72 Songs for a Graduation Playlist

Updated on June 7, 2019
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It's cap and gown time! Use these songs to salute new graduates.  Congratulate grads and send them off in style with a customized playlist using these rock, pop, R&B, and country favorites.
It's cap and gown time! Use these songs to salute new graduates. Congratulate grads and send them off in style with a customized playlist using these rock, pop, R&B, and country favorites. | Source

Commencement: Celebrate It With Song

Commencement marks both the end of an era and a new life chapter. At first, it's hard to believe you've finally arrived as you take senior year photos, go through rehearsals, and get fitted for your graduation cap and gown. Then you walk across the stage to accept that precious diploma that you've worked so hard to earn.

At some point during the festivities, the realization sits heavy, a bittersweet lump in your throat: You'll never be together with your classmates like this again. Paths diverge. Some of your friends will venture to far shores and places unknown, others will quickly circle back home. Where will life's adventures take you?

Celebrate this special life transition with a customized graduation playlist. Whether you're a graduate or the friend or family member of one, the following songs are perfect for graduation time. Below you'll find:

  • Songs 1-16: Songs that Uplift, Encourage and Celebrate
  • Songs 17-26: Reflective Graduation Songs
  • Songs 27-31: Songs That Honor the Achievement
  • Songs 32-50: Goodbye Songs
  • Songs 51+: Bonus Tracks!

Celebrate this time in your life! Go reach for your dreams!

Songs 1-16: Songs that Uplift, Encourage and Celebrate

1. "Good Feeling" by Flo Rida

Album: Wild Ones

Release Year: 2012

Genre: Pop

Full of positive energy, this 2012 ditty describes how the narrator is "running with this plan." Feeling fully confident, his lyrics proclaim: "I'll be the President one day," "I got a brand new spirit," and "giving up's not an option." This message of encouragement and confidence is a perfect send-off for new graduates.

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, sometimes I get a good feeling, yeah

I get a feeling that I never never never never had before, no no

I get a good feeling, yeah

Oh oh, sometimes I get a good feeling, yeah…

— "Good Feeling" by Flo Rida

2. "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas

Album: The E.N.D.

Release Year: 2009

Genre: Pop

This feel good song is both high energy and celebratory — a great song for applauding the years of hard work that went into that degree or diploma.

I know that we'll have a ball

If we get down and go out and just lose it all

I feel stressed out, I wanna let it go

Let's go way out spaced out and losing all control

— "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas

3. "I'm On Top Of the World" by Imagine Dragons

Album: Night Visions

Release Year: 2012

Genre: Alternative Pop

Graduation is like standing on a mountaintop, having paid your dues through hard work. This energetic song celebrates that achievement.

I've had the highest mountains

I've had the deepest rivers

You can have it all but not til you move it

Now take it in but don't look down

— "I'm On Top Of the World" by Imagine Dragons

4. "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors

Album: Oh, What a Life

Release Year: 2014

Genre: Alternative

This indie band has an irrepressibly upbeat outlook on the day ahead, and with an attitude like this, life can only get better! You won't go wrong with this song.

And then the sun came crashing in

Wo-o-o-o-o-oh, wo-o-o-o-o-oh

But all the possibilities

No limits just epiphanies

— "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors

5. "Firework" by Katy Perry

Album: Teenage Dream

Release Year: 2010

Genre: Pop

With this song, the irrepressible Katy Perry will renew your sense of empowerment, urging you on to even bigger and better achievements. Graduates will feel uplifted with her message: you are unique, worthy, and going places in this world.

Do you ever feel already buried deep?

Six feet under screams

But no one seems to hear a thing

Do you know that there's still a chance for you?

'Cause there's a spark in you

— "Firework" by Katy Perry

6. "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey

Album: Escape

Release Year: 1981

Genre: Rock

Nevermind that the "south Detroit" that they refer to doesn't exist (it's actually in Canada). This old school song deserves to be belted out from the rafters. If you don't believe in yourself, then who else will?

Working hard to get my fill,

Everybody wants a thrill

Payin' anything to roll the dice,

Just one more time

Some will win, some will lose

Some were born to sing the blues

Oh, the movie never ends

It goes on and on and on and on

— "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey

7. "Extraordinary" by Mandy Moore

Album: Wild Hope

Release Year: 2007

Genre: Folk

This uplifting song encourages the new graduate to reach within himself or herself for all that is unique. Be the extraordinary person you are meant to be!

