Songs to graduate

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“Friends Forever” Lyrics

So we talked all night about the rest of our lives
Where we’re gonna be when we turn 25
I keep thinking times will never change
Keep on thinking things will always be the same (Be the same)
But when we leave this year we won’t be coming back
No more hanging out ’cause we’re on a different track and if you
Got something that you need to say, you better say it right now
‘Cause you don’t have another day (Another day)
‘Cause we’re moving on and we can’t slow down
These memories are playing like a film without sound and I

Keep thinking of the night in June, I didn’t know much of love
But it came too soon (Oh, came too soon)
And there was me and you and then it got real blue
Stay at home talking on the telephone and we would
Get so excited and we’d get so scared, laughing at ourselves
Thinking life’s not fair, (Ooh) and this is how it feels (Ooh-Ooh)
As we go on
We remember
All the times we
Had together
And as our lives change
Come whatever
We will still be
Friends forever
So if we get the big jobs and we make the big money
When we look back now, will our jokes still be funny?
Will we still remember everything we learned in school?
Still be trying to break every single rule? (Every rule)
Will Little Brainy Bobby be the stockbroker man?
Can Heather find a job that won’t interfere with her tan?
I keep, keep thinking that it’s not goodbye (Not goodbye), keep on thinking
It’s a time to fly, (Ooh) and this is how it feels (Ooh-Ooh)
As we go on
We remember
All the times we
Had together
And as our lives change
Come whatever
We will still be
Friends forever
La-La-La-La-La-La-La-La, La-La-La-La-La-La-La-La
La-La-La-La-La-La-La, Yeah-Yeah-Yeah
La-La-La-La-La-La-La-La, La-La-La-La-La-La-La-La
La-La-La-La-La-La-La, we will still be, friends forever
Will we think about tomorrow like we think about now?
Can we survive it out there? Can we make it somehow? (Somehow?)
I guess I thought that this would never end
And suddenly it’s like we’re women and men
Will the past be a shadow that will follow us ’round?
Will these memories fade when I leave this town?
I keep, keep thinking that it’s not goodbye (It’s not goodbye)
Keep on thinking it’s a time to fly
As we go on (Ooh)
We remember (We remember)
All the times we (We)
Had together (Together, Love)
And as our lives change (Yeah)
Come whatever (Come whatever)
We will still be (We will always)
Friends forever (Friends forever)
As we go on (As we go on)
We remember (Yeah)
All the times we (Yay-Yeah)
Had together (Ooh-Ooh-Ooh)
And as our lives change (Ooh-Ooh)
Come whatever (Come whatever)
We will still be (Yay-Yeah)
Friends forever (Friends forever)
(La-La-La-La-La-La-La-La, La-La-La-La-La-La-La-La)
As we go on (We’ll always)
We remember (Always remember)
All the times we (That we had)
Had together (Yeah-Yeah-Yeah)
And as our lives change (As our lives change)
Come whatever (La-La-La-La-La-La-La-La)
We will still be (Always remember)
Friends forever (Oh, Ooh)

Make You Believe

Ah ah ah
Ah ah ah
Ah ah ah
I’ll make you believe again

Down on your knees, she made you feel
Like you’re worthless, you just don’t deserve this, no no
How does it feel to think that you gave all you could?
Wish you did but you would

I’ll be the ears you talk to
The doors you walk through
The arms to hold on to
You’re safe with me

Your heart’s been stolen, eyes weren’t open
Trust is broken, but I’ll make you believe again
Make you stronger, so we’ll live longer
You’ve lost your faith in love, but I’ll make you believe again (I’ll make you believe)

Where do you run? Who do you turn to?
And burn to cause you thought that she was the one
She threw it away, left you with nothing but pain
You won’t feel love again

I’ll be the ears you talk to
The doors you walk through
The arms to hold on to
You’re safe with me

Your heart’s been stolen, eyes weren’t open
Trust is broken, but I’ll make you believe again
Make you stronger, so we’ll live longer
You’ve lost your faith in love, but I’ll make you believe again (I’ll make you believe)

I’ll give you the strength that you need to forget
(I’ll be the last thing that you would regret)
BOTH/All: Make you believe in love again, oh

