High School Memories

I heard several songs today each of which brought back vivid memories of high school. Isn’t it interesting how a song can cause you to recall a particular memory, setting, emotion, etc.? There are certainly teaching and learning implications that should be considered.

So, today’s question is what songs hold strong high school memories for you?

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Clif Mims is a Christian, husband, father, teacher, cancer warrior, and fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Memphis Grizzlies.

15 thoughts on “High School Memories”

  1. Journey – Separate Ways
    REO Speedwagon – Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore
    Just about every song off of the Footloose soundtrack
    Van Halen – Jump
    And much to my grandmother’s dismay – Every song on Prince’s Purple Rain album : )

    Sadly enough I have most of these and many more on MP3 now. It’s so hard to let go of your youth : )

  2. She blinded me with science

    Hungry like the wolf

    Our house

    Keep feeling fascination

    Mickey (Aw, Mickey you’re so fine)

    Beat it and Billie Jean

    We are the world

    Cool it now

  3. It’s fun reading through the responses. Most of these songs bring back memories for me even though I wasn’t always in high school when they were popular. Here are a few of the songs that rocked my days in high school.

    Pour Some Sugar on me

    Elvira (It was an old song, but it was just became a local thing while I was in h.s.)

  4. We used to all get on the roller skate floor (that’s right) and boogie to these great songs.

    Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas
    The Loco-Motion – Grand Funk Railroad
    Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room – Brownsville Station
    Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell (the original)
    Mandy – Barry Manilow
    One Of These Nights – Eagles

  5. I don’t know what it was…but EVERY day for weeks and weeks on the way home I could always hear one song played on the old schoolbus radio: Doctor Love by Kiss. I bought their Rock and Roll Over *Album* (vinyl) … I was listening to it so lound one day that when my parents came home from work they could hear it in the car. Thankfully although they were fussing at me furiously, I couldn’t hear a thing. Thanks, Gene Simmons!

    I also liked The Grand Illusion by Styx … a work I owned across the years on vinyl, 8-track, cassette, and I should go buy on CD to complete the chain.

    On the pop charts one that stands out is Oh Oh Oh it’s Magic, I know ….

    And 10CC’s The Things We Do For Love is still fun to hear

    The song that made me want to hold hands with a girl? Little River Band’s Reminiscing.

    The song that made me want to hold hands with a boy? Ha….just kidding.

    And in my Senior year / freshman college: REO Speedwagon, High Infidelity.

    There was Christian music back then, but it wasn’t really geared for us … and being a good Church of Christ boy, I never heard any of it. Now it’s all I listen to….until I hit the search button on my radio and I hear… They Call Me Doctor Love, I Got What You’re Thinking Of … I really shouldn’t be confessing this here.


  6. I liked Gimme Some Lovin’ by the Spencer Davis Group. Sadly, I was in high school when it actually came out. I’m sure many of you younguns liked this song when you were in high school as a classic…I liked it in real time.

  7. Early in high school we all liked Mr. Roboto from Styx. Later, all the hair bands and glam-rock stuff was big and my favorite was Living on a prayer by Bon Jovi.

  8. I agree, this was alot of fun, Clif. Here are mine.

    Play that funky music – Vanilla Ice (I know, I know)

    Move this – Technotronic

    Nothing compares 2 u – Sinéad O’Connor

    Hold On – Wilson Phillips

    U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer

  9. Creed’s “One” and (I hate to admit it, but it’s true) the Backstreet Boys’ “Everybody.”

  10. This is a fun post, Clif. I’ve been sifting through my iTunes music and reminiscing about great times in high school. Here are just a few songs and memories.

    Jungle Love – Steve Miller Band
    This song reminds me of cruising up and down the highway with friends…with the radio blasting.

    All the big Queen hits bring back memories.

    Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett
    I’m sure I don’t have to explain this one.

    Lots of Lynyrd Skynyrd memories, too.

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