Graduation Songs

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I hope to give you the top songs, the classic 100 most used songs, alternative songs ideas, graduation march music, songs for occasions, songs for younger graduates, christian songs, retro songs and, of course, all you need to know about the Vitamin C song. 

Graduation day is such a special and emotional day for the individual. The right music can add so much.

It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday by Boyz II Mencan add a hint of melancholy as the graduate is leaving behind a massive part of their life behind.

Here’s to the Night by Eve 6will leave many graduates misty-eyed thinking of some memorable moments with friends. 

I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly is ideal for promoting inspirational feelings about the future.

Favorite Top Ten Graduation Songs

1. Together by Jack Hartmann 
2. Each of Us Is a Flower by Charlotte Diamond
3. Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson
4. I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack
5. Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) by Baz Luhrmann
6. On My Way by Phil Collins
7. Winds of Change by Scorpions 
8. Time of your life by Green day
9. I'm Moving On by Rascal Flatts.
10. I'm Not Gonna Cry - Corey Smith

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One Hundred Suitable Graduation Songs

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Click through if you’d like a list of over one hundred songs perfect for a graduation celebration. These are tried and trusted favorites. 

However you may want to try something different... 

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Graduation Songs - The Big List

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Some other different graduation songs are:

  • Yesterdays Dream by 14k

  • Hold On Loosely by .38 Special

  • Miss You by Aaliyah

  • Summer of 69 by Brian Adams

  • Hometown Glory by Adele
  • And Then They Do by Tracy Adkins

  • Dream On by Aerosmith

  • I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing by Aerosmith

  • Beautiful Love by The Afters

  • Little Dreamer by Christina Aguilera

  • Turn to You by Christina Aguilera

  • Dream by Pricsilla Ahn

  • I Will Be Here by Clay Aiken

  • Laughed Until We Cried by Jason Aldean

  • Tattoos On This Town by Jason Aldean

  • Pure Shores by All Saints

  • The Future Has Arrived By The All American Rejects

  • Live Like We're Dying by Kris Allen

  • No Boundaries by Kris Allen

  • Forever Young by Alphaville

  • Never Be Forgotten by Jessica Andrews

  • We Gotta Get Out of This Place by The Animals

  • Alone by Lady Antebellum

  • American Honey by Lady Antebellum

  • Hello World by Lady Antebellum

  • Friendship from Anything Goes

  • Fluorescent Adolescent by Arctic Monkeys

  • Strength, Courage and Wisdom by India Arie

  • Leaving Home by Katie Armiger

  • We Are The Champions by Asher D and Daddy Freddy

  • Heat of the Moment by Asia

  • Enter the Young by the Association

  • All Is Lost by Josh Auer

  • Seize The Day by Avenged Sevenfold

  • Sonata 176 by Bach

  • Hazy Shade of Winter by The Bangles

  • Fairy tale by Sara Bareilles

  • I Believe by Fantasia Barrino

  • Pompeii by Bastille

  • Be True To School by Beach Boys

  • Graduation Bay by The Beach Boys

  • A Little Help From My Friends by The Beatles

  • She's leaving Home by The Beatles

  • With A Little Help From My Friends by The Beatles

  • Don't Forget To Remember by The Bee Gees

  • Born to Be Somebody by Justin Beiber

  • I’ll Show You by Justin Beiber

  • Why Wait by Belinda

  • I Found A Way by Drake Bell

  • I Was Here by Beyonce

  • Just Stand Up by Beyonce

  • Scratch by BG5

  • Shine by Mr. Big

  • Cry (Just a Little) by Bingo Players

  • Going Away To College by Blink 182

  • High by James Blunt

  • It's My Life by Bon Jovi

  • Welcome Wherever you Are by Bon Jovi

  • High School Never Ends by Bowling For Soup

  • Big Dreams by Bow Wow

  • I Dreamed a Dream by Susan Boyle

  • The Great Escape by Boys Like Girls

  • Thunder by Boys Like Girls

  • Ours by The Bravery

  • Forget by Lee Brice

  • Do What You Gotta Do by Garth Brooks

  • If Tomorrow Never Comes by Garth Brooks

  • Deuces by Chris Brown

  • Landslide by Lacy Brown

  • Chuggin Along” by Luke Bryan

  • Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley

  • I Will Remember You by Ryan Cabrera

  • Tender Years by John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band

  • Intruder alert! by Pixel Camo

  • We Belong Together by Mariah Carey

  • Heroes and Thieves by Vanessa Carlton

  • Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlish

  • The Anthem by Good Charlotte

  • Ready by Cherie

  • I Go Back by Kenny Chesney

  • Live a Little by Kenny Chesney

  • There Goes My Life by Kenny Chesney

  • Good times by Chic

  • Lot to Learn by Luke Christopher

  • Everybody Have Fun Tonight by Wang Chung

  • Change the World by Eric Clapton

  • I Can See Clearly Now by Jimmy Cliff

  • Crazy by Patsy Cline

  • Life Is A Highway by Tom Cochrane

  • You Are So Beautiful By Joe Cocker

  • With a Little Help From My Friends by Joe Cocker

  • Postcards From Far Away by Coldplay

  • Yellow by Coldplay

  • I Don't Want to Wait by Paula Cole

  • Best Days by Graham Colton

  • Light On by David Cook

  • A Change Gonna Come by Sam Cooke

  • Goodbye by The Corrs

  • Slow Down by Chase Coy

  • I Will Remember You by Lil Crazed
  • How Far I'll Go by Cravalho

  • Arms Wide Open by Creed

  • Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce

  • Teach Your Children Well by Crosby Stills and Nash

  • Wasted On the Way by Crosby, Stills & Nash

  • High School Life by Sharon Cuneta

  • Friday I'm in Love by The Cure

  • I Learned From You by Billy Ray Cyrus & Miley Cyrus

  • Ready, Set, Don't Go- Billy Ray Cyrus

  • One More Time by Daft Punk

  • September by Daughtry

  • What About Now by Chris Daughtry

  • How Far I’ve Come by Dawes

  • You are a Tourist by Death Cab for Cutie

  • De Brevitate Vitae (Gaudeamus igitur)

