Graduation is an emotional time, marking the end of a phase in our lives and the beginning to the next chapter. It’s full of pride, reflecting on our achievements, and saying our goodbyes. These graduation songs will be sure to make you feel lots of emotions and possibly put you in a pile of tears.
1. “Circle Game” by Joni Mitchell
This is the perfect song for a graduation, or for singing around a campfire.
2. “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” by Green Day
There’s no better way to reminisce on your life and think about if you’ve fulfilled all of your goals than by listening to this song.
3. “I Miss You” by Miley Cyrus
This is a bit of a throwback, but I’ve always imagined listening to this song at my graduation and thinking about all of the people that I’m going to miss.
4. “The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Want to think back on all of the great memories you’ve made? This song will do the trick.
5. “100 Years” by Five for Fighting
No song makes me more sad about growing up than this song. It makes me realize just how old I’m getting and how fast time goes by.
6. “Wherever I Go” by Miley Cyrus and Emily Osment
This song is literally about saying bye and going your own way, so it’s the perfect graduation song.
7. “All I Want” by Kodaline
Listen to the lyrics and you’ll probably find yourself in a puddle of tears.
8. “Rivers and Roads” by The Head and the Heart
This is the perfect song if you’re in the mood for something soft.
9. “Falling Slowly” by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
A mellow song that will bring the feels.
10. “Crazy” by Shawn Mendes
The lyrics are easy to understand, so this song makes you feel confident that you are able to do things for yourself and you don’t need to rely on other people.
11. “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
Such a cute love song reminds me that if something is meant to be, it will find a way of happening. In this case, if someone is meant to be with you, they’ll find a way to you.
12. “Save Myself” by Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran is telling us that we have to take care of ourselves when life is getting us down.
13. “Poison and Wine” by The Civil Wars
In my eyes (well technically ears), there’s basically no way to listen to this song without feeling some type of emotion.
14. “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol
This song is great because it puts you in just the right mood.
15. “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz
No matter how hard things can get and be, some people are worth fighting for.
16. “Hear You Me” by Jimmy Eat World
This song just brings out so many emotions.
17. “Even My Dad Does Sometimes” by Ed Sheeran
I like this song because it’s deep but also motivational.
18. “Coming Home” by Diddy – Dirty Money
Whenever I listen to this song, I picture myself driving home and reflecting on all of the memories I’ve made and on the end of a chapter in my life.
19. “Become” by the Goo Goo Dolls
This song captures my mind and makes me think.
20. This Town by Niall Horan
Even though this song isn’t really emotional, it’s still so sweet and one of my favorites.
Do you have any other graduation songs that give you the feels?! Share in the comments below!
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RACHEL IS A STUDENT AT SUNY FREDONIA STUDYING COMMUNICATION DISORDERS AND SCIENCES. SHE LOVES FOOD AND DOGS, HAS AN UNHEALTHY OBSESSION WITH GILMORE GIRLS, AND DREAMS OF TRAVELING TO ITALY.