I have always had a love for the old movies and a fascination with the glamor era. This hit,reaching Number 31 on the top 100 Billboard Chart in 1983 was one of my favorite songs in High School!
In 1981 I was in the early years of High School. Going to only simple dances. In my time we didn’t dress up for those dances. Of course, as teenagers we still got excited for them and worried “what will I wear?” And, you wanted a date, Oh how you wanted a date but if you had to go as a group you did. It was only Homecoming. Now, Maybe new jeans and a sweater but not a fancy dress. My point, you dressed a little nicer for a dance but not like every dance was prom or cocktail attire. I do feel for parents today, well, not really they have the power to stop it with the word NO. YET, it does seem with each parenting generation that word gets harder to use! AND, it seems many of the parents love the hoopla even more. The buying of the dress,shoes, the girls getting hair,nails (both hands and feet) and makeup ‘done’ on the day of dances, not to mention the ‘photo’ shoots. Yep,Parents hold photo shoot parties, some even have full fledge dinners. My head spins on how over the top it has become. It seems the parents have to make a production out of every event. Oh well, such is life BUT No wonder AMERICANS COMPLAIN of BEING BROKE. I would be too. Gone are the days where the young lady is picked up, mom and dad might take a photo or two and say, “Have a wonderful night” and then mom and dad have their own evening while their child proceeds to venture into the night?
Oh, goodness,So Sorry,I digressed.
Back to my songs! What was most likely playing at my Homecoming dances?
Well, 1981 Top 100 BillBoard Charts Says THIS!
OH,I loved this song, LOVED IT. It reached 59!!! “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty!
And NUMBER 1 in 1981 Was, “Bette Davis Eyes” Kim Carnes
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These bloggers host this fun Musical hop: Marie from Xmas Dolly is head conductor! To make sure things run smoothly, she has enlisted a few co-conductors: Callie of JAmericanSpice, Stacy of Stacy Uncorked , and Cathy of Cathy Kennedy’s Blog!
This month’s Honorary co-conductor is Rebecca from Everyday Life (I am going to take a moment to brag. I hooked Rebecca up with this great Hop. I knew how much she loved music, along with reading. AND now look, she is a co-conductor. GO GIRL)
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