Entertainment Music Top 10 Graduation Songs for 2010 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 Marking a life event like graduation with great music helps make everything more memorable. These are 10 songs that will enhance your celebrations and ceremonies in 2010. As you are selecting graduation music, don't miss the list of Top 40 Graduation Songs of All Time. 01 of 10 Idina Menzel - "Defying Gravity" from 'Wicked' Photo from Amazon Since its original release as a part of the cast recording of the hit Broadway show Wicked in 2003, the song "Defying Gravity" has been an inspiration for countless people looking to break out of boundaries and restrictions to find a new life of soaring free of the pull of gravity. It is a perfect song for celebrating graduation and looking forward to a new, exciting life. 02 of 10 Black Eyed Peas - "I Gotta Feeling" Photo from Amazon There is no better song to kick off an evening of celebration than this instant classic from the Black Eyed Peas. Use it to kick off your graduation celebration. 03 of 10 New Radicals - "You Get What You Give" Photo from Amazon New Radicals are a one-hit wonder, but the one song they gave us is a gem. Portions of the lyrics remain a bit controversial, but the basic point is a celebration of the power of youth. This makes it perfect for honoring the feeling of personal strength and readiness to take on the world after graduation. 04 of 10 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - "Learning To Fly" Photo from Amazon Graduation is just the first step into a world of the unknown. If you are going to truly soar, first you have to learn to fly. 05 of 10 The Script - "Live Like We're Dying" Photo from Amazon Before American Idol champion Kris Allen made this song a hit in the US, the Irish band the Script recorded the original version. It is a call to live with purpose and let loved ones know how important they are. These are great sentiments to communicate to a new graduate. 06 of 10 Foo Fighters - "Times Like These" Photo from Amazon If you need a rock song for the graduation soundtrack, this classic hit from the Foo Fighters will fit the bill. It was a top 5 alternative hit in 2003, but extensive use of the song in TV, movies, and video games has helped keep it among the most memorable of Foo Fighters songs. The words speak of a new day in which you learn to live and love again. 07 of 10 Miley Cyrus - "The Climb" Courtesy Hollywood Records Miley Cyrus' big ballad became an instant inspirational classic when released in 2009. It speaks of keeping focused on striving for achievement as the most important part of the journey to success. That powerful reminder is particularly appropriate when celebrating graduations. 08 of 10 'Grease' Soundtrack - "We Go Together" Courtesy RSO This one is pure fun. Fear of losing the friends that helped us make it this point is one of the dark sides of graduation. This song reassures us all that the fear will never come to fruition. 09 of 10 Owl City - "Fireflies" Photo from Amazon Owl City's big breakthrough hit "Fireflies" simply celebrates the power and joy in fantasies and fantastical thinking. 10 of 10 Fleetwood Mac - "Don't Stop" Courtesy Warner Bros. This 1970s classic still carries a very potent message. Simply put, don't lose sight of the ability to always look to the future and see tomorrow as a new day. The past is past and the future is what we will make of it.