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Best Song Choice for Bar and Bat Mitzvah Photo Montages

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Sentimental vs fun… this is one of many questions you should be considering when selecting songs for your son or daughter’s bar or bat mitzvah photo montage. Let’s face it, the truth is a well-produced, fun and upbeat  montage will keep the attention of your invited party guests.  However, a boring montage with slow and drab song choices combined with low quality images or repetitive transitions will be monotonous for your guests.  

Below, we will provide you with some of our favorite song suggestions we’ve seen while producing photo montages for our Bar and Bat mitzvah families.

Keep in mind, your montage may be created chronologically and thus you would want to start with sentimental songs about growing up.   As the montage continues, the age of the photos becomes more current and the songs follow suit.  Or, sometimes people create montages with various chapters or groupings such as school friends, camp, family, etc.

Categories to consider:

  • SONGS AS A BABY
  • SONGS FOR BOYS
  • SONGS FOR GIRLS
  • SONGS FOR YOUTH AGES
  • SONGS FOR CAMP 
  • SONGS FOR FRIENDS
  • SONGS FOR FAMILY
  • SONGS ABOUT GROWING UP

Here is a very comprehensive list of the best songs we’ve seen that can fit one or several of the categories above.  

  • Never Grow Up — Taylor Swift
  • Beautiful Boy — John Lennon
  • Better Place — Rachel Platten
  • A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman 
  • 100 Years — Five for Fighting
  • Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars
  • Have It All — Jason Mraz
  • My Wish — Rascal Flatts
  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) — Marvin Gaye
  • Story of My Life — One Direction
  • Better Place — Rachel Platten
  • Baby — Justin Bieber
  • Girl on Fire — Alicia Keys
  • On Top Of The World — Imagine Dragons
  • Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) — Andy Grammer
  • Wake Me Up — Avicii
  • Can’t Stop The Feeling — Justin Timberlake
  • Firework — Katy Perry
  • Roar — Katy Perry
  • These Are The Days– 10,000 Maniacs
  • Don’t Stop Me Now — Queen
  • I Lived — One Republic
  • Count On Me — Bruno Mars
  • Back Home — Andy Grammer
  • We Are Family — Sister Sledge
  • Hey, Soul Sister — Train
  • You’ve Got a Friend in Me — Randy Newman
  • Home — Philip Phillips
  • Just Like Fire — Pink
  • Brand New — Ben Rector
  • Magic — B.o.B
  • Hall of Fame — The Script, featuring will.i.am
  • Summer — Calvin Harris
  • True Friend — Hannah Montana
  • I’ll Be There For You (Theme From FRIENDS) — The Rembrandts
  • With A Little Help From My Friends — The Beatles
  • Unwritten — Natasha Bedingfield 
  • I Hope You Dance — Lee Ann Womack
  • Sweet Child of Mine — Sheryl Crow or Guns and Roses
  • Beautiful Boy — John Lennon
  • High Hopes — Panic at the Disco
  • Best Day of My Life — American Authors
  • You’re the best (from Karate Kid) – Joe Esposito 

One last tip… keep in mind your party theme.  As an example, if the party is themed around baseball and you insert a ton of little league photos a song like, “Centerfield” by Tom Fogerty is a great choice.  This certainly would not be a choice if your party was themed around candy.  (In that case, I would suggest “Candy Girl” by New Edition, or “Candy” by Mandy Moore, “Candyman” by Christina Aguilera, or the 80’s favorite “I Want Candy” by Bow Wow Wow.

 

Prepared by Xplosive Entertainment’s Vice President, Michael Langsner

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