It’s that time of year!
“Does anyone have a great graduation song suggestions??”
Towards the end of March (USA/Europe) and beginning of November (Australia/New Zealand) I start to see teachers ask for graduation song suggestions on Facebook and other social media channels. Although new fresh ones appear each year, some songs are perennial favourites.
I decided to put together a list of the most commonly suggested songs. This list will be updated each year to include new songs.
The list below includes
- Song title
- Artist/composer name
- Link to the Youtube video
The songs below are listed in order of release date and the link goes to the Youtube video of the song.
IMPORTANT: although most songs in the list are considered clean and student-friendly, please use your own judgement when listening to them (or watching the video) and selecting a song for your school. Every school has different guidelines and expectations so YOU need to choose what works best for your students.
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Try Everything – Shakira (from “Zootopia”)
Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake (from “Trolls”)
How Far I’ll Go – Auli’i Cravalho (from “Moana”)
The Days – Avicii
Better When I’m Dancing – Meghan Trainor
Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
Que Sera – Justice Crew
Fight Song – Rachel Platten
Compass – Lady Antebellum
Shine Your Way – Owl City & Yuna (from “The Croods”)
Roar – Katy Perry
Hey Brother – Avicii
Happy – Pharrell Williams
I Lived – One Republic
Counting Stars – One Republic
It’s Time – Imagine Dragons
On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons
Home – Phillip Phillips
Hall of Fame – The Script ft. will.i.am
Good Time – Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen
Keep Your Head Up – Andy Grammer
Wherever I go – Miley Cyrus & Emily Osment
Count on me – Bruno Mars
Firework – Katy Perry
Today My Life Begins – Bruno Mars
Hold On To The Memories – Corey Tynan
Lean On Me – Glee version
Growing Up Beside You – Paolo Nutini
Fireflies – Owl City
I Was Here – Lady Antebellum
Little Wonders – Rob Thomas (from “Meet The Robinsons”)
I Told You So – Carrie Underwood
My Wish – Rascal Flatts
Forever Young – Youth Group
Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
For Good – Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel (from “Wicked”)
Friends Forever – Vitamin C
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) – Green Day
Seasons of Love – from Rent
I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts (Theme from “Friends”)
End Of The Road – Boyz II Men
Man In The Mirror – Michael Jackson
True Colors – Cyndi Lauper
We Are The Champions – Queen
Pure Imagination – from Willy Wonka
With A Little Help From My Friends – Beatles
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Any other songs you would like to add?
What have you used with your students? Add a comment below!
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