College Graduation SongsHere’s a brief trip down memory lane for you; what song was popular the year you graduated from high school? I remember mine was “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” by Boyz II Men. It honestly seems like yesterday and a memory I will always hold dear.

Did you ever consider what the top college graduation songs of 2011 are? I thought it would be fun to research songs that may gracing college graduations. This song list can be found on You can view the list to its entirety on their site but I selected my favorites and ones that did not involve choice language.

Top College Graduation Songs

  • The Time (Dirty Bit Remix) – This classic song is remixed by the Black Eyed Peas. “I had the time of my life and I owe it all to you.” This could be referring to earning your college degree.
  • This is your Life by SwitchFoot– This song is really neat and definitely can pertain to a new journey after graduating college no matter what age you are. “This is your life, are you who you want to be?”
  • 100 Years by Five for Fighting– This song refers to any age on the brink of a new journey in their life such as graduating college.
  • It’s 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, its my life.” The perfect college graduation song, especially if you are older than the “typical” college student. I think adults are starting to rule the college doors anyways, what do you think?
  • Welcome to Wherever you Are by Bon Jovi– Bon Jovi is notorious for his motivating lyrics. This song also talks about living your life to the fullest no matter where you are at in your life.

Out of five songs that I chose from the fifteen, what song is your favorite or which one do you think applies to you perfectly? I think mine is “This is your Life” by SwitchFoot. Just like the chorus says; “Don’t close your eyes.” As mothers it’s easy to take things for granted with our children and even in our own lives. Don’t close your eyes, because those moments will be gone in a flash. Also, being a mom in school is a big accomplishment and to finally live out that dream by graduating is such an exciting time. Don’t close your eyes, take in these times of accomplishment and go forward with gusto! I think some of these songs could definitely be used for great inspiration after graduating college and moving forward with your dreams, whatever they may be.

How about you? Share with us your high school graduation song and your favorite song for college graduation if it applies to you. We would love to read your comments on the subject. I thought it would be something fun since moms need a little bit of fun in their lives from time to time, wouldn’t you agree?

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