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Top 10 Graduation Songs

Celebrate your amazing educational achievement with one of our top 10 graduation songs! Throw your grad cap in the air and jam out to these celebratory tunes.

Here are our top 10 graduation songs that might make your graduate cry or jump for joy. We've got a good mix of songs that range from the Beatles to some great hits from the 90s. Do these songs make your grad party playlist?


  • 1. Graduation (Friends Forever) by Vitamin C

    This song may be the only recognizable song by Vitamin C but has become an iconic song for graduation. With a video featuring her fluorescent hair and a bubbly tune about high school being over and a time for new beginnings, this song definitely tops our list. 

  • 2. In My Life by The Beatles 

    All Beatles songs are classic but this song certainly fits the bill for a graduation song. Get the nostalgia going with this song as you celebrate your graduation. 

  • 3. Graduation Day by Chris Isaak 

    Appropriately named, this song by Chris Isaak had to make our list of top songs.

  • 4. Closing Time by Semisonic

    A song synonymous with the 90s, it's lyrics have special meaning to things that have to come to end. Perfect for graduation, check out this song to add to your playlist. 

  • 5. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) by Green Day

    Another 90s hit, Green Day's Good Riddance may definitely be relatable to those who are so done with school! If you're saying "good riddance" to your high school days, this song should definitely be at the top of the list.

  • 6. Here's to the Night by Eve 6

    A sort of emotional but catchy song, Here's to the Night is a ballad that truly hits home to those feeling emotional about their upcoming graduation.

  • 7. Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

    This inspiring song comes with a good message for those moving on to the next stages of their lives. The lyrics talk about your potential and everything that's yet to come. It's just the beginning!

  • 9. I'll Be There For You by The Rembrandts

    This song was actually the theme song to the television series, Friends. With a fun video featuring the stars of the popular show, this song talks about always standing by the friends you make in school. 

  • 10. A Moment Like This by Kelly Clarkson

    Kelly Clarkson's first hit is perfect for any life achievement and encourages you to cherish and enjoy your moments of success. 

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