If there's any occasion that can send you on a roller coaster of emotions, it’s graduation day. Not only are you officially bidding farewell to school dances, pep rallies and midnight cramming sessions, but you’re also embarking on a new journey and exploring new opportunities. It’s a milestone that can make you feel excited one moment and anxious the next. But thanks to our favorite artists, there’s a host of graduation songs to help you process this strange mix of emotions.
Maybe you’re looking for an upbeat classic that’ll have you up and dancing, like Simple Minds’ “Don't You (Forget About Me).” Or maybe you’d prefer a playful anthem about refusing to grow up, like “Opposite of Adults” by Chiddy Bang. Keep reading for 45 of the best graduation songs that capture this rite of passage, from country tracks to pop hits.