Music can evoke a memory and illicit an emotional response almost as strong as the original experience. While I’d never want to go back and relive my high school days, I do have many fond memories. David and I were high school sweethearts and spent a lot of time driving around in his 1966 Mustang (I had one, too, but his was uber-cool) with the windows down, listening to the radio or – this will date us – the 8-track player. We started a Mustang club and we’d often have 20 or more gather on Friday and Saturday nights at “The Plaza” and then go cruising. This was in Southern California and one time several of us cruised to Knott’s Berry Farm and a couple of times to the beach, but mostly we just drove around our desert community. There may or may not have been some racing involved. And *parking*.
Anyway, here are a few songs from our high school years. I make no claims regarding the quality of these choices, although Steely Dan is still one of my very favorites, but merely share them for their memory-inducing qualities. Enjoy!
As I mentioned above, Steely Dan is still a favorite. I’ve owned “Aja” on 8-track, cassette and cd, and it’s now on my iPod.
A little cheesy, perhaps, but very romantic to a teenage girl in love.
“I want to hold you till I die” – sigh…
A little Bob Seger is good for a trip down Memory Lane.
What would high school memories be without high school dances?
The first rap song.
This was played at all of our basketball games.
Hey, it was the 70s. What can I say?