I’ll make you believe again
(Oh woah, oh woah yeah)
{​I’ll make you believe}​

Your heart’s been stolen (Your heart’s been stolen, yeah) Eyes weren’t open
Trust is broken {​Broken, no}​ But I’ll make you believe again
Make you stronger Make you stronger So we’ll live longer
{​Lost your faith, oh no}​ You’ve lost your faith in love, but I’ll make you believe again

Oh oh oh, oh oh oh
I’ll make you believe
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh
I’ll make you believe
(I’ll make you believe again)

Graduation marks the end of one chapter of your life and the start of an exciting new one! And while you’re so looking forward to the journey ahead, saying goodbye to the friends and teachers who have been by your side isn’t easy. To help you get through all the nerve-racking, totally scary, completely exhilarating moments of graduation, here are 25 songs that capture exactly what you’re feeling. Check them out and add ’em to your playlist as you count down the days until it’s time to rock that cap and gown.

1. “Something Big” by Shawn Mendes

“Something Big” is about that feeling you get when you finally hit the finish line. Finally getting your diploma after all those stints of senioritis really feels like you just competed in some sort of extreme sport. So, this song is extra fitting for the day you finally get your diploma.

The Most Relatable Lyrics: “It’s like that feeling when you’re about to win the medal/ And you worked so hard, that you knew you wouldn’t settle/ Hands are in the air, hands are in the air”

2. “I’ll Be There For You” by The Rembrandts

After any graduation, whether it’s high school or college, you start experiencing more of the real world. That means that you also start learning that not everything in the real world goes according to plan. This song reminds you that even though there will be some bad times, your friends will always be there to push you through it.

3. “Happy” by Pharrell

This is the perfect song to play when literally no one can bring you down from your good mood. Graduation is a time for celebrating and this song brings only positive vibes. You’ll find yourself smiling along and singing along to the catchy hook.

4. “Counting Stars” by OneRepublic

Graduation is one of those bittersweet life events. You’re happy that you’re moving on to the next step, but at the same time you have to figure out what that next step is. “Counting Stars” is about knowing that you want to accomplish something in life, but making it through that in-between process where you’re trying to figure out just how you’re going to do that.

5. “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey

The name of the song tells you all you need to know. The song is about believing in yourself and not giving up on your dreams, no matter how hard the road gets. Your new journey after graduation will test your limits and patience many times, but the key is to remain persistent and keep going until you’ve reached your goals.

The Most Relatable Lyrics: “Working hard to get my fill/ Everybody wants a thrill/ Some will win, some will lose/ Some were born to sing the blues”/ Payin’ anything to roll the dice/ Just one more time/ / Oh, the movie never ends/ It goes on and on and on and on”

6. “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

Grab your tissues because graduation is an emotional ride. After graduation, everyone sets off on their own journeys, so the routine you’re used to switches up completely. Your friends might go off to a new school or job in a different city or state, and though the relationship will always remain close, it’ll be bittersweet that you won’t get to see them as often as you’re used to.

The Most Relatable Lyrics: “First you both go out your way/ And the vibe is feeling strong and what’s/ Small turn to a friendship, a friendship/ Turn into a bond and that bond will never/ Be broken and the love will never get lost”

7. “No New Friends” by LSD

Though graduation is definitely tear-inducing, it’s definitely a time to celebrate, too. This song is about knowing that you already have all the tools you need to accomplish something and be happy, and those tools include your friends. “Friends” is an upbeat song with a lot of bass, so if graduation’s got you down, turn this one up.

The Most Relatable Lyrics: “I got all I need in a world of doubt/ We got our champagne dreams in an endless drought/ We are the kings and queens seeking our aces out/ We got all we need, no new friends now”

8. “Purpose” by Justin Bieber

The song “Purpose” is about Justin’s journey towards finding faith in himself and something higher. After graduation, there might be times where you feel like you have to figure out the rest of your life in that exact moment. But this song is about giving yourself time to do that and instead giving your best to whatever your goals are and learning lessons along the way.

