Help! Can you suggest song titles?

Hello everyone.  Some of you know this already, but Babu is turning 100 in March!  We, of course, are having a whopping party and I am going to make a video slide for the special event.  When I make videos like this I like to choose three songs and that’s where I need your help.  They don’t need to be on a birthday or a 100 theme.  I’d like a mix of oldies and new ones.  I want upbeat and fitting and I wont know what’s fitting until I hear it.  (This is where you are coming in.)


Here are some songs I was thinking:

If I live to be  hundred – Ronnie Dove

100 years to live – Five for Fighting  (Maybe a little too negative – I don’t want to say 100 is it!)

Fire and the Flood  Vance Joy (just feels right)

Maroon 5 Sunday Morning (Speaks to Babu’s romantic side – she is a whole person!)

There is Emily by Frank Sinatra – quite low key but could certainly work.


As you can see this list is all over the place and quite on purpose.  Please comment and share suggestions.  I know you out there know the perfect song to go with her slide show video!



17 Comments Add yours

  1. bone&silver says:

    I would try and pick songs from each of the decades she’s lived through- you could research the top 5 or 10 that year? And what’s her fav type- jazz, rock and roll, classical? You could play a selection to her and gauge her response as to which ones to include? I love Doris Day ones, disco tracks from the 70s, Elvis… the list goes on! What a lovely idea : ) G

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  2. shadesofpoetry says:

    Unforgettable, In The Mood

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  3. Auri says:

    Are you looking for only english songs? Or are you okay with any language?


  4. barbwit says:

    How about “I’m sitting on top of the world”
    I always liked my parents’ records like “No strings and No Connections” or it might be called “Fancy Free”
    Anyway, have fun choosing, and have a simply marvellous birthday for Babu, bless her.

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  5. barbwit says:

    Forgot to say “Al Jolson”

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    1. Thank you for the help!


  6. There are several other Frank Sinatra songs that come to mind, and I bet Babu is a Sinatra fan. “My Way” might seem too prescient, but how about “Luck be a Lady Tonight” or “The Best is Yet to Come,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” or “Young at Heart.”

    Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” is always amazing, gorgeous and uplifting, a song that melts everyone who listens.

    You are making a celebration that will be a treasure for everyone who attends, especially for Babu. I love the sparkle in her eyes. Happy Birthday to her and 100 more!

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  7. Gracey Bautista says:

    Is Babu your mom? or granny? You’re so blessed to be with Babu that long. Happy for you. Wishing her more birthdays to come…

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    1. She is my grandmother! 💕 I am indeed blessed. Thank you so much.

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  8. Kelly MacKay says:

    Pick one of her favourites as well. I doubt she knows Maroon 5. Happy 100th birthday.

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  9. rothpoetry says:

    Wonderful! Congratulations to her…

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    1. Thanks! It was a great day, never did the video though!

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        You will have to write your own and record it!

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      2. Write my own song? No one would want to hear that 😉 Are you a song writer?

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      3. rothpoetry says:

        I am like you say…I write, but no one is too impressed!! LOL!

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      4. WHAT?! Your poetry has impressed me thus far.

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      5. rothpoetry says:

        Only on line!!


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