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Sj.com help, I need songs for a baby video soundtrack

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 93Devil, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    OK, the collective advice of this board I hold in high regard.

    I have made a video using Windows Movie Maker, and it's about 45 minutes long. It documents the first 14 months of Lil 93's life and will be used as a Mother's Day present for my wife and my own mother.

    I would like some suggestions for background tracks, and right now I have...

    David Gray - You're The World To Me
    Talking Heads - Stay Up Late
    Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely

    I can go with anything in the last 50 years, so the lines are open.

    Thanks ahead of time.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    45 minutes? Day-um... I've done a family one for my mother and one for Ms. Slappy's brother on her niece and I get bored after 20 minutres.

    Use Norah Jones -- Nearness of You and close with it.
    Also consider Bryan Adams -- When You Love Some One.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Also Michael Buble, My First My Last, My Everything...
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    We have taken over 2000 pictures of this girl so far, and with all the video taken, dropping them into the timeline was not that bad.

    I am not going for voice overs or anything. It's pretty simple, but I know they will love it.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Remember two things...
    1) When you score it, try to focus on all groups. My mom hated some of the music I used, but she wasn't going to like BonJovi. My brothers didn't like jazz, but my mother did. So piss everyone off.
    For that one, I used
    The Last Rose of Summer -- Joanne Madden (soft, penny whistle, turn of the century, wistful)
    The Christmas Song -- Stevie Wonder and India Arie
    You and Me -- Lifehouse
    Peter Grant -- My first, my last, my everything (thought it was Buble)
    Bon Jovi -- who says you can't go home
    Norah Jones -- Nearness of you
    and it was still 18 minutes...
    Cutting down the pics are tough, but sometimes you've got to do it.

    2) Remember that you'll have to extend or shorten some of the dissolves between score. You're a better man than I am if you can get your score to fit to the second on just a guess.
  6. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Simply Irrestistible -- Robert Plant.
    There Goes My Life -- Kenny Chesney
    All American Girl -- Carrie Underwood
    It's Five O'Clock Somewhere -- Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett
  7. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Upside Down - Jack Johnson
  8. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Joy of My Life - John Fogerty
    59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - Simon & Garfunkel (it's just a short, cute happy song)
    Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) - Billy Joel (for any pictures you have of her sleeping)
    If I Had a Daughter - Terri Hendrix
    Forever Young - Bob Dylan acoustic from the Biograph box set (or Rod Stewart)
    Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison

    Since you have a girl, John Lennon's "Beautiful Boy" is out - unless you dub in the word "girl" everytime he says boy.
  9. Screwball

    Screwball Member

    Father and Daughter - Paul Simon
  10. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Stay away from "Baby, Baby" by Amy Grant. Too much glurge.

    Some suggestions:
    "She's So Beautiful" -- Noah
    "My Little Girl" -- Tim McGraw
    "Precious Girl" -- Tori Amos

    Shocked nobody's put "Baby Love" forth yet.

    ... and, as goofy as it sounds on the surface of it, really -- give it a listen: "Hey Beautiful (HIMYM theme song)'' -- the Solids.
  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Some solid, solid suggestions that I would have never thought of.

    Thanks and keep them coming.
  12. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Rev It Up - Jerry Harrison
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