The Most Relatable Lyrics: “And you’ve given me the best gift/ That I’ve ever known/ You give me purpose everyday/ You give me purpose in every way”

9. “Forever Young” by Jay-Z ft. Mr. Hudson

“Forever Young” is about taking time to live in the moment. During graduation season, you’ll be busy making plans for what’s next, but don’t forget to take in everything you’ve already accomplished. Enjoy the memories as you make them because time really does fly by.

The Most Relatable Lyrics: “Reminisce, talk some shit, forever young is in your mind/ Leave a mark they can’t erase, neither space nor time/ So when the director yells cut, I’ll be fine/ I’m forever young”

10. “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack

“I Hope You Dance” is a true graduation song. It’s full of well wishes for the rest of your journey and the rest of you life. In the song, Lee Ann hopes that the person she’s singing to remains resilient and keeps fighting on, no matter what life brings.

The Most Relatable Lyrics: “I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance/ Never settle for the path of least resistance/ Livin’ might mean takin’ chances, but they’re worth takin’/ Lovin’ might be a mistake, but it’s worth makin'”

11. “Graduation (Friends Forever)” by Vitamin C

This song may have come out nearly 20 years ago, but it really stands the test of time. It’s all about students who are about to go their separate ways after graduation and all the emotions and feels that come with that.

The Most Relatable Lyrics: “And so we talked all night about the rest of our lives / Where we’re gonna be when we turn twenty five / I keep thinking times will never change / Keep on thinking things will always be the same,” Vitamin C sings in the track, which is eternally relatable.”

12. “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus

The prospect of graduating can be scary, and it’s pretty much guaranteed you’ll face plenty of challenges once you’re out in the real world. Miley Cyrus’ track “The Climb” is all about staying strong as you venture out into a challenging new world.

Lyrics to Learn From: “There’s always gonna be another mountain / I’m always gonna wanna make it move / Always gonna be an uphill battle / Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose / Ain’t about how fast I get there / Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side / It’s the climb”

13. “Seasons of Love” by RENT Film Cast

The RENT song, “Seasons of Love,” is all about measuring your life in love, and when graduation time rolls around, the people you used to just walk by in the hallways without giving a second thought seem to feel much closer to you. You don’t know what your life will be like when you can’t walk by that person in the hallway everyday. You just love them so much and wish you had more time to walk by them (and not speak) every day.

Lyrics to Live By: “It’s time now to sing out / Tho’ the story never ends / Let’s celebrate / Remember a year in the life of friends / Remember the love / Remember the love / Remember the love / Measure in love / Measure, measure your life in love”

14. “We Are Young” by Fun and Janelle Monáe

This track is all about living life to the fullest while you’re young and not taking moments for granted, something you should definitely do during the final days of your high school adventure.

Most relatable Lyrics: “Tonight / We are young / So let’s set the world on fire / We can burn brighter / Than the sun / Tonight / We are young / So let’s set the world on fire / We can burn brighter / Than the sun”

15. “History” by One Direction

You are going to miss your besties SO MUCH after graduation. If you’re looking to relive every single moment you had with them, definitely listen to “History.” It’s literally all about cherishing all you’ve been able to accomplish with your friends and making sure your friendship lasts forever.

Most relatable lyrics: “You and me got a whole lot of history / We could be the greatest thing that the world has ever seen / You and me got a whole lot of history / So don’t let it go, we can make some more, we can live forever”

16. “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield

Every graduate is filled with an insane amount of potential, but the scary prospect of stepping into the real world can sometimes hold recent graduates back. They just need a little push to unleash their inner BOSS. This song is definitely a good start!

Most Inspiring Lyrics: “Staring at the blank page before you / Open up the dirty window / Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find / Reaching for something in the distance / So close you can almost taste it / Release your inhibitions”

17. “Live Like We’re Dying” by Kris Allen

The most important thing during the final weeks of school is to start REALLY cherishing every last moment you have left with your friends and classmates, because you’ll never be able to turn back the clock and live this moment again.

Most relatable lyrics: “Yeah we gotta start lookin’ at the hands of the time we’ve been given here / This all we got then we gotta start thinkin’ it / Every second counts on a clock that’s tickin’ / Gotta live like we’re dying oh”

18. “For Good” by Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel

By the time the school year ends, you’ve made so many good friends, but then there are also quite a few people you won’t mind getting far, far away from because, let’s be real, high school = DRAMA. But one thing you can say is that every person you came across in high school, whether it was a good experience or a bad one, played a part in making you the amazing person you are right now.

