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

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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2016

Try Everything – Shakira (from “Zootopia”)

Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake (from “Trolls”)

How Far I’ll Go – Auli’i Cravalho (from “Moana”)

 

2015

The Days – Avicii

Better When I’m Dancing – Meghan Trainor

 

2014

Best Day Of My Life –  American Authors

Que Sera – Justice Crew

Fight Song – Rachel Platten

 

2013

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

 

2012

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

 

2011

Keep Your Head Up – Andy Grammer

 

2010

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

 

2009

Lean On Me – Glee version

Growing Up Beside You – Paolo Nutini

Fireflies – Owl City

 

2008

I Was Here – Lady Antebellum

 

2007

Little Wonders – Rob Thomas (from “Meet The Robinsons”)

I Told You So – Carrie Underwood

 

2006

My Wish – Rascal Flatts

Forever Young – Youth Group

 

2004

Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson

 

2003

For Good – Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel (from “Wicked”)

 

1999

Friends Forever – Vitamin C

 

1997

Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) – Green Day

 

1996

Seasons of Love – from Rent

 

1995

I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts (Theme from “Friends”)

 

1991

End Of The Road – Boyz II Men

 

1987

Man In The Mirror – Michael Jackson

 

1986

True Colors – Cyndi Lauper

 

1977

We Are The Champions – Queen

 

1971

Pure Imagination – from Willy Wonka

 

1967

With A Little Help From My Friends – Beatles

 

1961

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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