Roller skating and music go hand in hand. Roller skating music is great, either when you are on a roller rink indoors or while roller skating outdoors with a pair of headphones, grooving to your beat. Hence roller skating and roller skating music make the perfect match, for instance, brownies with vanilla ice cream on top. Great alone too but when together they rock! Thus It is necessary to have some quality best roller skating songs to listen to!
There is a lot of upbeat, pop, and rock music to listen to while roller skating. I like to listen to all the top songs by Michael Jackson like Rock with you to Dua Lipa’s latest Levitating because great music exists every time. Hence here is a list of some of the best roller skating songs of all time by genre!
The Disco genre of dance and music came in the 1970s from the United States Urban nightlife scene. It has on-floor beats, electric piano, etc. Roller skaters love to skate to the rhythm of disco genre songs. This type of music plays in a roller disco.
Last Dance – Donna Summer (1978)
It is a song by American singer Donna Summer from the film’s “Thank God for Its Friday” soundtrack album. It is one of the best songs to vibe to while rollerskating. Paul Jabara wrote this.
It is a disco genre song and became a critical commercial success. It won Academic Award, Grammy award for best female R&B Vocal Performance, and Golden Globe award for the best original song. It also peaked at number three on Billboard hot 100 charts in 1978.
Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees (1977)
Feel the city breakin’ and everybody shakin’ and we stayin’ alive. Stayin’ alive is one of the most famous songs by Bee Gees. The song is also adapted as a cheese-ball remix in the very famous movie Alvin and the Chipmunks. This is how I got to know about this song and fell in love with it the moment I heard it. It has the catchiest beat. It’s written and performed by Bee Gees. It is the second single from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. On its release, it climbed the charts and reached the number 1 spot on Billboard hot 100 for consecutive-four weeks. Bee gees songs are indeed best for you to skate along with your partner and the best roller skating songs of all time!
Rock with you – Michael Jackson (1979)
Rock with you is one of the most famous songs by Micheal Jackson. It’s written by Rod Temperton and produced by Quincy Jones. It is the fourth biggest single of the 1980s, one of the last hits of the disco era. This song is the best for skating. You can try moonwalking with this song… it is perfect for that but be sure to be safe. Just close your eyes and let that rhythm get into you!
Dynamite – BTS (2020)
One of my personal favorites is to bring hope and light to the pandemic! BTS is the boy band with rising success. The song got released during the Covid-19 pandemic. It soothes the listeners and makes them appreciate the small thing in life that makes it valuable. The song stayed number one on Billboard Hot 100 chart, Billboard global 200, and billboard global excl.us. Charts for three consecutive weeks. The song is a part of their fifth-album BE and one of the best roller skating songs of all time. So light your life up like dynamite and set the night alight with the most catchy song of your time!
Let it whip – Dazz Band (1982)
Get a grip and let it whip! “Let it whip!” is the most famous song by Dazz Band. It got to number one on R&B charts for five weeks. It features drum machine rhythm under live drums and electric bass guitar.
This genre of music originated in the African American communities around the mid-1960s. It consists of rhythms, jazz, and blues.
I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown (1964)
Feel good by listening to I got you by the father of Funk music. Produced by James Brown, The song got released as a single in 1965 and was the highest-ranked song and one of the best roller skating songs of all time. It gets you shaking to the beat of the music but be careful while you skate!
That’s The Way (I like it) – KC and the Sunshine Band (1975)
The song is a very famous funk song. It became popular with its release and loved by people all around. It became the band’s second number 1 hit on the billboard hot 100. The song was an international hit and is very famous to listen to while rollerskating. It gets you grooving on your feet and enjoying your time while you roller skate!
No Parking (On Dance Floor) – Midnight star (1984)
No parking on the dance floor is the king of R&B songs. This song has a catchy beat that makes you want to dance to it. Loved by the listeners and reached number 3 on the R&B chart. Listen to this song and get grooving!
