Graduation Songs

By , Tuesday, 6th November, 2007

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It’s getting to that time of the year when a lot of schools are trying to find a suitable graduation song to play or for the kids to sing. Here are some that have been suggested on a listserve I belong to:

  1. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life), by Greenday
  2. Light Surrounding Me, by Evermore
  3. We Are Family, by ??
  4. Opportunity, by Pete Murray
  5. Lean on Me, by ??
  6. We’re all in this together, from High School Musical
  7. Graduation Song, by Vitamin C
  8. Morning has Broken, by Cat Stephens
  9. Rise Up, by ??
  10. You Raise Me Up, by Westlife
  11. Shine, by Shannon Noll
  12. Waiting on the world to change, by John Mayer
  13. Together we are one, by Delta Goodrem
  14. I’m on my way, by The Proclaimers
  15. Don’t Worry, Be Happy. by Bobby McFerrin
  16. We All Stand Together, by Paul McCartney and the Frog Chorus
  17. Hero, by Mariah Carey
  18. Shine, by ??
  19. We Are The Champions, by Queen

If you know who the performers are for any of these songs, please let me know so I can fill in the blanks. 😀

5 Responses to “Graduation Songs”

  1. faizal says:

    nice dude i like graduation song
    i reckon it should be 1st!!

  2. Mr Gray says:

    Here is another much longer list I have received:

