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  1. The American Film Institute (AFI) is airing a show on the top 100 songs from movies over the past 100 years. It airs Tuesday June 22nd.

    Any predictions? You just might get a :bow: 'I am not not worthy, you are so :coolio: :bow: if you post the songs that will make the top ten. :jester:

    Just thought I would give y'all a heads up in case you missed the advertisments for this show.

    Links:

    AFI 100 years.. 100 songs

    gotta give credit where credit is due... EGGPLANT was the first person to post this on SongFacts, but it is in the Film thread, otherwise I would 'bump' it. ::

  2. Can I ask what program you are using to create this? I created an awesome slideshow in Powerpoint but I really want to get a program that is more 'web based'. So far I have found a TON of 'slideshow' programs but NONE of them let you 'sync' the photos with the lyrics of the song, like you can in PowerPoint.

    I dont have WinXP so I don't have Movie Maker-or whatever the program is that comes with XP.

    SwishMax from www.Swishzone.com allows me to sync up the photos in the way I want but it is costly, VERY TIME CONSUMING, and has a few bugs that literally drive me insane.

    If anyone has any suggestions PLEASE let me know. Thanks in advance.

    PS Tenacious Peaches has recommended Simple Star but I don't know if you can 'sync' the photos along with the lyrics of the song.

  3. A couple of my favourite quotes are by Sir Isaac Newton.

    "To myself I seem to have been only a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."

    and

    "If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants."

    The second quote is the source for the inscription on the UK's two pound coin which reads "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants". [Please correct me if I am wrong. It seems that a few years ago there were two possible sources for the inscription, and but now every site on the net tends to point to Sir Isaac Newtwon's quote.]

  4. Here is what I found on the internet:

    The Verve*

    "Bittersweet Symphony"

    This hit pop song uses a sample from a string arrangement of "The Last Time" by the Rolling Stones. The Verve had trouble getting a licensing agreement from the Stones? publisher, Alan Klein, who said, "I don?t agree with sampling as a matter of principle, and certainly not on a Stones song." (This is a strange stance, given that the Stones launched their career with covers of blues songs without compensating the original artists.) Eventually Klein gave in, but only after the Verve agreed to sign over all royalties to "Bittersweet Symphony" to the Stones. Later, when Nike approached the Verve about using the song in a commercial, the band refused. Nike then approached Klein about recording a cover version, since he owned the publishing rights. When members of the Verve found out about this, they agreed to let Nike use their version and donated their fee to charity. "The last thing in the world I wanted was for one of my songs to be used in a commercial," said Richard Ashcroft of the Verve. "I?m still sick about it. But it could have been worse. If we didn?t fight for the song, ?Symphony? would have ended up in a cheeseburger ad and no one could ever have taken our record seriously again."

  5. "..Some dreams live on in time forever

    Those dreams, you want with all your heart

    And I'll do whatever it takes

    Follow through with the promise I made

    Put it all on the line

    What I hoped for at last would be mine

    If I could reach, higher

    Just for one moment touch the sky

    From that one moment in my life

    I'm gonna be stronger

    Know that I've tried my very best

    I'd put my spirit to the test

    If I could reach

    Some days are meant to be remembered

    Those days we rise above the stars

    So I'll go the distance this time

    Seeing more the higher I climb

    That the more I believe

    All the more that this dream will be mine

    If I could reach, higher

    Just for one moment touch the sky

    From that one moment in my life

    I'm gonna be stronger

    Know that I've tried my very best

    I'd put my spirit to the test

    If I could reach

    If I could reach, higher

    Just for one moment touch the sky

    I'm goona be stronger

    From that one moment in my life

    I'm gonna be so much stronger yes I am

    Know that I've tried my very best

    I'd put my spirit to the test

    If I could reach higher

    If I could, If I could

    If I could reach

    Reach, I'd reach, I'd reach

    I'd reach' I'd reach so much higher

    Be stronger"

    I am sure you have heard this song before? It's "REACH" by Gloria Estefan. A very good song for the situation.

    I have some more songs suggestions for you that I am trying to track down now. Unfortunately, after just now downloading the song Reach I can honestly say all other suggestions are NOT going to top this song. Give it a listen! :)

  6. OK, definately worth mentioning is Memento. This movie offers a very unique version of film making in that it is filmed backwards. The beginning of the movie is actually the 'end' but it keeps jumping back in time to slowly reveal the plot.

    Also, Donnie Darko, and Mulholland Dr have plot twisting ends.

