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#1353760 - 03/08/10 05:08 PM Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie
Kelsey D Offline
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For my grandmother's upcoming birthday, I'm scanning some pictures from her life and setting them to music on a DVD. My problem is, I can't find the perfect songs to use. She likes country music, which I don't listen to. I know there are some good country songs out there that deal with life and family and love; I just don't know what they are. Any suggestions?
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#1353824 - 03/08/10 06:14 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie Kelsey D
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I'd love to help, but I'm not a country fan either. Good luck, Kelsey!

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#1353840 - 03/08/10 06:35 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie Ops
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"Remember When" by Alan Jackson. I think it was probably written specifically for DVD photo retrospectives.
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#1353871 - 03/08/10 07:09 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie Ol'PinataFingers
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Sweet Home Alabama
I Hope You Dance by Leigh Ann Womack

or

The Dance by Garth Brooks

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#1353888 - 03/08/10 07:32 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie Al Bankher
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Jamie Johnson - In Color is a song about old photographs. Remember When is probably a better one though.
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#1353892 - 03/08/10 07:36 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie thomasj
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
Johnny Paycheck - Take this Job and Shove it

You got the goldmine, I go the shaft

Sorry, these are the only country songs I've heard...
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#1353911 - 03/08/10 07:53 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie thomasj
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Originally Posted By: thomasj
Jamie Johnson - In Color is a song about old photographs. Remember When is probably a better one though.


This one or Remember When above are excellent choices. We did something similar for my grandparents and also selected some fun ones like:
-Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys smile
-Swing The Mood - Glenn Miller (they loved to dance to this)
-Family Tradition - Hank Williams Jr.

Some other ides:
You decorated my life - Kenny Rogers
Don't Blink - Kenney Chesney
Forever and ever amen - Randy Travis
Grandpa (tell me 'bout the good old days) - The Judds
Holes in the floor of Heaven - ?
Time marches on - Tracy Lawrence?
Blessed - Martina McBride
Will The Circle Be Unbroken - The Carter Family/Johnny Cash
In My Daughter's Eyes - Martina McBride
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

I love making things like this laugh

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#1354058 - 03/08/10 09:56 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie QCL
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Through the years....Kenny Rogers

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#1354125 - 03/08/10 11:26 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie P*Q
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These are the Days ... Keith Urban
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#1355069 - 03/10/10 04:19 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie RebekahL CRCM
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Thanks for the great ideas!
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#1355339 - 03/10/10 07:31 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie Kelsey D
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Life's a Dance

Silver and Gold

Daddy's Hands
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#1355460 - 03/10/10 09:32 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie East Texas
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I did a video for my family for Christmas (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins...the whole shabang)
I used:
You're Gonna Miss This - Trace Adkins
In My Life - The Beatles
It Won't Be Like This For Long - Darius Rucker
What A Wonderful World - Version with Kenny G and Louis Armstrong
And They Do - Trace Adkins

I also used the Kenny G version of Auld Lang Syne.

Not really a lot of country but I wanted music to invoke emotion when they watched the pictures flash from way back when to now.
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#1356465 - 03/12/10 01:21 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie Mrs. Rizzo
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I put everything together last night, and I think it's going to be great! The four songs I've chosen are:

1. You're Gonna Miss This - Trace Adkins
2. Don't Blink - Kenny Chesney
3. These are the Days - Keith Urban
4. Blessed - Martina McBride

Thanks, everyone, for your input. This will be a very special birthday for my family since my grandma is battling stage 4 lung cancer and may not make it another year. I expect this movie will mean a lot to my family.
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#1356806 - 03/12/10 04:47 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie Kelsey D
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That sounds wonderful, Kelsey, I'm sure your family will love it and love you for doing it.
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#1357186 - 03/12/10 09:40 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie califgirl
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Curled up by the fire...
You will feel so proud when they watch it!!! I loved making it and loved how it made everyone feel even more!!!
Happy Birthday to your grandma!!
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#1357237 - 03/12/10 10:24 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie Mrs. Rizzo
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God bless you and your family, Kelsey.
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#1357402 - 03/15/10 01:38 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie East Texas
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Curled up by the fire...
Let us know what everyone thought!!! Hope they enjoyed it!
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#1357438 - 03/15/10 02:29 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie Mrs. Rizzo
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You guys were right. It was a hit! My mom was the only one who knew what I was doing, but she never saw the final product until Saturday with everyone else. My grandma had a front row seat, and everyone else gathered into the room for the show. I, of course, had seen it about a million times, so I watched my family's reactions instead. Lots of tears and lots of laughs! After it was over, I handed a copy of the DVD to each of my aunts and uncles, which I know meant the world to them. I was incredibly proud of myself. 16 hours of labor for 16 minutes of video that captures a lifetime of memories...well worth it!
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#1357489 - 03/15/10 03:33 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie Kelsey D
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Hurray!!!!
So happy for you!

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#1357496 - 03/15/10 03:40 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie QCL
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
sounds like you created a new memory while trying to document the old ones...
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#1360642 - 03/19/10 02:08 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie Kelsey D
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Originally Posted By: Kelsey D
I put everything together last night, and I think it's going to be great! The four songs I've chosen are:

1. You're Gonna Miss This - Trace Adkins
2. Don't Blink - Kenny Chesney
3. These are the Days - Keith Urban
4. Blessed - Martina McBride

Thanks, everyone, for your input. This will be a very special birthday for my family since my grandma is battling stage 4 lung cancer and may not make it another year. I expect this movie will mean a lot to my family.


My parents favorite song to dance to was Unforgettable by Nat King Cole. When my mother died, we had a memory book printed and used a lot of the lyrics from the song as captions.

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#1361285 - 03/19/10 09:03 PM Re: Song Ideas for DVD Photo Movie madukes
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Very nicely done!
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