Lyrics to learn from: ” Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better / But because I knew you / I have been changed for good”

19. “Never Grow Up” by Taylor Swift

When graduation rolls around, you really wish you could just make time stop so that you could stay a higher schooler forever and not deal with all the challenges and complications that come with growing up. This TSwift song really puts your feelings into perspective.

Most relatable lyrics: “Oh darling don’t you ever grow up, don’t you ever grow up / Just stay this little / Oh darling don’t you ever grow up, don’t you ever grow up / It could stay this simple / And no one’s ever burned you / Nothing’s ever left you scarred / And even though you want to / Just try to never grow up”

20. “Goodbye To You” by Michelle Branch

Now that you’ll be saying goodbye to your school forever, you probably won’t be seeing your ex or that crush who put you through the emotional ringer. This track is all about saying goodbye, once and for all, to someone you really cared about.

Most relatable lyrics: “Could I have loved someone like the one I see in you / I remember the good times baby now, and the bad times too / These last few weeks of holdin’ on / The days are dull, the nights are long / Guess it’s better to say / Goodbye to you”

21. “100 Years” by Five For Fighting

It’s hard to believe that once you walk out the front doors of your high school as a student for the last time, you’ll start a brand new life as a college student, and then get a real-world job, and maybe even start a family someday. It all seems to far off, but it all starts now. This track really puts into perspective all that’s in store in the years to come and makes you cherish the moment you’re in.

Most relatable lyrics: “Fifteen there’s still time for you / Time to buy and time to lose / Fifteen, there’s never a wish better than this/ When you only got hundred years to live”

22. “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey

What can be said about this song other than: CLASSIC! No other song makes you feel like you can do or achieve ANYTHING than this pump-up track.

Most inspiring lyrics: “Streetlight people / Don’t stop believing / Hold on to the feeling”

23. “Firework” by Katy Perry

Sometimes it may not feel like it, but you’re literally exploding with potential — like a firework. And Katy’s inspirational anthem is perfect to make you feel like it once graduation time comes around.

Most relatable lyrics: “You just gotta ignite the light / And let it shine / Just own the night / Like the Fourth of July / ‘Cause baby you’re a firework / Come on show ’em what your worth”

24. “Who Says” by Selena Gomez and The Scene

This track is an inspirational goldmine. Whenever you’re feeling down, or like you’re not good enough post-grad, there’s nothing like some beautiful Selena Gomez lyrics to pick you up and make you feel like you can take on the world.

Most inspirational lyrics: “Who says / Who says you’re not perfect / Who says you’re not worth it / Who says you’re the only one that’s hurting”

25. “Fly” by Hilary Duff

When your time in high school begins to wind down, a lot of doubts start to creep in as you get ready to start a new chapter of your life. But you have to be like Hilary Duff — open up the part of you that wants to hide away, and fly into the sun, leaving all your insecurities behind (with this song as your sountrack, obviously).

Most inspiring lyrics: “Fly / Open up the part of you that wants to hide away / You can shine / Forget about the reasons why you can in life / And start to try / ‘Cause it’s your time / Time to fly.”

26. “Keep Holding On” by Avril Lavigne

Figuring out what you’re going to do beyond college is a daunting task, but you definitely are not alone. There’s a whole class of students who feel the exact same way. So you can all hold on and get through the challenges of growing up together.

27. “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas

This irreverent, uplifting track is all about celebrating all your hard work and all you’ve accomplished over the years because you deserve it.

Most uplifting lyrics: “Cause I gotta feeling, woohoo / That tonight’s gonna be a good night / That tonight’s gonna be a good night / That tonight’s gonna be a good, good night”

28. “Hero” by Mariah Carey

Believe it or not, there’s a hero inside each and every one of us who totally has everything it takes to take on the adult world and all the challenges it has in store.

