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The Best Grad Party Songs

Graduation season is nearly here! It's time to start planning the perfect party for after you walk the stage. And what’s a party without the right soundtrack? From timeless classics to modern hits, here's our curated list of the best graduation party songs to keep the festivities going all night long.



“Dog Days are Over” by Florence + The Machine

Bid farewell to your school days and embrace the future with open arms because your dog days are over! With its powerful vocals, driving rhythm, and uplifting lyrics, "Dog Days are Over" is the perfect song to celebrate the beginning of a new, and exciting journey.


"Firework" by Katy Perry

Let your uniqueness shine with this anthem! Its empowering message and soaring chorus make it the perfect song for celebrating your accomplishments and looking ahead to brighter horizons.


"Footloose" by Kenny Loggins

Get ready to cut loose and kick off your Sunday shoes with this country classic about freedom and liberation. With its high-energy beat and iconic guitar riffs, "Footloose" is the perfect song to keep the party going and the dance floor packed all night long.


"Come on Eileen" by Dexys Midnight Runners

Kick off the celebration with this infectious '80s hit that never fails to get the crowd on their feet. With its upbeat tempo, catchy chorus, and irresistible fiddle riff, "Come on Eileen" is guaranteed to have everyone dancing and singing along in no time.


"Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds

Become the star of your own coming-of-age film to this 80’s hit. Look forward to the fun times ahead and reminisce on the ones behind you by bringing out your main character energy! Bonus points if you do The Breakfast Club’s iconic scene.


“Ho Hey” by The Lumineers

Remind yourself that more adventures are on their way with this indie-folk favorite. With its catchy melody, heartfelt lyrics, and foot-stomping rhythm, "Ho Hey" is the perfect song to inspire sing-alongs and create a warm, intimate atmosphere among friends and loved ones.


“Wide Open Spaces” by The Chicks

Celebrate the closing of one chapter and the beginning of the next with this country tune. It will have you smiling about all the possibilities that lie ahead!


“Electric Feel” by MGMT

With its catchy hooks and irresistible chorus, this indie-pop gem is sure to be a hit at any graduation party. Its upbeat tempo and infectious energy will have everyone up and grooving!


“Celebration" by Kool & The Gang

Speaking of celebration, keep the party vibes going with this timeless classic that celebrates life, love, and good times. With its funky beat and jubilant lyrics, "Celebration" is the ultimate song to raise a glass and toast to the graduates.


"Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield

Embrace the sense of endless possibilities and new beginnings with this recent comeback track by Natasha Bedingfield. "Unwritten" is a song that honors the journey of self-discovery and embracing the unknown, making it the perfect addition to your graduation party song list!


With these songs playing in the background, your graduation party is sure to be a night to remember. Whether you're dancing the night away with friends or reminiscing about the good times, book one of our 5 in-house bands to play these songs or enhance your party with live band karaoke! Hit the dance floor and set the tone for a memorable celebration with live music from Moontower Entertainment.


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