Last week I saw the following:
That movie was IT for my circle of friends when it came out in 1994. Many of them watched it religiously and then started wearing similar make-up, prompting the (not so friendly) nickname of “Crows” (this was in addition to “freaks” because guys wearing eyeliner in rural Virginia = no no). That name stuck all the way through high school and I won’t even go into a rant about the “if you didn’t dress like that” bs that certain members of admin gave to my friends whenever there was a scuffle.
So there’s that.
Then I heard that Soundgarden was going to be on the first episode of Conan’s new TBS show on Nov. 9. Oh how I loved to watch Conan way back when. His late night show debuted the first month I started high school and I thought he was hilarious – young and different. Quirkiness = ❤
And did I mention yet that I actually remember where I was when I heard that Soundgarden had broken up? That seems creepy, but I loved me some S’garden, too. I loved grunge, in general. Fashion trends that allow me to wear what I was going to wear anyway are awesome.
Finally, it comes down to my senior song. There were a few candidates, most notably “Don’t Dream It’s Over,” by Crowded House.
-Disclaimer here: Yes, there were some jerks at my high school and yes, admin could have been better, but overall there were some really cool people there – it was 1997 and a kick-ass pop/rock song from the 1980’s was a contender for class song. That’s good stuff.
Also in the running was “1979” by the Smashing Pumpkins, because a lot of us were born in 1979. It was quickly voted down by those born in 1978 and 1980.
I hadn’t really thought about any of this, until I saw this literal version of 1979:
What an odd video to literalize, but it brought up happy memories of high school, so it works for me.
So you know a few of the losing songs. What song actually won?
Here it is, if you can believe it:
Yes, we were the rebellious sort.