the time.

4. Faith Evans – Love Like This

I can’t lie, this wasn’t my favorite song when it came out in 1998, but the video made it that much better. The beat itself is probably best remembered as the backdrop for legendary hype man Fatman Scoop and the Crooklyn Clan’s smash hit “Be Faithful”.


3. Little Vicious – Nika

Di Likkle Yout Vicious! This was another video I wish I was around for. Shot at Brooklyn’s world famous Empire Roller Disco, this was what most roller rinks looked like in the mid 90s – a bunch of pre-teens skating, dancing, and just plain having fun.

2. Ghost Town DJs – My Boo


This video had NOTHING to do with any skating, but this was the ultimate 90s song for any occasion.

1. Mariah Carey – Fantasy Bad Boy Remix feat. Ol’ Dirty Bastard

As much as I hate to admit it, this is the Holy Grail of 90s skate songs. The song was already a smash without the visual due to Puffy’s “take hits from the 80s” production style. Then you had the movie Rush Hour and character Soo Yung’s car karaoke version.

Then you add Mariah Carey’s sweet girl look with ODB’s grimey street look and some roller skating on the boardwalk of Rye Playland’s beach, it was a match made in heaven.

What songs bring you back to your roller skating days?!


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