Play List from my son’s High School Graduation Party

Recently I published a 7 part series on High School graduation party planning. I have had a few requests to publish the play lists from my last two children’s graduation parties. This is an addendum of sorts to the series. In my last post I published my daughter’s playlist here. Today I am publishing my youngest son’s party play list. You can find Part 1 of the series here, and Part 5, on creating a musical playlist here. My son graduated from High School in 2009, so we made a lot of updates from the 2007 list. But, there were also carryover songs. Once again, some of the hours had themes, and where there is a them, I tried to tell you what it was. Enjoy the list!

11:00am – Noon (Party set up time, just general songs)
Billy Joel – We didn’t Start the Fire
Styx – Mr. Roboto
The Bee Gees – Tragedy
Journey – Wheel in the Sky
311 – Amber
Weezer – Photograph
Men at Work – Down Under
Meatloaf – Good Girls go to Heaven
Elton John – Crocodile Rock
Creed – Higher
Dexys Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen
Gwen Stefani – The Sweet Escape
Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire
Bangles – Walk Like and Egyptian

Noon – 1:00pm (More set up)
Barenaked Ladies – If I had a million Dollars
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
Nena – 99 Luft Balloons
Third Eye Blind – She likes Me for Me
Stevie Wonder – For Once in My Life
Led Zepplin – Rock & roll
Diana Ross and the Supremes – Reflections
Ram Jam – Black Betty
Robert Palmer – Addicted to Love
Belinda Carlisle – I Get Weak
Weezer – Island in the Sun
The Beatles – While my Guitar Gently Weeps
Heart – Alone
Morris Day and the Time – Jungle Love
Queen – Don’t Stop me Now
Steve Miller Band – The Joker

1:00pm – 2:00pm (Start of the party with a tribute to Arrested development, followed by songs for the background while people are arriving)
Europe – Final Countdown
Big & Rich – Comin’ to Your City
Herbie Hancock – Rockit
Plain White Ts – 1, 2, 3, 4
Natasha Bedingfield – Unwritten
The Police – De do do, de da da
The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name
Lady Gaga – Poker Face
The Offspring – Kristy, Are you Doing OK?
Flo Rida – Right Round
Katy Perry – Waking up in Vegas
Boston – Foreplay / Long Time
Kid Rock – All Summer Long

2:00pm – 3:00pm (General Pop)
Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow
Nickelback – If Today was your Last Day
Linkin Park – Bleed it Out
Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
Lifehouse – First time
Steve Miller Band – Jungle Love
Dire Straits – Money for Nothing
Weezer – Troublemaker
Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
Barenaked Ladies – It’s all Been Done
Styx – Best of Times
Weezer – My Name is Jonas
Weezer – Buddy holly
Green Day – Know Your Enemy
.38 Special – Hold on Loosely
Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love

3:00pm – 4:00pm (More general pop)
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Tom Cochrane – Life is a Highway
Tag Team – Whoop There it is
Ace of Base – Don’t Turn Around
Collective Soul – December
Quad Cirty DJs – Come on Ride the Train
Cheryl Crow – Everyday is a Winding Road
Barnaked Ladies – One Week
Smash Mouth – All Star
3 Doors Down – Kryptonite
Staind – It’s Been a While
Linkin Park – In The End
Kid Rock & Cheryl Crow – Picture
Blink 182 – I Miss You

4:00pm – 5:00pm (General Pop)
Weezer – Beverly Hills
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dani California
Nickelback – Rock Star
Soulja Boy – Crank That
The Fray – You Found Me
Evanescence – Bring Me to Life
Thomas Dolby – She blinded me with Science
Boston – More than a Feeling
Billy Joel -uptown girl
Kiss – I Wanna Roick and Roll all Night
Pink – God is a DJ
Rod Stewart – Rhythm of my Heart
Pat Benatar – I Love Rock and Roll
Soft Cell – Tainted love
Gary Glitter – Rock and Roll Part 2
Kiss – Detroit Rock City
Mamas and Papas – California Dreamin’

5:00pm – 6:00pm ( A few for our Cleveland family, then some American Idol songs, followed by some general pop)
Bruce Springsteen – Born to Rum
Earthquake – Friday on my Mind (Live Version)
Ian Hunter – Cleveland Rocks
Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been gone
Kelly Clarkson – My Life Would Suck Without You
Kelly Clarkson – I Do Not Hook Up
Daughtry – No Surprise
Daughtry – It’s Not Over
Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats
David Cook – Billy Jean
David Cook – The Time of my Life
David Cook – Permanent
Black Eyed Peas – Where is the Love
Earth Wind and Fire – Serpentine Fire
Michael Stanley Band – I’ll Never Need Anyone More
Michael Stanley Band – Carolyn

6:00pm – 7:00pm (Road songs. During this hour many people from out-of-town hit the road)
TV Theme – Road Runner
Beatles – Day Tripper
Buster Poindexter – Hit the Road Jack
Hootie & the Blowfish – I’m Going Home
Billy Joel – You’re My Home
Eddie Money – Take me Home Tonight
John Denver – Take Me Home Country Roads
Beatles – The Long and Winding Road
Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road
Daughtry – Home
Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Nickelback – Follow You Home
Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Kid Rock – Lonely Road of Faith
Lindsay Buckingham – Holiday Road
The Doors – Road House Blues
Beach Boys – I Get Around

7:00pm – 8:00pm (Cowbell songs)
Christopher Walken – More cowbell
Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear the Reaper
War – Low rider
Wild Cherry – Play that Funky Music White Boy
The Rolling Stones – Homky tonk Women
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Gimme Three Steps
Van Halen – Dance the Night Away
Mountain – Mississippi Queen
The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
Malik – Funkytown
Prince – U got the Look
Def Leppard – Photograph
Nazareth – Hair of the Dog
Grand Funk Railroad – We’re an American Band
Fleetwood Mac – Gold Dust Woman
Loverboy – Working for the Weekend
Earth, Wind & Fire – September

8:00pm – 9:00pm (General pop, many oldies)
Blink 182 – The Rock Show
Fall Out Boy – Sugar We’re Goin’ Down
Kevin Rudolf – Welcome to the World
Michael Franti – Sey Hey I love You
The Police – Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
Tommy Tutone – 867-5309
AC / DC – Back in Black
Barenaked Ladies – The Old Apartment
J. Geils Band – Freeze Frame
The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
George Michael – Faith
Hoobastank – The Reason
John Cougar Mellancamp – Jack and Diane
The Kinks – Lola
Barry Manilow – Copacabana

9:00pm – 10:00pm (Naughty songs for after grandma left)
Trace Adkins – Honky Tonk Badonkadonk
Sir Mixalot – Baby got Back
Black Eyed Peas – My Humps
Ludacris – Moneymaker
Theory of a Deadman – Bad Girlfriend
Britney Spears – If You Seek Amy
Katy Perry – I Kissed a Girl
Commodores – Brickhouse
KC & the Sunshine Band – Shake Your Booty
MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
Chappelle – Rick James Bitch
Rick James – Super Freak
Kid Rock – Bawitdaba
Eminem – Ass Like That
Ludacris – Yeah!
Don MCLean – American Pie

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