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I have heard this song a million times since it came out in 1980, but until I got the Queen boxed set for Christmas this year it never occurred to me how big a part of my childhood it was. I slipped the first CD into my car stereo as I left my parents’ house on Christmas night, and as soon as that opening baseline started I suddenly exclaimed out loud to myself, “Skating parties! That’s what this reminds me of!” This was a very, very popular song at the many roller skating parties I attended in the 1980s. I would get terribly excited when it was played, and my 10-year-old self always skated ferociously when it came on.
I’m not sure why it hadn’t occurred to me before this past week. Maybe because I have been playing this CD every day and remembering all these great songs I grew up…
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