Graduation, or commencement, is one of the most important and memorable ceremonies in life. The music that accompanies the ceremony will often be remembered right along with the events of the day. The songs that are popular for graduations change from year to year.
As you are selecting graduation music, don't miss the list of Top 40 Graduation Songs of All Time.
Mandy Moore announced her step into the world of adult recording artists with this tremendous song about spreading one's wings and becoming truly "extraordinary." It works perfectly at that moment of leaving high school or college to take one's place in the larger world.
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Last year's top prom song is also a perfect fit for graduation. Sung as a gift to a loved one, Rascal Flatts say nearly all there is to say about dreaming big for someone.
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Bon Jovi's song is a reminder that we are who we are and a "miracle in their own way." It's a strong note of reassurance when taking those big steps forward in life.
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This is a reflective song about what is left behind. The spirit is holding back the tears in expectation of the greater things yet to come.
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Representing a different point of view at a time like graduation, Trace Adkins' song is a gentle reminder to enjoy things as they come and not cast one's eyes too far into the future.
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Some of the cultural references may be slightly dated, but the sentiment of this rock classic captures the spirit of graduation perfectly for many.
For a focus on the graduation day itself, Celine Dion reminds graduates to revel in the day as an unforgettable and precious one.
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A father's musings on the day of his daughter's graduation.
With a rock edge, this Pumpkins classic states for many "Today is the greatest day that I have ever known."
It's always an amazing sensation to gather others around to help send you forward in life's next great adventure.
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