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What's the song you remember most from the year you graduated high school and what year was it?

Mine was 1978, and it was mine and my ex-husband's song. I get teary eyed when I hear it. I don't miss that man at all, but it's heartbreaking to see someone you love work so hard to go down the drain.

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1980:

Yep - that one

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1965 Mr. Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan) as sung by The Byrds. Loved that electrified 12 string guitar sound.

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Mine is not a song but an album Zeppelin IV, it came out in 1971 and I graduated in 1979 but it was the alblum I listed to the most. I love all of the songs.

Black Dog! One of my favorites of all time.
I like to key in on Bonham's drums in that song... incredible!

@Paul628 Hell yeah! It rocks but hell I think the whole album does, Not to mention arguably the greatest rock and roll song of all time stairway to heaven.

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1981 Rick James "Superfreak" - first kiss with a girl who loved this song.

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Music was under going major changed in the late 60's and between Woodstock, The Beatles and other English Musicians. Miss's Brown You have a Lovely Daughter which I think was by Herman's Hermits, but I was also into Bob Dylan, Janis, Otis Redding, Chicago, Manhattan Transfer and Skeeter Davis " Why does the Sun go on Shining" The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and yes Elvis was still alive but not anywhere near the above mentioned.

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Lot of tough choices but I finally had to go with "Stone Blue" by Foghat from 1978. Surprised I leap frogged over favorites like Van Halen, Judas Priest and The Ramones.

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Highway to Hell...AC/

I forgot 1979

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1973 Dark Side of the Moon. Pink Floyd Pick a track..... Brain Damage..? hard to choose

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  1. The year I discovered Tom Petty, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Traffic, and The Pretenders.
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One of my faves.

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Mine would be Tragedy from Christina Perri. It summed up exactly how I felt with my ex and that was year I decided to get out of the abusive relationship I was in. I looked for love and wanted to be cared for so badly that I ignored warning signs and finally had had enough..

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Slave to Love of course by Brian Ferry.

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This was 78 but it was an important song for me...

Source:

Lovely song!

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Probably "Arthur's Theme" (The Best That You Can Do) by Christopher Cross. I remember because that was also the year I started college (1981), and my next-door-neighbor in my dorm would play it over and over and over again.

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1981

Those are all good!

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I just checked the list - gosh 70s pop was naff! None of the songs move me, but I do remember 10CC ‘Things we do for love’ being on horribly high rotation 😄

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1989 Simple Minds

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Watch "Steppenwolf - The Pusher [Lyrics]" on YouTube

ExcelIent! I met these guys back in my groupie days in Albuq in the 70s. I guess we were all Born to be Wild.

@Tecolote. Small world... Easy Rider was cool.

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'84, Boys of Summer. Just seemed to summarize the feeling of moving on and having to let go.

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"Sympathy for the Devil"--Rolling Stones, 1968. It went on to have further meaning the next year at Altamont.

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Beatles Michele. 1966

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Swingin' for sure. Ended up naming my daughter Charlotte!
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Class of '81--"The Waiting," Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. In a year mixed with promise and anxiety over the direction of my life, it never failed to keep me going.

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1972, anything in the radio... salsa, rock, latin jazz. Jethro's "Thick as a Brick" for example or the band Mandril. Harry Chapin "A better place to be".

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AC/DC's TNT, Because we we're TNT in '83...Our class song

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