School Daze #10: '82 Seniors - What's Your Favorite Song?

I came across this yearbook from 1982 (the school and the names shall remain anonymous) which had a nice little time capsule among the senior photos.  By each student, they listed their favorite person, song/album, food and activity.

 I was kind of amazed at how well the songs fit the photo; and the ones that didn't fit the profile took me by surprise.  It was rather interesting, so I thought I'd share.  I'd be interested to hear if you thought any of these didn't match or were perfect matches.  Enjoy!

"Ventran of the Psychic Wars" by Blue Oyster Cult

"Them Good Ol' Boys Are Bad" by John Schneider

"Dancin' Days" by Led Zeppelin

"Wheel in the Sky" by Journey

"Highway to Hell" by AC/DC

"Jukebox Hero" by Foreigner

"Feels So Right" by Alabama

"My Kind of Lover" by Billy Squire

"Stink Foot" by Frank Zappa

"Metal Gods" by Def Leppard

"Running with the Devil" by Van Halen

"Apache" by The Sugarhill Gang

"Three Times a Lady" by the Commodores

"Our God He Is Alive" by ?

"Sign of the Southern Cross" by Black Sabbath

"Party on the Patio" by ZZ Top

"Dirty Movies" by Van Halen

"Cocaine" by Eric Clapton

"Dazed and Confused" by Led Zeppelin

"Steal Away" by Robbie Dupree

"Don't Stop Believing" by Journey

"All Out of Love" by Air Supply

"She's Out of My Life" by Michael Jackson

"Angel of the Morning" by Juice Newton

"Fire and Desire" by Rick James

"Hell Bent for Leather" by Judas Priest

"Fun, Fun, Fun" by The Beach Boys

"Shake It Up" by The Cars

"Slowride" by Foghat

"Let's Groove Tonight" by Earth, Wind and Fire


  1. AnonymousJune 25, 2013

    I think "Metal Gods" was supposed to be Judas Priest.

    Mr. "Highway to Hell" even looked a bit like a sickly and disturbed Angus Young!

  2. A place in which punk, post-punk and new wave never happened.

  3. AnonymousJune 25, 2013

    The guy that likes Billy Squier and the one right after that likes Zappa- look like the same guy! Brothers?
    All the metal dudes look like the songs they chose.

  4. AnonymousJune 25, 2013

    Will you at least tell us what state the school was located in? My fist guess is somewhere in the South, second guess would be a rural Western state.

  5. That could easily be from the Midwest. It looks just like my high school yearbook would have if we'd done that.

    Mr. Air Supply and Mr. Juice Newton shocked me!

  6. Wow, it's 1982 and all their music tastes are from like the mid-70s (ok, we have one hip-hopper and a few metal heads). But where are The Clash, Talking Heads, Public Image Ltd., The Cure, Human League, Kraftwerk? At least, Ramones???

    At least, we one rebellious kid who went against that dreadful torrent: Fun Fun Fun lover :)

    1. Let's not forget Mr. Dupree.

      Why don't we steal away? Why don't we steeeeeal away? Into the night....

    2. I can assure you that large parts of the USA in 1982 had not even heard of Kraftwerk, The Cure, or PIL, much less liked them. That had to wait about 5 years.

  7. Hey, wait a second: I listen to Judas Priest and I know for a fact that they have a song called Metal Gods. I listened to it on my way home from work yesterday. Def Leppard is more hard rock than metal. Heck, Judas Priest's nickname is 'Metal Gods'. Man, there's some awesome music on here. With the exception of Frank Zappa, weirdo, I love most of the music on here, total headbanger stuff: my favorite!!!

  8. AnonymousJune 27, 2013

    Oh how I despise when people spell Lynyrd Skynyrd wrong

  9. This was a fun post. I hope you do another like it. :)

  10. "Runnin' with the Devil's" guy's glasses are almost as large as his face!

  11. The guy who likes "Fun,Fun,Fun" kind of looks like a bloated Brian Wilson.