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7 Great Songs
“Send Me on My Way” by Rusted Root's was released in 1995. This song was used on the soundtracks of Matilda; Ice Age; Pie in the Sky; Race the Sun; and the instrumental version in the 2011 commercial of Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
“Graduation (Friends Forever)” is a single by pop singer Vitamin C that was released in 2000. The song is well-known for being played at high school graduations and at some middle school promotions. The song's popularity among high schools in the U.S. is second only to the classical piece "Pomp and Circumstance". The song is heavily based on Pachelbel's Canon in D.
“Party Like a Rockstar” is a rap song recorded by Shop Boyz. It reached high success during summer 2007 and was successful in the United States. The song was nominated for Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group at the 50th Grammy Awards.
“I Believe I Can Fly” is a 1996 song by R&B singer R. Kelly. The song was written, produced and performed by Kelly and was featured as the soundtrack to the 1996 motion picture Space Jam. Jim Carrey also sings it during an early scene with Fun with Dick and Jane. It has been performed on American Idol and has become commonly associated with the NBA. It has also been in Drumline, Ice Age: The Meltdown, and Good Boy!
“One Step at a Time” is the third single from Jordin Sparks. The song was released on June 10, 2008. Sparks performed the song on the season finale of American Idol . Jordin Sparks also performed this song on Live with Regis and Kelly, So You Think You Can Dance, Macy's 4 July Fireworks Spectacular , and Good Morning America. One Step At A Time has also been used in advertisements for the USA hit series, The Starter Wife.
“The World's Greatest” is a song written and recorded by R. Kelly. The song was originally featured on the soundtrack to the film Ali, and also appeared on bootleg copies of Kelly's unreleased album, Loveland , which later became a bonus disc to Chocolate Factory.
"Live Your Life" is a song by American rapper T.I. It was released on September 23, 2008. The song features Rihanna. This is T.I's third Billboard Hot 100 number one single in the United States, and Rihanna's fifth on the same chart. This song can be heard in the film The Hangover as well as the trailer. It was also played during ESPN coverage of the 2009 NFL Draft.