Jack & Diane

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“Jack & Diane”  is a 1982 hit rock song written and performed by American singer-songwriter, John Mellencamp, then performing as “John Cougar”.  It appears on Mellencamp’s album American Fool.  It was chosen by RIAA as one of the Songs of the Century.  The single spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982, and, to date, is Mellencamp’s most successful hit single.  (More from Wikipedia)
John Mellencamp kept getting better in his work, with subsequent albums Nothin’ Matters and What If It Did and American Fool (both released under the name John Cougar) spawning several hit songs:  “Ain’t Even Done with the Night”, “Hurts So Good” (both suggestive of S&M), “Jack & Diane” (Gulfport has a tattoo parlor with that name, although those are the real names of the owners), and “Hand to Hold Onto”. 
(July 2012)
Last edited: March 22, 2021