    One Step at a Time by Jordin Sparks
    A Place in this World by Taylor Swift
    You Learn by Alanis Morrisette
    If Today was your Last Day by Nickleback
    Who I Am by Jessica Andrews
    Superstar by Lupe Fiasca featuring Mathew Santos
    Extraordinary by Mandy Moore
    Welcome To Whoever You Are by Bon Jovi
    Graduation Day by Tod Poulter
    Today by Smashing Pumpkins
    Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root
    Your Raise Me Up by Josh Groban
    Farewell by Raymond Lauchengco
    The Final Countdown by Europe
    I’ve had the Time of my life by Dirty Dancing
    We are the Champions by Robbie Williams & Queen
    We Go Together by Grease
    These are Special Times by Christina Aguilera
    This is the Time to Remember by Billy Joel
    Turn to You by Christina Aguilera
    This Is Your Life by Switchfoot
    Dare You to Move by Switchfoot
    Oh How the Years Go by Amy Grant
    I Will Remember You by Ryan Cabrera
    Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce
    In my Life by The Beatles
    100 years by Five for Fighting
    I Had a Time by Embrace
    Colors of the Wind lyrics by Vanessa Williams, soundtrack from Pocahontas
    True Colors by Cyndi Lauper
    Do I Make You Proud? by Taylor Hicks
    What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
    I Did It My Way by Frank Sinatra
    Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler
    Freebird by Lynard Skynyrd
    Never Be Forgotten by Jessica Andrews
    Miss You by Aaliyah
    Flying Without Wings by Westlife
    How Far We’ve Come by Match box 20
    Say Goodbye by Skillet
    Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader
    Heat of the Moment by Asia
    Bigger Than my Body by John Mayer
    Ready by Cherie
    Heroes and Thieves by Vanessa Carlton
    Fairytale by Sara Bareilles
    Friday I’m in Love by The Cure
    High by James Blunt
    Sweetest Goodbye by Maroon 5
    She’s leaving Home by The Beatles
    Leaving Home Aint Easy by Queen
    Don’t Forget To Remember by The Bee Gees
    Defying Gravity by Idina Menzel
    Better Things by Dar Williams
    You Get What You Give by New Radicals
    Searching My Soul by Vonda Shepard
    Heaven When We’re Home by The Wailing Jennys
    Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
    Strength, Courage and Wisdom by India Arie
    Golden by Jill Scott
    The Last Song by All American Rejects
    The Anthem by Good Charlotte
    Changes by Tupac
    One Day by UGK
    Highschool Never Ends by Bowling For Soup
    Semi-charmed Life by Third Eye Blind
    I’m Gonna Be [500 miles] by the Proclaimers
    Freezeframe by J. Giles Band
    Amazing by Alex LLoyd
    We Are One by Delta Goodrem
    Just Breathe by Telepopmusik
    Right Now by Van Halen
    Please Remember Me by Tim McGraw
    Top Of The World by Van Halen
    Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz
    High by Lighthouse Family
    Champagne Supernova by Oasis
    Semi Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind
    Someday by Sugar Ray
    Little Wonders by Rob Thomas
    We Are The Champions by Queen
    Fluorescent Adolescent by Arctic Monkeys
    Yellow by Coldplay
    I’ll Throw My Toys Around by No Doubt
    Sway by Bic Runga
    I Will Remember You by Ryan Cabrera
    Beautiful Love by The Afters
    Time After Time by Quietdrive
    Somebody’s Baby by Phantom Planet
    Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard
    Fly Like An Eagle by Steve Miller Band
    Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow by Fleetwood Mac
    A Little Help From My Friends by The Beatles
    Long and Winding Road by The Beatles
    Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
    Arms Wide Open by Creed
    Congratulations by Rolling Stones
    Remember Me By Bo Rice
    Ramble On By Led Zepplin
    Never Tear Us Apart By INXS
    Letter To Me By Braid Paisley
    Laughed Until We Cried BY Jason Aldean
    Thank You For Being A Friend By Andrew Gold
    High School By John Mayer
    High School Never Ends By Bowling For Soup
    This Use to be My Playground By Madonna
    Control By Janet Jackson
    Lose Yourself By Eminem
    Daughters By John Mayer
    You Are So Beautiful By Joe Cocker
    I Could Not Ask For More By Edwin McCain
    My Generation By The Who
    If I Ever Lose My Faith In You By Sting
    Running By Gwen Stefani
    Eyes Half Open by Dave Mathews
    Better days by Goo Goo Dolls
    Better Life Keith Urban
    Don’t Stop Believin by Journey
    Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me by Keith Urban
    Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve
    Work Hard, Play Harder by Gretchen Wilson
    Back When I Knew It All by Montgomery Gentry
    Rock ‘N’ Roll All Nite by KISS
    Last One Standing by Mercy Me
    Dream On by Aerosmith
    First Day of My Life by Melanie C.
    Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall
    Change the World by Eric Clapton
    Live to Win by Paul Stanley
    You’ll Never Walk Alone by Jordin Sparks
    The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha
    I Did It My Way by Elvis Presley
    Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship
    For Good from the Broadway show Wicked
    Hot N’ Cold by Kate Perry
    It Wont Be Like This For Long by Darius Rucker
    The Impossible by Joe Nicols
    Living Like You Were Dying by Tim Mcgraw
    Thunder by Boys Like Girls
    Love At First Sight by Kylie
    The Journey by Lea Salonga
    I Can from the movie Do-Re-Mi
    Will of the Wind by Jim Photoglo
    Climb Every Mountain from the movie Sound Of Music
    A Hero Comes Home by Indina Menzel
    Learning To Fly by Tom Petty
    The Future Has Arrived By The All American Rejects
    Who Says You Can’t Go Home by Bon Jovi
    I’m Alright by Jodee Messina
    Carlene by Phil Vasser
    Black Bird by Wendy Woo
    Waiting On The World To Change by John Meyer
    Time Is On My Side by Irma Thomas
    Build Me Up Buttercup by The Fundations
    Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root
    One Moment by Whitney Houston
    Closing Time by Semisonic
    Beautiful Day by U2
    I Can See Clearly Now by Jimmy Cliff
    Don’t Stop Believin by Journey
    My Life by Billy Joel
    Free Your Mind by En Vogue
    All Star by Smashmouth
    Party Like A Rock Star by Shop Boyz
    Movin Out by Billy Joel
    Wasted On the Way by Crosby, Stills & Nash
    The Great Escape by Boys Like Girls
    Hold On Loosely by .38 Special
    Welcome To The Real World by John Mayer
    Life Is A Highway by Tom Cochrane
    Bang On The Drum All Day by The Hit Crew
    Just The Way You Are by Billy Joel
    You Can Make It On Your Own by U2
    With A Little Help From My Friends by The Beatles
    Its The End Of The World As We Know It by REM
    Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me by Keith Urban
    Days Go By by keith Urban
    Who Says You Can’t Go Home by Bon Jovi
    All Star by Smashmouth
    One Step At A Time by Jordin Sparks
    Laughed Until We Cried by Jason Aldean
    Memories by Elvis Presley
    Laughed Until We Cried by Jason Aldean
    Best Days by Graham Colton
    What Matters Most by Kenny Rankin
    This Used to be My Playground by Madonna
    Closing Time by Matchbox 20
    Kings in Castles by Michael Tolcher
    I Don’t Want to Wait by Paula Cole
    Time by The Alan Parsons Project
    Remember Me by Hoostabank
    Closer to Fine by Indigo Girls
    Light On by David Cook

  3. Mr Gray says:

    You Raise me Up by Josh Groban
    Find your Wings by Mark Harris.
    The Climb by Miley Cyrus.

    Put them onto You Tube and they come up.

  4. Edenfantasys says:

    If you have a choir at your graduation ceremony, I Believe I Can Fly is the perfect song to give them to sing. It is pure inspiration for the future.

  5. Woudman says:

    For several years we have used the following two songs for graduation You Raise Me Up (SATB Piano) Words and Music by Brendan Graham and Rolf Lovland, Arranged by Roger Emerson, Recorded by Josh Groban.

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