Readers' Poll: The Best Graduation Songs EverBeatles, Fun., the Killers and more songs for commencement
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2. Green Day 'Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)'
Green Day's title for this farewell ballad cuts to the core of why it works so well, as its sweet nostalgia is tempered with a punky disdain for sentimentality. It's a tearjerker for people who haaaaate to have tears jerked out of them, and the perfect song for folks who want to say goodbye on their own terms.