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It's Prom Season

Corsage.JPGI loved prom season when I was in high school for two reasons: it meant getting a fancy dress and the end of the school year was near.

Today I was leaving work and I overheard someone talk about picking up a tuxedo so her son could go to prom. I nearly stopped dead in my tracks - and then it dawned on me - it really is prom season!

Oh glorious time of gowns, flowers, limos...and music! I went to three proms - all of them had a DJ because my school (apparently) didn't have enough money for live music. I can't really remember the themes of my proms - but I know the music selected was NOT Glam. Of course the DJ spun staples like "You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC, but from what I recall many of the theme songs revolved around Celine Dion.

If I was planning a prom now, you better believe it would be Glam: music, hairspray and lycra baby! 

Here are my picks for best prom theme song:

"Wait for You"                  - Bonham
"Heaven"                         - Warrant
"Is This Love"                   - Whitesnake
"Best of Both Worlds"       - Van Halen

I graduated high school in 1998 so these songs were not on the Billboard chart during that time - but maybe you did go to high school in the 1980s. If so, did you have a Glam theme?

What Glam song would you pick for your prom?



Reader Comments (17)

I graduated in 1988 .. and we didn't have a theme .. but the biggest hit of the year was Sweet Child O Mine .. so that would be my pick!
April 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRailene
I was stood up for my prom day before.
April 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
I didn't have a date for the prom. However, I remember one year the theme was "Hotel California". I don't think they knew the true story behind the song... ;)

April 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChessie
I hated prom and still hate dancing. It looks moronic and spasmodic. But still, I would pick "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go away)."
The only reason for a guy to go to prom is because he is getting laid that night. For some reason, girls find prom night "magical."
April 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRandy
I graduated in '88 and our prom's theme song was "Never Say Goodbye."
April 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChag
Our theme song in 1996 was Celine Dion's "Because you loved me".... ICK!!!! The best glam song for a prom would have to be Bon Jovi's "Never say goodbye".
April 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
dont remember too much about my prom -- that's probably why i had such a good time, wink wink -- but my wedding song was Bad English's "When I See You Smile."
April 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergerry gittelson
LOL at the "magical" comment .. I am a girl and personally I found it all a pain in the ass .. probably because Guns N Roses were actually playing in town on the night of my Graduation and my parents insisted I attend .. so while I was shopping for fluffy dresses my mind was thinking leather pants!
April 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRailene
I graduated in 1990...went to 3 proms...The only theme I remember is "Hold onto the Night", by the king of glam, Richard Marx.

If it were my decision, it would have been Jackyl, "She Loves My Cock"
April 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkryg1171
I don't recall if there wasn't such a thing as a prom when I left school, or if I just didn't go b/c I was an outsider. Nowadays they have a leavers dinner at the end of primary AND high school, I guess it's the same thing. I don't know if they have a theme song tho.

I'd go with Donation by Accept.
April 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
The theme at my prom was "A Whole New World" from Alladin. If that didn't just suck!

I think Pretty Boy Floyd's "I Wanna Be With You" would be great. Sigh.
April 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
I loved my prom with my rocker boyfriend back in the day and my girlfriend doing a beer bong in her beautiful flowing white dress!!! CLASSIC!! Love Song by Tesla was on our minds....

April 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHollpass
I would have to say love of a lifetime by firehouse
April 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohn
Our prom theme was "Dreams" by Van HAGAR and our Senior song was "Welcome to the Jungle"--GnR of course...gawd it was great being a child of the 80's!
May 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJolita
@ Heather - my prom theme was "A Whole New World" too. I'm a sucker for Disney so I kinda liked it for that reason.

I'd have to go with "Wild in the Streets" by Bon Jovi.
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