24 Songs for Graduation


Graduation season is here, and it’s about time to make our slideshows of embarrassing pictures,  reunite with family whose names we can’t remember, and reminisce over the past 4 years. Below are some songs that you may want to consider in making your videos. Or you can just sit here, listen to each one, and think about how life has passed you by. The songs are in no particular order, but beware…you may shed some tears.

Song List:

1. Kanye West – “Hey Mama”: Because where would we be without our moms?
2. T.I. feat Rihanna – “Live Your Life“: Really, remember to breathe when you walk across the stage
3. The Script – “Live Like We’re Dying”: Live each day like it’s your last…does life begin or end after college?
4. Nas – “I Can”: The song that gave us hope when we were so young still seems relevant today. You can do it.
5. Plain White T’s – “Hey There Delilah”: Hey there…what’s it like in New York City?
6. Boyz II Men – “End of the Road”: The type of song where you hug your best friend and look up to the sky
7. Alicia Keys & Jay Z – “Empire State of Mind”: Nothing like having an anthem made for the city you live in
8. Jay Z – “A Billi”: Because that’s what we all plan to make after graduation (although plans don’t always work out)
9. Asher Roth – “I Love College”: We do, truly, love you college.
10. Five for Fighting – “100 Years”: Time flies. Thank God we’re not 100 yet.
11. Louis Armstrong – “What a Wonderful World” – You should believe it’s wonderful. You’re about to enter it.
12. David Cook – “Time of My Life”: No description necessary
13. Lauryn Hill – “Everything is Everything”: What is meant to be will be…
14. Michael Jackson – “Man in the Mirror”: In honor of one of the greats. Remember how much you’ve learned from your colleagues, esp. those who’ve changed your life.
15. Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”: R.I.P. Whitney. We’re all dancing for you.
16. Outkast – “Hey Ya!”: shake it, shake shake it
17. Kanye West – “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”: wait til we get our money right…
18. Natasha Bedingfield – “Unwritten”: It’s time to start writing our lives.
19. The Rembrandts – “I’ll Be There For You”: We’ll always be friends…hopefully
20. Queen – “We Are the Champions”: We better be champions after the amount of tuition we’ve paid.
21. Kelly Clarkson – “Breakaway”: Make a wish, take a chance, make a change
22. Sarah McLachlan – “I Will Remember You”: tear jerker.
23. Lee Ann Womack – “I Hope You Dance”: I really hope you do.
24. Vitamin C – “Graduation (friends forever)”: As we go on…

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