  • Rock of Ages by Def Leppard

  • Leaving On A Jet Plane by John Denver

  • Graduation Song by Amy Diamond

  • Here With Me by Dido

  • Green Leaf by Dinka

  • Here I am by Downhere

  • The Best of Times by Dream Theater

  • Northern Lights by Dream Tribes

  • Starfire by Dragonforce

  • The World Is Yours by Julie Durden

  • I Had a Time by Embrace

  • Lose Yourself By Eminem

  • Walking On A Dream by Empire of the Sun

  • Missing by Evanescence

  • Horrorscope By Eve 6

  • So Much For The Afterglow by Everclear

  • For Always Forever by Every Avenue

  • This Night (Graduation Song) by Expo

  • I Believe by Fantasia

  • Praise You by Fat Boy Slim

  • Never Forget You by Lupe Fiasco

  • 100 years by Five for Fighting

  • Take A Picture by Filter

  • Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow by Fleetwood Mac

  • Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

  • Good Feelin by Flo Rida

  • Dog Days Are Over by Florence And The Machine

  • Shake It Out by Florence and The Machine

  • Broken Wings by Flyleaf

  • There Is Nothing Left To Lose By Foo Fighters

  • Walk by Foo Fighters

  • Start The Party by Jordan Francis

  • Smile by Kirk Franklin

  • Leaving Town by Bexter Freebish

  • Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations

  • Leave The Memories Alone by Fuel

  • We are Young by Fun

  • Big Time by Peter Gabriel

  • Till The Day We Meet Again by Declan Galbraith

  • Don't It Make By Brown Eyes Blue By Crystal Gayle

  • Back When I Knew It All by Montgomery Gentry

  • Roll With Me by Montgomery Gentry

  • Glowing Inside by Nikki Gil

  • Freezeframe by J. Giles Band

  • Don’t Stop Believing by Glee Cast

  • Some Nights by Glee Cast

  • Wonderful by Gary Go

  • Thank You For Being A Friend By Andrew Gold

  • Survivors by Selena Gomez

  • Better days by Goo Goo Dolls

  • We Are One by Delta Goodrem

  • We Weren't Crazy by Josh Gracin

  • Oh How the Years Go by Amy Grant

  • Nimrod By Green Day

  • Proud To Be An American by Lee Greenwood

  • Happy Trails by Van Halen

  • Right Now by Van Halen

  • Top Of The World by Van Halen

  • Falling Free by Hardline

  • Leaving the End Open by Hardline

  • Next Chapter of Our Lives By Shane Harper

  • Find Your Wings by Mark Harris

  • Fun In The Sun by Steve Harwell

  • Waiting For My Real Life To Begin by Colin Hay

  • Graduation Day by Head Automica
  • Rivers and Roads by The Head and The Heart

  • I Love Her First by Heartland

  • Old School by Hedley

  • Do I Make You Proud? by Taylor Hicks

  • Breaking Free From High School Musical

  • I Gotta Go My Own Way from High School Musical

  • Bang On The Drum All Day by The Hit Crew

  • Perfect Day by Hoku

  • Remember Me by Hoostabank

  • Those Were The Days My Friends by Mary Hopkins

  • Greatest Love of All by Whitney Houston

  • One Moment by Whitney Houston

  • Don't Look Behind You by Seth Hutton feat. Judie Tzuke

  • Closer to Fine by Indigo Girls

  • Never Tear Us Apart By INXS

  • Someone To Watch Over Me by Allison Iraheta

  • Your Fake Name Is Good Enough For Me by Iron & Wine

  • Seasons In the Sun by Terry Jack

  • Daddy Let Me Drive by Alan Jackson

  • Walked Outta Heaven by Jagged Edge

  • Control By Janet Jackson

  • At Last by Etta James

  • Vitamin C Ft Jay-z Graduation Song Remix

  • Young Forever by Jay-Z

  • Hear You Me by Jimmy Eat World

  • The Middle by Jimmy Eat World

