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Senior Year, 1992: Prom Line-Dancing and Slow-Dancing

by Linda Ryan

Senior Year, 1992: Prom Line-Dancing and Slow-Dancing

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If you were a high school senior back in 1992, chances are such phrases as "I didn't inhale," "Can we all just along?" and "You can't handle the truth" slipped into your everyday vernacular -- most likely as the butt of a joke or two. Certainly Bill Clinton's election, the Los Angeles riots (following the Rodney King verdict) and A Few Good Men were some of the biggest milestones (and catchphrase-generators) of that year, but here's another one: "Business in the front, party in the back."

Ah, yes. The ubiquitous mullet. Bono had one in the '80s. So did Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, who brought it into the '90s, too. But despite their tackiness, those hairdos were somehow also cool, and the same went for Billy Ray Cyrus: Even if you didn't like country music back then, certainly you would've recognized his "Kentucky Waterfall." And if you were a country-loving senior, you probably got sucked up in the line-dance craze thanks to his "Achy Breaky Heart," the song that brought country line-dancing to the masses. So here are more of 1992's biggest line-dance songs; we threw in a few slow ones as well, because what's a prom without a slow dance?