Prom nights are remembered for many reasons and oftentimes, it's not for the tunes. Still, that hasn't stopped a bevy of musicians from naming their musical endeavor after the storied year-end high school dance. Click through this gallery and listen to 8 "Prom" bands that make music for the dance floor, for that time well-spent afterwards or for trying to forget the painful memories.
The Prom were a Seattle-based, emotive-piano band that found a fan in Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla—he produced the group as well as took them on tour. The band hasn't released an album since 2002's Under the Same Stars, but like prom itself, their memory lives (with the help of YouTube).