If you hadn’t heard yet, it’s party time. The Brokelyn High Homecoming Dance is only days away, and beyond being full of awesome raffle prizes, cheap beer, fashionable Brooklynites and our own marching band, we’re gonna dance our asses off courtesy of DJ Brian Blackout. We want to know though, what are the songs you associate with high school? What brings you back to the days of slouching in late to homeroom, of making excuses why you didn’t do your homework, of cutting class to go surfing (we went to high school on the beach).
We want songs that evoke the good memories of high school, whether you listened to them yourself back then or they showed up in a particularly good movie about high school. Unlike the summer jam, which is meant to drive forward the summer you want to have, the high school song is for the most part a nostalgic throwback to the high school experience you actually had, at least one that represents the good times you had. This is a party we’re having after all.
For the former, we’ve got plenty of throwback jams to the days of youth from Team Brokelyn. Well, throwback if you’re not a parent at this point. We’re talking things like dueling girl sexy girl performances from Christina Aguilera with “Genie in a Bottle” and Britney Spears with “Toxic.” Snotty pop punk from the likes of Harvey Danger’s “Flagpole Sitta” and “Fat Lip” from Sum 41. Sublime, just in general Sublime was a popular choice, so let’s just pretend everyone agreed on “54-46 That’s My Number.” There was R & B of course, because everyone loves Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me” and “Waterfalls” by TLC and also “Say My Name” from Destiny’s Child. We have Destiny’s Child instead of Beyonce because I think most of us were a little young for the Beyonce Ascendancy to be a high school thing. And of course it wouldn’t be a 90s high school playlist without “Feel Good Inc.” by the Gorillaz. Tim again suggested “Save Tonight” by Eagle-Eye Cherry, and again, you can probably do better than that.
So please do that in the comments and let us know the music you want to hear at the party on Thursday. Unlike your actual homecoming dance, this one can actually be fun (and we can play songs with curses in them). Brokelyn High is a real Rock ‘N’ Roll High School.