What song should I use?
March 10, 2009 5:24 PM Subscribe
I need a sentimental/moving song for a slideshow about senior varsity basketball players that will be leaving.
posted by Alec Loudenback to media & arts (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It's a ~five minute slideshow that has pictures of the senior (Boys) basketball players that will be graduating this year. There are about 10 pictures of the guys growing up from when they were very young to today.
I've been put in charge of it by the booster club (both my parents are members) and am told by them to include music.
The song I think is the best is "Your Hand in Mine" by Explosions in the Sky. I like that song because of the sentimental and hopeful emotions that it evokes, regardless of the fact that there are no words.
However, my mom is, and always has been, adamantly opposed to instrumental, non-vocal music. Her suggestions are the following:
Time of My Life - David Cook
No Such Thing - John Mayer
My Wish -Rascal Flatts
Graduation - Vitamin C
There's a few reasons why I don't like the suggestion of those songs:
1) Timing. I was so into "Your Hand in Mine" that I already edited it to be an appropriate length, and that is much easier to do with an instrumental than a vocal song [I think]. And her suggestion to this problem is to play one and a half songs, which I think sounds very unprofessional. I am getting paid to do the slideshow because I am good at what I do, and I take pride in my work.
2)Some of them are really cheesy - Vitamin C? Please.
3) I really don't think you need words to convey the emotions. My mom thinks so. She doesn't have a graduating senior (I am, but didn't play on the team this past year, though I did previous years) and I think that if she was feeling the emotion of seeing her boy growing up through pictures to the big (ex)basketball player that he was today, she wouldn't need words to tell her what she is feeling. (I am not on the slideshow).
I guess what I am looking for is suggestions as to what all of you think. If you prefer the instrumental "Your Hand in Mine," or one of her suggestions, or another.
Please don't make me use "Graduation" MeFi!