A Complete List of Best Graduation Songs of 2024

best graduation songs of 2020
best graduation songs of 2020

Every graduation day is incomplete without a graduation party and so every graduation party is incomplete without the best graduation songs. So here I would like to share some of the best graduation songs tracks that you really want to be in your graduation songs playlist.

What is a graduation day?

Graduation Day is the last day of college when students graduate or receive academic awards and the beginning of a new life. It is the most beautiful and memorable day for the teenagers who have completed their graduation from college and are now ready to step into a new professional life.

The day is filled with joy and happiness but also sorrowful as now you have to leave your friends and teachers and start a new life.

The graduation day is celebrated by students and teachers with joy and happiness by dancing and singing songs together.

And If you are graduating this year, then you should really play these best graduation songs on your graduation day to make your it better and a moment to remember.

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Best Graduation Songs of 2020 for Graduation Day


1. “Graduation” (Friends Forever) by Vitamin C

In our list, the first song named as Graduation Friends Forever is a joyful song that includes lyrics related to graduation, friendship, and relations. The Graduation Friends Forever song lyrics are really good, which can give you emotional goosebumps.

Lyrics – Vitamin C – Graduation (Friends Forever)


As we go on, We remember

All the times we, Had together

And as our lives change

Come whatever, We will still be

Friends forever


2. “Young Forever” by Jay Z ft Mr. Hudson

The second song in our list of Best Graduation songs is Young forever by Jay Z. The song is the best to play on graduation day. The song includes lyrics related to motivation and will make you remember your life`s best moments and to live those moments forever. This is also a graduation party song.

Lyrics – Young Forever – Jay Z ft Mr. Hudson


Forever young, I wanna be forever young

Do you really want to live forever, forever, and ever?

Forever young (young)

I wanna be (Aye, may the best of your todays)

Forever young (Be the worst of your tomorrows)

Do you really want to live forever (But we ain’t even thinkin’ that far)

Forever (ya know what I mean?)

Forever young

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3. “The Climb” by Miley Cirus

The third song on our list is sung by famous singer and artist Miley Cyrus. The song lyrics express the feelings and guts that we have inside and which we have to pull out to give our best in life and to never let down in life. This song is the best to play on your graduation day because it will give a motivational feeling to your friends and tell them how to take a stand in life.

Lyrics – The Climb – Miley Cirus

[Pre-Chorus 1]

But I, I gotta keep trying

Gotta keep my head held high



There’s always gonna be another mountain

I’m always gonna wanna make it move

Always gonna be an uphill battle

Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there

Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side

It’s the climb


4. “When I Grow Up” by Wiz Khalifa

“When I Grow Up” is one of the best songs launched in 2019 where Wiz Khalifa and Like Mike expressed their childhood and sing about their dreams that how successful they want to be in life. You can play this song on your graduation day. The song is quite emotional and the lyrics are cheery.

Lyrics – When I Grow Up – Wiz Khalifa


When I grow up, I wanna be like Wiz Khalifa

Have lot’s of cool stuff, when I grow up

Hear my music through the speakers

I wanna feel love when I grow up

I wanna have enough to pay the bills

And buy my mom a house up on the hill

I wanna be like Wiz Khalifa

When I grow up, when I grow up


5. “Best Day Of My Life” by American Authors

Best Day of My Life by American Authors is an elated and very joyful song of 2013, but still, it’s new to listen every time. The song gives a very close feeling related to our dreams of life, which we want to fulfill. The song is a must playable on the graduation day.

Lyrics – Best Day Of My Life – American Authors


I’m never gonna look back, whoa

Never gonna give it up, no

Just don’t wake me now


This is gonna be the best day of my life

My life(long vocal)

This is gonna be the best day of my life

My life(long vocal)



6. “We Are Young” by Fun.: ft. Janelle Monáe

We Are Young song by Fun is 6th on our graduation playlist. It will be fun to play on graduation day. The song has some good lyrics which will make you do some dance moves and together also makes you feel that you are a part of the young generation which will lead the future.

Lyrics – We Are Young – Fun.: ft. Janelle Monáe



We are young

So let’s set the world on fire

We can burn brighter

Than the sun


We are young

So let’s set the world on fire

We can burn brighter

Than the sun


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7. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

Happy by Pharrell is one of the most joyous songs which can bring a smile on your face with no reason but because of the song. You can sing, shout loud and can dance on this song with your friends and can enjoy your graduation moment.

Lyrics – Happy – Pharrell Williams


(Because I’m happy)

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof

(Because I’m happy)

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth

(Because I’m happy)

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you

(Because I’m happy)

Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do



8. “Never Grow Up” by Taylor Swift

There’s a moment come when you stop and see that everyone is happy and dancing around you celebrating Graduation Day Throwing cape and gown in the air. And you just wanted that this moment will pause. This song by Taylor swifts has all the lyrics that will make you stop and enjoy the moment with your friends.

Lyrics – Never Grow Up – Taylor Swift


Oh darling, don’t you ever grow up

Don’t you ever grow up, just stay this little

Oh darling, don’t you ever grow up

Don’t you ever grow up, it could stay this simple

I won’t let anybody hurt you, won’t let no one break your heart

And no one will desert you

Just try to never grow up, never grow up


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9. “Its My Life” by Bon Jovi

The song title says the all. “It`s my life” is the best song of the graduation playlist. The lyrics of the song express the feeling, which means to live your life free and in your way. You can cheer your friends with this song at your graduation party or sing the song loud with your friends during the graduation ceremony.

Lyrics – Its My Life by Bon Jovi


It’s my life, it’s now or never

I ain’t gonna live forever

I just want to live while I’m alive

(It’s my life) My heart is like an open highway

Like Frankie said, “I did it my way”

I just wanna live while I’m alive

It’s my life



10. “Hall of Fame” by The Script

Hall of Fame by The Script is still in the lead of one of the best graduation songs of 2020. The song is a motivational type that can give you goosebumps. The lyrics used in the song gives the motivation to stand up and fight back to the problems you will face in life. Dedicate this song to your friends on your graduation day or graduation party.

Lyrics – Hall of Fame by The Script


Standin’ in the Hall of Fame (Yeah)

And the world’s gonna know your name (Yeah)

‘Cause you burn with the brightest flame (Yeah)

And the world’s gonna know your name (Yeah)

And you’ll be on the walls of the Hall of Fame



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Some more best graduation songs

1. “Something Big” by Shawn Mendes


2. “Summer 69” by The Bryan Adams


3. “Counting Stars” by OneRepublic


4. “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey


5. “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth


6. “Purpose” by Justin Bieber

7. “Seasons of Love” by RENT Film Cast


8. “History” by One Direction


9. “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield


10. “Count on me” by Bruno Mars

You can make a playlist of these graduation songs to play on your high school graduation day.

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