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Good Graduation Songs for High School and College Commencement

Graduation would contain different emotions: happiness, bitterness, sweetness, sadness, etc. You cannot express your emotion easily through words. Yet, a right song may help you. A good graduation song can express what you want to say, keep your school time on your memory, and make this benchmark occasion left deep down on your heart. Let's check the most popular graduation songs around the last 10 years.

Best Graduation Songs

Part 1. Top 10 graduation songs most people like

Best Graduation Songs

1. "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)", Green Day

  • Released: 1997
  • Genre: Punk
  • Lyrics: "It's something unpredictable, but in the end is right / I hope you had the time of your life."
  • Comment: After graduation, your life ahead is unpredictable, but we will encourage each other to do things following your heart, then everything would be ok as it is all part of your life.
Best Graduation Songs

2. "Graduation (Friends Forever)", Vitamin C

  • Released: 1999
  • Genre: Pop
  • Lyrics: "As we go on, we remember / All the times we had together / And as our lives change, come whatever / We will still be, friends forever"
  • Comment: School friends are lifetime treasure, no matter how the life change us after graduation, it never change our friendship.
Best Graduation Songs

3. "See You Again", Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

  • Released: 2015
  • Genre: Hip-hop/rap
  • Lyrics: "It's been a long day without you, my friend / And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again / We've come a long way from where we began / Oh, I'll tell you all about it when I see you again."
  • Comment: From the graduation day we separate, we always try to find the time to see each other again and tell each other what we come through after graduation.
Best Graduation Songs

4. "We Are Young", fun.

  • Released: 2015
  • Genre: '10s Pop, Alternative/Indie
  • Lyrics: "Tonight / We are young / So let's set the world on fire / We can burn brighter than the sun."
  • Comment: School day is the time we are full of passion. We have done some crazy things together, laughing together and crying together. All those memories will be a great treasure to our lives.
Best Graduation Songs

5. "The Climb", Miley Cyrus

  • Released: 2009
  • Genre: Pop
  • Lyrics: "I may not know it / But these are the moments / That I'm gonna remember most, yeah / Just gotta keep going."
  • Comment: Life is full of ups and downs just like mountain. And I feel lucky to have you by my side when I climb on my school time. Although from the left of my life after graduation, you may not by my side, I will keep my faith and keep climbing.
Best Graduation Songs

6. "Breakaway", Kelly Clarkson

  • Released: 2004
  • Genre: '00s Pop
  • Lyrics: "Though it's not easy to tell you goodbye / I gotta take a risk, take a chance, make a change / And break away."
  • Comment: Leaving school is just like to say goodbye to a chapter of your life and start a new page. You may need the courage to make a change and break away from the previous live.
Best Graduation Songs

7. "Unwritten", Natasha Bedingfield

  • Released: 2004
  • Genre: Pop
  • Lyrics: "Today is where your book begins / The rest is still unwritten."
  • Comment: Life starts like an unwritten book, everyday you write something into your book. Graduation means an end of a written chapter, and the rest after graduation is still unwritten.
Best Graduation Songs

8. "Firework", Katy Perry

  • Released: 2010
  • Genre: Teen pop, Europop, Rock, Folk
  • Lyrics: "You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine / Just own the night like the 4th of July"
  • Comment: School time is like firework, sparkle and passion. Because of you, the life is lightening and shine. We will still remember that after graduation.
Best Graduation Songs

9. "I Will Remember You", Sarah MacLachlan

  • Released: 1993
  • Genre: Alternative/Indie
  • Lyrics: "I will remember you / Will you remember me? / Don't let your life pass you by / Weep not for the memories."
  • Comment: There would be some people in your life you will never remember again, and there will be some people you will remember forever. After graduation, I will still remember you who accompany me in my school time.
Best Graduation Songs

10. "Send Me On My Way", Rusted Root

  • Released: 1992
  • Genre: Jamband, Rock, Soundtracks
  • Lyrics: "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."
  • Comment: Young sometimes means we will do what we like, we laugh, we cry, we run, we jump. It seems a crazy time, but also a memorable time we cannot go back after graduation.

