When I graduated from high school, we went old school with our senior song. After a vote from the senior class, which included a lot of lobbying from me and my best friend to get this song voted in, we chose “I Will Get There” by Boyz II Men. It was a great inspirational song, but it reflected our mood without reflecting our generation. Sure, we were taking the next step in our lives, but it the sound was outdated.
Good graduation songs only come out about every ten years. There are a few like “I Will Get There” that we pass off as graduation songs out of necessity. Songs like Vitamin C’s “Graduation (Friends Forever)” are rare and so overused that alternatives must be found.
I’ve been listening to music a lot more lately and I came across two songs that could definitely fit the graduation bill–“Night is Young” by Nelly Furtado and “Long Live” by Taylor Swift. The lyrics allude that what happens during graduation and sound is current.
Even though we don’t have a graduation song in college, “Long Live” will be my unofficial one.
Listen to the songs below:
“Night is Young” by Nelly Furtado
“Long Live” by Taylor Swift