  7. That song is "Breakfast in America" by Supertramp.

    Here are the lyrics:

    Take a look at my girlfriend,

    she's the only one I got

    Not much of a girlfriend,

    Never seem to get a lot

    Take a jumbo cross the water,

    like to see America

    See the girls in California,

    I´m hoping it´s going to come true

    But there´s not a lot I can do

    Could we have kippers for breakfast,

    Mummy dear, Mummy dear

    They got to have ´em in Texas,

    'cos everyone's a millionaire

    I´m a winner, I´m a sinner,

    do you want my autograph

    I´m a loser what a joker,

    I´m playing my jokes upon you

    While there´s nothing better to do

    Don´t you look at my girlfriend,

    she´s the only one I got

    Not much of a girlfriend,

    never seem to get a lot

    Take a jumbo cross the water,

    like to see America

    See the girls in California,

    I´m hoping it´s going to come true

    But there´s not a lot I can do.

  8. Peaches, were you reading my mind? I actually thought about creating a thread like this that should be bookmarked and referred to everytime says that song sucks, or expresses an opinion that is an expression of complete lack of EMPATHY. Good god, everyone has their own opinion, just respect it, and keep your personal opinions about others taste in music to yourself!

  9. PDXChump shakes his head at all those non military, never been camping attendees that don?t know how to set up a friggin canopy! WHOOOSH?. the canopy is set up. Shade is made, grills fire up, chairs are laid out and a stage is set . For whom we do not yet know.

    Batman sets up his Hot Diggity Dog blind taste test to determine if Hebrew National Hotdogs really taste better than other brands. But devious Scott foils the plan by flashing a symbol of a bat wing in the sky. Batman-seeing the symbol in the sky-excuses himself to go save the world. While Scott goes in to change numbers. It is later determined that squirrel meat hot dogs reign supreme.

  10. Ok my first instinct was Boyz II Men, "A song for mama" which I think was written as a tribute to one of the members mother after her death. ?? I dunno? Here are the lyrics... If this isnt the song post back and let us know...

    You taught me everything

    And everything you?ve given me

    I always keep it inside

    You?re the driving force in my life, yeah

    There isn?t anything

    Or anyone I can be

    And it just wouldn?t feel right

    If I didn?t have you by my side

    You were there for me to love and care for me

    When skies were grey

    Whenever I was down

    You were always there to comfort me

    And no one else can be what you have been to me

    You?ll always be you always will be the girl

    In my life for all times

    Chorus:

    Mama, mama you know I love you

    Oh you know I love you

    Mama, mama you?re the queen of my heart

    Your love is like

    Tears from the stars

    Mama, I just want you to know

    Lovin? you is like food to my soul

    You?re always down for me

    Have always been around for me even when I was bad

    You showed me right from my wrong

    Yes you did

    And you took up for me

    When everyone was downin? me

    You always did understand

    You gave me strength to go on

    There was so many times

    Looking back when I was so afraid

    And then you come to me

    And say to me I can face anything

    And no one else can do

    What you have done for me

    You?ll always be

    You will always be the girl in my life

    Chorus

  11. Carl, I think you are right! Unfortunately, I haven't seen it, but no one that I have talked to has anything bad to say about the movie.

    I caught previews of it at the theater and watched the last Independant Spirit Awards, where this movie nailed two awards: Best Supporting Male-Djimon Hounsou, and Best Cinematography-Declan Quinn.

    Of surprising note-I just found out-are that the two girls are real life sisters! The ISP awards coincided with, I believe, the older sister's birthday and the entire ceremony paused to sing "Happy Birthday" to her. That short moment gave an sudden look at how charismatic the two girls really are.

    Thanks for reminding me that I need to buy that DVD Carl. Between buying Hebrew National Hot Dogs, The Boondock Saints DVD, and building a basic classical music collection, I think I am going to have to start working a SECOND job! :)

  12. Your welcome! Always glad to help out when I can.

    You know, I kind left the 'finding' the song up to you, because most people are into illegal download sites that eventually cause more problems than what they are worth-in my opinion.

    If you are going about finding this CD the legal way, I would suggest buying used CD's on Amazon. LINK Used CD's on Amazon eliminate the bidding competition like E-bay. Sellers name their price and you can buy it just like any other item on Amazon.

    For instance, you can buy that Scarecrow CD for less than $6 (shipping included) through a used seller on Amazon.

    Cheers!

    :D:) :coolio:

    THANKS A BUNCH ! !

    YOU ARE THE BEST. SCARECROW I CAN FIND. I JUST LOVE THAT SONG AND YOU HAVE HELPED ME A BUNCH.