  • Just The Way You Are by Billy Joel

  • Movin Out by Billy Joel

  • My Life by Billy Joel

  • Sad Song Say So Much By Elton John

  • Goodnight And Goodbye by Jonas Brothers

  • Don't Stop Believin by Journey

  • Only the Young by Journey

  • To Be Alive Again by Journey

  • God Bless The USA from Jump 5

  • Throw Your Hands Up by Jump 5

  • Leaving by Junior Doctor

  • Dust in the Wind by Kansas

  • I Remember by Kaskade and Deadmau5

  • Everybody's Changing by Keane

  • Somewhere Only We Know by Keane

  • The Greatest by R Kelly

  • You've Got A Friend by Carole King

  • Rock 'N' Roll All Nite by KISS

  • Our Own Way by Klaas

  • Shine On by The Kooks

  • Born To Run by K-OS

  • Drift Away by Uncle Kracker

  • Again by Lenny Kravitz

  • Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz

  • Time By Chantal Kreviazuk

  • Love At First Sight by Kylie

  • Patiently by Emma Lahana

  • Never Forget You by Zara Larsson ft MNEK

  • Who Will I Be by Demi Lovatto

  • Growing Up by The Maine

  • Move On Up by Curtis Mayfield

  • The House That Built Me by Miranda Lambert

  • For the Summer by Ray LaMontagne

  • Pictures Of You by The Last Goodnight

  • True Colors by Cyndi Lauper

  • Keep Holding on by Avril Lavigne

  • Celebration Day Led Zeppelin

  • We're All In This Together by Ben Lee

  • Good Times by Tommy Lee

  • 1,000 Miles by Blake Lewis

  • Run by Leona Lewis

  • Drive Slow by Tiki Lewis

  • Big Girl by Kim Lian

  • High by Lighthouse Family

  • Shadow of the Day by Linkin Park

  • Wings by Little Mix

  • Pomp And Circumstance by Jack Livingstone Marching Band

  • Keep In Mind by LoCash Cowboys

  • Hiding To Nothing by Emma Lock

  • A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes by Kimberley Locke

  • Heaven by Los Lonely Boys

  • La La Land by Demi Lovato

  • Our Time Is Here by Demi Lovato

  • Who Will I Be by Demi Lovato

  • Set You Free by Luigi Lusine

  • Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd

  • Do It Anyway by Martina McBride

  • I Could Not Ask For More By Edwin McCain

  • Slipping Through My Fingers by Siobhan McCarthy

  • Silly Love Songs By Paul McCartney

  • Living Like You Were Dying by Tim McGraw

  • My Little Girl by Tim McGraw

  • Please Remember Me by Tim McGraw

  • Win by Bryan Mcknight

  • Dance Your Life Away by Jon McLaughlin

  • Maybe Someday (We'll Meet Again) by Terre McPheeters

  • Can‘t Hold us by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

  • This Use to be My Playground By Madonna

  • The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha

  • Count Your Blessings by Nas & Damian Marley

  • Sunday Morning by Maroon 5

  • Sweetest Goodbye by Maroon 5

  • Count On Me by Bruno Mars

  • Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars

  • Long Distance by Bruno Mars

  • Livin La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin

  • At the Beginning by Richard Marx and Donna Lewis

  • Bright Lights by Matchbox Twenty

  • Closing Time by Matchbox 20

  • How Far We've Come by Match box 20

  • 100 years By Dave Matthews

  • Eyes Half Open by Dave Mathews

  • Graduation Song by Dave Mathews

  • One Day By Matisyahu

  • Bigger Than my Body by John Mayer

  • Daughters By John Mayer

  • High School By John Mayer

  • Waiting on the World to Change by John Mayer

  • Welcome To The Real World by John Mayer

  • First Day of My Life by Melanie C.

