“These are the most perfectly-chosen tracks for skate videos that I’ll always listen to when I want to get amped up to skate, they are all pretty much all videos I watched as a teenager and rewatch now for nostalgia.” –Benjamin
1. Willy Santos in The End: Soundtracked by “Warren G & Nate Dogg “Regulate”
Willy Santos’ section in The End, the DVD version, soundtracked to “Regulate” by Nate Dogg and Warren G is so nicely put together.
The music and the skating fit together so perfectly.
The weather and the spots always looked so perfect and smooth and I was always so jealous of that skating as a young teenager in the UK in between the downpours.
2. Heath Kirchart and Jeremy Klein in The End: Soundtracked by Various Artists
Every Heath Kirchart and Jeremy Klein part in this video has an epic track too.
This one features:
“Superbeast” by Rob Zombie
“Under Pressure” by David Bowie and Queen
“Don’t Come Around Here No More” – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
3. Richie Belton in Adio One Step Beyond: Soundtracked by Guns N’ Roses – “My Michelle”
In the Adio video One Step Beyond, Richie Belton’s section, only in some versions of the film for some reason, uses the track “My Michelle” by Guns N’ Roses and that always used to get me so amped up. The way it kicks in with the first flip, and the way it links up with the Varial flip down the double set is so nice.
Varial Flip is such an underrated trick too, they can look so nice when done well.
4. Greg Lutzka in Almost Round 3: Soundtracked by Jimi Hendrix – “All Along The Watchtower”
In Almost Round 3 Greg Lutzka’s section has the Hendrix version of “All Along the Watchtower” and it’s edited super well. At one point the board cracks the camera lens right as the song gets extra psychedelic and it fits perfectly.
5. Arto Saari in Flip Really Sorry: Soundtracked by The Smiths – “You Handsome Devil”
The Flip video Really Sorry has possibly the best soundtrack of all time. “Handsome Devil” by The Smiths for Arto was a perfect choice.
6. Geoff Rowley in Flip Really Sorry: Soundtracked by Gerry and The Pacemakers – “You’ll Never Walk Alone”
When it comes to Rowley skating to this song, no explanation is needed.
7. Jamie Bolland in Wolfstadt: Soundtracked by Patti Smith – “Horses/ Land of a Thousand Dances / La Mer (De)”
I also remember in Jamie Bolland’s section in the old Harmony Skateboards video Wolfstadt where they used the Patti Smith song “Land: Horses/ Land of a Thousand Dances / La Mer (De)”, which goes really well with his energetic but chaotic skateboarding at sketchy spots.
8. David Gravette’s Bronson Part: Soundtracked by The Hu – “Wolf Totem”
More recently, David Gravette’s Bronson part where he uses a song called “Wolf Totem” by The Hu is incredible. It’s Mongolian folk metal and it fits his skating in such a natural way, but is a very unusual style of music to hear in a skate video, I love it.
9. Thrasher – Rough Cuts
I love watching Rough Cuts on the Thrasher site, there’s no more beautiful sound than the sound of skating, and watching someone try something over and over again before landing it is much more rewarding than seeing them land it and immediately it’s another clip like in more edited videos. Mason Silva’s Spitfire part and Kyle Walker’s ones I watch often.
10. Rob Sluggo Boyce in The RDS Video: Soundtracked by The Backstreet Boys – “Backstreets Back”
I think actually the greatest choice of all is the Red Dragon skate video that used Backstreet Boys for Sluggo’s section. The call with him at the beginning when he’s raging about the choice is so funny, and the track actually fits perfectly which makes it such an inspired choice. It’s so unexpected and incongruent that there really is no better choice.