[tps_title]1. “Good Riddance” by Green Day[/tps_title]
After some research, it has become clear that “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” by Green Day is the most used graduation song ever. Rolling Stone named it as one of the twenty best graduation songs in the last twenty years this year. The song was released in 1997 on Green Day’s fifth studio album Nimrod. “Good Riddance” has been featured in many movies and TV shows and is common at proms as well as graduations (Much to the band’s surprise).
When listening to the song’s lyrics, it’s easy to see why it has become a graduation hit: “So take the photographs and still frames in your mind” and “hang it on a shelf in good health and good time.”
It makes perfect sense as a goodbye song to high school, but the song was originally intended as a breakup song.
Plus, everyone can agree, high school won’t be the time of your life.
Want something with a rock edge about moving on, but not quite as popular?
Replace with: “Telescope” by Cage the Elephant
“Time is like a leaf in the wind, either it’s time worth spent or time I’ve wasted. Don’t waste it.”
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2015! You did it!