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Songs for Mom's 70th birthday party?

 
 
Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 11:54 am
I need suggestions for some songs to perform at my Mom's 70th birthday party in one week.

She likes uptempo Christian songs, but I also want to surprise her with a kind-of "This is your life" montage.

For you older people, what would have been some popular uptempo music of her life?

She was born and raised in Wisconsin on a farm.

I figured that some Glenn Miller would be good for the 1940s.

She graduated high school in about 1953. What might have been the pop music of 1949-53? I know this was before rock music existed.

What would have a woman listened to in college, 1954-59?

How about a single woman in the early sixties, married in 1963?

Mom and Dad used to go out "Jitterbugging" in 1962-63 when they were dating. What would have been popular jitterbug songs of the day?

Thanks,

General Tsao
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 12:45 pm
You might want to visit this site for some ideas.


Songs from the 30s to the present
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jespah
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 09:28 pm
Glenn Miller is a great idea for the earlier years. She may also have listened to Sinatra and Patti Page or Doris Day. Early 50s is doo-wop music like the Five Satins or Little Anthony and the Imperials. Early 60s, hmm, you might be able to get away with some really early Motown, like the Marvelletes.

And happy birthday to your mother!
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 09:43 pm
She's a bit young for Sinatra. Whatever you do, don't forget Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis.
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jespah
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 09:56 pm
Really, hmm, my Mom turned 70 in '03 and she recalls Sinatra from her youth but then again my Mom has always had older music tastes.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 10:05 pm
cjhsa wrote:
She's a bit young for Sinatra. Whatever you do, don't forget Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis.


I am younger than General Tsao's mom, and I loved Frank Sinatra...................and Eddie Fisher, Frankie Laine, Tony Bennett, Bing Crosby, Theresa Brewer etc.

Here are the top songs of 1953.

http://top40.about.com/library/weekly/aa1953a.htm

You can check out the other years on that site.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 11:00 pm
Goodness gracious great balls of fire!

I'm pretty sure she remembers that one.
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booman2
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2005 08:26 pm
Jitterbuggin'?...not in '62. that was long gone. It was twisting time.. And the emerging Motown, Bobby Darin.. Frank Sinatra was still chartiing hits. as he was in the 70's..As he was in the 80's....... Post-humously in the 90's

...........Waita' minute.... What's that I here on my neighbors radio? (shooby-dooby dooo......) Very Happy
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Eorl
 
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Reply Fri 6 May, 2005 04:55 am
The new Nine Inch Nails - "With Teeth" is great!
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makz 18
 
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Reply Sat 7 May, 2005 04:15 am
My gran is nearly 70, and she loves neil diamond (though I cant see why) so you could try that.
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booman2
 
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Reply Sat 7 May, 2005 07:27 pm
Makz.
I see you like "Family Guy'. I just recently discovered it. Funny stuff.
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Rod3
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jul, 2005 05:21 pm
Hi General Tsao

Just curious what you ended up with.
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OperaGhost
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2005 08:42 pm
What about some Johnny Mercer songs? I know he wrote a lot of the songs that were later performed by people like Frank Sinatra and Audrey Hepburn. I'm a big fan of his music and maybe your mother would enjoy that? Some good remakes of his music are on the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil soundtrack. Hope this helped!
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