Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Top Ten Graduation Songs

It is that blessed time of year when high school seniors everywhere kiss their childhood goodbye with a cap and gown ceremony and a song that will carry the moment's memory for all time. The song is one of the most important elements of any graduating class. To have a song that memorializes the mark you've left is like a proverbial initial-carving in the tree of life.

Okay, with exception to the ridiculous "tree of life" comment, you must at least admit the nostalgia that sweeps over you when your class song comes on the radio. According to teachers.net, 10 class songs stand out above the rest.

Here are the 10 songs that have been named (for better or for worse) "The Greatest Graduation Songs of All Time":
10. Where Everybody Knows Your Name - Theme from Cheers
9. Stand by Me - Ben E. King
8. Lean on Me - Al Green
7. The World's Greatest - R. Kelly
6. I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly
5. I Will Remember You - Sarah McLachlan
4. Graduation - Vitamin C
3. The Best of Times - Styx
2. A Moment Like This - Kelly Clarkson
1. Time of Your Life (Good Riddance) - Green Day

Are you satisfied or angry with these nominations? What would you add or subtract?

For what it's worth, teachers.net went on to include these titles as honorable mentions:
Here's to the Night - Eve 6
Times to Remember - Billy Joel
Closing Time - Semisonic
Sunscreen - Baz Luhrman
Never Say Goodbye - Bon Jovi
Graduate - Third Eye Blind

5 comments:

Tom said...

What about "Don't Look Back" by Boston. That has to work for some people (not me, but for some people). You do know who Boston is...right?

TallRick said...

Dude, that stupid Styx song was MY senior class song. I graduated in 1988 and it was already ancient. Any kind of street cred that band may have had (which I doubt it had) was lost the moment "Mr. Roboto" went from hair-brained idea to implementation.

Adam said...

At BCS graduation yesterday, "My Wish" by Rascall Flatts was played. I've heard that now at several graduation type things...it's making a strong showing.

Phil Letizia said...

You don't want to hear what I have to say about Rascal Flats Adam... Inexcusable.

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