Friday OT: Rock & Gown

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  1. harimad

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    My birthyear!
     
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    Hmmm, I may have to ponder that for —

    OK. Done.
     
  3. jcyclonee

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    Also @SCyclone - Don't you both realize that Barry Manilow had his breakthrough hit in 1973?
    I hope that's just a simple oversight on your parts.
     
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  4. VeloClone

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    I'm not sure when my graduation was but...


    I think I just missed this one by hot and not yet too crazy Madonna:


    I could be anywhere in this timeline:




    Just missed this classic:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6TtwR2Dbjg
     
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    Of course the top three songs of the year were by two of the artists I already mentioned:

    #3


    #2


    #1
     
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    I drilled down a little deeper. Full top 10 from (roughly) my week of graduation. All-in-all, could be a lot worse. (*My comments in parentheses*)
    1. Let’s Dance, Bowie
    2. Beat It, Michael Jackson
    3. Flashdance … What A Felling, Irene Cara
    4. Overkill, Men at Work
    5. She Blinded Me With Science, Thomas Dolby ("Science!")
    6. Little Red Corvette, Prince
    7. Solitaire, Laura Branigan (*yawn*)
    8. Jeopardy, Greg Kihn Band (*It's OK, but it's no "The Breakup Song." Then again, what is?!)
    9. My Love, Lionel Richie
    10. Time (Clock of the Heart), Culture Club (*I don't even remember how this song goes*)
    Just missed: Der Kommissar; Photograph.
     
  7. SCyclone

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    OK, if @VeloClone can post a snippet of dialogue, I'm going to, too.....one of my favorite lines from Caddyshack (and there are so many!):


    I've wanted to use this line so many times in real life, but people would just look at me like I'm a dork.

    OK, there's a real juicy chance for somebody......
     
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    #68 VeloClone, May 17, 2019
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    The dialogue wasn't from the year, just a "and here we go...".

    And Dean Wormer isn't in Caddyshack.

    But I like where you are going...
     
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  9. jcyclonee

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    That's not bad.

    A couple of years ago we saw Chic perform Let's Dance as a warmup band for Duran Duran. It was the best warmup band performance I've ever seen.
     
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    Since you all forced me to reminisce back to my senior year of high school, I looked at the top movies from that year. The movies were better than the music. Also, there was this:
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    I guess next week the OT could be movies from your glory days.
     
  11. SCyclone

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    Oh, my. Caddyshack. (face palm) I definitely need a vacation.
     
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    "Caddyshack?"

    "Forget it, he's rolling."
     
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    I must be the only "real square cat that looks a 1974" so far.

    #1 song of the year is this. I hate BS, but if I had to pick one to listen to this would be it.



    Three I associate with that time/year for me:





     
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    Looked up the week of graduation. Don't remember the exact date. Late May.
    Going to say this was it.

    Such a weird 'fad'. I do remember there were actual streakers doing their thing at our high school that spring.

     
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    #75 matclone, May 17, 2019
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    This was our class song, so I associate it with our year of graduation (Sorry, Mike Myers)



    When I was driving to my 20th class reunion, I heard this song and felt a crushing wave of nostalgia. Not exactly my year of graduation, but close enough.
     
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    Haha, number one song of the year from the Canadian rock gods.



    Number one song at graduation.



    And it was the summer of Nelly.
     
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    Looks like both for me were:

     
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    Any mention of Nickleback should require a suspension of posting privileges.
     
  19. cyclones500

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    Don't look, Ethel!

    (I still have this 45 in my collection).
     
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    Sometimes, I'm jealous of the mid-'70s people. Sounds like a wild period to experience as a late-teen/early adult.

    The closest thing my age group had to streaking was ... um, I don't know ... Rubik's Cube?
     

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