Top Picks for Class Graduation Songs
- Apr 11, 2018
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Here at Class Act Graduation, we know graduations like the backs of our hands. In today’s blog, we want to talk to the students and teachers, with a few suggestions for class songs. If you are looking for affordable graduation caps and gowns and other grad gear, we have you covered. Our class of 2018 charms, tassels, caps, and gowns are appropriately priced straight from the buyer in order to help your school and your parents make graduation an affordable and memorable experience.
Number 1: Sir Edward Elgar - “Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D”
This absolute classic is so standard that people rarely think about it when they think of class songs. It’s the processional song to almost every graduation in the United States, and for good reason. This song was originally written for the coronation of King Edward VII but was played in the US in 1905 when Sir Elgar received an honorary degree from Yale University. Whether the continued use was to thumb their nose at royalty or celebrate the grandeur of graduation, we don’t know. But soon, other universities picked it up, and now it’s played across the country.
Number 2: Green Day - “Good Riddance (Time of your Life)”
You saw this one coming. When graduation time comes around, this song hits the radio waves and is a popular request for graduations. This timeless track was originally written to about an ex of the lead singer but has come to fit into any big transition, such as moving from high school into adulthood, or university into further education or the job market. Good Riddance helps us to remember to cherish the times and people we have before they slip away or grow apart.
Number 3: Baz Luhrmann - “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)”
This older classic was written by an Australian film director as a pretend commencement speech. It’s easy to see how it fits, as the song lays out some of the most level-headed advice and thoughts for a graduating class, and helps to build the energy before you get your diploma and put the graduation cap and gown away for good.
Number 4: Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth - “See You Again”
This heartfelt graduation song is perfect for that bittersweet moment of triumph and saying goodbye to your classmates. It’s a way of acknowledging the many roads that life will take you and your friends. People will become doctors, you’ll all grow old, and life will flourish, but you’ll always have your graduation tassel and the memories to remind you to reach out and reconnect with old classmates.
Number 5: Journey - “Don’t Stop Believin’”
This epic rock ballad from the legendary Queen is a classic that takes an unconventional look at life, graduation, and the dreams we seek to live. This song is perfect for the class that has taken alternative routes to get where they are going. It touches on the alternative paths that a young man and young woman take and the need for any of them to simply not stop believing.
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