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36 Graduation Party Jams for the Ultimate Celebration Playlist

By Isabel Kallman

Last year as my friend Yvonne was in planning mode for her own son’s high school graduation party I asked her to help me come up with the ultimate playlist.  Yvonne and I are of the same generation and have very similar tastes in music, which we think are the BEST tastes.

As we enter in Graduation Celebration season, here’s a list of 36 beloved party jams from different eras that also hit the graduation-meets-summer-spirit.  You can find the vast majority of these songs available for unlimited streaming on our affiliate Amazon’s Music service (you can sign up for a 30-day free trial here.)

  1. This is How We Do it- Montell Jordan
  2. Lean on Me – Club Nouveau
  3. Celebration – Kool & the Gang
  4. Get the Party Started – Pink
  5. Best Day of My Life – American Authors
  6. Count on Me-  Bruno Mars
  7. We Are the Champions – Queen
  8. Summertime-  DJ Jazzy Jeff &  The Fresh Prince
  9. Yeah – Usher
  10. Can’t Hold Us- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  11. Happy – Pharrell Williams
  12. Hey Ya –  Outkast
  13. Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
  14. Don’t Stop the Music – Rhianna
  15. Let’s Go Crazy- Prince
  16. Changes – 2pac
  17. See You Again- Wiz Kalifa
  18. Cupid Shuffle – Cupid
  19. Wobble – V.I.C. YES
  20. Teach Me How to Dougie – California Swag District (explicit)
  21. My House – Flo Rida
  22. Good Time-  Owl City
  23. Holiday- Madonna
  24. We Are Young – Fun
  25. Time of Our Lives- Pitbull
  26. Love on Top- Beyonce
  27. Party in the USA- Miley Cyrus
  28. Poison- Bell Biv Devoe
  29. Party Rock Anthem- LMFAO
  30. Single Ladies- Beyonce
  31. I Gotta Feeling- Black Eyed Peas
  32. Umbrella- Rihanna
  33. What About Your Friends- TLC
  34. Summer- Calvin Harris
  35. Don’t Stop Believin’- Journey
  36. I’ll Be Missing You– Puffy & Faith Evans


What records would you add to our Graduation Party Playlist?


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Isabel Kallman
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Isabel Kallman

Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.


Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.

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