    THIS SOUTHERN GIRL THANKS YOU. :thumbsup:

  13. Well, this picture really bites, but it totally depicts one FABULOUS YEAR in my life. You see I have always been one to avoid city crowds, traffic, and congestion. So what did I do once I moved up to God's Country? I moved into a little high rise tower in the middle of DOWNTOWN Portland! I wanted to experience the URBAN life, and, while Portland is no Vienna, Frankfurt, or London, I must say, I totally loved the experience!

    downtown-lg.jpg

  14. The song is "When You Come Back To Me Again." I can't find the soundtrack either but the song is on Garth Brooks CD titled Scarecrow. LINK

    Here are the lyrics:

    There's a ship out, on the ocean

    At the mercy of the sea

    It's been tossed about, lost and broken

    Wandering aimlessly

    And God somehow you know that ship is me

    'Cause there's a lighthouse, in the harbor

    Shining faithfully

    Pouring its light out, across the water

    For this sinking soul to see

    That someone out there still believes in me

    On a prayer, in a song

    I hear your voice and it keeps me hanging on

    Raining down, against the wind

    I'm reaching out 'til we reach the circle's end

    When you come back to me again

    There's a moment we all come to

    In our own time and our own space

    Where all that we've done, we can undo

    If our heart's in the right place

    On a prayer, in a song

    I hear your voice and it keeps me hanging on

    Raining down, against the wind

    I'm reaching out 'til we reach the circle's end

    When you come back to me again

    And again I see my yesterday's in front of me

    Unfolding like a mystery

    You're changing all that is and used to be

    On a prayer, in a song

    I hear your voice and it keeps me hanging on

    Raining down, against the wind

    I'm reaching out 'til we reach the circle's end

    When you come back to me again

    When you come back to me again

  15. Another good ?sexy? song I forgot to mention earlier is ?Tell Me? by Billie Myers. The lyrics are a little risqué.

    Here are some more. All of them are not ?Rock Songs? but are definitely worth considering:

    Nothing Else Matters ? Metallica

    Hysteria ? Def Leppard

    Love Song - Tesla

    Still Loving You ? Scorpions

    Linger ? The Cranberries

    Love Will Keep Us Alive ? The Eagles

    Faithfully - Journey

    I Love You ?The Climax Blues Band

    Crazy for You ? Maddona

    Unchained Melody ? The Righteous Brothers

    I Could Fall in Love and Dreaming of You by Selena

    Right Here Waiting ? Richard Marx

    The Power of Love ? Celine Dion

    Standing Together ? George Benson

    Incidentally, on one show of Friends the episode started with the discussion of the most romantic song. Everyone agreed that ?The Way We Were? (by Barbra Streisand) was the most romantic song. Then Ross comes in and says, ?No, ?Tupelo Honey? [by Van Morrison] is the most romantic.? I don't like either song, but I guess they are worth throwing into the mix.

    If you want to consider other genres of music, such as country [don't judge a song by its genre] then "When You Lie Next To Me" by Kellie Coffey is a definite must listen to!

  16. That song would be by Dakota Moon titled, "Another Day Goes By".

    Lyrics:

    Mr. Greene

    asked me yesterday

    boy what do youw ant to be

    with some work

    in ten years or so

    you could be sitting here just like me

    he said your future looks crystal clear

    I just gotta get away from here

    CHORUS

    I want to be an eagle soaring high

    sign my name across the sky

    I gotta break free before I die

    before another day

    before another day goes by

    My mother said

    just the other day

    boy get your feet on the ground

    she looked at me

    in such a way

    I said Ma

    please don't bring me down

    I said my future is crystal clear

    just gotta get away from here

    CHORUS

    Before I waste another minute

    live my life without me in it

    CHORUS

    Edit: Removed lame link.

  17. OK here is my list:

    Your Body is a Wonderland -John Mayer

    I'll never let you go - Steelheart

    Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

    Here with Me -Dido

    You Were Meant for Me-Jewel

    Bed of Roses -Bon Jovi

    I could not ask for more- Edwin McCain or the Sara Evans version

    In your Eyes - Peter Gabriel

    Why Dont You and I - Santana

  18. Ha... I am always posting GOOD editorial cartoons on the bulletin board at work. A couple of days ago there was a cartoon that depicted a modern day SUV owner in the aftermath of "The Day After Tomorrow."

    The caption beneath the editorial cartoon simply read, "Well at least now we can use our four wheel drive."

    :)

    I havent seen the movie by the way. I did see the interview with Dennis Quaid on Late Night With Costello Girls Husband. :) I think he is a solid actor worth watching.

    Anyway, thanks for the recommendation. :thumbsup:

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