Coastin’ – Victoria Monét (2021)
Coastin’ is a very famous song with a very sweet beat. Like any other song by Victoria, this one is no less than a masterpiece. It is the best song to listen to while rollerskating when you want to chill while rollerskating on your own.
Levitating – Dua Lipa (2020)
“If you wanna run away with me, I know a galaxy, and I can take you for a ride”.
It’s a very famous pop-funk song written by English singer Dua Lipa. It is from her second studio album Future Nostalgia. The song has been very famous since its release. The song is about the sweet feeling of falling in love. Listen to this song and experience it yourself as you fall in love with your passion for roller skating.
This music genre originates from the southwestern U.S. It includes Cajun and cowboy music styles of Texas etc.
You can’t roller skate with a buffalo herd – Roger Miller (1965)
About this song, I’d say it is one of the funniest songs I have heard. If you want to have a good mood while listening to music this is the song for you. You can thank me later. Thus all you gotta do is knuckle down, buckle down and add this song to your roller skating playlist.
Hip-hop is the genre with strong rhythm and rapping and it’s called rap- music. It became common in the mid-1970s.
Saturdays – De La Soul (1991)
“A roller skating jam named ‘Saturdays” is from the second album of the band De La Soul. It is the first single by the group. It is the perfect song while skating. The song is about roller skating fever in the 1970s.
It Takes Two – Bob Base (1988)
It is a certified platinum song by RIAA. A lot of people believe that the song is the greatest hip-hop single ever made. The song gets you hooked from the get-go. Listen to this song and enjoy your time.
Push It – Salt-N-Pepa (1987)
It is an excellent song by the hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa. It peaked at number 19 on the billboard hot 100s in 1988 and then got second after the group performed it at Nelson Mandela’s birthday concert. It is the first song by a female rapper nominated for Grammys to make it to gold or platinum.
Pop music in its modern form originated in the united states in the mid-1950s. Pop music and popular music are two terms with the same kind of music. It has many disparate styles
Thriller – Michael Jackson (1995)
Thriller is Michael Jackson’s best-selling single. The song evokes horror with sound effects thunder and wind, like in movies. The song is often used as the Halloween anthem. The music video has Michale Jackson dressed up as the undead and dancing with the zombies. It is also considered one of the greatest music videos of all time
Xanadu – Olivia Newton-John (1980)
Xanadu is the title song from the soundtrack of the film Xanadu. Jeff Lynne of the band ELO wrote and produced the song. Olivia Newton-John performed it. It peaked at number 8 on U.S Billboard Hot 100. It is one of the most famous songs to listen to while rollerskating. You can also relive the characters from the movie if you have watched Xanadu.
Polaroid – Jonas Blue, Liam Payne, Lennon Stella (2018)
One of the sweetest songs in history that will make you addicted to itself. The sweetness of never looking for love and finding it by accident and then the pain of losing that love. The song gets you in the feels. It is a famous single by Jonas Blue, Lennon Stella, and Liam Payne, produced by Jonas blue. In my opinion, it’s one of the best songs to listen to while rollerskating.
Pasoori – Ali Sethi, Shae Gill (2022)
The song got produced by Coke Studio season 14. The song has become very popular throughout most Asian countries. It ranked number 1 on Spotify India’s “Viral 50” and the first Coke Studio song to feature on Spotify’s “Viral 50” global chart. The beat of the song is catchy which makes you captivated by the beauty of the music and the lyrics.
Rock originated as Rock and roll in the U.S. It is a broad genre that covers a lot of popular music. It used electric guitar, bass guitar, and drums.
Play that funky music – Wild Cherry (1976)
The song got released In April 1976. The song is written by Bob Parissi and recorded by the band Wild Cherry. The single hit number 1 on Billboard hot 100 in September. The song is about the hard rock band adjusting to the disco era.
Blaze of Glory – Jon Bon Jovi (1990)
It is a solo debut single by Jon Bon Jovi. It reached number 1 on the billboard hot 100 in 1990. The song has the hardcore rock to it that’s something different to try while rollerskating. The music video was also loved by the fans.
