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    Every Single Graduation Song From 1990-2016

    The complete list.

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    1990: "The Dance" by Garth Brooks

    Capitol Nashville

    Runner-up: "Story of My Life" by Social Distortion

    1991: “Learning to Fly” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    UMG

    Runner-up: "Shiny Happy People" by R.E.M.

    1992: "End of the Road" by Boyz II Men

    UMG

    Runners-up: "I'll be There" by Mariah Carey, "This Used to Be My Playground" by Madonna, and "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" by Boyz II Men

    1993: "What About Your Friends" by TLC

    Sony Music

    Runners-up: "Ordinary World" by Duran Duran and "These Are Days" by 10,000 Maniacs

    1994: "Hero" by Mariah Carey

    Sony Music

    Runners-up: "I'll Remember" by Madonna and "I Swear" by All-4-One

    1995: "I'll Be There for You" by The Rembrandts

    Warner Music

    Runner-ups: "I'll Stand By You" The Pretenders and "I Will Remember You" by Sarah McLachlan

    1996: "I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly

    WMG

    Runners-up: "Send Me On My Way" by Rusted Root and "I Love You Always Forever" by Donna Lewis

    1997: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" by The Verve

    UMG

    Runners-up: "Tonight, Tonight" by the Smashing Pumpkins, "Graduate" by Third Eye Blind, and "The Power of Good-Bye" by Madonna

    1998: "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" by Green Day

    WMG

    Runners-up: "Save Tonight" by Eagle-Eye Cherry, "Closing Time" by Semisonic, "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain, and "When I Grow Up" by Garbage

    1999: "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" by Baz Luhrmann

    EMI

    Runners-up: "I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith, "You Get What You Give" by the New Radicals, "I Will Remember You (Live)" by Sarah McLachlan, and “Going Away to College” by Blink-182.

    2000: "Graduation (Friends Forever)" by Vitamin C

    WMG

    Runner-up: "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack

    2001: "Here's to the Night" by Eve 6

    Sony Music

    Runner-up: "Get the Party Started" by Pink

    2002: "No Such Thing" by John Mayer

    Sony Music

    Runners-up: "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World and "Where Are You Going" by Dave Matthews Band

    2003: "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)" by Jason Mraz

    WMG

    Runner-up: "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban

    2004: "100 Years" by Five for Fighting

    Sony Music

    Runner-up: "Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane

    2005: "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson

    Sony Music

    Runner-up: "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani

    2006: "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield

    Sony Music

    Runner-up: "Photograph" by Nickelback (yes, we know, but it was the 2000s!)

    2007: "Good Morning" by Kanye West

    Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

    Runners-up: "Thnks fr th Mmrs" by Fall Out Boy

    2008: "Live Your Life" by T.I. and Rihanna

    youtube.com

    Runner-up: "When I Grow Up" by the Pussycat Dolls

    2009: "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus

    Hollywood Records

    Runner-up: "Kids" by MGMT

    2010: "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas

    UMG

    Runners-up: "Congratulations" by MGMT and "Memories" by Weezer

    2011: "Firework" by Katy Perry

    UMG

    Runners-up: "Dog Days Are Over" by Florence + The Machine and "Good Life" by One Republic

    2012: "We Are Young" by fun. feat. Janelle Monáe

    Fueled By Ramen

    Runner-up: "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO

    2013: "I Was Here" by Beyoncé

    Sony Music

    Runners up: "It's Time" by Imagine Dragons and "Started From the Bottom" by Drake

    2014: "Let It Go" by Idina Menzel

    Disney

    Runners-up: "Brave" by Sara Bareilles and "Happy" by Pharrell Williams

    2015: "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth

    UMG

    Runner-up: "Time of Our Lives" by Pitbull and Ne-Yo

    2016: "7 Years" by Lukas Graham

    WMG

    Runners-up: ???

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