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Jack & Diane (Album Version)

March 29, 2005 | Format: MP3

$1.29
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 29, 2005
  • Release Date: March 29, 2005
  • Label: MERCURY
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 John Mellencamp under exclusive license to The Island Def Jam Music Group
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Duration: 4:14 minutes
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  • ASIN: B0013F5N62
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,868 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kenya Starflight on May 14, 2015
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I listen to a wide range of music, and often I don't realize that a particular song I enjoy isn't a modern release until I look up more information about it online. I frequently heard John "Cougar" Mellencamp's "Jack and Diane" on a "lite" radio station in the 2000s, but always thought it was a recent release -- it wasn't until recently that I learned it actually came out in the early '80s. This doesn't detract from my enjoyment of the song, however -- I enjoy older music more than most modern music, and '80s music especially. And this particular song is a fun and thoughtful one, upbeat but with lyrics that anyone can appreciate.

A mellower rock song with electric and acoustic guitars as the main instruments (the drums are more subdued up until the bridge), this song showcases the titular teens as the main characters -- two kids growing up in a small town in America's heartland, entertaining dreams of the future and enjoying each other's company. Even as they make big plans for the future, the chorus and the bridge counsel them to hang onto their youth as long as they can, because everyone grows up eventually, and there's no returning to the days of your youth. After all "life goes on, long after the thrill of living is done."

Whether or not you agree with that sentiment (there's still the old adages of "age is only a number" and "growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional," after all), this is still a powerful song, sort of a grown-up version of Kenny Loggins' "Return to Pooh Corner." While the singer of the former longs for a return to the days of childhood, John Mellencamp seems content to reminisce on the teenage years, and accepts that they won't come back and it's best to enjoy them as long as you can.

A very enjoyable rock number, one that transcends its era and is timely even to modern audiences.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kim C Mangerchine on March 16, 2013
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This song is a constant reminder of the deep and constant love I experienced with my throughout our years together. I play it now because it comforts me to remember that love. He passed away recently and it will always remain "our song".
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By willie bozeman on February 24, 2014
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My young Hip Hop music listening daughters enjoyed it too. We were listening to the radio this song starting playing I started and they joined in..
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I remember this one as a teenager, I cannot thank you enough for having songs I love and a wide variety in your store, thank you again.
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By John J. on August 10, 2015
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My favorite JCM song .. Great lyrics and melody .. Brings back memories every time I hear it!
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By D. Meyer on February 28, 2015
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A classic I had to have. Glad to have it in my playlist.
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By Amazon Customer on March 16, 2015
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BRINGS BACK GOOD MEMORIES OF BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA.
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