Happy Together - Going Steady in the Sixties

OLD SCHOOL FRIDAY - This week's theme: Let's Cuddle Up

Back in the sixties when you were dating someone you usually ended up in an exclusive relationship - we called it going steady. You'd trade class rings and everyone would know you were together - probably because you always were! If you had a boyfriend or girlfriend you pretty much spent all the time between classes glued to each other in some way, either arms around each other, kissing in the hall, hands hooked in pockets or belts. When you dated in the sixties it was a long term thing and not today's concept of "hooking up".

One of my favorite songs while dating one of my high school boyfriends was "Happy Together" by the Turtles. I loved that song and it became our song while we "went steady" - later I think our break up song was "Heard it Through the Grapevine", lol. Yes, I went out with someone else before I "officially" broke up with my Happy Together guy - my bad. Hey, I never said I was an angel, ok?

Somehow these two songs never got plastered with the bad aura of my bad behavior and the break up and I have always loved them.

The Turtles - Happy Together

Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through the Grapevine

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