Ideas Please - Grad Song

  1. I need help coming up with a suggestion for a graduation song. I know, I know it sounds like high school, but that's the tradition so I'm determined to make it a good one.

    Some suggestions have included a song by R. Kelly (an accused sex offender), another one about suicide, and several by bands us 40+ students have never even heard of.

    Does anyone have a song that would appeal to the younger crowd and not make us old folks cringe? :imbar

    Thanks!
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   Ortho_RN
    We used Sarah McLaughlin (I know I spelled it wrong)... I will remember you.. Very good and teary song...

    We had a classmate die our 3rd semester so that is what we used to light our candles with..
  4. by   z's playa
    The song is called Graduation and its sung by Vitamin C. Pretty cool song...and catchy! But its highschooly and probably already been done to death.
  5. by   Catma63
    Quote from Ortho_RN
    We used Sarah McLaughlin (I know I spelled it wrong)... I will remember you.. Very good and teary song...

    We had a classmate die our 3rd semester so that is what we used to light our candles with..
    OMG! How tragic!! I'm so sorry, Ortho_RN!
  6. by   TopCat1234
    we had a classmate die our 3rd semester so that is what we used to light our candles with..
    i too am sorry to hear that...how awful.

    does anyone have a song that would appeal to the younger crowd and not make us old folks cringe?
    how about going old school with "we are the world" or "that's what friends are for"?

    topcat
  7. by   FutureArmyNurse
    Quote from NCINDASUN
    I need help coming up with a suggestion for a graduation song. I know, I know it sounds like high school, but that's the tradition so I'm determined to make it a good one.
    Okay, if you are allowed a humorous song: "We are the Champions" by Queen. We used this at my vocational school's graduation (tongue-in-cheek of course) and it was a hoot. Of course we all were a pretty crazy bunch. :hatparty:

    If you want to be serious, I suggest the song "No Man is an Island." Joan Baez. It talks about how each person needs each other and helping each other out without being overly sappy. I think relates very well to nursing if used in the context.
  8. by   NCINDASUN
    Thanks y'all. I really appreciate your input.
  9. by   RN-PA
    I remember the class that graduated the year before us used "Wind Beneath My Wings" sung by Bette Midler.

    I had to go look up our class's song in our program from 1993, and it was "These Are the Days to Remember". I did a Google search with that title and it says it was performed/written by 10,000 Maniacs. I don't know if this is the song without hearing it, but the words sound like a graduation song:


    These are days you'll remember.
    Never before and never since, I promise,
    will the whole world be warm as this.
    And as you feel it,
    you'll know it's true
    that you are blessed and lucky.
    It's true that you are touched by something
    that will grow and bloom in you.
    These are days you'll remember.
    When May is rushing over you
    with desire to be part of the miracles
    you see in every hour.
    You'll know it's true
    that you are blessed and lucky.
    It's true that you are touched by something
    that will grow and bloom in you.
    These are days.
    These are the days
    you might fill with laughter until you break.
    These days you might feel a shaft of light
    make its way across your face.
    And when you do
    you'll know how it was meant to be.
    See the signs and know their meaning.
    It's true, you'll know how it was meant to be.
    Hear the signs and know
    they're speaking to you, to you.
  10. by   Truly_Blessed
    * Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up (New song, But very moving)
    *Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World (Aaaw so pretty, always
    brings tears to my eyes)
    * The Beatles - In My Life (It's the Beatles, need I say more?)
    *Frank Sinatra - My Way (LOL, that one was kinda a joke, but a good one
    for a laid back pal around bunch of grads)

    It's late, I can't think of anymore. I will come back if I think of other songs. Hope this helped a little, teheehee.
    Last edit by Truly_Blessed on May 10, '04 : Reason: spelling
  11. by   Truly_Blessed
    Quote from FutureArmyNurse
    Okay, if you are allowed a humorous song: "We are the Champions" by Queen. We used this at my vocational school's graduation (tongue-in-cheek of course) and it was a hoot. Of course we all were a pretty crazy bunch. :hatparty:
    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahaha, lol. That is absolutely classic. I will be keeping this one in mind for our pinning ceremony. Depends on what kind of bunch we have this year though. LOL, love that song.
  12. by   perfectbluebuildings
    "I Hope You Dance" by... Lee Ann Rimes, maybe? please correct me if I'm wrong, I've been up way too late and that name doesn't sound right... but it is a wonderful song. that is what we had for high school graduation and it was beautiful.
  13. by   Ortho_RN
    Quote from Rayrae
    "I Hope You Dance" by... Lee Ann Rimes, maybe? please correct me if I'm wrong, I've been up way too late and that name doesn't sound right... but it is a wonderful song. that is what we had for high school graduation and it was beautiful.
    I think it was actually Leanne Womack that sang that Real Close
  14. by   Headhurt
    here is the song we picked for our pinning. it is the enterprise theme song, but originally done by rod stewart. i've included to words...we thought they were very appropriate for our class.

    faith of the heart (enterprise theme song) by: russell watson

    its been a long road, getting from there to here.
    its been a long time, but my time is finally near.
    and i can feel the change in the wind right now. nothings in my way.
    and theyre not gonna hold me down no more, no theyre not gonna hold me down.
    cause ive got faith of the heart.
    im going where my heart will take me.
    ive got faith to believe. i can do anything.
    ive got strength of the soul. and no ones gonna bend or break me.
    i can reach any star. ive got faith, ive got faith, faith of the heart.
    its been a long night. trying to find my way.
    been through the darkness. now i finally have my day.
    and i will see my dream come alive at last. i will touch the sky.
    and theyre not gonna hold me down no more, no theyre not gonna change my mind.
    cause ive got faith of the heart.
    im going where my heart will take me.
    ive got faith to believe. i can do anything.
    ive got strength of the soul. and no ones gonna bend or break me.
    i can reach any star. ive got faith, faith of the heart.
    ive known the wind so cold, and seen the darkest days.
    but now the winds i feel, are only winds of change.
    ive been through the fire and ive been through the rain.
    but ill be fine.
    cause ive got faith of the heart.
    im going where my heart will take me.
    ive got faith to believe. i can do anything.
    ive got strength of the soul. and no ones gonna bend or break me.
    i can reach any star. ive got faith. ive got faith of the heart.
    im going where my heart will take me.
    ive got strength of the soul. and no ones gonna bend or break me.
    i can reach any star. ive got faith, ive got faith, faith of the heart.
    its been a long road.


    good luck!

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