Jack & Diane (John Cougar)
Approval Rate: 75%
Never did care for John Cougar,OR Mellencamp.
I just never liked this one very much. I really didnt care about jack and Diane.
Little ditty about Jack and Diane...I dittied Diane.
LoVE ITTTTTT! Great "little ditty 'bout Jack and Diane". The video was cool, too!
This song is "Classic" It will ALWAYS reamin "CLASSIC" it is basicially an anthem. an 80's song that has made it's self known into 2000's A Littld Ditty about Jack N Diane brings back alot of teenage memories, John is brilliant and real, very true to his self
it was catchy for 5 minutes i guess....
this song is great i love this song and this video is great this is the only song that i like of john cougar
i do listen to John M. but wont admit it to others..
He made this video himself...he and his wife
always made me think of a teenage love story.love the drum beats.
very catchy...a classic i suppose
I like this song alot, nice job John
Again one of my faves!!!
i love this song!!! it has so much to say about growing up..."hold on to 16 as long as you can...changes come round' real soon make us woman and men!"
I give it a 5 because this was my childhood.
Yep Yep i love john cougar....
Hey, I'm from Indiana. This sog was playing in my head as I was born.
Trailer trash ode. I'm surprised Kid Rock hasn't covered it.
absolutely loved this song totally and still an awesome one to hold next to your heart!!!!!!
Yes i love this song. Its very good.
A mostly accoustic "little ditty" about a guy and his best girl. This song was an instant rock/folk anthem, reflective of that carefree 80's attitude.
Great tune, upbeat, down home groove
I love Mellencamp. I prefer him to Springsteen when it comes to listening to music about the American Spirit.
Pretty good song
The clap thing gets you.
My favorite John Cougar Mellencamp song! I always thought the video was neat at the time.
I love john cougar!
this song makes my skin crawl!! i really couldnt give a rats ass about jack and diane or mellonhead for that matter... xx den NISI
Not the greatest song, but still has CLASSIC 80's style and beat. One of the first modern music videos of the decade. Everyone about 30 or older remembers when this song first came out lol.
when played correctly can even make hip- hop head go stewie
Another song that I find highly annoying. With some exceptions, while rating this list, for the most part I have two possible opinions about 80s music. It's either annoying yet somehow still slightly catchy, or it's just bad.
An homage to John "Cougar" Mellencamp's mid-western roots. "Jack & Diane" was released in 1982 (a pivatol year in american pop music as the studios realized "New Wave" wasn't just a trend, courtesy of the MTV phenomena) as part of his "American Fool" album. The song was a nearly instant hit, striking a societal chord with american listeners. Prior to "American Fool" John "Cougar" Mellencamp had enjoyed only minimal success as a musician (though his contributions as a song-writer were appreciable). The decade-long string of success following "American Fool" was impressive. "Jack and Diane" was widely played and, along with it's album-mates "Hurts So Good" and "Hand To Hold On To", reached high levels on the Billboard charts in the USA. sadly, many contemporary music-lovers know John Mellencamp solely for his "This Is Our Country" jingle in GMC/Cheverolet commercials from the post-millenial period. While catchy (and, sadly, superficial), these latter offerings lack the true grit and emot... Read more
Next to Pink Houses, I liked this one really well.
A great song! What are some of you talking about? Mellencamp is one of the best somgwriters of the era!
Dull little radio song, it represents a songwriter reaching beyond his abilities to try and make pop that matters. John Mellancamp improved with each album and some of his laterday records are actually consisitantly good.
Non-offensive bit of fluff that you'd probably forget about as soon as you heard it if they didn't play it relentlessly on "classics" radio. One of a slew of Springsteen imitators who came out in the late 70's/early 80's. He had one song that I actually halfway liked entitled, I think, "Thundering Hearts" but, of course, they never play that on the radio.
Sorry, I feel like I could go the rest of my life no problem without hearing this or any of his other songs. It's about this side of American life that just seems drab to me. Plus it gets way too much radio play.
Songs that tell the life story of trailer trash isn't exactly "Blowing in the Wind" to me. . .
Springsteen for rustics. I've loathed his music from day one.
Great song that always seems to get people excited when they hear it. John Mellencamp's signature song.
It does make sense, it's about coming of age, losing innocence, and so forth.