Graduation Songs

Selecting the right graduation songs can help make this momentous event a resounding success and one that will be remembered always.

There are periods in life worthy of celebrating, capturing, and memorializing, and each deserves its own unique soundtrack. One such event is your graduation day, and the songs included in graduation ceremonies, video and photo montages, and parties following the event make up its soundtrack.

Graduation songs

The right music can enhance the feelings already present on such a significant occasion as graduation day. Choosing graduation songs that not only encapsulate the emotions of the day in the tune they carry, but also in the lyrics they incorporate is important.

Selecting songs with music appropriate to the events unfolding allows you to establish a fluid and consistent feeling in the day’s occurrences. Choosing songs with sentimental value, triumphant choruses, joyous notes, and catchy beats can help you capture the mood of each activity included in graduation day.

The right song for a video or photo slideshow depicting the last four years of collaboration, friendship, challenges, and triumphs makes the presentation of those images one which fits with the rest of the ceremony or celebration.

It allows you to make the presentation have a real and meaningful appeal to the audience, and helps establish an even deeper understanding of the day’s significance – solidifying it in the minds of all who attend the graduation.

Graduation songs included in the parties which occur before and after the celebration are as important as those used in the ceremony itself.

These songs add strength to the memories of the day. If you choose the right songs, they will capture your memories for years to come. Any time you hear these songs in the future, you’ll be struck by their significance and immediately experience feelings of nostalgia.

There are reasons certain songs are popular choices for graduation day celebrations. They are popular because of the sentiments they communicate as well as the emotions they cause to pour out of you. Sentiment is extremely important in choosing the right songs for inclusion in the graduation day playlist, and will play a large role in determining the top ten songs for 2013 graduations.

Previous years have seen certain songs commonly used in graduation ceremonies and celebrations. Some of these songs have a very persistent presence from year to year.

The songs that persist are those with lyrics focusing on friendship, achievement, and life-altering moments. Some of these are bound to make their way onto the list of the top ten for 2010. They may include:

• These Are The Times To Remember – Billy Joel
• Lean On Me – Bill Withers
• School's Out – Alice Cooper
• I’m On My Way – Phil Collins
• It's The End Of The World – R.E.M.
• We Are The Champions – Queen
• I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends – Joe Cocker
• Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen – Baz Luhrmann
• Imagine – John Lennon
• I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly

Newer songs will inevitably make an appearance as well, as there are many songs popular today which are also appropriate for inclusion in the soundtrack of any graduation. These could include:

• A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
• Graduation – Vitamin C
• Whenever You Remember – Carrie Underwood

Regardless of the songs you choose, you should ensure they are ones that will carry significance for you for the rest of your life. They should evoke emotion and inspire thoughtfulness. Graduation songs can vary, but they should all meet the criteria for memorializing a momentous occasion.

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