music played at graduation: an enumeration

  1. “Jai Ho,” A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
  2. Some bagpipes
  3. “Circle of Life,” from the Lion King Broadway soundtrack*
  4. A techno/clubified version of “Hava Nagila”
  5. “The Star-Spangled Banner”
  6. A capella of the school’s alma mater, because apparently we have one, who knew
  7. “The Boxer,” Paul Simon (LIVE!!  You heard me correctly, cats and kittens!)
  8. More Paul Simon, this time off Graceland
  9. “I Gotta Feeling,” Black Eyed Peas
  10. A disco, chipmunky remix of “Seasons of Love” from Rent
  11. “Time of Your Life,” Green Day (incidentally, the song the Filmmaker and I had to sing in eighth-grade chorus for our middle school graduation, so she immediately teared up the second it started playing and had to leave the gym to get away from it)
  12. NOT “Graduation (Friends Forever)” by Vitamin C, although my mom did buy me a card that played this when I opened it

*Is it embarrassing that I can distinguish exactly what version of “Circle of Life” they played?  It’s probably embarrassing.



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2 responses to “music played at graduation: an enumeration

  1. Rachel

    true story: my mom said that she almost cried when they played “jai ho.” not, you know, when i graduated. just during “jai ho.”

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