Farewell by Rihanna
Amazing soaring vocals, about letting a friend go live their life.
The Graduation Song - Vitamin C
Pop graduation song - laid-back rap feel.
Don't You Love Me No More - Henry Priestman
Redundancy song. Very clever lyrics about leaving work on a low note.
Best Days - Graham Colton
Compare to Good Riddance, but more folky pop.
The Call - Regina Spektor
Very pretty ballad about hope, and sending someone off to war.
Everybody's Changing - Keane
Upbeat slow pop song, with reflective lyrics.
Restless Farewell - Bob Dylan
Slow folk anthem about always moving on.
Keep Me In Your Heart by Warren Zevon
Light folk song with a chant-like chorus that becomes heart-wrenching.
I'm Not Gonna Cry - Corey Smith
Uplifting ballad about bitter-sweet graduation.
Time of my Life - David Cook
Power ballad celebrating the now and diving into the future.
Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson
Power ballad - glad to get away from a small town and fly.
Here's To The Night by Eve 6
About friends staying in the moment as long as possible.
Wherever I Go by Miley Cyrus and Emily Osment
A light, sweet song about looking forward.
I'll Always Remember You - Miley Cyrus
A song about people moving forward on their own paths.
Rihanna nails it in this song - her sweeping powerful vocals absolutely bring you with her into the emotions of the song. Enjoy!
Pop song with rap vocals - for people who
will miss being at school, this is a classic nostalgic and sentimental
school graduation song.
Not really about farewell or goodbye (as there is no 'well' and 'good' about the sentiments in it!), this is about your thoughts after being made redundant. Fair enough too!
Slow guitar rock-folk ballad - about making the most of now, because "here come the rest of our lives". A song about nostalgia.
This pretty song featured in the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, and is war-themed.
The meaning has been described as about those you trust in difficult times, about going away to do what is right and just.
"Pick a star on the dark horizon
And follow the light
You'll come back when it's over
No need to say goodbye."
For those of you being left behind by someone you treasure.
The song is about making meaning of your place in the world while everyone else moves forward in their lives.
An atmospheric piano-rock and synthesiser song.
A look back over a long life - a retrospective I Did It My Way - and accepts the choices made, for better or worse.
There's something about the chant-like "keep in me in your heart for a while" that over the course of the song becomes very emotional and breaks you down. A definite favourite for those who love to wallow. Enjoy this folk song!
Pop ballad about graduation day, and embracing the future, but knowing that the best days and best friends will be missed.
This song is a power-ballad about making the most of the moment and enjoying success to the fullest.
Pop anthem about running forward into the future with arms outstretched: "out of the darkness and into the sun".
For those of you who can't wait to leave the past behind!
I interpret this song about leaving high school or college, or getting deployed by the military. Some have thought that it's about a one-night stand.
A beautiful song about holding onto the moment.
A fun, sweet song about looking forward, and seeing the past as a collection of experiences without weighing down the future.
This makes a great graduation song, where everyone you've grown with must now move along on their own paths. "Yesterday's gone, we gotta keep moving' on". Enjoy!