A midnight airplane

A window glowing

I know I am another sparkle in the sky

I shine uncovered

Still undiscovered

But you must see me

In the corner of your eye

— "Extraordinary" by Mandy Moore

8. "I Want You To Know" by Zedd (featuring Selena Gomez)

Album: True Colors

Release Year: 2015

Genre: House

According to this 2015 song, everyone has a magic time in their lives when everything seems to be clicking for them. For graduates, hopefully now is it!

I'm slippin' down a chain reaction

And here I go here I go here I go go

And once again I'm yours in fractions

It takes me down pulls me down pulls me down low

— "I Want You To Know" by Zedd (featuring Selena Gomez)

9. "Fly" by Avril Lavigne

Album: N/A

Release Year: 2015

Genre: Pop

Avril Lavigne inspires new diploma holders with this uplifting ballad, urging them forward and upward as take their place on life's grand stage.

Spread your wings, across the universe

It's your time to, it's your time to shine

There's a light inside all of us

Soon, you'll find that it's your time to fly

It's your time to fly.

— "Fly" by Avril Lavigne

10. "You Get What You Give" by New Radicals

Album: Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too

Release Year: 1998

Genre: Rock

This song reminds new graduates that they must have the music in them. It encourages them not to let their dreams die and further promises that the world is going to pull them through if they just don't give up.

Don't give up

You've got a reason to live

Can't forget

We only get what we give

— "You Get What You Give" by The New Radicals
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11. "Sing" by My Chemical Romance

Album: Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

Release Year: 2010

Genre: Alternative

Stay true to your inner voice by singing loudly so that the whole world can hear your song. Do it for yourself and for those whose voices cannot be heard. This is the powerful message of this 2010 hit.

Sing it out, boy you've got to see what tomorrow brings

Sing it out, girl you've got to be what tomorrow means

For every time that they want to count you out

And use your voice every single time you open up your mouth

— "Sing" by My Chemical Romance

12. "This Could Be The Year" by Ryan Star

Album: 11:59

Release Year: 2010

Genre: Alternative

Ryan Star encourages graduates to get ready because this could be the year that they unleash their full potential on the world, showing everyone what they're truly made of:

This could be the year.

This could be the moment you've been waiting

Your whole life to show the world the cards you're holding.

— "This Could Be The Year" by Ryan Star

13. "Hero" by Mariah Carey

Album: Music Box

Release Year: 1993

Genre: Pop

This inspirational hit assures newly minted graduates that there is strength and bravery in each of us to reach our dreams. Go out and conquer the world!

And then a hero comes along

With the strength to carry on

And you cast your fears aside

And you know you can survive

— "Hero" by Mariah Carey

14. "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield

Album: Unwritten

Release Year: 2004

Genre: Pop

This powerful song carries an important message of self-empowerment. New graduates have the power to write their own life stories:

Live your life with arms wide open

Today is where your book begins

The rest is still unwritten.

— "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield

15. "Counting Stars" by OneRepublic

Album: Native

Release Year: 2013

Genre: Pop

OneRepublic captures the struggle that all of us face in meeting our financial obligations while also fulfilling our wishes and dreams:

Lately I been, I been losing sleep

Dreaming about the things that we could be

But baby I been, I been prayin' hard

Said no more counting dollars

We'll be counting stars.

— "Counting Stars" by OneRepublic

16. "Life Is A Highway" by Rascal Flatts

Album: Cars

Release Year: 2006

Genre: Country

Rascal Flatts (2006) compares life's journey to riding on a highway, where the road can be bumpy, winding, and take you to distant shores. The one thing roadtrips aren't, however, is boring:

There's no load I can't hold

A road so rough this I know

I'll be there when the light comes in

Tell 'em we're survivors.

— "Life Is A Highway" by Rascal Flatts

Songs 17-26: Reflective Graduation Songs

17. "You're Gonna Miss This" by Trace Adkins

Album: N/A

Release Year: 2007

Genre: Country

This is the song that makes all the parents cry. Seriously. It provides a reminder not to be in such a hurry to grow up. One day you'll look back and realize that this was the time of your life. That's what Trace Adkins advises in this tender country ditty:

You're gonna miss this

You're gonna want this back

You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast

These are some good times

So take a good look around

You may not know it now

But you're gonna miss this.

— "You're Gonna Miss This" by Trace Adkins

18. "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper

Album: She's So Unusual

Release Year: 1984

Genre: Pop

This heartfelt ballad is about being emotionally available for someone if they need you, even after they have moved on from your life. It's good to know that there are old friends you can count on.

