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    I am getting near the end of the video editing part of DVDs for my father in law of his 3 daughters life. We compiled all the old footage into seperate dvds focussing on each of the girls.

    I now need to add music to it and as they go for nearly an hour I need some good songs!

    Can anyone throw up some emotional songs or songs that just go well with this sort of video?

    You know ones like 'time of your life' by Greenday but that is so overused I probably wont use it.

    I will take any age group as some oldies are often goodies.

    Some songs ive found that go well so far are:

    Dont you forget about me - simple minds
    blister in the sun - violent femmes
    everlong/my hero - foo fighters

    Any suggestions would be appreciated as I need a few!
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    "So Young" Best of the Coors

    Intro theme of the "Monkees" (old TV show)

    Alot depends on the tempo of the video and it is difficult to fill 3 minutes of video to kind of match a tune
    IS IT SUPPOSED TO SMOKE LIKE THAT?
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    Those Were the Days my Friend - Mary Hopkins

    Long May You Run - Neil Young

    Walkin' on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
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    Songs with no or minimal lyrics are good too - more like background music rather than complimenting the video.

    Tracks from artists / albums such as:

    Zero 7 / Simple Things
    Enigma / MCMXC a.D.

    Specific artists / tracks:

    Ash / Shining Light
    Ed Harcourt / Apple of my Eye
    Hard-Fi / Living for the Weekend
    Hives / Hate To Say I Told You So
    Jimi (Hendrix, of course) / Foxy Lady
    Lou Reed / Perfect Day
    Louis Armstrong / What A Wonderful World
    Nirvana / Smells Like Teen Spirit
    Orb / Little Fluffy Clouds
    Police / Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
    Police / Every Breath You Take
    Rolling Stones / Honky Tonk Woman
    Semisonic / Secret Smile
    Tal Bachman / She's So High
    Van Morrison / Brown Eyed Girl
    Wannadies / You And Me Song

    ...to name a few I've got that could fit the bil...
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  5. Wow, great list of songs so far!

    In addition:

    Sweet Butterfly by Chuck Mangione
    Times of Your Life by Paul Anka
    We're Going To Be Friends by Jack Johnson
    Happiness Runs (edited from the chorus to end) by Donovan

    Hmm, all I can think of for now.

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    Since you are in Oz....Farnham's Age Of Reason.
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    Some songs:
    Forever Young - Rod Stewart
    Just my Imagination - the Temptations
    Don't Look Back - Boston

    But why don't you just use period songs?


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    Here's a couple of good sites for some oldies.

    http://www.bobforrest.com/JukeBox.htm

    http://www.thedoowopjukebox.com/
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    Thanks for all the help, this list is great.

    What is a period song sphirschler?
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    Originally Posted by Rudyard
    What is a period song sphirschler?
    Anything by Tammy Tampax And The Tamponettes. Great band, only play one gig a month etc... Sorry, couldn't resist.

    I think sphirschler means if you have some footage from 1987, use some music from 1987.
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    lol.....thanks steveryan
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    Originally Posted by Rudyard
    I am getting near the end of the video editing part of DVDs for my father in law of his 3 daughters life. We compiled all the old footage into seperate dvds focussing on each of the girls.

    I now need to add music to it and as they go for nearly an hour I need some good songs!

    Can anyone throw up some emotional songs or songs that just go well with this sort of video?

    You know ones like 'time of your life' by Greenday but that is so overused I probably wont use it.

    I will take any age group as some oldies are often goodies.

    Some songs ive found that go well so far are:

    Dont you forget about me - simple minds
    blister in the sun - violent femmes
    everlong/my hero - foo fighters

    Any suggestions would be appreciated as I need a few!
    In my Daughters Eyes by Martina McBride. Im not a country music person but that song is perfect for someone celebrating their daughters life.

    I made a video for my brother with his 2 girls (ages 5 and 3) and everyone in my family cried their eyes out and begged for more. It was perfect...
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    Slayer - Raining Blood
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    Bette Midler song:

    "Wind beneath my wings"

    Pointer Sisters:

    "We are Family"

    Climax:

    "Precious and Few"
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    Green Day -Time of your Life
    Van Morrison- Precious time
    Alan Jackson Remeber When
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  16. Doris Day's Que Sera Sera (especially good if older folks will see it):
    When I was just a little girl
    I asked my mother, what will I be
    Will I be pretty, will I be rich
    Here's what she said to me.

    Que Sera, Sera,
    Whatever will be, will be
    The future's not ours, to see
    Que Sera, Sera
    What will be, will be.
    Iz's version of What A Wonderful World
    Iz's version of Somewhere (Over The Rainbow)
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    Let's Get Together - The Youngbloods
    Thank You - Dido
    Everybody's Talkin - Harry Nilsson
    Against The Wind - Bob Seger
    Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
    I Heard it Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
    It's the Same Old Song - Four Tops
    I Can't Help Myself - Four Tops
    Good Lovin' - The Rascals
    Dancing in the Street - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
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