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Graduation Music

Graduation music is a fabulous way to build excitement for the big day! While there isn't a specific genre of music that is specific to graduations, there are a lot of sentimental songs that you can play at a graduation party to keep the excitement level high.

Whether you're interested in traditional graduation music or contemporary songs that will appeal to today's grads, here are some options to help you build your party playlist.

High School Graduation Music:

  • “I Believe I Can Fly” – R. Kelly
  • “I Hope you Dance” – Lee Ann Womack
  • “Graduation” – Vitamin C
  • “I’ll Be There for You” – Rembrandts
  • “Young” – Kenny Chesney
  • “Out Loud” – Dispatch
  • “These Are the Days” – Natalie Merchant
  • “When You Believe” – Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston
  • “I Go Back” – Kenny Chesney
  • “Hero” – Mariah Carey
  • “No Such Thing” – John Mayer
  • “Never Say Never” – Justin Bieber

College Graduation Music:

  • “Make It Happen” - Mariah Carey
  • “Celebrate Good Times” – Kool and the Gang
  • “100 Years” – Five for Fighting
  • “Here’s to the Night” – Eve 6
  • “Unwritten” – Natasha Beddingfield
  • “I’ll Remember” – Madonna
  • “My Wish” – Rascal Flats
  • “Happy” – Leona Lewis
  • “Firework” - Katy Perry
  • “All Good Things” – Nelly Furtado
  • “Billionaire” – Travie McCoy

You can also use any of these songs to create a memorable graduation slideshow. They're also songs that you can play at a prom party or going away party for a grad heading off to college in the fall!

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