Taylor Swift (and your prom song)

Taylorswift_lI’m teetering on Taylor Swift overload (she’ll co-host TRL June 16 through June 19) but I’ll admit that I’m pysched for her MTV special, Once Upon a Prom, premiering June 21 at 3 p.m ET. The 18-year-old country singer missed her own prom, so she’s going on the arm of one lucky senior at Hillcrest High in Tuscaloosa, AL. The hour-long special will follow Swift as she selects her stag (from among 40 dateless teens), finds her dress, and experiences all the awkward and awesome moments generally associated with the night. Throughout the day on June 21, she’ll be on MTV introducing segments covering over-the-top prom fashions and shocking moments. (Celebs and viewers alike will also dish on their wild nights.)

Let’s open up the Confessional in the meantime, and share our prom songs. If I’m remembering correctly, 10,000 Maniacs’ "These are Days" was the theme for my senior prom in 1993, which would’ve been cool had someone bothered to tell the DJ so he could’ve brought it. Boo.

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  • Julie

    Mandi–how cool was your high school to use a 10,000 Maniacs song? I would have killed for something like that. Of course Natalie and the boys weren’t really on the radar yet for my prom (1985). I don’t remember my prom theme but our class song was “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince. Not one of his best efforts, IMO, but I suppose “Darling Nikki” wouldn’t have made it past the school administration.

  • MC

    1998 – I Will Remember You by Sarah McLaughlan and the theme was ‘Magic Under the Stars’. And to think how much fighting went on within the committee to get that to be the song. If I remember correctly there was nearly a catfight :D

  • elly

    prom 2001, and vitamin c’s “the graduation song” was everrrrrywhere. so…very…lame! at least the prom itself was fun, and my non-clubbing pals and i went to a cottage afterwards and played pool and poker all night. awesome.

  • Lucinda

    Why am i not surprised that Mandi (a) knows her prom song and (b) gives a crap what everyone else’s prom song was.

  • heather

    “These are days” was my graduation song too :-)

  • NineDaves

    “these are the days” was the prom song choice for the year before ours, so we couldn’t choose it. instead, we went with bon jovi’s “never say goodbye.” swoon.

  • wildecat

    1983 was the year that the “heads” took over our class from the cheerleaders and jocks. Therefore, our prom theme was “Thank You” by Led Zeppelin – a song from 1969, for God’s sake! It was just weird.

  • Martha

    I think our 1988 prom song was the same as our graduation song – “It’s the End of the World as We Know it” by REM. Someone proposed “Don’t You Forget about Me” by Simple Minds but it was rejected as too sentimental and obvious. Tells you something about my graduating class, huh?

  • Silv

    1979. “We’ve Got Tonight”. I wasn’t there.

  • Anonymous

    Graduated in 2002. Our prom theme was “A Night in Heaven” and our song was Eve 6’s “Here’s to the night”. the songs we had to choose from were pretty lame since the last couple of years put out some really lame tunes. Our graduation song was “Season’s of Love”, sung by the Senior Chorus for graduation.

  • ET

    1998: Senior Prom theme and song: “Truly, Madly, Deeply” by Savage Garden.

  • Vicky

    I graduated in 2002, but I honestly have no idea what our song was. I can’t remember it. Quick! Someone name 2002 songs off the top of their head. It was probably a lame song.

  • ARae

    Our prom song was a huge scandal, because the prom committee disregarded the popular vote that the seniors did and selected “That’s what friends are for” instead(it WAS 1986). EVERYONE sat down the three times they played it that night, it was hysterical!

  • Sandy

    1997 – Tonight by the Smashing Pumpkins. Nothing says prom like the Smashing Pumpkins :)

  • Dixie

    I graduated in ’02. I don’t think we had a prom song. My high school was kind of weird–we didn’t have a prom king or queen either. I do remember that they played “Freebird” though. For my semi-rural high school that’s as good a prom song as any, I guess.

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