Detroiter’s List of Best Skating Songs

Let’s Ride 1

1)      Play at Your Own Risk – Planet Patrol

2)      Flashlight – Parliament

3)      Must Be the Music – Secret Weapon

4)      Housequake – Prince

5)      Owner of a Lonely Heart – Yes

6)      Computer Age (Push the Button) – Newcleus

7)      Shake Your Pants – Cameo

8)      I Just Want to Be – Cameo

9)      I Can’t Stand It – Kimberly Ball

10)  You’re the One for Me – D Train

11)  Sun is Here – Sun

12)  Peanut Butter – Twennynine and Lenny White

13)  Firecracker – Mass Production

14)  Plastic Dreams – Jaydee

15)  Dazz – Brick

Let’s Ride 2

1)      The Floor – Johnny Gill

2)      Just Got Paid – Johnny Kemp

3)      We Got Our Own Thing – Heavy D

4)      Rock Creek Park – Blackbyrds

5)      Happy Music – Blackbyrds

6)      Groove Line – Heatwave

7)      Give Up The Funk – BT Express

8)      Movin’ – Brass Construction

9)      Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

10)  I’m Your Boogie Man – KC and the Sunshine Band

11)  Shine Your Light – The Graingers

12)  For Those Who Like to Groove – Ray Parker Jr.

13)  Doin’ It to Death – JB’s

14)  I Want – Chaka Khan

15)  I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Gladys Knight and the Pips

 

 

 

Let’s Ride 3

1)      It Should Have Been You – Gwen Guthrie

2)      I’m Ready – Kano

3)      Beyond The Clouds – Quartz

4)      Body Work – Hot Streak

5)      New Jersey Deep – Black Science Orchestra

6)      LRJ Pop – General Caine

7)      100% Pure Love – Crystal Waters

8)      Mirda Rock – Reggie Griffin

9)      Is It In? – Jimmie Bo Horne

10)  Spank – Jimmie Bo Horne

11)  Body Music – The Strikers

Let’s Ride 4

1)      Wind Me Up – RJ’s Latest Arrival

2)      Is It In? (12 inch version) – Jimmie Bo Horne

3)      New Jack Swing (instrumental) – Wrecks N Effect

4)      You’re the One for Me (instrumental) – D Train

5)      Basstronic (instrumental) – The Unknown DJ

6)      Football Hero (instrumental) – Tony Chambers

7)      One to Grow On (instrumental) – The UMCs

8)      Pictures on a String – The Comateens

9)      Stomp (instrumental) – God’s Property

10)  Sticky Situation (instrumental) – Tyrone Brunson

11)  The Smurf – Tyrone Brunson

12)  Bad Times (instrumental) – Captain Rapp

13)  Turn It Up – The Conway Brothers

Let’s Ride 5

1)      Master Rocker – Bernard Wright

2)      Do You Wanna Go Party? – KC and the Sunshine Band

3)      Everybody, Everybody – Black Box

4)      Let’s Start the Dance – Bohannon

5)      Booti Call – Blackstreet

6)      Physical Funk (instrumental) – Domino

7)      It’s Automatic (instrumental) – Freestyle

8)      Freestyle Express – Freestyle

9)      Ladies Choice (instrumental) – Stone City Band

10)  Private Party (instrumental) – Bobby Nunn

11)  Joints and Jam (instrumental) – Black Eyed Peas

12)  Nasty Girl (instrumental) – Kasino

13)  Brin’ Back The Beat (instrumental) – Rappin 4-Tay

14)  What You Wanna Do? (instrumental) – Kausion

15)  Things That Dreams Are Made Of (instrumental) – The Human League

Let’s Ride 6

1)      On and Poppin – Young MC

2)      Do You Wanna Get Funky? – C & C Music Factory

3)      Galaxy – War

4)      I Don’t Know What You Come To Do – TTT

5)      A Little Bit of Jazz – Nick Straker Band

6)      Wordy Rappinghood – Tom Tom Club

7)      Computer Game (Theme From the Circus) – Yellow Magic Orchestra

8)      Slow Down – Loose Ends

9)      Long Hot Summer Night – JT Taylor

10)  Hey, Look at Me, I’m In Love – Love Unlimited Orchestra

11)  Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown

12)  Sticky Situation – Tyrone Brunson

Let’s Ride 7 (All instrumental)

1)      Still in the Groove – Ray Parker, Jr.

