Graduation leaves everyone with special memories, and oftentimes music is a large part of them. Everyone remembers singing and dancing with their friends to the most popular songs at the time before they all move on to the step of life.

These are the top country songs around graduation time over the past 40 years:

  • 1

    1974

    Melba Montgomery 'No Charge'
  • 2

    1975

    John Denver 'Thank God I'm a Country Boy'
  • 3

    1976

    Johnny Cash 'One Piece at a Time'
  • 4

    1977

    Waylon Jennings 'Luckenbach Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)'
  • 5

    1978

    The Statler Brothers 'Do You Know You Are My Sunshine'
  • 6

    1979

    Bellamy Brothers 'If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold it Against Me'
  • 7

    1980

    Ronnie Milsap 'My Heart'
  • 8

    1981

    The Oak Ridge Boys 'Elvira'
  • 9

    1982

    Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson 'Just to Satisfy You'
  • 10

    1983

    Merle Haggard 'Take Me for Granted'
  • 11

    1984

    John Conlee 'As Long As I'm Rockin' With You'
  • 12

    1985

    Charly McClain 'Radio Heart'
  • 13

    1986

    Reba McEntire 'Whoever's in New England'
  • 14

    1987

    The Oak Ridge Boys 'It Takes a Little Rain (To Make Love Grow)'
  • 15

    1988

    Kathy Mattea 'Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses'
  • 16

    1989

    Rodney Crowell 'After All This Time
  • 17

    1990

    Clint Black 'Walkin' Away'
  • 18

    1991

    Doug Stone 'In a Different Light'
  • 19

    1992

    Billy Ray Cyrus 'Achy Breaky Heart'
  • 20

    1993

    John Michael Montgomery 'I Love the Way You Love Me'
  • 21

    1994

    Faith Hill 'Piece of My Heart'
  • 22

    1995

    Ty Herndon 'What Mattered Most'
  • 23

    1996

    Brooks & Dunn 'My Maria'
  • 24

    1997

    Bryan White 'Sitting on Go'
  • 25

    1998

    Faith Hill 'This Kiss'
  • 26

    1999

    Tim McGraw 'Please Remember Me'
  • 27

    2000

    Faith Hill 'The Way You Love Me'
  • 28

    2001

    Brooks & Dunn 'Ain't Nothing Bout You'
  • 29

    2002

    Alan Jackson 'Drive'
  • 30

    2003

    Diamond Rio 'I Believe'
  • 31

    2004

    Gretchen Wilson 'Redneck Woman'
  • 32

    2005

    Keith Urban 'Making Memories of Us'
  • 33

    2006

    Jason Aldean 'Why'
  • 34

    2007

    Billy Currington 'Good Directions'
  • 35

    2008

    Brad Paisley 'I'm Still a Guy'
  • 36

    2009

    Sugarland 'It Happens'
  • 37

    2010

    Chris Young 'The Man I Want to Be'
  • 38

    2011

    Miranda Lambert 'Heart Like Mine'
  • 39

    2012

    Jason Aldean 'Fly Over States'
  • 40

    2013

    Florida Georgia Line 'Get Your Shine On'