Part 2. Other good graduation songs you may like

Graduation Song Title Artist Released Genres
Imagine John Lennon 1971 '70s Pop
Fast Car Tracy Chapman 1988 Singer-songwriter
You Raise Me Up Josh Groban 2003 Easy listening, Adult contemporary
Wonderwall Oasis 1995 Rock
My Wish Rascal Flatts 2006 Country, Contemporary country
Photograph Nickelback 2005 Alternative/Indie, Hard rock
History One Direction 2015 Pop
Forever Young Bob Dylan 1974 Classic rock
I Believe I Can Fly R. Kelly 1996 R&B/soul, Pop
Time After Time Cyndi Lauper 1983 Pop
The Middle Jimmy Eat World 2001 Emo/hardcore
Hero Mariah Carey 1993 Pop
It's My Life Bon Jovi 2000 Metal, '00s Rock
Vienna Billy Joel 1977 '70s Pop
Float On Modest Mouse 2004 Indie
We Are The Champions Queen 1977 Classic rock, Rock
Lean On Me Bill Withers 1972 Classic soul
Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds 1985 New wave/post-punk
Through The Years Kenny Rogers 1981 Easy listening, Country, Blues, Pop
End Of The Road Boyz ll Men 1992 Soundtracks
Fire & Rain James Taylor 1970 Folk
In My Life (I Love You More) The Beatles 1965 Rock
I Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack 2000 Country, Contemporary country
I Gotta Feeling The Black Eyed Peas 2009 Pop
True Colors Cyndi Lauper 1986 Pop
Forever Young Alphaville 1984 Alternative/Indie
Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) Pink Floyd 1979 Classic rock
Closing Time Semisonic 1998 Alternative/Indie
Run Snow Patrol 2003 Rock
100 Years Five of Fighting 2004 Singer-songwriter
Moment 4 Life Nicki Minaj 2010 Hip-Hop Hitmakers, Hip-hop/rap
Am I Wrong Nico & Vinz 2014 Pop
Times Like These Foo Fighters 2002 '00s Alternative
With A Little Help From My Friends The Beatles 1967 Rock
You Get What You Give New Radicals 1998 Alternative/Indie
Tongue Tied Grouplove 2011 '10s Rock
Little Wonders Rob Thomas 2007 Soundtracks
Champion Kanye West 2007 Hip-Hop Hitmakers
All My Friends LCD Soundsystem 2007 '00s Alternative
I Can Nas 2002 East Coast hip-hop, Hip-hop/rap
Good Feeling Flo Rida 2012 Pop, Hip-hop/rap
Young Blood The Naked and Famous 2010 Alternative/Indie
A Moment Like This Kelly Clarkson 2002 Adult contemporary
No Such Thing John Mayer 2001 Adult contemporary
Tonight, Tonight The Smashing Pumpkins 1995 '90s Alternative
Stronger Kelly Clarkson 2011 '10s Pop
One Step At A Time Jordin Sparks 2007 R&B/soul, Teen pop, '00s Pop
New Soul Yael Naim 2007 Neo-folk
Rivers And Roads The Head and the Heart 2011 Folk-rock, Neo-folk
SING My Chemical Romance 2010 '00s Alternative

Part 3. How to download or record graduation songs for slideshow

The above graduation songs would be a great list to help you to make a graduation song slideshow. Then the question is how to find these graduation songs soundtracks? You can easily find them on YouTube, Vevo, Dailymotion, etc. Then you can use the professional graduation song downloader or recorder to download or record them. Here are the easy steps for your reference.

Download Graduation Songs for Slideshow

Step 1Download and install one Video Downloader and launch the software.

Step 2Type in the URL of the graduation songs music video and click "Analyze" button.

Step 3Choose the resolution you like and you can choose to automatically convert the video into audio formats like MP3. Click "OK" to start downloading.

Download Graduation Songs

Record Graduation Songs for Slideshow

Step 1Download and install one Video Screen Recorder and launch the software.

Step 2You can choose to record video and audio or record audio only. Open the Graduation song video webpage and select recording area.

Step 3Click "REC" button and start playing the graduation music. After recording, the recorded video would automatically save to WMV/MP4 format and audio into MP3 format.

Record Graduation Songs

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July 03, 2018 09:50 / Updated by to Audio