  • Defying Gravity by Idina Menzel

  • Last One Standing by Mercy Me

  • Jaded by Mest

  • Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler

  • Fly Like An Eagle by Steve Miller Band

  • Tightrope by Janelle Monae

  • We Got The Party With Us by Hannah Montana

  • Life's a Dance by John Michael Montgomery

  • Extraordinary by Mandy Moore

  • You Make It Real by James Morrison
  • Float On by Modest Mouse

  • Song for a Friend by Jason Mraz

  • I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons

  • Somebody To Love by Brittany Murphy

  • Fly to The Moon by Laura Mvula

  • New Soul by Yael Naim

  • Young Blood by The Naked And Famous

  • I Can by Nas

  • The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole

  • Gone by Matt Nathanson

  • The Champ by Nelly

  • Lest We Forget by Hawk Nelson

  • Old Friends by Willie Nelson

  • You Get What You Give by New Radicals

  • I Wanna Be A Rock Star by Nickelback
  • Am I Wrong by Nico and Vinz

  • Amazing Life by Britt Nicole

  • The Lost Get Found by Britt Nicole

  • The Impossible by Joe Nicols

  • Goodbye by Night Ranger

  • I'll Throw My Toys Around by No Doubt

  • Rocksteady by No Doubt

  • Kids in America from No Secrets

  • Best Friend by Brandy Norwood

  • All Around The World by Oasis

  • Champagne Supernova by Oasis

  • Don‘t Forget Where You Belong by One Direction

  • Goodbyes by Savannah Outen

  • Ready To Go by Panic At The Disco

  • Time by The Alan Parsons Project

  • Firework by Katy Perry

  • Hot N' Cold by Kate Perry

  • Leaving On a Jet Plane by Peter, Paul and Mary

  • Into the Great Wide Open by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

