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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring is the Season for Class Songs!

Graduation is fast approaching, and with it, so, too, comes the annual selection of Senior Class songs.

We here at Teacher's Brunch HQ in nostalgia-enamored Auburn Hills, MI would love to hear about which songs your students select this year. So drop us a line at teachersbrunch at teachersdiscovery dot com (gotta spell it out to thwart those spammers!) and we'll try to make a blog post highlighting student musical tastes across the country.

A very informal poll around here revealed some interesting selections.

Tom, who graduated from a Grand Rapids high school in 1969, didn't have a class song--or even a prom!--because of racial tension and the fear that something would go horribly wrong. Twenty years later, though, instead of a reunion, they finally had their prom.

Class of 2000 graduate Stephanie was forced to dance to this "classic:"




The best part of that song is how the lyrics lament getting older, and ponder how much everyone will have changed by the time they hit the ripe old age of 25.


Resident youngster Alicia, a member of the class of 2002, jammed out to "Another Perfect Day" by the band American Hi-Fi:



We kinda dig how the video maker has labeled the guitar solo, in case you didn't realize it was a guitar. Or a solo.


Jason is from the Class of 1993, and they bucked trends. After three straight years of Boyz II Men songs, somehow, the decidedly un-metal seniors picked this song, "Nothing Else Matters," by Metallica:



Gets kinda hard to dance to at the end.

Speaking of Boyz II Men, Nina (Class of '92) got to say goodbye with "Hard To Say Goodbye to Yesterday" by the afore-mentioned Boyz:



Our Tech-Support fellow, and Class of 1989 grad, Mike was a frosh when "The Breakfast Club" hit the silver screen. Appropriately, then, his class picked the song that's most associated with that movie, "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds.




What are your kids picking? What's the new "classic?"

1 comment:

Shaina said...

"I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack; intensely country for the least countrified town ever.