Songs for Grade School/Junior High Graduation

What song did you have to sing for grade school/junior high graduation?

That song “Wind Beneath My Wings” made popular in 1989 by Bette Midler was the official graduation song for my 8th grade class. We had to vote on our class song. I don’t recall what it beat out though… probably some nice traditional Lutheran hymn.

The debate between that pop song and a Lutheran hymn caused quite a stir at this nice Christian grade school. All the dippy girls wanted to do that song and they won out (I was all for the nice hymn). Some of the students were afraid that twenty years from then we would be embarrassed that was our class song. It was quite the drama. Now it’s just funny that our class had to sing that lame-o song at graduation.


Thank you to everyone who left song recommendations. As of March 2010, there have been 303 song recommendations. Here’s the top 27 songs mentioned the most times in the comments.

Mentioned 17 times:

Graduation by Vitamin C (iTunes)

Mentioned 9 times:

Time Of Your Life by Green Day (iTunes)

Mentioned 8 times:

Here’s To The Night by Eve 6 (iTunes)

5 times:

Good Riddance by Green Day (iTunes)

Photograph by Nickelback (iTunes)

Whenever You Remember by Carrie Underwood (iTunes)

4 times:

Walk Away by Kelly Clarkson (iTunes)

Do I Make You Proud by Taylor Hicks (iTunes)

Goodbye To You by Michelle Branch (iTunes)

I Will Remember You by Ryan Cabrera (iTunes)

In This Diary by The Ataris (iTunes)

My Wish by Rascal Flatts (iTunes)

One Year Six Months by Yellowcard (iTunes)

Please Remember by Leann Rimes (iTunes)

Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield (iTunes)

3 times:

Changes by Tupac (iTunes)

Don’t Stop Believing by Journey (iTunes)

Forever Young by Youth Group (iTunes)

Goodbye by Spice Girls (iTunes)

I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack (iTunes)

I Will Remember You by Sarah Mclachan (iTunes)

It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday by Boyz II Men (iTunes)

No Such Thing by John Mayer (iTunes)

The Night Before (Life Goes On) by Carrie Underwood (iTunes)

There You’ll Be by Faith Hill (iTunes)

Time Of My Life by David Cook (iTunes)

Wonderwall by Oasis (iTunes)

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Tom Saaristo
18 years ago

We didn’t have grade school or jr. high graduation. That ceremony was saved for graduating from high school

Amanda Hinojosa
Amanda Hinojosa
18 years ago

Yea, I think that’s a Great song. It was my aunt’s song when she passed away 3 years ago. I miss her a lot and that song is one that you can remember for whatever occasion. I hope to use that song this year for my graduation as an 8th grader!

18 years ago

I’m going through this right now they want Pomp and Circumstance I think Kings in Queens by Michael Tolcher is the best one

18 years ago

well i want to find a song for my graduation..but i cant find one…well it is hard for me because i am into rock and there are no rock songs for graduation…

6 years ago
Reply to  samantha

Don’t stop me now by queen is a good one

18 years ago

please help with the song picking i was thinking about graduation song by vitamin c…how about that?

18 years ago

Here are some great graduation songs: “Time of You Life” by Green Day “Something More” by Ryan Malcolm “Break Away” by Kelly Clarkson “100 Years” by Five For Fighting “here’s to the Night” by Eve 6 “The Best of Times” by Styx Hoope it’s helpful 🙂 Good luck

18 years ago

i need a good song 4 my 8th grade graduation. preferrably a duet. can u ppl think of one???

18 years ago

school’s out by alice cooper the other ines I have are the same as Genies

18 years ago

Closing Time by Semisonic is a great grad song—thats the one my jr. high is using. Hope I can help! <3 Kenzie

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