I’ve been tasked with a project related to my the graduation of my daughter’s sixth grade class at Barton Hills Elementary. Part of it involves finding appropriate music. When I’ve done this in the past I’ve had a specific song in mind long before starting the project. This time around I’m just lost. Here’s what I’ve found so far that might work (links are to iTunes previews).

1. All The Way Up – Emily Osment (3:12) – fast

2. At The Beginning – (from “Anastasia”) – 3:36 – slow

3. Do You Remember – Jay Sean (3:30) – medium fast

4. Find Yourself in You – Everlife (Music from Hannah Montana) – fast

5. For Good – Music from “Wicked” (5:06) – very slow

6. Graduation (Friends Forever) – Vitamin C (5:39) – med slow

7. I Believe – Fantasia (5:02) – slow

8. In This Diary – The Ataris (3:50) – fast

9. Make it Shine – Victoria Justice (3:07) – fast

10. Miles Apart – Yellowcard (3:32) – fast

11. Smile – Uncle Kracker – 3:21 – medium slow

12. The Climb (Guitar Intro) – Miley Cyrus – 3:56 – slow

13. Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield (4:15) – medium fast

14. U Smile – Justin Bieber (3:16) – slow

15. We Are Tomorrow – Bleach (2:52) slow then fast then slow

16. You Set Me Free – Michelle Branch (3:11) – medium fast

All of these add up to almost an hour of music which is far more than I need or will be allowed to use, so I’m going to have to do some winnowing and editing. What do you think should make the cut?

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