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Weekend Rock Question: What is the Best Graduation Song of All Time?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

May 25, 2012 2:00 PM ET
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Graduation season is upon us, which means that all around the world, students are finishing a chapter in their academic career to the tune of some inspirational or sentimental pop hit.

Our question for you this week is: What is the best graduation song of all time? You can pick something from your own commencement ceremony, or choose a song you think works very well for the occasion.

You can vote here in the comments, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter using the #weekendrock hashtag.

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