I'm putting together a graduation DVD and need help with music

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  1. DebMcDonald

    DebMcDonald DIS Veteran

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    I'ver never been good with music and this DVD has put me to the test and will take any and all suggestions. This is what I have so far, but I'm not 100% committed to anything.

    The sections of the DVD that I want to include are:

    School pictures over the years and was thinking of doing the song 2012, but I may strictly use the song for graduation day pictures and then need another song for all the school pictures.

    Family pictures - we are family

    Pictures with her sisters - We go together (Grease)

    Dancing pictures (she's danced for 15 years) - I hope you dance.

    Section with DD and Step-father (my husband who has been in her life since she was two) - Because you loved me

    My section with DD - My wish (but I'm not loving this song - I think there is something I can do better)

    She's been a field hockey player x 4 years - no music so far for this song

    Something for her and her friends.

    Any suggestions?:surfweb:
     
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  3. dougsmom98

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    I made a video of photos from this past year at Christmas time and I used the following songs:

    The World's Greatest by R. Kelley (I used this for my kids' sports photos)
    The Best Day by Taylor Swift
    Good Life by One Republic
    Brighter than the Sun by Colbie Cailllat
    Your Smiling Face by James Taylor
    Rhythm of Love by Plain White T's
    1,2,3,4 by Plain White T's
    Smile by Uncle Kracker


    Good luck!
     
  4. dougsmom98

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    I made a video of photos from this past year at Christmas time and I used the following songs:

    The World's Greatest by R. Kelley (I used this for my kids' sports photos)
    The Best Day by Taylor Swift
    Good Life by One Republic
    Brighter than the Sun by Colbie Cailllat
    Your Smiling Face by James Taylor
    Rhythm of Love by Plain White T's
    1,2,3,4 by Plain White T's
    Smile by Uncle Kracker


    Good luck!
     
  5. SC Minnie

    SC Minnie <font color=purple>Are we there yet???<br><font co

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    I am doing this for DD's graduation too. I used "Child of Mine" by Carole King for her baby to growing up pictures.

    Although you see the world different than me
    Sometimes I can touch upon the wonders that you see
    All the new colors and pictures you've designed
    Oh yes, sweet darling
    So glad you are a child of mine

    Child of mine, child of mine
    Oh yes, sweet darling
    So glad you are a child of mine

    You don't need direction, you know which way to go
    And I don't want to hold you back, I just want to watch you grow
    You're the one who taught me you don't have to look behind
    Oh yes, sweet darling
    So glad you are a child of mine

    Child of mine, child of mine
    Oh yes, sweet darling
    So glad you are a child of mine

    Nobody's gonna kill your dreams
    Or tell you how to live your life
    There'll always be people to make it hard for a while
    But you'll change their heads when they see you smile

    The times you were born in may not have been the best
    But you can make the times to come better than the rest
    I know you will be honest if you can't always be kind
    Oh yes, sweet darling
    So glad you are a child of mine

    Child of mine, child of mine,
    Oh yes, sweet darling
    So glad you are a child of mine

    Child of mine, child of mine
    Oh yes, sweet darling
    So glad you are a child of mine





    I am also getting pictures from family, friends, and people that have made an impact in her life and putting them to Rascal Flatts' "My Wish".
     
  6. MickeyManiac

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    Good Life

    Aaagghhh! Just reading the title makes me think of the Disneyland commercials that make me cry like a big baby. :hug: It's the voiceover that reminds you that "there are only so many..."

    The crying aside I will for sure be using that song in DS Grad video.
     
  7. vsimeone

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    My two favorite graduation songs are the Graduation Song by Vitamin C and Unwritten by Natasha Bedenfield.
     
  8. Debbie7452

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    Your dance song is great, but have you heard the song Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman? It is the one my dancing daughter picked for her grad DVD. I'm going to go watch her video now...sniff! She's been gone for 2 years and now I have to send off the next daughter.