Most inspiring lyrics: “There’s a hero / If you look inside your heart / You don’t have to be afraid / Of what you are / There’s an answer / If you reach into your soul / And the sorrow that you know / Will melt away”

29. “Life Is A Highway” by Rascal Flatts

Your time at high school has been a roller coaster ride full of ups and downs, but you wouldn’t change a moment for the world. And the rest of your life is going to be just as much of an adventure. This song will get you right in the mood to jump in without any doubt that you can handle anything life throws your way,

Most relatable lyrics: “We won’t hesitate / To break down the garden gate / There’s not much time left today / Life is a highway / I wanna ride it all night long / If you’re going my way / I wanna drive it all night long”

30. “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper

Graduation time is the perfect time to make sure your bestie knows that you will always, ALWAYS be there for them, and this track really gets the message across.

Most relatable lyrics: “If you’re lost you can look and you will find me / Time after time / If you fall I will catch you — I’ll be waiting / Time after time”

31. “7 Years” by Lukas Graham

This track is all about realizing and reaching your goals at the different stages of your life. A mood for when you’re graduating from high school.

Most relatable lyrics: “I only see my goals, I don’t believe in failure / ‘Cause I know the smallest voices, they can make it major / I got my boys with me at least those in favor”

32. “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by Simple Minds

When you’re saying goodbye to all your friends at the end of the year, you just want to know that they won’t forget about you and all the amazing times you shared.

Most relatable lyrics: “Don’t you, forget about me / Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t / Don’t you, forget about me”

33. “I Was Here” by Beyoncé

Sometimes you worry that everything you accomplished during your high school career will be forgotten once you graduate. This Beyoncé track will help get those negative thoughts out of your mind in time to walk across the the stage and get your diploma.

Most inspiring lyrics: “I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time / Know there was something that meant something that I left behind / When I leave this world, I’ll leave no regrets / Leave something to remember, so they won’t forget / I was here / I lived, I loved / I was here”

34. “A Moment Like This” by Kelly Clarkson

You’ve been working for FOUR LONG YEARS to get to this moment. And by this moment, I mean the moment you finally hold your high school diploma in your hands. This song really puts into perspective how momentous this time really is.

Most inspiring lyrics: “Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this / Some people search forever for that one special kiss / Oh, I can’t believe its happening to me / Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this”

35. “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

Nobody puts a graduate in the corner! It’s time to celebrate all the amazing times you’ve had with all your friends while jamming out on the dance floor to this classic!

Most relatable lyrics: “I’ve had the time of my life / No I never felt this way before / Yes I swear it’s the truth / And I owe it all to you”

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Even though graduation may feel like eons away (after all, there’s still snow on the ground in some places), it’s going to be here before you know it. The weeks in between spring break and grabbing your diploma are likely to fly by in an instant, so you’d better start the process of reminiscing now.

Nostalgia is definitely a unique emotion, and one of the best ways to invoke it is through music. Every soon-to-be grad needs a playlist filled with songs that will help you look back on the best of times while simultaneously getting pumped up for what the future holds. With that in mind, we’ve put together a playlist that will definitely push you on a stroll down memory lane while ending on a note of confidence and excitement for what comes next.

“Castle” (Halsey)

If you’re ready for a change of scenery, Halsey’s “Castle” completely understands. With a slow beat and lyrics like “Sick of all these people talking, sick of all this noise / Tired of all these cameras flashing, sick of being poised,” it’s the perfect song for capturing the restless emotion that comes with being on the brink of the end of a chapter. You’re ready for your castle, just like Halsey.

“It Ain’t Me” (Kygo & Selena Gomez)

Are you having having trouble leaving senior year behind? That’s totally normal, and this is the perfect song to play on repeat. When Selena sings “I had a dream / We were back to 17,” it’s hard not to picture those perfect evenings that encompass the end of high school. And her line about “the Polaroids and memories” is guaranteed to get you missing your squad – even before you say goodbye.

“Castle on the Hill” (Ed Sheeran)

Ed Sheeran is undoubtedly the king of nostalgia, and “Castle on the Hill” is the royal anthem. Even though you might be excited for your post-graduation life, there’s possibly a part of you that wants to go “back to when.“ This song will certainly take you there. Ed’s descriptive lyrics conjure up images of childhood and adventure, making you wonder how time manages to go by so quickly.

