The official Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2 soundtrack has been unveiled online, featuring a variety of classics from the original games.
The Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2 soundtrack was originally released on Twitter, where the verified Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2 page posted a list of artists likely to feature in the game. The post also included a link to a Spotify playlist featuring 18 songs, which you can check out in the tweet below.
— Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 (@TonyHawkTheGame) May 15, 2020
“What lyrics come to your head first?” the post asks. Fans over on ResetEra have been quick to answer.
At the time of writing, there is a poll on ResetEra asking players to choose the track they’re most excited for. With 50.3% of the vote, Superman by Goldfinger is currently leading the charge. In second place, with 49 votes, is Superman by Goldfinger. Bronze medal goes to Superman by Goldfinger, too. In last place, you guessed it: Superman by Goldfinger.
Personally, I’m most excited about Guerrilla Radio by Rage Against The Machine, although I can’t help thinking a track like Maria or Testify would better befit a skating game – or possibly even Rage’s absolute belter of a cover of Bob Dylan’s Maggie’s Farm. Or, you know, Bullet In The Head, which automatically makes you nod your head as if you’re walking down the road, hood up and skateboard in hand, thinking you look really, really cool.
Primus’ Jerry Was A Racecar Driver is nice to see, too. Les Claypool and kickflips make quite an enticing combination.
A soundtrack like this is refreshing to see, even if it is missing a few golden oldies from the originals. It’s also worth noting that some songs from the original games aren’t on Spotify, so their absence from the playlist doesn’t necessarily mean Activision hasn’t obtained a license to use them.
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