Besides the riding, I think the music is what can make or break a video.Some people my think that the filming and editing may be more important, but personally, I find it terribly difficult to sit through a video with music that either sounds bad or doesn’t flow with the part too well. I’ve actually found myself watching some video sections with mediocre riding at best just because the song was good and it worked well with the riding. And call me crazy, but sometimes when I listen to a song on my walkman that was in a video section I liked, it doesn’t sound right to me because I didn’t hear a certain grind sound that was supposed to hit on particular beat because my mind has been trained to hear it that way from listening to it so many times in a video. There’s something about a video part with kick-ass riding and music that gets me so psyched that I can hardly even watch the video because I just want to jump out of my chair and go ride. I asked a bunch of riders what were their favorite video part songs of all time. Some guys chose their favorite songs ever in a video, while others went more with the feeling of the overall section.

Rob Tibbs:

Fugazi Blueprint Mat Hoffman’s Headfirst
Rolling Stones Paint it Black Rooftop: Trash Production’s Dirty Deeds
De La Soul & Teenage Fan Club Falling Bobby Fisher: Standard’s Style Cats
Cream White Room Garrett Byrnes: Little Devil’s Seek and Destroy
Cinderella Gypsy Road Jim Cielencki: Kink’s Wasted Days

Rob also made an alternates list which included:
Skatenigs Horny for Evil Dave Parrick: Homeless’ Trash
Adam Banton Pedro Sanchez Adam Banton’s section: Ride Publishing’s In The Life
Pat Benatar Hell is for Children Brian Yeagle: Faction Mag’s Who Brought the Dicks

Adam Banton:

Jimmy Eat World Get it Faster Kris Bennet: Demolition Video
It’s a good song to watch riding to and actually ride to as well. Towards the end of Kris’ section everything seems more powerful; the music and riding complement each other.
Adolescents Kids of the Black Hole Rooftop: Etnies’ Forward
Mike busted his ass to make sure this video went down in the books and the Adolescents did the same over a decade ago.
Slayer Raining Blood Dave Young: Trash Production’s Nowhere Fast
A great intro into destructive music and riding.
Fugazi Blueprint Mat Hoffman’s Headfirst
Growing up outside of Washington D.C., I was naturally a huge Fugazi fan and I still am. When this last song played in the video it was all over for me; if you still haven’t seen this, get out there and find it.
Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman Van Homan: Little Devil’s Criminal Mischief
I actually heard that Derrick Adams didn’t want to use this song at first. I’m really glad he did, though: the build-up in this song is awesome and I think it fits in great with the street annihilation that Van came through with.

Jeff Zielinski:

Black Sabbath Embryo/Children of the Grave Taj Mihelich: UGP’s Face Value
Sonic Youth Mote random mix section: Trash Production’s Dirty Deeds
Joni Mitchell Yellow Taxi Timmy Ball: S&M’s BMX Inferno
The Who Pinball Wizard Joe Tiseo: Don’t Quit Your Day Job
Fugazi KYEO last section: Eddie Roman’s Ride On
Marmoset Shatter The Lovely Pittsburgh, PA scene report in Props issue 47

Kevin Porter:

I usually listen to the classic rock radio stations when I’m driving in my car and every once in a while a song will come on the radio that was used in one of my favorite video parts and it’ll get me so pumped to go ride. It makes me wish I w riding right there and then. Or sometimes I’ll just think of the rider and remember what the section was like. These are my top five most memorable sections and the best combinations of song and rider sections in my opinion.

Cream White Room Garret Byrne: Little Devil’s Seek and Destroy
The Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil Jim Rienstra: Standard’s Standard Country
Pat Benatar Heartbreaker Jason Enns: the Demolition Video
Skid Row Youth Gone Wild Baco-a-go-go section: Baco 9
Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman Van Homan: Little Devil’s Criminal Mischief

Mike Ardelean:

That song from Dave Mirra’s section: Shine 4, Version 1 (editor’s note: I tried to get the name, but some people wouldn’t call me back and I couldn’t read the font in the video).
The Pixies U-Mass Taj Mihelich: Kip Williamson’s A Few Good Men
Pep Love Act.Phenom Markus Wilke: Mosh Bikes Easy Style
DJ Shadow Mongrei Meets His Maker Edwin DeLaRosa: Etnies Forward
Pat Benetar Heartbreaker Jason Enns: the Demolition Video

Matt Beringer:

Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman Van Homan: Little Devil’s Criminal Mischief
Led Zeppelin Trampled Under Foot Brain Foster: Trash Production’s Dirty Deeds
Black Sabbath Embryo/Children of the Grave Taj: UGP’s Face Value
Slayer Raining Blood Dave Young: Trash Production’s Nowhere Fast
Frank Black I Wanna Live in Los Angeles Twin Palms section: S&M’s 44 Something

Bob Scerbo:

Cream White Room Garret Byrnes: Little Devil’s Seek and Destroy
Jawbreaker Shield Your Eyes Ralph Sinisi: Don’t Quit Your Day Job
Smiff and Wesson Bucktown Will Taubin: BASE Brooklyn’s Neighborhood Superheros
Dinosaur Jr. Little Furry Things Brian Castillo: Ride Publishing’s Industry
Naked Raygun Treason Steven Hamilton: Day Late and a Dollar Short