“See You Again” (Wiz Khalifa, ft. Charlie Puth)

One of the bittersweet parts of graduation is saying goodbye to your best friends. Your BFFs from high school might be attending a college in a different time zone. Or if you’re graduating from college, your squad might be headed in multiple directions. With lyrics like “I know we loved to hit the road and laugh / But something told me that it wouldn’t last,” this song is bound to make you feel all the things.

“Marry the Night” (Lady Gaga)

This power ballad from Lady Gaga will convince you that your future is filled with badass adventures. The soulful song opens with the verse, “I’m gonna marry the night / I won’t give up on my life / I’m a warrior queen / Live passionately, tonight,” invoking a ton of confidence and determination.

“Never Ending” (Rihanna)

Rihanna’s song “Never Ending” captures that feeling of growing distant from someone you used to care for. Whether it’s a friend or a significant other, everyone knows that painful sensation of falling out of touch. When Rihanna sings “We lost connection, oh, come back to me / So I can feel alive again,” it’s hard not to picture a friendship that fizzled out over time. Of course, you can always reach out, and the culmination of school is sometimes the perfect opportunity.

“Love Me Now” (John Legend)

Sometimes you need a cathartic cry, especially around momentous events like graduation, and John Legend’s “Love Me Now” is definitely the song to get you there. This emotional jam reminds us to live in the moment and appreciate the people around you. After all, life is precious, and as much as you want to plan, the future is always uncertain.

“Lost Boy” (Ruth B)

This beautiful ballad by Ruth B feels like a fairy tale in the form of a song. With its Peter Pan imagery, it will make you think of being a little kid and wishing that Neverland was real. “Lost Boy” is an important reminder to always keep your inner child close, and never lose your sense of creativity and imagination as you head out into the world.

“Wild Things” (Alessia Cara)

Alessia Cara knows how to make people feel empowered with her music, and “Wild Things” is no exception. This energetic song encourages its listeners to be themselves, and never be ashamed of individuality. Can we talk about these lyrics? “So gather all the rebels now, we’ll rabble-rouse and sing aloud / We don’t care what they say no way, no way / And we will leave the empty chairs to those who say we can’t sit there / We’re fine all by ourselves.” The message here is crystal clear: love who you are, and never change to fit into someone else’s standard.

“Final Song” (MØ)

There’s certainly a finality that comes along with graduation. It can easily feel like this is your last chance to say the words that are on your mind or do the things you’ve always wanted to do. (Of course, life doesn’t really end after graduation, but it’s totally understandable to feel this way.) “Final Song” by MØ perfectly captures that emotion. With its electronic vibe and uptempo pop sound, it will get you dancing, but its lyrics will get you feeling: “So don’t let this be our final song / So hear me out before you say the night is over.” You’ll definitely want to talk about all the things you’ve been harboring after listening to this one.

“Too Good to Say Goodbye” (Bruno Mars)

If graduation has you missing your ex, this slowdown from Bruno Mars will punch you right in the heart. (Look, closing one door will make you seek closure in other places, too.) With a slow beat and soulful lyrics, this song will have you wishing you could turn back the clock…and maybe scrolling through your phone for that text thread*. When Bruno sings, “Tell me why, why can’t we try and start again? / This can’t be how our story ends,” it’s hard not to get nostalgic about an ending you wish you could rewrite.

(*Editor’s note: please don’t text your ex.)

“Run the World (Girls)” (Beyoncé)

OK, it’s time for some upbeat confidence. This classic Beyoncé jam is a must for any graduation playlist. As you get ready to don that cap and gown, remember that you are capable of changing the world and making a difference. You hold the entire future in your hands, and Bey won’t let you forget it.

“Given It All” (Hayley Kiyoko)

In her electro-pop song “Given It All,” Hayley Kiyoko tells us to “tear the walls down,” reminding us that there’s no obstacle we can’t overcome. With lyrics like, “Closer to the water/ we should set sail to the border” and “Let the sun rise / When it’s dawning,” it’s the perfect song for starting over and looking forward to new beginnings.

“YOUTH” (Troye Sivan)

Troye Sivan will have you feeling like you’ll be young forever with his energetic song “YOUTH.” The uptempo pop melody begins with these lyrics: “What if, what if we run away? / What if, what if we left today? / What if, we say goodbye to safe and sound?” and it reminds its listeners that you can always stay youthful simply by choosing adventure. The song sends a message to take risks, be yourself, and never stop believing in what you can accomplish.

