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Vitamin C’s “Graduation (Friends Forever)” is Pachelbel’s “Canon in D Major”

If you’ve graduated from any higher learning institution since 2000, you’ve probably heard Vitamin C‘s “Graduation (Friends Forever).” Also, if you’ve been to any wedding where there’s a string quartet, or at least watched the 1990s version of Father of the Bride, then you’ve also heard Vitamin C’s “Graduation (Friends Forever).” How can that be? Because the main melody is sampled from Pachelbel‘s “Canon in D Major,” which is also the greatest hit of string quartet history.

“Graduation (Friends Forever)”:

“Canon in D Major”:

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