Suzanne's Soundtrack Sunday
Mine was "I'll Be There" by the Jackson 5. No, I am not THAT old. The silly cheerleaders who were on the prom committee had a serious thing for Michael Jackson (this was the era of "Thriller" and the early days of MTV), so they went for prepubescent Michael. You know, about the age boy he's attracted to now.
As a prom song, this really bites. It's a lame song. Mariah Carey covered it years later and it was still lame.
The year I graduated, 1984, we had some decent songs to choose from. In fact, 4 years later, Giggle's class chose a song from 1984, Alphaville's "Forever Young". Much more appropriate and catchy.
I think that what makes it worse is that my then boyfriend wouldn't go, and I went with a friend. Yes, I went with a friend. Not even a straight friend-though I didn't know that at the time. I'd probably regret it if I hadn't gone, but geez, it did not live up to the hype. I should have had a clue when they chose a wimpy, LAME song!
What about you? Did you go to your prom? Was your prom song decent? Would you be embarrassed to show your prom picture today? Do you hear your prom song and cringe?
(Hmmm, wonder what kind of hits I'll get from this entry, lol!)