Suzanne's Soundtrack Sunday

I just got an email from Wee World that chose my topic for me. It said that I should come choose my prom wear. Uhh, that ship sailed YEARS ago. So, with that in mind, the topic is PROM SONGS! :)

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!)


Kaoscapt said…
Prom song - "Born To Run" by Bruce Springsteen. Pretty much explains the attitudes of the kids I graduated with in '82. No, I didn't go to the prom, instead I spent 5 days and 4 nights in Lancaster PA on the senior trip. Touring candy factories, amish farms and pretzel factories with a massive hangover (or worse - still drunk) made for a once in a lifetime experience.

Oh yeah, I despise Bruce Springsteen, BTW...
Jennifer H said…
Wait a sec while I past a big L to my forehead...nope, didn't go to my prom.

Gypsydoodlebug said…
I blogged about prom at Mandyland. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
Suzanne said…
Ed, I know all about those Plainedge kids-it's no surprise that they chose Bruce. Hmmm, wonder if the appropriate year chose Beck?

Jennifer, you did NOT miss anything. Prom is one of those things that is hyped so much that you feel like you must go. Especially when you're a geek/nerd like me. Trust me, it's a waste of money.

Mandy, ooooh, going to check it out!

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