By Morgan on June 11th, 2012
This morning I came across this awesome video, in which the graduating class of Eastwood High School in El Paso, Texas, performed a flash mob as a thank-you to their parents, teachers, families, and peers (h/t Huffington Post). They called it “I Had the Time of My Life and I Owe it all to You” and it included music like Little Richard’s “You Make Me Wanna Shout,” Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes’, “I Had The Time of My Life,” the Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited,” the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta A Feeling,” and more.
Check it out:
There’s something really special about high school graduation. It really is the end of an era, much more so, in my opinion, than a college or post-college or even sixth or eighth grade graduation ceremony. And we’re now in the thick of graduation season, so I checked in with the other OOMers about their memories.
We all had “graduation songs” that were played as we entered or exited our auditoriums/stadiums — and it’s probably no surprise that some of us even had the same songs! My 1997 high school graduation song was — wait for it — “We Go Together” from the Grease soundtrack, which I suppose was meant to be a testament to the friendships we developed. And even though the song was quite a few years old, it worked for us! Meanwhile:
- Dante’s class used Fatboy Slim’s “Praise You”
- Anne’s was Green Day’s “Time of Your Life”
- Alex had that iconic graduation song from Vitamin C, “Graduation (Friends Forever)” (I’m betting a lot of you had that as well!)
- Jessica’s was R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly”
- Kristen had two: “Build Me Up Buttercup” and, somewhat oddly, Lil John’s “Get Low”
- Lauren’s was Billy Joel’s “This is the Time to Remember” (which is now stuck in my head, so thanks, Lauren!)
- Emily (our new intern! Stay tuned for future posts from her!), who only graduated a few years ago, did something a bit more special: her whole class sang Lady Antebellum’s “Never Alone,” all together on stage
Your turn. Did you do something special at any of your graduations? If you had a song, what was it?
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