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Every Single Graduation Song From 1990-2016

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1990: "The Dance" by Garth Brooks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

1994: "Hero" by Mariah Carey

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

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

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

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

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
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

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.
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

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

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

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

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

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

2002: "No Such Thing" by John Mayer

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

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

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

2004: "100 Years" by Five for Fighting

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

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

2005: "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson

Runner-up: "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani
Sony Music

Runner-up: "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani

2006: "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield

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

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

2007: "Good Morning" by Kanye West

Runners-up: "Thnks fr th Mmrs" by Fall Out Boy
Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

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

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

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

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

2009: "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus

Runner-up: "Kids" by MGMT
Hollywood Records

Runner-up: "Kids" by MGMT

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

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

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

2011: "Firework" by Katy Perry

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

Runner-up: "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO
Fueled By Ramen

Runner-up: "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO

2013: "I Was Here" by Beyoncé

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

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

2014: "Let It Go" by Idina Menzel

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

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

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

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

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

2016: "7 Years" by Lukas Graham

Runners-up: ???
WMG

Runners-up: ???

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