Graduation Songs

One of my favorite parts of being in high school show choir was singing at graduation every year.  It was always a little bittersweet, especially the year I graduated, but I loved it.  I’m not in school anymore, obviously, but I still get to sing at my students’ graduation.

Every May, one of my job duties at The Hope Institute is choosing and performing a graduation song.  In years past, I’ve sung In My Life, Seasons of Love, You Raise Me Up and For Good.  It’s always a big decision, and this year I’m a little stuck.

So far, here are the front-runners:

  • “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
  • “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” the Israel Kamakawiwo’ole version
  • “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus
  • “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” by Green Day

I know most of these are a bit dated, but I’m keeping in mind who the graduates are as well as the audience.  So this is where I need your help: what options am I missing?!  I’d really like to do something more current, however, I’m at a bit of a loss for ideas.

Please leave a comment with your ideas and input!