Welcome to day 4 of the A Song A Day challenge. For those that have missed the first three days, I’ve posted some songs as part of my regularly themed posts. You’ve also missed the fact that I was nominated by the funny, charming, southern lady Ms. Lennon Carlyle of the Fabulous With Glitches blog. She can get serious from time to time, but she likes to laugh a lot too. She’s a big music fan too…and I love picking songs that make her dance! Please stop by her blog, I promise you’ll like it…and her!
Now once again, I have to drop these rules:
- Post a song every day for five consecutive days.
- Post the name of the song and the video.
- Post what the lyrics mean to you (optional).
- Nominate two different bloggers each day of the challenge.
I haven’t nominated anyone, but feel free to join in. Everyone likes some kind of music, right? Post a song a day and let your individuality show!
On with the post:
I could have left this one for one of my 80’s Mania Mondays. The Teacher, as she is wont to do, offered a suggestion. Her idea: write about the song that was the theme of my senior prom. Right after the words left her mouth, I began to chuckle. She wanted to know why, and after I told her what song it was, I told her a little bit about how senior prom almost was a no-go for me.
That theme song for the St. Michaels High School Senior Prom of 1984 was “All Night Long” by Lionel Richie.
We all know how iconic this song is; it’s one of the most memorable pop hits of the 1980s. It helped to propel Richie’s album Can’t Slow Down to Album Of The Year at the Grammys, along with multi-platinum sales. It was popular enough to be chosen as our high school’s prom theme. A prom, I should mention, that I almost didn’t attend.
The time was going close to the date of the prom and I had no date. In those days, I didn’t hang out much; in fact I didn’t hang out at all. I would go to school functions—basketball games, dances, but outside of school, nothing. I didn’t have a steady girlfriend in those days either. My classmates egged me on as to whether or not I was going to prom and I always said no. What I didn’t know was that a female student also was feeling the same way about prom that I was. Classmates put two and two together, and I asked the female student if she would go to the prom with me. She said yes.
I ended up having a great time. Yes, I danced. It was prom; of course I danced! The memory is fuzzy, but I may have tried to do the moonwalk. I had the shoes for it!
Please enjoy the fourth song in my version of the Song A Day Challenge; one of the biggest hits of 1983, “All Night Long.” I’ll always associate it with my senior prom and how I almost didn’t make it there. Maybe you have some different memories of it. As always, thanks for reading and listening.