I have compiled a bunch of songs that could fit the graduation theme. Some are from a parents point of view and many are inspirational.
4. Carrie Underwood – “Starts With Goodbye”
This song appears to be a song about saying goodbye to a boyfriend but the lyrics also could imply saying goodbye to any important person or time in your life. Graduation time is full of goodbyes and this emotional Carrie Underwood song fits well with the sadness mixed with the joy of graduation time.
7. Garth Brooks – “Do What You Gotta Do”
Awesome song of the album Sevens. Advice about the fact you need to believe in yourself and “Do What You Gotta Do.” Don’t listen to those that say you can’t do something.
8. Garth Brooks – “How You Ever Gonna Know”
Another inspirational Garth Brooks song off of the album Sevens about needing to take chances to experience life. Need to take risks and not be afraid to fail.
9. Garth Brooks – “The River”
Song about letting life flow like a river. Garth sings about living life and move forward and not standing still. It is from Garth’s Album Ropin’ The Wind.
10. Jessica Andrews – “I Wish For You”
From the album Now, “I Wish For You” is a great song about living your life as who you are. The song gives advice about making it in the world and wishing a person well.
13. Leanne Rimes – “Please Remember”
Leanne Rimes song from the Coyote Ugly Sound Track. It is about saying goodbye. Song is about asking the person who is leaving to remember all the good times and times they were there for each other.
15. Randy Travis – “Faith In You”
Randy Travis single, “Faith In You” can be interpreted in a few ways. You can use this song to symbolize having faith in your child as they graduate and go off into the world.
16. Rascal Flatts – “My Wish”
This is my favorite inspirational song. It is from the album Me & My Gang. It is a beautiful song about wishing all a person’s dreams come true. The song also lists important things in life.
20. Trace Adkins – “Then They Do”
“Then They Do” from Trace Adkins Greatest Hits Vol. 1 is about a parent remembering their child as they grows. Talks about children going off to college, getting married etc. and the quiet left at home.
21. Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus – “Climb”
This is a new song (2009) from the Hannah Montana Movie Sound track.
22. “It’s Your Song” (Double Live)
This is a beautiful song to help celebrate a graduation.
It is about having that one person who really believed in you and lifted you up.
Here is a link to graduation party songs:
college graduation party songs