Best songs for Senior year of high school

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  1. Adam_S

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    My sister is turning 18 on thursday and will be starting her senior year the next week. I've put together a mix cd of an enormous variety of stuff for her 18th birthday but I figured a CD of really fun, sing along loudly with your friends, celebratory music (cheesy will work too) would be great as well.

    Since everyone has a favorite song from highschool days I'm hoping I might get a decent variety of gems I or my best friend might not be able to brainstorm up.

    As examples I'm thinking there are three obligatory songs:
    Time of your Lives (yes, she loves dirty dancing, she's female and 18)
    Changes - Bowie
    Joy to the World - Three Dog Night

    this type of song I remember from my high school days would be
    How do you like me now? - Toby Keith
    All the Small things - Blink 182

    other possibilities
    Take me home country roads - John Denver (I did say cheesy)
    Back where I come from - Kenny Chesney (live version)
    American Pie - Don McLean (long version naturally)
    Fancy - Reba Mcentire
    My Next Thirty Years or I Like it I love it I want some more of it - Tim McGraw

    Unlikely to include, but More recent stuff like:
    Drinking Bone - Tracy Byrd
    Beer Goggles - Neal McCoy
    What was I thinking - Dierks Bently
     
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    Green Day - She
    Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
    The The - This Is The Day
    Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me
    The Offspring - Can't Repeat
    Ramones - Rock 'n' Roll High School
    Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
    John Mayer - Bigger Than My Body
    Alphaville - Forever Young
     
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    Eve 6 - Here's to the Night - was a big-ish song near the end of my high school career. the song apparently has a different meaning then people took, but nonetheless it's one that seemed big.

    John Mayer - No Such Thing
    U2 - Beautiful Day
    Lenny Kravitz - Again - it can work... sort of.
    Switchfoot - Meant To Live
    Howie Day - Collide
    Snow Patrol - Chocolate
    Gavin DeGraw - I Don't Want To Be

    That's really all I could think of.
    Granted some are from years after I graduated high school, but they're still in the style I think you're looking for. iTunes is your friend though, they have "iTunes Essentials" and have a "Genre's and History" section in which they go from year to year and by decade of the bigger hits.

    have fun.
     
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    I spent most of yesterday wracking my brain trying to figure out Here's to the night. I'd hear snatches of the music, no lyrics and couldn't place it. I feel really stupid.

    Thanks I'll check some of these out. Yeah I'm using Itunes tools too. [​IMG]
     
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    Don't worry Adam, I get that way too. I hear a song and I know that I know what it should be or snippets of a song and can't place it.

    Are you looking for mostly recent songs or does it matter how far back you go, just as long as the song is somewhat good or something? I mean you could create a nice 2 - 4 disc collection if you wanted to. [​IMG]

    I love making mix disc's.
     
  6. Dome Vongvises

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    I'm just going to throw some crap off the top of my head.

    Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Yesterdays - Guns 'N' Roses
    Kodachrome - Paul Simon
    It's So Hard To Goodbye To Yesterday - Boyz II Men
    It's The End of The World - R.E.M.
    Party Hard - Andrew W.K.
    Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac (just in case she drives a tank [​IMG] )
    Dance All Night - Ryan Adams and the Cardinals

    I'll come up with more.
     
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    Tuesdays Gone is one of my favorite songs but I think its too long for the cd.
    Can't believe I forgot it's the End of the World

    Doesn't matter how far back it goes, anything recent, she listens to quite a bit of country mixed with rock/pop
     
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    That's why you make 2 CD's. Might as well make it a double set.
     
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    First I think what you are doing is a great idea.

    I like some of the choices previously mentioned. I would add These Are Days, by 10,000 maniacs.

    Good luck and let us know what the final play list is.

    Tom
     
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    Well, this is probably too sentimental, but I remember at an awards show towards the end of my time in high school, they played Billy Joel's "This Is the Time," which was pretty effective.
     
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    Thanks everyone, I think I made a smashing cd for sally. [​IMG]

    01 - Joy to the World - Three Dog Night
    02 - I Don't Want to Be - Gavin DeGraw
    03 - Meant to Live - Switchfoot
    04 - Can't Repeat - The Offspring
    05 - How Do You Like me Now? - Toby Keith
    06 - Rock n Roll High School - The Ramones
    07 - Fun, Fun, Fun - The Beach Boys
    08 - Beautiful Day - U2
    09 - Lust for Life - Iggy Pop
    10 - Changes - David Bowie
    11 - Collide - Howie Day
    12 - No Such Thing - John Mayer
    13 - All the Small Things - Blink 182
    14 - It's the End of the World - REM
    15 - It's a Great Day to Be Alive - Travis Tritt
    16 - Back Where I Come From (live) - Kenny Chesney
    17 - Here's to the Night - Eve 6
    18 - Kodachrome - Paul Simon
    19 - Again - Lenny Kravitz
    20 - This is the Day - The The
    21 - I've Had the Time of My Life - Dirty Dancing [​IMG] :p
     
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    nice comp...
     
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    One from my high school days: Schools Out by Alice Cooper.
     
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