"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. It appears on the band's 1980 album Making Movies. Released as a single in 1981, the song was accompanied by a video that was popular on MTV, featuring Jayzik Azikiwe. The Song was a modest success, hitting #31on the Rock Charts and #58 on the Pop Charts