R&B aka Rhythm and Blues is the genre of music that originated in African American communities. Piano, electric guitar, double bass, drums, etc are played in this type of music.
Boogie Oogie Oogie – A Taste of Honey (1978)
It is a song by the American band A Taste Of Honey. It is from their 1978 self-titled debut album. The song became very popular song with its release. It topped America’s pop, soul, and disco charts. Listen to this song while skating cause ain’t no one too cool to boogie.
September – Earth, Wind, and Fire (1978)
It is a song by Earth, Wind, and Fire written by Maurice White. It reached number one on U.S Billboard hot R&B songs chart and number 8 on Billboard Hot 100. It got added to the library of “The Congress National Recording Registry” as “culturally, historically, and aesthetically important”. It is one of the best roller skating songs of all time
Lost in Japan – Shawn Mendes (2018)
One of the best songs by Shawn Mendes. It has a very melodious song that makes you want to put the song on repeat. The song also has an official remix by German music producer Zedd that got released on September 27, 2018. It is one of the best roller skating songs of all time!
The genre of music originated in Korea. K-pop without any doubt stands for Korean Pop. Once it was available in Korea but then it became popular around the globe with BTS’ and PSYs works being very famous among them.
Butter – BTS (2021)
Butter is a famous song written by RM the leader of BTS along with Jenna Andrews and Ron Perry. The song is the band’s second English language single. Butter received positive reviews from all the critics and global fans. Best of all a remix of this song featuring Megan Thee Stallion was also released! Butter has a smooth catchy beat that makes you captivated. It’s quite hard to keep the beat off your mind once you listen to it. So best of luck and sidestep right-left to that beat of Butter. Enjoy your time rollerskating!
Butter Music video:
Love Scenario – iKON (2018)
A Korean song by the famous boy band iKON. It is the lead single of their second album. The song is about a break-up and the memories before the break-up and how they believe that loving was enough even tho they had to part ways. Sometimes staying together hurts more than breaking up. The song is mellow but relatively upbeat. You can listen to it while rollerskating through the skating rink.
0X1=LOVESONG (I know I love you) – TOMORROW X TOGETHER (2021)
The song by TOMORROW X TOGETHER (TXT) is the lead single off their album The Chaos Chapter: Freeze. It debuted simultaneously with the album on May 31. The song received a lot of positive reviews. The song is about loving someone who has nothing to offer. The song is really sweet. Saying that probably love is enough. You can listen to it while slowly moving on your skates.
Way Back Home – SHAUN feat. Conor Maynard
This one is my current favorite. I can say that I am in love with this song. Its beautiful lyrics make your heart melt, the catchy beat makes you want to keep listening to it continuously. I have been listening to it more than 12 times already. I feel like listening to it 20 more times before I will feel tired of it. Do you understand my pain? The song was originally written by SHAUN completely in Korean. Then the song was edited by Dutch DJ Sam Feldt featuring Conor Maynard to turn the song into a Korean- English version that is just a masterpiece and I hereby declare it one of the best roller skating songs of all time!
This music genre has become very popular since the 1970s. It originated from Latin America. It combines Latin music with American Pop music.
Despacito – Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee (2017)
Despacito is a song by Luis Fonsi featuring rapper and singer Daddy Yankee. The remix of the song is featuring Canadian singer Justin Bieber. The song has a very catchy smooth beat that makes it unforgettable today. When talking about good music it is impossible to deny the existence of this song.
Échame la Culpa – Luis Funsi, Demi Lovato (2017)
Échame la Culpa (translation: Blame me) is the song by Luis Fonsi and American singer Demi Lovato. It is an amazing upbeat song with amazing voices of both the singers. It is a masterpiece. The song also has an English version called Not on you.
Dynamite – BTS (2020)
To conclude this is my list of the best roller skating songs of all time. I hope that you can listen to these songs and enjoy your time while Roller Skating. I hope this article is helpful.