Teen Thursday: Graduation Songs!

It's mid-May, which means high school graduations are fast approaching. Two years ago, I was one of the people prepping for my graduation. I bought the cap, the gown, the class ring, the invitations. But, for me at least, all that stuff was a bit boring. Instead, I was most interested the ongoing debate among my friends - what should our graduation song be?

A lot goes in to a good graduation song. It needs to represent this huge moment, when adulthood is just around the corner. Sometimes the best graduation songs are happy, and sometimes they are a bit sad and full of longing. A few of my friends wanted "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" by Green Day played at our ceremony, but I was very against this since the song is actually very sarcastic and not really fitting for such a big moment.

Ultimately, I wasn't thrilled with the choice of graduation song we got. Ours was "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus, which is nice, but to me it just wasn't the song that fit all of us. So, instead, I picked my own graduation song - the song that, in my heart, represented that big night in my life. For me, that song is probably "The Great Escape" by Boys Like Girls, which had just come out around the time I was preparing to make that final walk across my high school gymnasium.

Graduation songs can be hit or miss, but music is such an emotional thing that it speaks to everyone. I want to know what your graduation song was/is/should be. Are there any songs you want to hear played at your graduation? Or, if you've graduated already, what was played and how did you feel about it? Tell us all about the best and worst graduation songs!


Lauren Elizabeth Morrill (Mona Mour) said...

When I graduated from Maryville High School in 2001, our song was Free Bird ... and in the program, our tragically un-hip administrators spelled the band's name as "Leonard Skynrd."

I wanted Fatboy Slim's Praise You, but country music won out for sure on that one...

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Pam Harris said...

I don't remember my graduation song AT ALL. However, I do remember the graduating class right after me had that Vitamin C graduation song--glad I dodged that bullet. :)

jenniferpickrell said...

LOL at Lauren's comment and "Leonard Skynrd."

And, Pam, I know what you mean - I think trillions of graduating classes used that Vitamin C song :)

I graduated in 1997 and our song was, not kidding, "Fight for Your Right" by the Beastie Boys. It was rather fitting, though, I guess, since we were so "bad" as a class we weren't even allowed to have a senior trip.

We Heart YA said...

LOL Pam, that was OUR graduation song. Well, from 8th grade. Along with "I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly, which we also had to learn how to sign (as in, sign language) b/c our school had a deaf program that we did graduation with.

I have NO idea what my high school graduation song was... I don't even think we had one!

Claire Dawn said...

Ever heard Vitamin C's Graduation: Friends Forever? It was my graduation song- even though I didn't get to go to my graduation. lol.

We Heart YA said...

Aww, all the original comments are gone. :'(

Well, I don't think my high school graduation had a song, but my 8th grade graduation did. 2, in fact. One was Vitamin C's "Graduation (Friends Forever)" -- just like Claire's -- and the other was R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly," which we both sang and signed, b/c our school had a deaf program that did graduation with us.

Cheesy, and yet memorable. :P

LAuclair said...

I graduated in 1980 and my class wanted to enter the hall singing Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall." Needless to say, that notion was squashed like the rest of our senior pranks, but that song remains "my" graduation song.

Adeeva Afsheen said...

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