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10 most memorable figure skating routines at the 2018 Olympics, ranked by song

The 2018 Winter Olympics mark the first year that figure skaters have been able to use music with lyrics for their routines. Live-tweeters have now been yelling about it for two weeks, and the increased attention has even contributed to a spike in music streaming.

The lyrical privilege, once only afforded to ice dancers, means that single skaters are no longer forced to skate to Bizet or Tchaikovsky, though some still did. While nobody opted for anything as crazy as Smash Mouth's "All Star" - a missed opportunity, if you ask me - many of the chosen tunes did stand out from the rest.

Here are the most memorable figure skating routines ranked from worst to best song choice, complete with scores on a scale of 1 to 10 (which is different than the International Skating Union's methods, because theirs are confusing as heck).

(Sonia Rao)

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