Best Songs for Montages: Bar/Bat Mitzvah Style
Are you working on creating a montage for your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah and in need of some excellent song choices? You’ll want to choose Bat/Bar Mitzvah montage songs that are both personal to you and relevant to the photos you are sharing on screen. But before we get into song choices, I think it’s important to answer a few popular questions you might have in regards to the montage.
How long should your Bar/Bat Mitzvah montage be?
A good rule of thumb is 75-100 photos and 3 to 5 short 20 second video clips which should keep the time somewhere under 10 minutes. You ideally want to stay around 7 and 8 minutes. If the montage is being shown over Zoom, you should try to keep it within that same time frame.
How long is each picture on the screen?
An average of 3-5 seconds per photo is recommended. Individual shots can remain on screen for 3 seconds while 4-5 seconds is best for large family photos or groups of friends.
What kind of photos should you choose?
Choose plenty of photos where friends and family are performing an action. It’s much more interesting to look at a family eating ice cream while on a speed boat than viewing a family selfie.
How do you organize the photos that you plan to use in your montage?
All of the photos should be put in one folder on your computer that is titled Name, Montage or something to that effect. When you add a photo to the folder, make sure to rename the image so it isn’t just IMG_4313.jpg. Titling the photo with date_description_number ex. 2017_sibling_3 will make it much easier to organize and sort.
How do I arrange the photos?
You can arrange your montage photos chronologically or in groups (ex. Bar/Bat Mitzvah boy/girl, family group shots, first parent, second parent, siblings, grandparents + aunts + uncles + cousins and other family members, and friends.
Best Bar/Bat Mitzvah Montage Songs
“Just the Way You Are” – Bruno Mars
“Teach Your Children” – Crosby, Stills, and Nash
“Unwritten” – Natasha Bedingfield
“I Hope You Dance” – Lee Ann Womack
“Sweet Child of Mine” – Sheryl Crow
“Moments Like This” – The Afters
“Story of My Life” – One Direction
“Isn’t She Lovely” – Stevie Wonder
“Have It All” – Jason Mraz
“We Are Family” – Sister Sledge
“Never Grow Up” – Taylor Swift
“You’ll Be in My Heart” – Phil Collins
“Count on Me” – Bruno Mars
“How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You”- James T
“Verge” – Owl City
“Born to be Wild” – Steppenwolf
“Brown Eyed Girl” – Van Morrison
“Beautiful Boy” – John Lennon
“High Hopes” – Panic at the Disco
“I Gotta Feeling” – Black Eyed Peas
“My Wish” – Rascal Flatts
“Better Place” – Rachel Platten
“Best Day of My Life” – American Authors
“She’s a Lady” – Tom Jones
“You’ve Got a Friend in Me” – Randy Newman
“My Life Would Suck Without You” – Kelly Clarkson or Glee Cast
“I’ll Be There For You” – (Friends theme song) by The Rembrandts
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