BJ Thomas was an American pop singer best known for his hits of the 1960s and 70s. Mighty Clouds of Joy was released in 1971. While it has religious connotations, that has nothing to do with why I love the song, not being at all religious. I went to a small high school in northwestern Minnesota. Attending sports was an important part of the high school experience. In 1972, our basketball team won the district championship and made it to the regional finals. I am a bit sketchy about which of those games this memory applies to. One of my friends’ boyfriends loaded us into his car, and we went to Grand Forks, ND, to attend a game. We were elated when the Pirates won (so probably the district tournament). On the way home from Grand Forks, ND, this song played on the car radio. I will always think of it in terms of meeting a challenge and winning, even though all we did was watch and cheer.
MIghty Clouds Of Joy