  • Learning To Fly by Tom Petty

  • Somebody's Baby by Phantom Planet

  • Home by Phillip Phillips

  • Piano Concerto 89

  • I Wonder by Kellie Pickler

  • Lets Get The Party Started by Pink

  • Feel This Moment by Pitbull

  • I Did It My Way by Elvis Presley

  • Memories by Elvis Presley

  • I'm Gonna Be [500 miles] by the Proclaimers

  • Best Friend By Queen

  • Leaving Home Aint Easy by Queen

  • Lets Get The Party Started by Pink

  • Feel This Moment by Pitbull

  • Time After Time by Quietdrive

  • What Matters Most by Kenny Rankin

  • Miss Mayberry by Rascal Flatts

  • The bright side of life by Rebelution

  • Senioritis by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

  • Dancing In The Streets by Martha Reedes and The Vandelles

  • I So Hate Consequences by Relient K

  • Up and Up by Relient K

  • Its The End Of The World As We Know It by REM

  • Time For Me To Fly by Reo Speedwagon

  • Remember Me By Bo Rice

  • How Do I Live by LeAnn Rimes

  • Please Remember by Leanne Rimes

  • Prayer Of The Refugee by Rise Against

  • Last Resort by Papa Roach

  • Really Gonna Miss You by Smokey Robinson

  • Congratulations by Rolling Stones

  • Room For Two by Roots Before Branches

  • Things Will Never Be The Same by Roxette

  • It Wont Be Like This For Long by Darius Rucker

  • I Made It by Kevin Rudolf

  • Sway by Bic Runga

  • Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root

  • How about Dreamers by Jack Savoretti

  • Whatever You're Doing - Sanctus Real

  • Golden by Jill Scott

  • 2012 by Jay Sean

  • Angel by Shaggy

  • Over & Over by Roger Shah feat. Nadja Nooijen
  • Try Everything by Shakira

  • Searching My Soul by Vonda Shepard

  • Party Like A Rock Star by Shop Boyz

  • Nobody Does It Better by Carly Simon

  • A Hazy Shade Of Winter by Simon and Garfunkel

  • Bookends by Simon and Garfunkel

  • What If by Simple Plan

  • High Hopes by Frank Sinatra

  • I Did It My Way by Frank Sinatra

  • Dream By Sisqo

  • Say Goodbye by Skillet

  • All Star by Smashmouth

  • Why Can‘t We Be Friends by Smashmouth

  • She Walks With Me by Michael W. Smith

  • Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

  • You Could Be Happy by Snow Patrol

  • One Step At A Time by Jordin Sparks

  • You’ll Never Walk Alone by Jordin Sparks

  • The Deep Devine by Ronski Speed feat Ana Criado, Gareth Emery

  • Goodbye by The Spice Girls

  • I Love You More Than Yesterday by Spiral Staircase

  • Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

  • Live to Win by Paul Stanley

  • Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship

  • Running By Gwen Stefani

  • Shine Like The Stars by Stellar Kart

  • Wild World by Cat Stevens

  • Forever Young by Rod Stewart

  • If I Ever Lose My Faith In You By Sting

  • The Breath You Take (2009) by George Strait

  • Come Sail Away by Styx

  • Someday by Sugar Ray

  • These are the Days by Sugarland

  • We will get there by Sun Yan Zi

  • When We Were Friends by JE Swearengin, Adam Fecht

  • A Place in This World by Taylor Swift

  • Long Live by Taylor Swift

  • Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift

  • The Best Day by Taylor Swift

  • Hello Hurricane by Switchfoot

  • This Is Your Life by Switchfoot

  • Its My Life by Talk Talk

  • Just Breathe by Telepopmusik

  • My Girl by The Tempations

  • Hall Of Fame By The Script ft

  • Along The Way by Thee Armada

  • Set You Free by The Black Keys

  • How it’s Gonna Be by Third Eyed Blind

  • Semi-charmed Life by Third Eye Blind

  • Time Is On My Side by Irma Thomas

  • Little Wonders by Rob Thomas

  • Angels on The Moon by Thriving Ivory
  • Can't Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake

  • What Goes Around, Comes Around by Justin Timberlake

  • Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader

  • Drops of Jupiter by Train

  • The Finish Line by Train

  • When I Look To The Sky by Train
  • Better When I'm Dancing by Meghan Trainor

  • Two Sparrows in a Hurricane by Tanya Tucker

  • Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall

  • All Because Of You by U2

  • All That You Can Leave Behind By U2

  • Beautiful Day by U2

  • You Can Make It On Your Own by U2

  • One Day by UGK

  • Better Life Keith Urban

  • Days Go By by Keith Urban

  • Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me by Keith Urban

  • You Raise Me Up by Various Artists

  • We Are the World 25 for Haiti by various artists

  • Carlene by Phil Vasser

  • Sweet Jane by The Velvet Underground

  • Free Your Mind by En Vogue

  • Graduation Day by Porter Wagoner

  • Heaven When We're Home by The Wailing Jennys

  • Push Rewind by Chris Wallace

  • You Do Something To Me by Paul Weller

  • The Gift by Way Out West feat. Joanna Law

  • Black Bird by Wendy Woo

  • This is our Town by We The Kings

  • Everythings Right by Matt Wertz

  • Graduation Day by Kanye West

  • Touch the Sky by Kanye West

  • The Story Of Your Life by Mathew West

  • Flying Without Wings by Westlife

  • My Generation By The Who

  • Farewell To You by White Lion

  • Hot Wings (I Wanna Party) – & Jamie Foxx

  • Work Hard, Play Harder by Gretchen Wilson

  • For Good from the Broadway show Wicked

  • Better Things by Dar Williams

  • Colors of the Wind lyrics by Vanessa Williams, soundtrack from Pocahontas

  • Express Yourself by Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

  • Free by Elliot Yamin

  • Miles Apart by Yellow Card

  • Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard

  • Shadows and Regrets by Yellowcard

  • Voices by Chris Young

  • Leave Right Now by Will Young

  • Perfect Memory by Remy Zero

Good graduation songs depend very much on your taste. I like these songs just because they are a bit different. Although the list of songs is long it should not take long to scan to find the graduation songs you need.

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Fantastic Graduation Songs

Many Visitors have recommended their favorite songs. The top 3 songs are:

  • My Wish by Rascall Flatts

  • Graduation Friends Forever by Vitamin C

  • Time Of Your Life by Green Day

Before you choose your graduation songs you might also like to consider I’m Not Gonna Cry by Corey Smith. Based at the ceremony, it brings out the feelings we all have on Graduation Day. Before we walk away think of the people and things you will miss. Take a moment to think of the journey to graduation and also to really celebrate. Perhaps you would like also the Kanye West Graduation Day.

Graduation Songs - For Occasions

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You might want to think about the feelings you are trying to evoke as you play your songs.