If you're lost you can look and you will find me

Time after time

If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting

Time after time

— "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper

19. "These Are the Days" by 10,000 Maniacs

Album: Our Time in Eden

Release Year: 1992

Genre: Alternative

This 1992 hit reminds graduates that even though they may be in a rush to move on to the next phase of their lives, years from now they'll look back fondly on these years.

These are days

These are days you'll remember

Never before and never since

I promise

— These Are the Days" by 10,000 Maniacs

20. "Thank You for Being a Friend" by Andrew Gold

Album: All This and Heaven Too

Release Year: 1978

Genre: Pop

This classic tune by Andrew Gold describes how thankful a man is for his friend and how he intends to value their friendship for as long as the two are alive. Although it is a nostalgic, classic, (okay ... OLD) tune, it's worthy of reviving for graduation day. (The more that graduates age, the more they will discover that old is awesome, too!)

And if you threw a party

Invited everyone you knew

Well, you would see the biggest gift would be from me

And the card attached would say

— "Thank You for Being a Friend" by Andrew Gold

21. "I Believe I Can Fly" by Yolanda Adams

Album: The Experience

Release Year: 2001

Genre: Gospel

We won't encourage R. Kelly's version of this, but Yolanda Adams does a mighty fine job covering the song. She encourages perseverance and self-belief even in the face of obstacles. New graduates and others can learn from her:

If I can see it, then I can do it

If I just believe it, there's nothing to it

I believe I can fly.

— "I Believe I Can Fly" by Yolanda Adams

22. "Wide Open Spaces" by The Dixie Chicks

Album: Wide Open Spaces

Release Year: 1998

Genre: Country

In this living country number, the Dixie Chicks describe the freedom that all of us seek as young adults as we head off into the world on our own.

She needs wide open spaces

Room to make her big mistakes

She needs new faces

She knows the high stakes

— "Wide Open Spaces" by The Dixie Chicks

23. "I Was Here" by Beyoncé

Album: 4

Release Year: 2011

Genre: R&B

Life transitions are a time to reflect on the impact you make on the world, and graduation is no different. Beyoncé conveys her desire to be remembered in a positive way:

I just want them to know

That I gave my all, did my best

Brought someone some happiness

Left this world a little better just because, I was here.

— "I Was Here" by Beyoncé

24. "It's Time" by Imagine Dragons

Album: Night Visions

Release Year: 2012

Genre: Alternative

Alternative rock band Imagine Dragons describes a commitment to being true to one's inner core, even in the face of large changes.

It's time to begin, isn't it?

I get a little bit bigger but then I'll admit

I'm just the same as I was

Now don't you understand

— "It's Time" by Imagine Dragons
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25. "Don't Blink" by Kenny Chesney

Album: Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates

Release Year: 2007

Genre: Country

This emotional country song describes a universal truth: Life passes quickly and is over before you know it. The message to graduates is that they should figure out what is important so they can align priorities accordingly.

I turned on the evening news

Saw a old man being interviewed

Turning a hundred and two today

Asked him what's the secret to life

He looked up from his old pipe

Laughed and said "All I can say is"

— "Don't Blink" by Kenny Chesney

26. "100 Years" by Five for Fighting

Album: The Battle for Everything

Release Year: 2003

Genre: Alternative

We each have about 100 years to enjoy this life, if we are lucky. At the outset, it seems like that is plenty. As young people, we often seek to rush life along so that we can get to the next stage. As we grow older, however, time seems to speed up so that by the end of the journey, we may look back and realize that some of the best times were the ones we sought to have pass quickly. Graduates should enjoy every stage and contemplate the message as they listen to this song.

I'm fifteen for a moment

Caught in between ten and twenty

And I'm just dreaming

Counting the ways to where you are

— "100 Years" by Five for Fighting

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Songs 27-31: Songs That Honor the Achievement

27. "A Moment Like This" by Kelly Clarkson

Album: N/A

Release Year: 2002

Genre: Pop

When Kelly Clarkson won the first American Idol competition in 2002, this song ushered her into pop stardom. Its heartfelt lyrics reflect a sentimental blending of both thankfulness and the inner dialog that says, "Pinch me. Am I really here?" Many graduates are probably thinking those same thoughts after having studied so hard for so long.

