5th grade graduation song

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  1. SDFgirl

    SDFgirl <font color=teal>Weekend spelunker<br><font color=

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    Hello all:

    I have to pick a song for the 5th graders at my elementary school to sing at their graduation ceremony. I'm stumped.

    I have located a copy of the kareoke (sp?) version of "You've Got a Friend in Me" from Toy Story. I thought the kids would already know the lyrics and the sentiment is nice for end-of-the-year. But, my question is - do you think the 5th graders would find this song too baby-ish? Be honest!!

    If so, any suggestions?

    (By the way - I will not be asking the kids what they think - I'll get a million suggestions, feelings will get hurt, major drama would ensue!! :crazy: )
     
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  3. ryka

    ryka Oh sweet soap on a rope

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    We didn't graduate 5 grade but for 8th grade they gave us a list of 5 songs and everyone had to vote. The one with the most was our song. It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday by boys to men won. We also had to sing a song the principal picked and that was What a wonderful world.
     
  4. Breezy_Carol

    Breezy_Carol Who needs doors when you can use windows

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    When one of mine was promoted from 5th grade they sang "I Beleive I Can Fly" I think from the Space Jam movie.
     
  5. Sparx

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    "Graduation" by Vitimen C (I really can't spell today)

    Thats what we sung at my fifth grade graduation.
     
  6. ntburns22

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    I just heard an updated verson on Radio Disney yesterday. It had alot of kids talking about going to middle school.
     
  7. SDFgirl

    SDFgirl <font color=teal>Weekend spelunker<br><font color=

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    So do you all think "You've Got a Friend in Me" is too baby-ish?
     
  8. gypsydoodlebug

    gypsydoodlebug <font color=red>Who DOESN'T love Fraggle Rock? I h

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    When I graduated from Goldsmith Elementary we sang "Puttin' on the Ritz." (I know you're a Louisville gal!). Don't really know what that had to do with graduation...

    ETA: I don't think it's too babish for that AGE. I think it's appropriate. But it's not very contemporary and might be a little difficult to sing during some parts.
     
  9. nkjzmom

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    How about "My Humps" or the song that goes, "Rob a jewelry store and tell em to make me a grill...." :woohoo:

    Oh, wait, you mean a song appropriate for 5th graders.... :crazy:

    Just kidding...I'd ask my 5th grader but he's at Space Camp right now. I'll think some more. I feel like there's a nice country song that would fit but it's not coming to me.
     
  10. CamColt

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    I do like your idea. :)

    For another suggestion, how about We Go Together from Grease? We had a Grandparents Day program at school a couple weeks ago and each grade did a song and a little dance. The 5th graders did this song and before it, the Principal did a little speech about how they are together now and will be moving on to middle school next year, etc... It was actually touching. And it looked like a fun song for the kids to sing with all the "rammalammalammma dippitydingdedong" ;)
     
  11. gypsydoodlebug

    gypsydoodlebug <font color=red>Who DOESN'T love Fraggle Rock? I h

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    Ooo. Cute!! :banana:
    Must go insert my "Grease" CD right now.
     
  12. Snow Brite

    Snow Brite <font color=green>Star bright, Snow Brite...no wai

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    What about "Dream Big" by Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band?

    Not sure where to get the music for it, but its a cool song, although it does make a short mention of praying.

    When you cry be sure to dry your eyes,
    cause better days are sure to come.
    And when you smile be sure to smile wide,
    and don't let them know that they have won.
    And when you walk, walk with pride,
    and don't show the hurt inside,
    because the pain will soon be gone.

    Chorus:
    And when you dream, dream big, as big as the ocean blue. Cause when you dream it might come true.
    When you dream, dream big.

    And when you laugh be sure to laugh out loud,
    cause it will carry all your cares away.
    And when you see, see the beauty
    all around and in yourself, and it will help you feel okay.
    And when you pray, pray for strength
    to help to carry on when the troubles come your way.
     
  13. Cindy B

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    Way too babyish. My 5th grader would have nothing to do with that. (a boy perspective)

    the girls may like it, but they may not.

    They are singing Time of your Life by Green Day for thier graduation/concert.
     
