Figure Skating Is Way Funnier With These Songs Chosen by Twitter
So far, this year skaters have set their programs to a wide range of artists and genres. Team USA’s Alex and Maia Shibutani skated to Coldplay, Carolina Kostner of Italy skated to Celine Dion, Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres of France used Ed Sheeran, and Mae Berenice Meite, also of France, used Beyonce, just to name a few.
While nobody has resorted to debasing the Olympic Games with irony-laden skating set to Smash Mouth’s “All-Star,” Nickelback’s “Photograph” (which would low-key be a great skating song), or flat-out Rick-Rolling the judges, the more open musical environment has invited social media to weigh in on their choice soundtracks.
Here are a few highlights:
I’d like to root for our US athletes but I find it extremely disrespectful that ANY of them would skate to any song other than The Star Spangled Banner.— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) February 12, 2018
I would wear Jncos and skate to “Freak on a Leash” no jumps no nothing just angry skating and if the crowd didn’t pelt me with batteries at the end I’d consider my program an enormous failure— Jeremy D. Larson (@jeremydlarson) February 11, 2018
Every pair should have to skate to Zoot Suit Riot and then the judges have to judge who skated best to Zoot Suit Riot— Laura Turner (@lkoturner) February 12, 2018
Skate to the melodica cover of the Jurassic Park theme, cowards.— Ryan Nanni (@celebrityhottub) February 14, 2018
"okay, there's been a rule change. now you can skate to music with lyri—"— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) February 14, 2018
478 figure skaters simultaneously: "DIBS ON HALLELUJAH"
these musical selections would represent my middle school playlist with COMPLETE accuracy if someone would just skate to the matrix reloaded— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) February 14, 2018
If I was a figure skater I would skate to Chumbawamba, so when I fell they would think it was part of the routine...as long as I got up again— Jack Engibeer Brown (@TheEngibeer) February 15, 2018
If you could pick just one Santana featuring Rob Thomas song to skate to, which would you choose?— Chris Scott (@iamchrisscott) February 12, 2018
one of these times, someone is gonna skate to the olympic theme song and win all the medals— ©2018 travis (@travis) February 9, 2018
For what it’s worth, the correct answer is “Da Dip” by Freak Nasty.
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