10 Reasons Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Soundtrack Was More Influential Than The Beatles

Fit that yellow submarine with a half-pipe if you want to stay relevant, boomer.


The Beatles - bowl cuts, LSD, Yellow Submarine, matching outfits, they had it all. Known for experimenting with music that ranged from pop to psychedelic, to ballads, to rock ‘n’ roll, they were the voices of a generation; far ahead of their time and paving the way for new artists. Truly an inspiration, The Beatles may have been the most influential musical output of all time.

However, after thorough research, we’ve uncovered some rather shocking information. Did you know that there is NO documentation of ANY member of The Beatles having landed a kickflip? Not even one of the lesser known ones like Stuart Sutcliffe or Pete Best.

Fear not; there are plenty bands with fewer embarrassing secrets and frankly, far better music too. These bands all feature on the soundtracks of the various Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (THPS) games and their spin-offs. Turn-tables, power-chords, instrumentals, trumpets, trombones and rapped vocals were what the kids really needed. Why do think the 90s were so much cooler than the 60s?

This article will make ten arguments that supply definitive proof that the THPS soundtrack was far more influential than anything The Beatles did. You may disagree with some of these points. That’s OK, you can’t be right all the time.


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