At the school where I work, I’m responsible for putting together the year-end slide show, usually a PowerPoint of photos and music. Ours is shown on the final night of the school year. If people cry, I’ve done my job.
I’m working on my tenth presentation, which means I’ve had to select a lot of accompanying music over the years. I try to be original and non-cliche. Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” has never made the cut, nor will it. We’re trying to get people to cry their eyes, not roll their eyes.
So no Green Day, no Vitamin C, no “I Will Remember You” (sorry, Sarah).
Here, then, is a list of alternate songs you might consider for your year-end/graduation/milestone slide show, some sappy, some with more of a more upbeat year-in-the-life groove.
Picture weeping teens as you listen.
And I’m pretty certain this will be used extensively this year to jerk some tears:
Any other suggestions?