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20 Of The Very Best Graduation Songs For 2019

20 Of The Very Best Graduation Songs For 2019

Your graduation can be an exciting but terrifying time. That's why you need a bunch of graduation songs to cheer you up and give you the right energy!

 Graduating from University can be a scary time. You have your whole life ahead of you and suddenly that fear of the unknown sets in. The song that plays at your graduation can have a massive impact on your life. It will evoke memories for years to come. Memories of when you were young and worry-free. When all you had to stress about was your deadlines.

I have gathered the 20 best graduation songs which everybody should consider:

1. “Time Of Our Lives” By Tyrone Wells

This is the ultimate graduation song. If you sit and just listen to the lyrics, they will relate to you in so many ways. You have had the time of your life but the page is turning. You are leaving faces behind and you have to walk away. But, you are beginning a new chapter and you are taking some amazing people into the next chapter with you.


2. “History” By One Direction

“We will be the greatest thing that the world has ever seen” these lyrics will relate to you so much as you stand on the stage, about to collect your degree. At that moment you are fearless, filled with hopes, dreams and inspiration. This song will remind you of that day every time you listen to it – and it’s a pretty good song too!

Also, you are going to miss those you spent time with at university and this is definitely one of those graduation songs you and your friends can dance to and have fun with.


3.“Don’t Stop Believing” By Journey

This is one of those graduation songs which will conjure a little tear in your eye every time you hear it. No doubt, you and your besties will be blasting this tune while celebrating. You will definitely have a smile on your face as memories come flooding back whenever you hear this song.

This song is all about chasing your dreams – and so it is perfect for the aspiring graduate!

4. “A Million Dreams” From The Greatest Showman

It’s fair to say that The Greatest Showman has literally become one of the biggest films of the 21st century. If you are looking for the perfect graduation song, you need to look no further. In my own opinion, this is it!


A Million Dreams is all about hope, aspirations and defeating the odds stacked against us. As we graduate, we believe that we are going to change the world, this inspirational song will reinforce your fearlessness! It’s fun to sing along to, too! Get with your girls and sing along to this beauty! You will cherish the memories which go along with this song for the rest of your life!

5. “How Far I’ll Go” From Moana

Disney soundtracks are notorious for making us feel inspired, fearless and like we are ready to conquer the world. ‘How Far I’ll Go” from Moana will surely make you feel all of these things. The lyrics will ring true with your experience and you will forever look on this song and think ‘I wish I could go back’ – look forward to the nostalgia with this song!


6. “I Was Here” By Beyonce

This is definitely one of those graduation songs which will speak to your heart and make you get emotional. You will probably look at your besties and you will all start crying.

“I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time know that there was something that, meant something that I left behind” – this song is  mnbj4all about a chapter closing and a new beginning, though it acknowledges the sadness we should feel.

7. “Read All About It” By Emeli Sande

This is one of those graduation songs that are less symbolic but will definitely make you think about the next chapter in your life. It will inspire you to start writing that next chapter.


“There’s no need to be afraid, I will sing with you my friend” – these lyrics will make you feel included like you are not the only one who is going out into the big terrifying world of work. Your besties are too. Share the fear and excitement.

8. “When We Were Young” By Adele

“Let me photograph you in this light in case it is the last time” – this song will definitely make you want to cry. It is one of those graduation songs which will make you look around at your besties and think ‘I may never see you again’.

But, regardless, you will listen to this song in 10-years-time and think about your whole experience at University. It will bring a smile to your face as those memories flood back.


9. “It’s Time” By Imagine Dragons

This is one of those graduation songs which will make you just want to get up with your girls and dance. But, if you do sit and listen to lyrics, you will feel inspired to go out and conquer the world!

10. “7 Years” By Lukas Graham

“It was a big big world, but we thought we were bigger. Pushing each other to the limits, we were learning quicker” – this is one of those graduation songs which will make you stand there and map out your whole life. It will transport your imagination to the care home where your older-self dwells, where you are sitting with your great-grandchildren, reminiscing about your days at university.


11. “We’re All In This Together” From High School Musical

This song will undoubtedly get you up on your feet. You and your besties will be doing the famous dance from the movie. You will definitely feel a sense of nostalgia with this song.

“I finally figured out that our dreams have no limitations” – this is what you want to “remember as you turn the page and begin writing that next chapter.

12. “Airplanes” By B.O.B and Hayley Williams

This is one of those graduation songs which will transport you back to 2010 when you were just a daydreaming teenager. It will give you a sense of pride, knowing that you have made it to your graduation.

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13. “See You Again” By Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth

This graduation song is sure to have you and your besties crying your eyes out. You have spent so much time with these people and suddenly, you won’t be seeing them every day. You have become much more like family.

14. “Photograph” By Ed Sheeran

“So you can keep me inside the pocket of your ripped dreams” – the truth is, you will probably cherish the photographs taken on the day of your graduation. You will look through these photographs and think back to a simpler time, you will always have these photographs as memories to look back on.


15. “A Moment Like This” By Leona Lewis

If you are graduating from university, you would have been waiting for this moment for three years. Or, maybe even your whole life.

This is one of those graduation songs which you will sing along too. Hand-in-hand with your besties. People who will be your friends for life. You will be crying, but crying happy tears.


Other graduation songs to consider:

16. “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life” By Bill Medley and Jennifer Warne

17. Time After Time” By Cyndi Lauper

18. “Unwritten” By Natasha Beddingfield


19. “One Step At A Time” By Jordin Sparks

20. “There You’ll Be” By Faith Hill


Graduation songs have a massive impact on our lives. That song will forever be associated with your university life. With memories which will make you smile, laugh and maybe even cry.

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