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!