    For her video, I was thinking of using this one (it is Christian oriented)

    Find Your Wings

    It was only for a moment you were mine to hold.
    The plans that Heaven has for you will all too soon unfold.
    So many different prayers I'll pray for all that you might do.
    But most of all,

    I'll wanna know you're walking in the truth.
    And if I never told you,
    I want you to know that as I watch you grow:

    I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams
    And that faith gives you the courage
    To dare to do great things.
    I'm here for you whatever this life brings,
    So let my love give you roots and help you find your wings.

    May passion be the wind that leads you through your days.
    And may conviction keep you strong,
    Guide you on your way.
    May there be many moments that make your life so sweet.
    Oh.
    But more than memories.

    I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams
    And that faith gives you the courage
    To dare to do great things.
    I'm here for you whatever this life brings,
    So let my love give you roots and help you find your wings.

    It's not living if you don't reach for the sky.
    I'll have tears as you take off,
    But I'll cheer as you fly.

    I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams
    And that faith gives you the courage
    To dare to do great things.
    I'm here for you whatever this life brings,
    So let my love give you roots and help you find your wings.

    Written by Mark Harris
     
  9. Disney845

    Disney845 I miss my custom tags

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    I agree, I really like this song.

    My school's graduation song for our class was "I Will Remember You" by Sarah McLachlan. The year before that it was the Green Day song "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)". I think both are still great for a graduation message.
     
  10. DebMcDonald

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    Thank you so so much - these are great!!!:cool1:
     
  11. minnie1012

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    I like "In my Life" by the Beatles

    I know you have "I hope you dance" for the dance section but I went to a wedding and the bride danced with her Mom to that song. Now everytime I listen to the words I think of it differently. So maybe you can move it to your pictures with her?
     
  12. krcit

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    Forever Young by Rod Stewart

    I Am Your Child by Barry manilow
     
  13. GillieRose

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    I love Martina Mcbride "In my daughters eyes"

    In my daughter's eyes,
    I am a hero,
    I am strong and wise,
    And I know no fear,
    But the truth is plain to see,
    She was sent to rescue me,
    I see who I want to be,
    In my daughter's eyes

    In my daughter's eyes,
    Everyone is equal,
    Darkness turns to light,
    And the world is at peace,
    This miracle god gave to me,
    Gives me strength when I am weak,
    I find reason to believe,
    In my daughter's eyes

    And when she wraps her hand around my finger,
    How it puts a smile in my heart,
    Everything becomes a little clearer,
    I realize what life is all about,
    It's hanging on when your heart is had enough,
    It's giving more when you feel like giving up,
    I've seen the light,
    It's in my daughter's eyes

    In my daughter's eyes,
    I can see the future,
    A reflection of who I am and what will be,
    And though she'll grow and someday leave,
    Maybe raise a family,
    When i'm gone I hope you see,
    How happy she made me,
    For i'll be there,
    In my daughter's eyes


    For my son's football team last season we used Taylor Swift "Long Live"
     
  14. lulubelle6188

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    Just wanted to second this song. We used it for a preschool graduation. I absolutely love it!!!!
     
  15. disneypofq05

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    My Wish by Rascal Flatts
    These are the Special Times by Celine Dion

    I put together a slide show for the end of the school year for my class and use these two songs along with others and the parents always love these two the best!
     
  16. petchie

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    Little wonders by Rob Thomas from Meet The Robinsons

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsT2URr1Igc

    Let it go
    Let it roll right off your shoulder
    Don't you know
    The hardest part is over
    Let it in
    Let your clarity define you
    In the end
    You will only just remember how it feels

    Our lives are made
    In these small hours
    These little wonders
    These twists and turns of fate
    Time falls away,
    But these small hours
    These small hours
    Still remain

    Let it slide
    Let your troubles fall behind you
    Let it shine,
    Till you feel it all around you
    And I don't mind
    If it's me you need to turn to
    We'll get by
    It's the heart that really matters in the end

    Our lives are made
    In these small hours
    These little wonders
    These twists and turns of fate
    Time falls away
    But these small hours
    These small hours
    Still remain

    All of my regret
    Will wash away somehow
    But I cannot forget
    the way I feel right now

    In these small hours
    These little wonders
    These twists and turns of fate
    Yeah, these twisted turns of fate
    Time falls away
    Yeah, but these small hours,
    These small hours
    Still remain

    Yeah, oh they still remain
    These little wonders
    All these twists and turns of fate
    Time falls away
    But these small hours
    These little wonders
    Still remain
     
  17. MrandMissVacation

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    Im limited-Wicked

    (Elphaba):
    Im limited
    Just look at me - Im limited
    And just look at you
    You can do all I couldn't do, Glinda
    So now it's up to you
    For both of us - now it's up to you...