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Graduation Song Playlist

1. Graduation (Friends Forever) by Vitamin C

2. In My Life by The Beatles

3. Graduation Day by Chris Isaak

4. Closing Time by Semisonic

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

6. Here’s to the Night by Eve 6

7. Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

8. I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan

9. I’ll Be There For You by The Rembrandts

10. A Moment Like This by Kelly Clarkson

11. Together by Jack Hartmann

12. Each of Us Is a Flower by Charlotte Diamond

13. Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson

14. I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack

15. Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) by Baz Luhrmann

16. On My Way by Phil Collins

17. Winds of Change by Scorpions

18. Time of your life by Green day

19. I’m Moving On by Rascal Flatts

20. I’m Not Gonna Cry – Corey Smith

21. Be True to Your School by The Beach Boys

22. Leaving on a Jet Plane by John Denver

23. Leaving on a Jet Plane covered by Peter, Paul and Mary

24. Don’t Forget to Remember by the Bee Gees

25. High Hopes by Frank Sinatra

26. Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Judy Garland

27. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye

28. Climb Every Mountain (Sound Of Music) by Peggy Wood

29. A Place In The Sun by Stevie Wonder

30. This Is Your Life by Switchfoot

31. I Had A Time by Embrace

32. Sweetest Goodbye by Maroon 5

33. The Last Song by All American Rejects

34. High School Never Ends by Bowling For Soup

35. Running by Gwen Stefani

36. Remember Me by Bo Bice

37. My Generation by The Who

38. This Is The Time To Remember by Billy Joel

39. Time Is On My Side by John Mayer

40. Leaving Home Aint Easy by Queen

41. The Climb by Miley Cyrus

42. Make It Happen by Mariah Carey

43. Tuesday’s Gone by Metallica

44. Don’t Look Back by Boston

45. What Goes Around, Comes Around by Justin Timberlake

46. If Today Was Your Last Day by Nickelback

47. New Soul by Yael Naim

48. Farewell To You by White Lion

49. Everybody’s Changing by Keane

50. Time Of My Life by David Cook

51. True Colors By Cyndi Lauper

52. Say Goodbye by S Club 7

53. Friends by Michael W. Smith

54. Goodbye by Night Ranger

55. I Will Remember You By Amy Grant

56. Live Your Life by Rihanna

57. Just Dance by Lady Gaga

58. Golden by Jill Scott

59. Last Resort by Papa Roach

60. Really Gonna Miss You by Smokey Robinson

61. Today by Smashing Pumkins

62. End of the Road by Boys II Men

63. You Lean by Alanis Morissette

64. Fly by Sugar Ray

65. The Dance by Garth Brooks

66. Arms Wide Open by Creed69.

67. There You’ll Be by Faith Hill

68. She’s leaving Home by The Beatles

69. School’s Out by Alice Cooper

70. Graduation Dayy The Beach Boys

71. With a Little Help from My Friends by The Beatles

72. The Times They are A-Changin’ by Bob Dylan

73. Moving Out by Billy Joel

74. It’s Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday by Boys II Men

75. Whenever You Remember by Carrie Underwood

76. Graduation Day by Chris Isaak

77. These are Special Times by Christina Aguilera

78. Wasted on the Way by Crosby Stills and Nash

79. I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross

80. Here With Me by Dido

81. Strength, Courage and Wisdom by India Arie

82. There You’ll Be by Faith Hill

83. Remember Me by Hoobastank

84. We Are The Champions

85. Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz

86. Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow by Fleetwood Mac

87. Celebration by

88. Do I Make You Proud? by Taylor Hicks

89. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

90. I Did It My Way by Frank Sinatra

91. Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler

92. Freebird by Lynard Skynyrd

93. Never Be Forgotten by Jessica Andrews

94. Miss You by Aaliyah

95. Flying Without Wings by Westlife

96. How Far We’ve Come by Match box 20

97. Say Goodbye by Skillet

98. Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader

99. Heat of the Moment by Asia

100. Bigger Than my Body by John Mayer