Entertainment Music Top Graduation Songs - 2006 Share PINTEREST Email Print Music Pop Music Top Picks Basics Genres & Styles Reviews Top Artists 80s Hits 90s Hits Rock Music Alternative Music Classical Music Country Music Folk Music Rap & Hip Hop Rhythm & Blues World Music Punk Music Heavy Metal Jazz Latin Music Oldies Learn More By Bill Lamb Music Expert M.L.S, Library Science, Indiana University Bill Lamb is a music and arts writer with two decades of experience covering the world of entertainment and culture. our editorial process Bill Lamb Updated May 24, 2019 Graduation, or commencement, is one of the most important and memorable ceremonies in life. The music that accompanies the ceremony will often be remembered right along with the events of the day. The songs that are popular for graduations change from year to year. These are 10 of the best and most popular for 2006. Don't miss the list of Top 40 Graduation Songs of All Time. 01 of 10 Vitamin C - Graduation (Friends Forever) Courtesy Elektra Colleen Fitzpatrick, the former lead vocalist for the group Eve's Plum, recorded under the name Vitamin C as a solo artist. This song was one of the standout cuts on the album Vitamin C, released in 1999. It was an instant graduation classic pulling in the power of memories in years to come and the value of friends forever. It works well sung live with a chorus as well. Watch Video 02 of 10 Cast of 'Rent' - Seasons of Love Original Cast - Rent. Courtesy DreamWorks Songs that originated in Broadway musicals often work very well for ceremonial events like graduation. This ode to the measuring of time through love from Rent follows in the tradition of other past great graduation songs from A Chorus Line and Wicked. Watch Video 03 of 10 Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway Breakaway. © RCA Records. This is probably the perfect graduation song for those who never felt they completely fit in during high school. However, Kelly Clarkson's inspiring expression of the desire to spread one's wings wide to escape the mundane has universal appeal Watch Video 04 of 10 Green Day - Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) Green Day - "Good Riddance (The Time Of My Life)". Courtesy Reprise This is the only song which appears in both the graduation list and the prom songs list on this site. It is a great Green Day song for transitional events that appeals equally well to mainstream pop and rock fans. Watch Video 05 of 10 Lee Ann Womack - I Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack - "I Hope You Dance". Courtesy MCA Nashville There is no other song that is better at reminding us of the importance of being totally engaged, keeping our sense of awe at the world, and recognizing the importance of fun in life. Watch Video 06 of 10 Eve 6 - Here's to the Night Eve 6 - "Here's To the Night". Courtesy BMG This lush, wistful ballad will leave many graduates misty-eyed thinking of the memorable moments of the years shared with their friends. Watch Video 07 of 10 R. Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly R. Kelly - "I Believe I Can Fly". Courtesy Jive If you have a choir at your graduation ceremony, this is the perfect song to give them to sing. It is pure inspiration for the future. Watch Video 08 of 10 Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) Baz Luhrmann - "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)". Courtesy EMI This spoken word novelty is one of the most unusual hit songs of the past decade. The nuggets of wisdom dispensed here still carry resonance. Watch Video 09 of 10 Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out Diana Ross - "I'm Coming Out. Courtesy Motown This song simply gets more and more brilliant with passing time. Go back to the original Diana Ross recording and you'll be unlikely to find a better celebration of taking those important first steps into the wide world beyond school. Watch Video 10 of 10 Boyz II Men - It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday Boyz II Men - Cooley High Harmony. Courtesy Motown This Boyz II Men classic is a perfect all-occasion goodbye song. Watch Video The Best Graduation Songs Tell us what you like or tell us what was missed.