Friday OT: Rock & Gown

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  1. cyclones500

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    #1 cyclones500, May 17, 2019 at 8:58 AM
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    @Angie has other stuff goin’ on today, so she asked if I could sub for her. I said, “Sure! What are the hours?”

    This topic is inspired by @State43’s recent thread, “Favorite Song the Year You Were Born” and serves as a companion piece to this week’s On That Note

    What was the No. 1 song on Billboard the year you graduated from high school? Also, If you remember approximate date of your graduation, what was the No. 1 song that week?

    (Edit: You aren't required to use only the pop chart -- other genre listings are OK if you prefer)

    Optional: In a separate entry, post up to 3 song clips you closely associate with your graduation year (whether the songs charted or not).

    Handy reference: Billboard year-end No. 1 singles

    My list coming shortly, in a separate post.
     
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    Mine:
    Year-end No. 1: “Every Breath You Take,” The Police
    Week-of No. 1: “Let’s Dance,” David Bowie
     
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    I graduated high school either May or June of 2006, so it would be one of these.

    May - SOS - Rihanna
    June - Ridin - Chamillionaire
    June - Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
     
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    OMG...I looked it up. I really REALLY don't want to admit it.
    At graduation, it was Paul McCartney & Wings: "My Love"
    Not too bad.

    But for the whole year? Just shoot me now:
    Tony Orlando & Dawn: "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree".




    *slinking away in shame*
     
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    It was only 13 years ago, and you don't remember the month?!
     
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    Faith by George Michael for graduate year (1988)

    Pretty sure it's "Anything for you" by Miami Sound Machine for the week.

    Quite the edgy stuff.
     
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    My close-association triplicate of clips. Based on “at the time,” not necessarily what I would choose in retrospect. (Otherwise, I'd post the entire "Murmur" album and call it a day).










    And, since I’m Guest Host, I’m allowed a 4th choice. :)

     
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    I know! I am getting old! :(
     
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    Those are a couple of sizzlin' tracks. ;):D

    Not your fault. None of us can control how old we are or the tastes of the general listening public ... or McCartney's schmaltz tendencies.
     
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    Looks like week of graduation in 1986 was "Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston. There was such great music out at that time, yet Whitney is not what I'd have guessed was number 1.
     
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    Year - Oh dear god. It was the fundraising version of "That's What Friends are for"

    Week - Oh dear god. Either "Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston or "Live to Tell" by Madonna
     
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    I feel your pain! :D
     
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    Who would have thought that song would be referenced in 2 straight posts?
     
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    At least you had a Paul McCartney song and at least the Tony Orlando and Dawn song is campy.
     
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    I'm gonna blow your mind: You know what song was released around that time? "Dear God," by XTC.
     
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    For me on graduation week it was either Stevie Wonder -- Sir Duke, or KC and the Sunshine Band -- I'm Your Boogie Man.

    For the year end, it was Rod Stewart -- Tonight's The Night.
     
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    From May of 1973 (cue the laughter):

    Unlike @ImJustKCClone, I chose the #1 R&B song from that year:

    Others I always associate with that time:
    Crocodile Rock by Elton John
    Angie by the Stones
    We're An American Band by Grand Funk Railroad
     
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    Year- Next "Too Close" aka the boner song
    It probably was #1 graduation week too

     
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    Billboard's #1 for the year I graduated HS...

     
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    I didn't know we got to choose...or I WOULD have...
     

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