A dad on our forum related how he had made a video of his own son and baby to give to him for Father’s Day. Isn’t that about the best present you can get as a dad? These fatherhood years go by so quickly and all we all love to try to recapture the feelings we had through them. Videos made in iMovie or in Adobe’s Video Editing suite for PC can be the best Father’s Day gift of all.
Here is the video HDFree gave to his son and sent us:
Though I’m not a big country fan and I find “Let them be Little” by Billy Dean a little sugary sweet, it’s hard not to get a little teary listening to the lyrics that talk about how short childhood is.
We made a list of other good home movie songs, some of which, I’ve put below, but visit the link to see the rest. If you have other suggestions, add them to the comments section.
Some of those other suggestions:
LongMayYou Run by Neil Young – If you like the raspy voice of a young Neil Young, and also edit out a few lyrics, (“back in ’62 when I last saw you alive”) this has a good beat and mood.
May you Never by Eric Clapton
Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – very soothing variation on the old standard, and if not overused, less clichéd than other more popular versions.
La Donna e Mobile – You’ll instantly recognize La donna è mobile (“Woman is fickle”) as the misogynistic song from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Rigoletto (1851), Though you don’t need to consider that last part. Just use it as backdrop to a baby (preferably female) cruising around the house and you have instant soundtrack magic.
Everyday People by Sly
Family Stone Sweet Child of Mine by Sheryl Crow
Baby or Little Girls
Tupelo honey by Van Morrison by “She’s as sweet as Tupelo Honey” is all you need to know.
Blue Sky by The Allman Brothers
Rock-a-Hula Baby by Elvis Presley