2)      The Floor – Johnny Gill

3)      I Go to Work – Kool Moe Dee

4)      Feel Good Party Time – JR Funk and The Love Machine

5)      Be True to Yourself – 2nd to None

6)      The Creator – Pete Rock and CL Smooth

7)      Too Close – Next

8)      Beware of My Crew – LBC Crew

9)      Down, Down, Down – DJ Quik

10)  Phenomenon – LL Cool J

11)  Pistol Grip Pump – Volume

12)  Ownlee Eue – Kwame

13)  Ounce Rap – Bobby Demo

14)  TWISM – Shaq

15)  Dwelling in the Labb – JT and the Bigga Figga

16)  Hand in Hand – DJ Quik

Let’s Ride 8

1)      Bad Times – Captain Rapp

2)      Get Up Offa That Thing – James Brown

3)      Body Talk (instrumental) – The Deele

4)      I Know You Got Another – The Reddings

5)      Dance Wit Me – Rick James

6)      Standing on the Top – The Temptations and Rick James

7)      Scorpio – Dennis Coffey

8)      She’s A Bad Mama Jama – Carl Carlton

9)      They Want EFX (instrumental) – The UMCs

10)  Up Against the Wall – Fatback

11)  Wanna Be Startin’ Something – Michael Jackson

12)  Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll – Vaughn Mason

13)  Year 2001 Boogie – Rick Cason

Let’s Ride 9

1)      We Call it the Box – Bill Summers and Summers Heat

2)      Take A Chance – Nuance

3)      Get Geeked (instrumental) – UC

4)      I Got to Work – Kool Moe Dee

5)      122 BPM – Jive Rhythm Trax

6)      Money Stretch (instrumental) – Lil Zane

7)      Me, Myself and I (instrumental) – De La Soul

8)      Do it Anyway You Wanna – People’s Choice

9)      We Got Our Own Thing (instrumental) – Heavy D

10)  Chubbster (Haustramental) – Chubb Rock

11)  Rollerskate – Vaughn Mason

12)  Feels So Right (remix) – Solution

13)  Bonnie and Clyde Theme (instrumental) – Yo Yo and Ice Cube

14)  B Please (instrumental) – Snoop Dogg

 

 

 

Let’s Ride 10

1)      This is How We Do It (instrumental) – Montell Jordan

2)      I Don’t Know What You Come to Do (instrumental) – TTT

3)      Al Naa Fyish (The Soul) – Hashim

4)      Din Daa Daa – George Krantz

5)      Trio Flo (instrumental) – B.O.L.D.

6)      Static – James Brown

7)      P.Y.T. – Michael Jackson

8)      Call Me – Skyy

9)      West Coast Poplock – Ronnie Hudson

10)  Rub You the Right Way (remix) – Johnny Gill

11)  The Big Bang Theory – Parliament

12)  Rapple – Spyder D

Let’s Ride 11 (Open House)

1)      Function at the Junction – Shorty Long

2)      Sugar Hips – Louisiana Red

3)      Rockin’ Charlie Pt.1 – Bobby Peterson Quintet

4)      Rockin’ Charlie Pt.2 – Bobby Peterson Quintet

5)      Ham Hocks Espanol – Jimmy Castor

6)      Money Jump – Jr. Walker

7)      Shotgun – Jr. Walker

8)      Shake and Finger Pop – Jr. Walker

9)      (I’m a) Road Runner – Jr. Walker

10)  Nothin’ But Soul – Jr. Walker

11)  Pucker Up Buttercup – Jr. Walker

12)  Green Onions – Booker T and the MG’s

13)  Mo Onions – Booker T and the MG’s

14)  Jan Jan – The Fabulous Counts

15)  Going to a Go-Go – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

16)  Dance to the Music – Sly and the Family Stone

17)  Love is Like and Itching in my Heart – The Supremes

 

 

 

Let’s Ride 12

1)      I Like What You Do to Me – Young and Company

2)      Call It What You Want – Bill Summers and Summers Heat

3)      I Go to Work (instrumental) – Kool Moe Dee

4)      Planet Rock (instrumental) – Afrika Bambaataa

5)      Gospel Slide (instrumental) – Dana Divine

6)      Holla Back Young’n (instrumental) – Fabulous

7)      I Feel For You – Chaka Khan

8)      Let’s Groove (instrumental) – EWF

9)      Chicago Steppers Slide – Mel Devone

10)  Last Night a DJ Saved My Life – Mariah Carey

11)  Chinese Checkers – Lois Lane

12)  Wikka Wrap – The Evasions

13)  Do You Wanna Go Party? – KC and the Sunshine Band

14)  New Jack Swing – Wrecks-N-Effect (vocal)

15)  Scorpio – Grandmaster Flash

16)  Don’t Stop the Rock – Freestyle

17)  It’s Automatic – Freestyle

18)  Freestyle Express – Freestyle

19)  The Party has Just Begun – Freestyle

20)  Talkin’ All That Jazz – Stetsasonic