  • Time Of Your Life - Green Day

  • Photograph - Nickelback

  • Whenever You Remember - Carrie Underwood

  • The Best Of Times - Styx

  • What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

  • California Dreamin By The Beach Boys


  • We Are The Champions - Queen

  • Today by Smashing Pumpkins

Friendship and Saying Goodbye

  • You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban

  • I Will Remember You - Sarah McLachlan

  • Stand By Me - Ben E King

  • Goodbye - Spice Girls

  • Goodbye To You - Michelle Branch

  • Here's To the Night - Eve G

  • It's Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday - Boyz II Men

  • Don’t Forget to Remember By The Bee Gees

  • God Only Knows by The Beach Boys

  • There You'll Be by Faith Hill

  • Thank You For Being A Friend by Andrew Gold

  • Turn To You By Christine Aguilera

  • That’s What Friends Are For By Dionne Warwick

  • You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker

  • Starts With Goodbye by Carrie Underwood

  • Farewell By Raymond Lauchengco


  • These Are The Days - 10,000 Maniacs

  • In This Diary - The Ataris

  • Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson

  • Good Riddance - Green Day

  • I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack

  • I Believe I Can Fly - R Kelly

  • Imagine by John Lennon

  • The River by Garth Brooks

  • On My Way by Phil Collins

  • A Place In the Sun By Stevie Wonder

  • Breakout By Swing Out Sister

  • Everybody Wants To Rule The World By Tears For Fears

  • Extraordinary by Mandy Moore

  • A Place In This World by Taylor Swift

  • One Step At A Time by Jordin Sparks

  • Welcome To Whoever You Are by Bon Jovi

  • Can’t Go Back Now by The Weepies

  • Don’t Look Back By Boston


  • Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield

  • True Colors - Cyndi Lauper

  • I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross

  • Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) by Baz Luhrmann

  • If Today Was Your Last Day by Nickleback

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Most Popular of All the Graduation Songs

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This has to be the Vitamin C Graduation Song
I think it suits an occasion where your emphasis is on saying goodbye and on staying ‘Friends Forever’. 

The song expertly captures the emotions of coming to graduation, facing up to the changes coming, looking back at how quickly life has moved on, saying goodbye and looking ahead to what life may be like.

Many visitors recommend it and it is worth considering for your ceremony.

Click through if you want to get the complete vitamin c song lyrics.

The page also has Vitamin C graduation songs sheet music, phone ringtones, watch and listen to the video, reviews and lots more trivia, including about Vitamn C. 

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Graduation March Music

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The correct name of course for this music is "Pomp and Circumstance". Learn more about the traditional graduation song – how it came about, listen to the tune, how it started being used for USA graduations, print off the sheet music and find out lots more facts.

Also, did you know the connection between this most ceremonial of the graduation songs and Harry Houdini?

Click here to find out all about it, including the relatively unknown lyrics!

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PreSchool Graduation Songs

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This site has some great little graduation songs suitable for preschool. 

The songs use familiar tunes and change the wording to make great graduation songs. 

Here is a little taster of what they have on offer: 

This one is sung to: "Twinkle Twinkle little star"

Kindergarten here we come
We know we'll have lots of fun
Lots of things to make and do
Reading Writing Counting too
Kindergarten here we come
We know we'll have lots of fun.

There are lots more graduation songs for preschool. 

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Kindergarten Graduation Songs

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Add your own enthusiasm and fun into singing the graduation songs with the children. Change the graduation songs words to suit your kindergarten. Have fun with kindergarten graduation songs and be creative with these simple favourite songs.

A good example of the kindergarten graduation songs is:

Your Teacher
I'm glad I was your teacher
I've come to love you so.
I can't believe the end is here.
I hate to see you go.
Remember all the fun we had
in all the things we did,
But most of all remember...
You're a very special kid!

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Christian Graduation Songs

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Christian Graduation songs offer a very uplifting look at life and the journey ahead. Christian graduation songs are vibrant and convey a great message. The graduation songs words can inspire the graduates.

The top christian graduation songs are listed here followed by my own favorite. The first few lines are given to let you decide which of the christian graduation songs would suit your taste:

  • Where You Lead Me by MercyMe

    Some graduation songs lyrics are:

    What is life? 
    A thousand roads, a thousand ways
    Why am I so afraid to move
    I crossed the line
    I'm stepping out so come what may
    I give it all cause I'm drawn to You

  • This Road by Jars Of Clay

    Some graduation songs lyrics are:

    All heavy laden acquainted with sorrow
    May Christ in our marrow carry us home
    From alabaster come blessings of laughter
    A fragrance of passion and joy from the truth

