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What were you doing when you first heard this song?

posted by Scot McKnight


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Barb

posted February 18, 2010 at 4:01 pm


I was a Jr. in High School–we loved it, learned all the words and sang it often–I can still hear it in my head!



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Bill Kinnon

posted February 18, 2010 at 5:50 pm


I was in Grade Six and listening to Canadian Forces Network radio on a base in North Eastern France.



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Phillip

posted February 18, 2010 at 5:54 pm


Uh, I don’t remember where I was when I first heard it. But when it first came out, I think I was in my mother’s womb. :)



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RJS

posted February 18, 2010 at 6:12 pm


Early 1966 would mean 1st grade. I don’t know if I ever heard it at the time. I remember it from college many years later when a roommate sang it all the time – particularly when thinking about one boy she had a serious problem with.



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Dan

posted February 18, 2010 at 6:13 pm


I don’t recall ever hearing the original – but what I do recall the wonderful, incredible re-recording of the song that Jessica Simpson did for the Dukes Of Hazzard movie.



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Michael W. Kruse

posted February 18, 2010 at 9:29 pm


I was in 1st grade. I remember my two older sisters singing it. I think we may have had the 45. What’s interesting is her boots are back in style.



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Don

posted February 18, 2010 at 9:48 pm


I was in graduate school



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Rick in TX

posted February 18, 2010 at 10:24 pm


Probably riding my bicycle in my hometown of Davis CA. Or else watching Nancy on the Ed Sullivan show. Later I would go away to college and my roommate would be the son of the Nancy’s producer – a very flaky fellow who can be seen here –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxRM-wcVIhY
Apparently still about as flaky as then.



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Scot McKnight

posted February 18, 2010 at 10:46 pm


Kris and I were in 6th grade … at different grade schools. But we knew one another by then.



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Dave Terpstra

posted February 18, 2010 at 11:32 pm


I was thinking that Austin Powers was going to get in a lot of trouble with his new girlfriend, Vanessa, when she found him with all those fembots. However, it turned out he was able to explain himself and she forgave him.



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Pat H

posted February 19, 2010 at 9:07 am


First time I heard this song? I think right now. :)



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me2

posted February 19, 2010 at 10:41 am


I was in 6th grade and some of the girls were wearing white go-go boots to school.



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Chris

posted February 19, 2010 at 11:28 am


In university



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Michael W. Kruse

posted February 19, 2010 at 11:43 am


Pat H. #11
There clearly have been serious deficiencies in your cultural education. :-)



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Jeremy Berg

posted February 19, 2010 at 12:23 pm


I think my mom was in 2nd grade… =)



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Eleanor

posted February 19, 2010 at 3:16 pm


In my parents’ living room as a kindergartener, dancing around listening to it on WEEU radio in Reading, Pa.



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Bob Cornwall

posted February 19, 2010 at 3:17 pm


I was 8, so I was in 2nd grade, living in the little burg of Mount Shasta, in Northern California. And no, I didn’t ask my mom for a pair of the boots.



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Paul

posted February 20, 2010 at 11:28 pm


I was popping Jiffy Pop popcorn on the stovetop in my pajamas.



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