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Playlist: Songs for the Graduate

I had completely flaked on the fact that it's commencement season — that's what happens when you grown up — until I saw that PartySugar is planning a Graduation Celebration. So I decided to put together a Playlist of slightly-but-not-too sappy songs for the occasion.

Graduation ceremonies themselves may be terribly dull, but everyone can appreciate the sentiments: the optimism of youth, the nervous excitement of change, and the thrill of striking out on your own. That's what I tried to capture with this mix, even though very few of the songs are explicitly about graduation. What would be on yours? Tell me below, and to listen to my playlist, press play when you


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Rowanvamp0 Rowanvamp0 9 years
I love the additons Freshman and Buzz I think those to are perfect grad songs
Adrianne Adrianne 9 years
My graduation song was "Photograph" by Nickelback. Some were a little stiff about it because it's a song about a kid dropping out of high school...and we were all going to be graduates walking on that stage. LOL.
LipsticRed LipsticRed 9 years
My graduations theme was the theme song from Top Gun. Sadly I'm a loser and I really really love that song so needless to say I was happy to walk out to it.
toxic_boi2004 toxic_boi2004 9 years
Hard to say goodbye from the dreamgirls original motion picture soundtrack that would fit well
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 9 years
Me neither screammylungzout - no songs showing up.
Janeiro Janeiro 9 years
My brother rigged the stereo system at his HS graduation and played that song w/ the lyrics "Let the bodies hit the flooooor!" Subtle, huh?
screammylungzout screammylungzout 9 years
tears! I cant see any of the songs. but i also like john mayer's "no such thing" for this...
moony1390 moony1390 9 years
The Verve's "Freshmen" is a must for me
shafiii shafiii 9 years
my class is singing 100 Years by Five for Fighting for our graduation and its even in our yearbook
Tech Tech 9 years
I agree with partysugar. Gotta have that cheesy Greenday song! My sister is graduating this weekend and I'm totally going to make her a cd of all these songs. Just the goofy goodness that will warm her heart!
partysugar partysugar 9 years
What about the Green Day song Buzz? I totally thought that would be on your playlist, it just screams graduation day to me. So take the photographs and still frames in your mind...
rinet05 rinet05 9 years
omg the Graduation song by Vitamin C is the one that gets played when we walk into the theater for our graduation [our graduation from 8th grade to 9th] but i like it, it gets played at all my school's graduations
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