A moment like this

Some people wait a lifetime

For a moment like this

Some people search forever

— "A Moment Like This" by Kelly Clarkson

28. "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus

Movie: Hannah Montana: The Movie

Release Year: 2009

Genre: Pop

Back in 2009 when Miley Cyrus was still Hannah Montana, she sang this number about facing uphill battles, keeping your head held high, and making it to the other side.

There's always gonna be another mountain

I'm always gonna wanna make it move

Always gonna be an uphill battle

Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

— "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus

29. "We Are the Champions" by Queen

Album: News of the World

Release Year: 1977

Genre: Classic Rock

This power ballad is one of rock music's most recognizable and catchiest sing-a-long songs. Particularly when the road to graduation hasn't been an easy one, maybe it's an appropriate survivor's anthem:

I've paid my dues

Time after time

I've done my sentence

But committed no crime

And bad mistakes

I've made a few

I've had my share of sand

Kicked in my face

But I've come through.

— "We Are the Champions" by Queen

30. "Long Live" by Taylor Swift

Album: Speak Now

Release Year: 2010

Genre: Country

Taylor Swift conveys a tale of teenage rebellion ... triumphantly collecting school awards and being named prom kings and queens as the crowds that went wild. In the mind's eye, may these days live forever.

Long live the walls we crashed through

All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you

I was screaming, "long live all the magic we made"

And bring on all the pretenders

— "Long Live" by Taylor Swift

31. "Mountains" by Lonestar

Album: Mountains

Release Year: 2006

Genre: Country

If they haven't learned it already, graduates will find that the road in life is not always flat. May they take comfort, however, in knowing that obstacles are meant to strengthen us and teach us to climb. This country tune provides good advice.

There are times in life when you gotta crawl

Lose your grip, trip and fall

When you can't lean on no-one else

That's when you find yourself

— "Mountains" by Lonestar

Songs 32-50: Goodbye Songs

32. "Never Alone" by Lady Antebellum

Album: Escape

Release Year: 2006

Genre: New Age

Graduation is a time when paths diverge. Graduates can let dear friends and loved ones know that they them wish the best with this tender goodbye ballad from 2007.

Never alone

Never alone

I'll be in every beat of your heart

When you face the unknown

— "Never Alone" by Lady Antebellum

33. "(I've Had) the Time of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

Album: Dirty Dancing

Release Year: 1987

Genre: Rock Pop

No graduate arrives at the stage and receives his or her diploma alone. Celebrate all the memories and people who have made graduation possibles using this Grammy Award-winning song from 1987.

Now I've had the time of my life

No, I never felt like this before

Yes I swear it's the truth

And I owe it all to you

— "I've Had the TIme of My Life" by B. Medley & J. Warnes

34. "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts

Album: Me and My Gang

Release Year: 2006

Genre: Country

Rascal Flatts will leave a lump in your throat with this sweet sendoff that wishes the graduate all the best that life has to offer:

Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,

You never need to carry more than you can hold,

And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,

I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,

Yeah, this, is my wish.

— "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts

35. "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack

Album: I Hope You Dance

Release Year: 2000

Genre: Country

In this country ballad, a mother wishes her daughter all the best that the world has to offer. She hopes that fear and negativity are trumped by courage, curiosity, and wonder.

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder

You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger

May you never take one single breath for granted

God forbid love ever leave you empty handed

— "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack

36. "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson

Album: Breakaway

Release Year: 2004

Genre: Pop

This 2004 song should resonate with graduates who are leaving home to begin a new chapter in their lives. Sometimes you need to spread your wings and fly far away and "take a risk, take a chance, make a change."

Take a risk, take a chance, make a change.

— "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson

37. "Forever Young" by Rod Stewart

Album: Out of Order

Release Year: 1988

Genre: Pop

Like an Irish blessing, this uptempo number wishes graduates all the best in love, wisdom, and good fortune. It's an ideal way to give them a spirited sendoff.

May the good Lord be with you down every road you roam.

And may sunshine and happiness surround you when you're far from home.

And my you grow to be proud, dignified and true.

And do unto others as you'd have done to you.

Be courageous and be brave.

And in my heart you'll always stay

— "Forever Young" by Rod Stewart

38. "Goodbye to You" by Scandal

Album: Warrior

Release Year: 1984

Genre: Rock

If you want a fun, irreverent goodbye for new graduates, then pick this tune by Scandal.

Could I have loved someone like the one I see in you

I remember the good times baby now, and the bad times too

These last few weeks of holdin' on

The days are dull, the nights are long

Guess it's better to say

— "Goodbye to You" by Scandal

39. "See You Again" by Carrie Underwood

Album: Blown Away

Release Year: 2012

Genre: Country

In this farewell song, Carrie Underwood says she won't be lonely because parting is only temporary.

