Led Zeppelin to Lil Boosie – What Was THE Song at Your High School Prom?
Prom season is upon us. The traditions have changed, but the sentiment remains the same. It’s an exciting rite of passage for teenagers and a night when many parents don’t get a wink of sleep. Hearing the commercials for dress shopping and tuxedo rentals lately takes me back to my prom… in 1976. We held a class vote to decide on the band. Our choices were Zebra or The Meters. We chose Zebra. I asked my colleagues here at Townsquare Media Lafayette to name the song they remember as THE song from their prom. I’ll start: THE song from my prom was ‘Color My World’ by Chicago (it was an oldie, even then, but what a great song!)
Francis, 1969: ‘Dazed and Confused’ by Led Zeppelin
Ray, 1972: ‘Easy Loving’ by Freddie Hart
Steve Wiley, 1974: ‘We May Never Pass This Way Again’ by Seals and Crofts
Debbie Ray, 1976: ‘Color My World’ by Chicago
Mike, 1978: ‘Night Fever’ by the Bee Gees
Pam, 1980: ‘Graduation Night’ by T.K. Hulin
CJ, 1981: ‘Endless Love’ by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
Janet, 1984: ‘Let It Whip’ by the Dazz Band
JayCee, 1985: ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ by Simple Minds
Tracy, 1988: ‘Dream On’ by Aerosmith
Dana, 1990: ‘Vogue’ by Madonna
Scott, 1992: ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by Nirvana
Speedy, 1996: ‘Get Ready, Ready’ by DJ Jubilee
Kathleen and Digi, ‘1999’: 1999 by Prince
Prince won’t let us show you his videos. Sorry.
Heather, 2007: ‘Umbrella’ by Rihanna
Sam, 2007: ‘Wipe Me Down’ by Lil Boosie
Can’t show you this one, it’s NSFW!