  • All The Evidence I Need by 4HIM

    So I am walking by faith and not by sight
    And I am trusting in invisible things
    For I have felt in my heart
    What I can't see with my eyes 

  • Measure Of A Man by 4HIM

    They can do their best to rate you
    And they'll place you on their charts
    And then back it up with scientific smarts
    But there's more to what your worth
    Than what their human eyes can see

  • Raging Sea by Michael W. Smith

    Sometimes the journey makes you weary
    Feels like a long and winding road
    Sometimes this life can lose it's meaning
    But you might be surprised to find some hope

  • The Power Of The Moment by Chris Rice

    What am I gonna be when I grow up?
    How am I gonna make my mark in history?
    And what are they gonna write about me when I’m gone?
    These are the questions that shape the way I think about what matters

  • Smellin' The Coffee by Chris Rice

    My eyes ain’t even open yet
    I’m smellin’ coffee, birds are singin’ just outside
    Here comes Your mercy streamin’ in with the morning light
    My heart is racin’, wakin’ up to You’re smile

  • Follow You Dreams By Raze

    Follow your dreams and you will see
    Anything you want you can achieve
    Time to begin, fly like the wind
    Breakin down these walls you will be free

  • Bring It On By Steven Curtis Chapman

    Now, I don’t want to sound like some hero
    ‘Cause it’s God alone that my hope is in
    But I’m not gonna run from the very things
    That would drive me closer to Him
    So bring it on

  • Never give up- Yolanda Adams

    Visions that can change the world trapped inside an ordinary girl 
    She looks just like me too afraid to dream out loud
    And though it's simple your idea, it won't make sense to everybody 
    You need courage now If you're gonna persevere 

  • Circle of Friends- Point of Grace

    With joy so deep and love so sweet
    Oh we'll celebrate these friends
    And a life that never ends

  • I Thank You- Rebecca St James

    There was a time when I felt
    Alone and afraid
    But You came close to me
    And I'm forever changed

  • My Friend- Crystal Lewis

    thank you 
    for being my friend 
    for being the one 
    on whom i depend 

  • Lean on me- Kirk Franklin

    This is for that little child with no father
    For that man that doesn't have a place to stay
    For that little boy living with AIDS
    Can I tell you a story, tell you a story
    You can lean on me 

  • The Prayer by Andrea Boccelli and Celine Dion

    I pray you'll be our eyes, and watch us where we go. 
    And help us to be wise in times when we don't know
    Let this be our prayer, when we lose our way 
    Lead us to the place, guide us with your grace
    To a place where we'll be safe 

  • Find Your Wings by Mark Harris

    It's only for a moment you are mine to hold
    The plans that heaven has for you
    Will all too soon unfold 

  • Think of Me - Rachel Lampa & Mark Schultz

    Packing my bag this morning, 
    Was the hardest thing to do,
    But packing my bag was so easy, 
    Compared to standing outside your door,
    right now to say goodbye to you.

  • You Will Never Walk Alone by Point of Grace

    Sometimes the Journey's gentle 
    Sometimes the cold winds blow 
    But I want you to remember
    I want you to know
    You will never walk alone 

  • We've Only Just Begun by Run Kid Run

    You'll have your ups and downs 
    Don't let them push you out
    Cause time is all you've got now

    Go make the best of everything you want to be
    With ambition pushing forward
    Your dreams upon your shoulders

    Though impossible it seems
    It's time to just believe
    From here on out you're just getting older
    Pick up yourself you'll keep getting closer

  • Blue Sky By Francesca Battistelli

    When you’re down and you’re out
    And you don’t think you have a friend
    When you’re lost in the doubt
    And you can’t see what’s around the bend

    Just hold on
    Don’t turn around
    Keep on walking
    Don’t lose heart
    ‘Cause I am here, I am here
    Wherever you are, wherever you are

  • By Your Side By Tenth Avenue North

    Why are you striving these days 
    Why are you trying to earn grace
    Why are you crying
    Let me lift up your face
    Just don't turn away

    Cause I, I love you
    I want you to know
    That I, I love you
    I'll never let you go

  • Ready By Third day

    I'm ready for the winds to change 
    I'm ready for a brighter day
    I'm ready for the sun to shine down on me
    I'm waiting for a song to sing
    I'm looking for a brand new thing
    I'm ready now to live a life that I believe

  • Every Moment by Joy Williams

    We move on with no regrets to our destiny
    Held by the hands of the Father 
    We share His love and He leads us through 