Dave Freimuth:

The Best:
Fugazi Blueprint Mat Hoffman’s Headfirst (This section changed my life).
Skid Row Youth Gone Wild Baco-a-go-go section: Baco 9
AC/DC It’s a Long Way to the Top, If You Want to Rock n’ Roll Mike Aitken: Square One’s Wide Awake Nightmare
Milemarker Shrink to Fit Milwaukee section: Road Fools 8
Matthew Sweet Girlfriend Rick Moliterno’s first section: Standard’s Roger’s Garage

Best Bail section Song:
Lou Reed Perfect Day Anthem Home of the Brave

And the Worst:
Any song from the last four Ells videos
Morrisey title unknown, Brennan Brown: Standard’s Standard Country
Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive Chris Young: Standard’s Style Cats
Tragically Hip An Inch an Hour Jay Miron: Schwinn’s American Muscle (sorry boss, the riding was amazing, but the song sucked)
And finally, Misc. Props Rock

Tom Haugen:

Face to Face Disconnected Sandy Carson: Standard’s Style Cats
Both Sandy and Face To Face were becoming noticed when this video came out (1995) and eight years later they are both still regarded as being pioneers in their respective fields.
Agent Orange America Dave Voelker: GT Direction
A perfect quick-paced song to match Voelker’s big transfers and high-speed wall rides. Both Voelker and Agent Orange are timeless; Voelker will always be one of the legends of BMX, just as Agent Orange will always be a legendary punk band.
Mike Ness Don’t Think Twice Dave Mirra / Josh Harrington’s Against the Grain
Who would have thought Mike Ness would be doing Bob Dylan covers? And who would have thought that Dave Mirra would put a front brake on to do a nosepick on top of an eight-foot sub box? If you think you’ve seen everything Mirra is capable of, then watch this video and prepare to be surprised.
The Smiths A Push and a Pull Gonz: Ells Watson’s Dope Ammo
I think this song was used as a joke, but nonetheless it’s a great song by my favorite band of all time. The Smiths were musically way ahead of their time, not unlike the street riding Gonz does in this video.
Sensefield Outlive the Man Rich Hirsch/Mike Ardelean/Adam Aloise: Little Devil’s Seek and Destroy
All three riders do great stuff on cement, wood, and cars to an amazing song off one of the best Sensefield records (Building).

Glenn Milligan:

Radiohead Everything in it’s Right Place Intro section: Mutiny’s Subversion
It’s so good I watched it over and over again. There’s a lot of good music in that video.
Social Distortion So Far Away Intro: Dirt Brothers Video
I must have watched that part a thousand times … my friend Brian and I taped that video onto cassette tapes and we would listen to it when we rode.
The Who Pinball Wizard Kevin Jones: Dorkin’ 4
It was epic.
Jimmy Eat World Get it Faster Kris Bennett: Demolition Video
Even though I made the video, I didn’t pick the song — Kris did. I never liked a song that was in a video I did as much as that.
Grease Soundtrack You’re the One I Want Paul Osicka: Standard’s Style Cats
It was so cool to hear a song that wasn’t run-of-the-mill or normal put to amazing riding. Paul’s style and the tempo of the song went together so well. That whole video was f***ing awesome.

on’t Think Twice Dave Mirra / Josh Harrington’s Against the Grain
Who would have thought Mike Ness would be doing Bob Dylan covers? And who would have thought that Dave Mirra would put a front brake on to do a nosepick on top of an eight-foot sub box? If you think you’ve seen everything Mirra is capable of, then watch this video and prepare to be surprised.
The Smiths A Push and a Pull Gonz: Ells Watson’s Dope Ammo
I think this song was used as a joke, but nonetheless it’s a great song by my favorite band of all time. The Smiths were musically way ahead of their time, not unlike the street riding Gonz does in this video.
Sensefield Outlive the Man Rich Hirsch/Mike Ardelean/Adam Aloise: Little Devil’s Seek and Destroy
All three riders do great stuff on cement, wood, and cars to an amazing song off one of the best Sensefield records (Building).

Glenn Milligan:

Radiohead Everything in it’s Right Place Intro section: Mutiny’s Subversion
It’s so good I watched it over and over again. There’s a lot of good music in that video.
Social Distortion So Far Away Intro: Dirt Brothers Video
I must have watched that part a thousand times … my friend Brian and I taped that video onto cassette tapes and we would listen to it when we rode.
The Who Pinball Wizard Kevin Jones: Dorkin’ 4
It was epic.
Jimmy Eat World Get it Faster Kris Bennett: Demolition Video
Even though I made the video, I didn’t pick the song — Kris did. I never liked a song that was in a video I did as much as that.
Grease Soundtrack You’re the One I Want Paul Osicka: Standard’s Style Cats
It was so cool to hear a song that wasn’t run-of-the-mill or normal put to amazing riding. Paul’s style and the tempo of the song went together so well. That whole video was f***ing awesome.