Rad Theme Song

The cult classic BMX movie

Yeah, Rad! Definitely one of my favorites. If you were not part of the generation, then I urge you to check the movie out. I’m sure you’ll find it cheesy, but it meant the world to us back then.

Anyway, for the sake of it having a “theme song,” we’ll go back to probably the most powerful part of the movie—one that could’ve made it or broken it—the opening credits. As far as Rad is concerned, you couldn’t have asked for something better.

Break the Ice

“Getting ready to break the ice!” That was so cool. The song, obviously, is entitled “Break the Ice.” It was performed by a guy named John Farnham. Farnham, born July 1, 1949 (he is now 60 years old!), is an Australian pop singer. Research could not find which album “Break the Ice” came from, so for now we’d assume that it was made for the movie. The song was written by Sue Shifrin and Bob Marlette.

Break the Ice lyrics (opening credits edit)

Frozen in silence
Facing it alone
Gotta keep my cool
Make ’em think I’m made of stone

It’s a game of wills we’re playin’
A love two made of steel
Balanced on the edges of everything we feel

It’s gonna take all we got
Just to make it through this night
Gotta feel it right through my skin
And it’s cuttin’ like a knife

Get ready to break the ice
Feels like time is standing still
Aiming right for you heart
Ready to take another spill
Only you can make it right
You can break the ice inside of me

A single minded passion
A solitary stand
I thought I was alone
Left out in the cold again
So I’m givin’ you all I’ve got
I’m gonna make it through this night
And even though I could fall
I’m prepared to loose the fight

Get ready to break the ice
Feels like time is standing still
Aiming right for you heart
Ready to take another spill

Get ready to break the ice
Feels like time is standing still
Aiming right for you heart
Ready to take another spill

Only you can make it right
You can break the ice

Get ready to break the ice
Feels like time is standing still
Aiming right for you heart
Ready to take another spill

Get ready to break the ice
Feels like time is standing still
Aiming right for you heart
Ready to take another spill

Get ready to break the ice

Relive Rad

2 thoughts on “Rad Theme Song

  1. John

    I think you have on of the lines wrong… I believe it is:

    it’s a game of wills were playing… my nerves are made of steel.. balanced on the edges of everything we feel.

  2. Jon K.

    I remember watching Rad as a kid. We literally must have watched it a thousand times on my parents old VCR. Amazing time in my life. I still get the same feeling I did back then when I watch that movie today. I wish I had my old Diamondback.

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