Can You Help Me Pick Out A Song?

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jammjenks Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 1:39pm
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We are trying to organize a 50th anniversary party for my grandparents. We have a large qty of pictures that we are having put into a slideshow and we need some songs to put to it for background music. I am drawing a blank. My mother likes the Carrie Underwood song "When We Remember." We are not genre specific, so anything goes. Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

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Mencked Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 3:14pm
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I don't know why but Garth Brook's "The Dance" springs to mind !!

veejaytx Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 5:19pm
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Barbra Striesand's Mem'ries (I guess it is actually Memories) came to my mind.

punkinpie Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 6:05pm
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What about some songs from the year they were married?

http://www.popculturemadness.com/Music/Pop-Modern/1958.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958_in_music

When my grandparents celebrated their 50th we went to the local archives and made some copies of articles from the newspaper from the day they were married and showed some of the ads from it too. Was lots of fun looking back.

knjmom67 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 10:32pm
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Don't Go Changin' (Just The Way You Are) - Billy Joel
I'm Gonna Love You Forever - Randy Travis
When I'm 64 - The Beatles

adknight Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 11:44pm
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I absolutely love piano, and I love The Gift by Jim Brickman featuring Michelle Wright.

jammjenks Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 11:46pm
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You guys are awesome! All these are great ideas!

confectionaryperfection Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 11:48pm
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what a wonderful world by louis armstrong.

jammjenks Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 12:34am
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what a wonderful world by louis armstrong.




My aunt just told me she wanted to use this one. Good choice.

shanzah67 Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 2:41am
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Look At Us ----by Vince Gill

http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/gill-vince/look-at-us-3923.html


we're doing this one for my grandparents

jammjenks Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 1:37pm
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Originally Posted by shanzah67

Look At Us ----by Vince Gill

http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/gill-vince/look-at-us-3923.html


we're doing this one for my grandparents




That's a great song for this. I had forgot about that one!

michellenj Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 3:41pm
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What about that Kenny Rogers song? "Through the years", or something like that?

jammjenks Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 4:31pm
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Thank you all for your suggestions. Here's what we decided to go with since we could only pick three:

When You Remember - Carrie Underwood
Through the Years - Kenny Rogers
The Way We Were - Barbara Streisand

After I followed the many leads you all gave me, I wished we could pick more! Thanks again.

s_barnes76 Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 6:11am
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It looks like you already have your songs, but one that I thought of is "Remember When" by Alan Jackson. Just thought I would throw that out there in case you need a back up icon_wink.gif

jammjenks Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 12:54pm
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Originally Posted by s_barnes76

It looks like you already have your songs, but one that I thought of is "Remember When" by Alan Jackson. Just thought I would throw that out there in case you need a back up icon_wink.gif




I LOVE that song. We considered it, but my grandmother's brother had it played at his funeral. Now that side of the family associates it with him. Good choice though. I do really like that song though.

GI Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 7:31am
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We had a 50th for my folks 2 years ago. We used the songs from when they were dating. All of the songs were the ones from "their" day because frankly they really don't listen to anything else! icon_lol.gif

So we started off with "Young Girl" from Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (that went over HUGE because my daddy kinda robbed the cradle...snicker..)

"Try to Remember" and "Everything is Beautiful" by Jim Neighbors

"Surrender" by Elvis Presley...sexy, romantic #1 hit of 1961.

"Houndog" is a good one, too, if you have pix of grandpa showing off his muscles or something to that affect.

Have fun! I LOVE turning old snapshots into home DVDs and movies. (This is my other hobby/passion.) I have done a few now and enjoy it tremendously!


EDITED: oops! my bad! I didn't see where you had your choices already! icon_redface.gificon_biggrin.gif

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