This week's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun theme certainly came out of left field. I was not expecting anything related to high school graduation for the first weekend in October.
(1) Do you remember your favorite songs in your high school graduation year? Please tell us all about it. (Note: Wikipedia has the Billboard Hot 100 list for each year; Billboard has weekly Hot 100 lists for every year since 1946.)
For example, the Wikipedia list of Hot 100 songs for 1961 is at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Year-End_Hot_100_singles_of_1961. There are links to every year at the bottom of this page.
The Billboard Hot 100 songs for the week of 12 June 1961 is at https://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100/1961-06-12.
(2) Tell us in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or on Facebook. Be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog post on this post.
Okay, here's mine.
I graduated June 1, 1979 from Niceville Senior High School at the age of 17. I, like Randy, was pretty much a social outcast at my school, and it wasn't helped by the fact that I lived 10 miles out of town, in the country, away from most of the people with whom I went to school. I spent most of my free time at home, and a lot of that time was spent listening to the radio, although I tended to listen to country more than pop. That said, a lot of the songs on the top 100 list for 1979 are very familiar to me.
I think I'll pick my favorite 10, like Randy did. I'm pretty sure the first two on the list were my favorites at the time. The rest aren't in any particular order.