I will see you again, oh

This is not where it ends

I will carry you with me, oh

'Till I see you again

— "See You Again" by Carrie Underwood

40. "Send Me On My Way" by Rusted Root

Album: Cruel Sun

Release Year: 1992

Genre: Jamband

This unique, peppy song has been used in a number of film and television shows. It captures the exuberance of moving on.

I would like to reach out my hand

I may see you, I may tell you to run (on my way, on my way)

You know what they say about the young

— "Send Me On My Way" by Rusted Root

41. "Here's to the Night" by Eve 6

Album: Horrorscope

Release Year: 2000

Genre: Punk

There's a moment in every graduating senior's life when you're hit with the realization that you'll never be together with this group of people again—people you've liked and loved, bickered with and gossiped about, and pulled pranks on. Now, you're headed in different directions. Alternative rock band Eve 6 offers up this tune, capturing captures that bittersweet realization:

Here's to the nights we felt alive

Here's to the tears you knew you'd cry

Here's to goodbye

Tomorrow's gonna come too soon.

— "Here's To the Night" by Eve 6

42. "Whenever You Remember" by Carrie Underwood

Album: Some Hearts

Release Year: 2005

Genre: Country

In this song, country songstress Carrie Underwood hopes that her friends will look back on this time with pride and remember the togetherness and accomplishments they shared.

Whenever you remember times gone by

Remember how we held our heads so high

When all this world was there for us

And we believed that we could touch the sky

— "Whenever You Remember" by Carrie Underwood

43. "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds

Album: The Breakfast Club

Release Year: 1985

Genre: New Wave

As graduates get ready to don their caps and gowns and follow diverging paths, some will stay connected and others won't. Make the memories live forever. This unforgettable 80s song is a classic that appeared in The Breakfast Club (ask your parents about it).

Don't you, forget about me

Don't, don't, don't, don't

Don't you, forget about me

— "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds

44. "Rivers and Roads" by The Head and the Heart

Album: The Head and the Heart

Release Year: 2011

Genre: Neo-Folk

After graduation, friends will move away. A year from now they'll all be scattered, and all that will remain will be the memories. This folk song captures the eagerness of looking forward and the realization that one's relationships will never be quite the same.

Nothing is as it has been

And I miss your face like Hell

And I guess it's just as well

But I miss your face like Hell

— "Rivers and Roads" by The Head and the Heart

45. "I Will Remember You" by Sarah McLachlan

Album: Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

Release Year: 1993

Genre: Alternative

Play this somber number by Sarah McLachlan when you want to remind your graduate that this is the end of an era and it'll never be the same again. Pass the Kleenex.

I'm so tired but I can't sleep

Standin' on the edge of something much to deep

It's funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word

We are screaming inside, but we can't be heard

— "I Will Remember You" by Sarah McLachlan

46. "On My Way" by Phil Collins

Album: Brother Bear (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Japan Release Version)

Release Year: 2004

Genre: Pop

This buoyant song will have graduates looking forward to new adventures and friends that await. When they reconnect with old friends at home, they'll have wonderful stories to share.

Tell everybody I'm on my way

New friends and new places to see

With blue skies ahead yes

I'm on my way

— "On My Way" by Phil Collins

47. "There You'll Be" by Faith Hill

Album: Pearl Harbor

Release Year: 2001

Genre: Country

Graduates can take comfort in this song by Faith Hill. It describes carrying a part of people who are important to us with everywhere we go.

In my dreams I'll always see you soar above the sky,

In my heart there'll always be a place for you,

For all my life

— "There You'll Be" by Faith Hill
The tassel's worth the hassle! No graduate arrives at the commencement stage without the assistance of many people:  parents, teachers, friends, and other supporters.
The tassel's worth the hassle! No graduate arrives at the commencement stage without the assistance of many people: parents, teachers, friends, and other supporters. | Source

48. "Fly Away From Here (Graduation Day)" by Dropline

Album: Dropline

Release Year: 2002

Genre: Rock

This 2002 song describes the surreal feeling of what to do next after taking the "walk of fame" on graduation day.

She said I paid attention to myself

And found that I was someone else

Once a child but now I've grown within

So I'm packing all these golden years

I let them go without a tear

I let them go

And this is what she said

— "Fly Away From Here (Graduation Day)" by Dropline

49. "Please Remember" by Leann Rimes

Movie: Coyote Ugly

Release Year: 2000

Genre: Pop

In this goodbye song, the narrator urges her friend to remember the support and good times they shared.