    (Glinda):
    I've heard it said
    That people come into our lives for a reason
    Bringing something we must learn
    And we are led
    To those who help us most to grow
    If we let them
    And we help them in return
    Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
    But I know I'm who I am today
    Because I knew you...

    Like a comet pulled from orbit
    As it passes a sun
    Like a stream that meets a boulder
    Halfway through the wood
    Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
    But because I knew you
    I have been changed for good

    (Elphaba):
    It well may be
    That we will never meet again
    In this lifetime
    So let me say before we part
    So much of me
    Is made from what I learned from you
    You'll be with me
    Like a handprint on my heart
    And now whatever way our stories end
    I know you have re-written mine
    By being my friend...

    Like a ship blown from its mooring
    By a wind off the sea
    Like a seed dropped by a skybird
    In a distant wood
    Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
    [ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/for-good-lyrics-wicked.html ]
    But because I knew you

    (Glinda):
    Because I knew you

    (Both):
    I have been changed for good

    (Elphaba):
    And just to clear the air
    I ask forgiveness
    For the things I've done you blame me for

    (Glinda):
    But then, I guess we know
    There's blame to share

    (Both):
    And none of it seems to matter anymore

    (Glinda):
    Like a comet pulled from orbit
    As it passes a sun
    Like a stream that meets a boulder
    Halfway through the wood

    (Elphaba):
    Like a ship blown from its mooring
    By a wind off the sea
    Like a seed dropped by a bird in the wood

    (Both):
    Who can say if I've been
    Changed for the better?
    I do believe I have been
    Changed for the better

    (Glinda):
    And because I knew you...

    (Elphaba):
    Because I knew you...

    (Both):
    Because I knew you...
    I have been changed for good...


    Read more: WICKED - FOR GOOD LYRICS http://www.metrolyrics.com/for-good-lyrics-wicked.html#ixzz1koMfPkIq
    Copied from MetroLyrics.com
     
  18. Lovin' Disney

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    Here are some suggestions:

    For the school pictures
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlCS-qf7yaM ----------These Are Days by 10,000 Maniacs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2fs-SbjIk8 -----------Let Them Be Little by Billy Dean

    For graduation
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI ----------Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen by Baz Luhrmann

    For the dancing pictures
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2pPJywRGTk -----------Gonna Make you Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) by C+C Music Factory

    For you and your daughter
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph5iadqH3Eg ----------Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross/The Supremes

    For field hockey
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyEE0qpfeig ------Can't Touch This by MC Hammer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iikKzQwgBJc ------We Will Rock You by Queen
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFfCKy0nKr0 ------We Are The Champions by Queen

    For her and her friends
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPD87a2jC98 -----You've Got a Friend by James Taylor
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJwFO4l74yY -----Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL6CcERRrP0 -----Gift of a Friend by Demi Levato
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHFy3YWpRx8 ----You've Got a Friend In Me from Toy Story

    C'mon, like any of us needed a link for that last song from Toy Story!
     
  19. robsmom

    robsmom loved it so much we might go back

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    Another turning point a fork stuck in the road
    Time grabs you by the wrist directs you where to go
    So make the best of this test and don't ask why
    It's not a question but a lesson learned in time

    [Chorus]
    It's something unpredictable but in the end
    It's right I hope you've had the time of your life

    So take the photographs and still frames in your mind
    Hang it on a shelf in good health and good time
    Tattoos and memories and dead skin on trial
    For what it's worth it was worth all the while
     
  20. latshama11

    latshama11 Earning My Ears

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    Here's to the night by eve 6
     
  21. eandt

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    I used Alphaville's "Forever Young" on the video I did for our son a few years ago........brings out the tears every time we watch it. Plan to use it again along with the newer Jay-Z version "Young Forever" in a couple of years for our younger son.
     

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