  • The Power Of A Moment by Chris Rice

    What am I gonna be when I grow up? 
    How am I gonna make my mark in history?
    And what are they gonna write about me when I’m gone?
    These are the questions that shape the way I think about what matters
    But I have no guarantee of my next heartbeat
    And my world’s too big to make a name for myself
    And what if no one wants to read about me when I’m gone?
    Seems to me that right now’s the only moment that matters

  • Wait And See by Brandon Heath

    Still wondering why I’m here 
    Still wrestling with my fear
    But oh, He’s up to something
    And the farther on I go
    I’ve seen enough to know
    That I’m, not here for nothing
    He’s up to something

  • Don't Miss Now by Downhere

    You get bumped and bruised and worse 
    For choosing the road less traveled
    You know the reward is rich
    If you persist through the darkest battles
    Open your eyes,
    Your prize is right before you, somehow
    Whatever you do, just don't miss now

  • Move by Jason Gray

    Each time I step out on my own
    I wind up broken and alone
    But every time I get off track
    You are always there to call me back
    Always calling me back home 

Alongside these christian graduation songs, my favorite of the christian graduation songs is Start A Fire By Audio Adrenaline. Christian graduation songs are uplifting and this one has a bit extra. There is a real sense of taking charge of your future which is a great theme for graduation songs, just look at the first line "I think it's a cold, cold world and I think we need to heat it".

Other great Christian Graduation Songs are:

  • God Is In Control by Avalon

  • Strong Tower by Kutlass

  • He Reigns by Newsboy

  • A Better Way by Downhere

  • Made to Worship by Chris Tomlin

  • Brave by Nichole Nordeman

  • Every Season by Nichole Nordeman

  • Friends by Michael W Smith

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People of all ages love to sing this hymn and it makes one of the better songs:

One More Step Along The World I GoOne more step along the world I go 
one more step along the world I go
from the old things to the new 
keep me travelling along with you

Chorus:And it's from the old I travel to the new 
keep me travelling along with you

Round the corner of the world I turn
more and more about the world I learn
all the new things that I see 
you'll be looking at along with me


As I travel through the bad and good
keep me travelling the way I should
where I see no way to go 
you'll be telling me the way, I know


Give me courage when the world is rough 
keep me loving though the world is tough
leap and sing in all I do 
keep me travelling along with you


You are older than the world can be 
you are younger than the life in me
ever old and ever new 
keep me travelling along with you


Click here to actually listen to the music.

I think it makes one of the wonderful songs for graduation. 

1960s Graduation Songs

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Remembering the days of the 1960's, these graduation songs may make you nostalgic:

  • Be True to Your School by The Beach Boys

  • Leaving on a Jet Plane by John Denver

  • Leaving on a Jet Plane covered by Peter, Paul and Mary

  • Don't Forget to Remember by the Bee Gees

  • High Hopes by Frank Sinatra

  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Judy Garland

  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye

  • Climb Every Mountain (Sound Of Music) by Peggy Wood

  • A Place In The Sun by Stevie Wonder

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1970s Graduation Songs

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Remembering the big changes of the 1970's, these graduation songs epitomize the decade.

  • Long and Winding Road by The Beatles

  • School's Out by Alice Cooper

  • Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

  • It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday from the movie Cooley High

  • Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

  • Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas

  • Don't Look Back by Boston

  • Respect by Aretha Franklin

  • Shooting Star by Bad Company

  • Lean On Me by Bill Withers

  • Soul Man by Blues Brothers

  • Grown Up by Bruce Springstein

  • Good Times By Chic

  • Our House by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

  • Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac

  • Dreams by Fleetwood Mac

  • Shining Star by Earth Wind and Fire

  • Walk Like A Man by Four Seasons

  • All My rowdy Friends By Hank Williams

  • Running On Empty By Jackson Browne

  • Wonder Tears Theme Song by Joe Cocker

  • Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynner

  • Car Wash by Rose Royce

  • I Love You More Today Than Yesterday by Spiral Staircase

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graduation cd

Just before I conclude on graduation songs there is another fantastic graduation songs CD, the music is great and the graduation songs will definitely make your party go with a swing. Graduation Songs like Na Na Kiss Him Goodbye, Graduation, I've Had the Time Of My Life, Hey Ya, A Moment Like This, Schools Out, Crazy In Love, Drift Away, Pomp and Circumstance, This Is The Night. All great graduation songs. Good luck with your graduation songs. Download the Album or buy the CD.

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graduation songs cd

The Graduation Music CD Includes: 

I've Had The Time Of My Life
A Moment Like This
Drift Away
Schools Out
Pomp and Circumstance
This Is The Night

Buy and Download The Graduation CD at Amazon.