Time, sometimes the time just slips away

And you're left with yesterday

Left with the memories

I, I'll always think of you and smile

And be happy for the time

I had you with me

Though we go our separate ways

I won't forget, so don't forget

The memories we made

— "Please Remember" by Lee Ann Rimes

50. "For Good" by Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel

Play: Wicked

Release Year: 2003

Genre: Musicals

From the Broadway muscial Wicked, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel share a message that many would love to speak as they part ways, if only they could find the words. Appropriate for graduation, it describes being changed for the better because of knowing someone else. Isn't there someone you'd like to thank in this way?

I've heard it said

That people come into our lives for a reason

Bringing something we must learn

And we are led

To those who help us most to grow

If we let them

And we help them in return

— "For Good" by Kristin Chenoweth andIdina Menzel
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Even More Songs For Graduation

Song
Artist
Year Released
51. My Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades
Timbuk3
1986
52. You Gotta Be
Des'ree
1994
53. Back Home
Andy Grammer
2014
54. Lean On Me
Bill Withers
1972
55. That's What Friends Are For
Dionne Warwick and Friends
1985
56. Get the Party Started
Pink
2001
57. Happy
Pharrell Williams
2013
58. Today My Life Begins
Bruno Mars
2010
59. One Man Can Change the World
Big Sean (featuring Kayne West, John Legend)
2015
60. No Such Thing
John Mayer
2002
61. How Far We've Come
Matchbox Twenty`
2007
62. Float On
Modest Mouse
2004
63. Closing Time
Semisonic
1998
64. 7 Years
Lukas Graham
2015
65. Tonight, Tonight
The Smashing Pumpkins
1996
66. Brave
Sara Bareilles
2013
67. History
One Direction
2015
68. Something Big
Shawn Mendes
2014
69. Graduation Song: Hold Onto the Memories
Corey Tynan
2010
70. Senior Year
Randy Houser
2016
71. Good Old Days
Macklemore (featuring Kesha)
2017
72. Landslide
Fleetwood Mac
1975
Know a song that should be on this Graduation Playlist? Leave us a suggestion in the Comments Section below!

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      • GAES STEM profile imageAUTHOR

        Governor's Academy for Engineering Studies 

        17 months ago from Virginia

        msaba - Thanks for the suggestion! I've added it. Have a great week!

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        msaba 

        17 months ago

        How about "something big" by Shawn Mendes

      • GAES STEM profile imageAUTHOR

        Governor's Academy for Engineering Studies 

        17 months ago from Virginia

        KJ - Thanks for the suggestion!

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        KJ 

        17 months ago

        Young and Wild by Zac Brown Band

      • GAES STEM profile imageAUTHOR

        Governor's Academy for Engineering Studies 

        2 years ago from Virginia

        m - Gracias for your comment. So glad you enjoyed this playlist!

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        2 years ago

        Thank you for putting Brother Bear and Wicked on here. Those are two wonderful songs with inspirational lyrics. I encourage everyone looking at this list to read the lyrics of the songs, or at least skim through them. Gracias a mis amigos, y que tengan un marvilloso día. (how's my spanish?: Thanks my friends and have a wonderful day.) God Bless you! / ¡Dios te bendiga!

        BTW: I'm not fluent in Spanish (checks google translate)

        No soy fluido en español

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        Governor's Academy for Engineering Studies 

        2 years ago from Virginia

        Shannah - Thanks for the addition. It's #58.

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        Shannah 

        2 years ago

        Today my life begins - Bruno Mars

        This is an amazing song, perfect for a graduation especially wha the title says, you know like - " It's my graduation day, Today my life begins!"

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        Governor's Academy for Engineering Studies 

        2 years ago from Virginia

        a - Thanks for the suggestions! Several songs were added!

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        Governor's Academy for Engineering Studies 

        3 years ago from Virginia

        Patricia - Thanks for sharing and pinning this graduation playlist. Have a wonderful weekend in sunny Florida.

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        Patricia Scott 

        3 years ago from sunny Florida

        Yes.....Life IS a highway for sure....so many tunes that tip the hat to what we feel each time we graduate....(for those of us to graduated several times after high school)...for me, the experience of graduating felt the same in many respects as that first graduation.

        Many great songs here to help us relish the moment...

        Angels are on the way to you this early morning hour ps

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