  14. BethR

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    When our younger 2 "graduated" from 6th grade they both sang

    World's Greatest by R Kelly

    I think that it is a great song for the age group and is very positive.

    I am a mountain.
    I am a tall tree.
    Oh I am a swif wind sweeping the country.
    I am river down in the valley.
    Oh I am a vision, I can see clearly.
    If any one asks you who I am just stand up tall look them in the face and say..

    I’m that star up in the sky
    I’m that moutain deep up high.
    Hey you made it
    I’m the worlds greatest*m
    I’m that little bit of hope in my backs against the rope I can feel it, mm
    I’m the worlds greatest.

    I am a giant.
    I am a egale.
    Oh I am a lion down in the jungle
    I am a marching band
    I am the people
    I am heavin’ head
    I am a hero
    If any one asks you who I am just stand up tall look them in the face and say..

    I’m that star up in the sky
    I’m that moutain deep up high.
    Hey you made it
    I’m the worlds greatest
    I’m that little bit of hope in my backs against the rope I can feel it.
    I’m the worlds greatest.

    I’m that star up in the sky
    I’m that moutain deep up high.
    Hey you made it
    I’m the worlds greatest
    I’m that little bit of hope in my backs against the rope I can feel it.
    I’m the worlds greatest.

    Ohh
    I’m that star up in the sky
    I’m that moutain deep up high.
    Hey you made it
    I’m the worlds greatest
    I’m that little bit of hope in my backs against the rope I can feel it.
    I’m the worlds greatest.

    I’m that star up in the sky
    I’m that moutain deep up high.
    Hey you made it
    I’m the worlds greatest
    I’m that little bit of hope in my backs against the rope I can feel it.
    I’m the worlds greatest.


    It made me cry both times that I saw it done.
    But I think "I Believe I Can Fly" would also be very good. :)
     
  15. SandiH

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    Our school district has a district wide 5th grade choral festival and one of their songs was "You've Got A Friend In Me." Another one of my son's favorite from the program was "Lean On Me."
     
  16. MEG&MINNIE

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    The theme song from the TV show "Friends" ,or my son's 8th grade Graduation slide show put to music was... "What a Wonderful World"...I don't think any of the parents had a dry eye after that! :thumbsup2
     
  17. MUFFYCAT

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    Without a doubt the best grad song. :thumbsup2

    MY older DD had it for her 5th grade video, it was so special :goodvibes

    my younger DD had a different song last year for her 5th grade video.
    it sounded so boring
     
  18. TheOtherVillainess

    TheOtherVillainess Luminous beings we are, not this crude matter.....

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    We didn't do a 5th grade graduation, but we had a 'graduation song' for the 8th graders who were moving up to HS when I was in middle school choir. We sang this song that I THINK was called "Friends" by Micheal W. Smith.


    Packing up the dreams God planted
    In the fertile soil of you
    Can’t believe the hopes he’s granted
    Means a chapter in your life is through
    But we’ll keep you close as always
    It won’t even seem you’ve gone
    ’cause our hearts in big and small ways
    Will keep the love that keeps us strong

    Chorus:
    And friends are friends forever
    If the lord’s the lord of them
    And a friend will not say never
    ’cause the welcome will not end
    Though it’s hard to let you go
    In the father’s hands we know
    That a lifetime’s not too long to live as friends.

    With the faith and love god’s given
    Springing from the hope we know
    We will pray the joy you’ll live in
    Is the strength that now you show

    But we’ll keep you close as always
    It won’t even seem you’ve gone
    ’cause our hearts in big and small ways
    Will keep the love that keeps us strong

    Chorus


    TOV
     
  19. nsyncraider17

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    Another good song I haven't seen mentioned is "You'll Be in My Heart" by Phil Collins, from Tarzan.

    I had that song and "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" by Green Day playing in the background of a picture slideshow at my high school graduation party.
     
  20. kristen821

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    OP-I like your idea If your 5th graders think it is babish how about That's What Friends are For (I think that is the name of it)
     
  21. SDFgirl

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    Thanks for all the ideas everyone!

    Maybe I will give the kids 2 or 3 choices and let them vote.

    I'm also thinking of feasibility - if the kids can learn the lyrics in the short amount of time, if I can find a copy of the kareoke CD without going to 20 different stores!
     

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