No family reunion would be complete without music that speaks to the heart about family, pride and togetherness. Music has the power to set the mood at any gathering, including family reunions, weddings, class reunions, or whatever event you're attending next. To help kick your next event up a notch, we've compiled a list of our picks for family reunion songs. Listen to the songs and feel the mood. You can also use them to make a slideshow together with photos, and videos for a wedding, birthday, or family reunion activity.
Sister Sledge is an American musical group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in 1971, the group was originally composed of sisters Debbie, Joni, Kathy and Kim Sledge. With Kathy leaving in 1989 the group have since operated as a trio.
Mary Hopkin, credited on some recordings as Mary Visconti, is a Welsh folk singer best known for her 1968 UK number one single "Those Were The Days". She was one of the first musicians to sign to The Beatles' Apple label.
Crosby, Stills & Nash is a folk rock supergroup made up of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. They are known as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young when joined by occasional fourth member Neil Young.
Jeffrey Allen Townes, also known as DJ Jazzy Jeff or simply Jazz, is an American hip hop and R&B disc jockey, record producer, turntablist and actor who is best known for his early career with Will Smith as DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.
Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream.
Even though we have listed several family songs above, some of you may be eager to find more. In fact, there are many resources that you can make the most of, such as music sites and music video sites. Here we will list some of the most popular music and music video sites for your reference.
Music video sites
is the biggest internet radio on the web where you can find a lot of different songs
YouTube, as the biggest video site and video search engine, has a music channel where you can find great content.
is a music service that gives you access to millions of songs and available to many countries
MTV provides a collection of music videos and also you can find more information all about music.
is a free music service that enables you to find unlimited songs to stream online.
VEVO is a concentration for all kinds of copyrighted music videos that you can find to stream online.
is a new internet radio service that you can listen to millions of songs and create playlists.
Yahoo Music is what you can use as a search engine to easily find tons of music videos to watch.
Songza provides you playlists under different situation, such as working, relaxing, partying and more.
Vimeo, as a video site of different content, also has a category of music videos
for you to choose from.
Part 4: How to download family songs for slideshow making
Since you may find the family songs from different sources such as the music sites and music video sites, we will tell you how to download them from the two different sources respectively.
Program you need to download family songs from music sites-Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder
1. Automatically download online music with 1:1 good quality
2. Intelligently recognize song info, like album art and much more
3. Schedule to download and filter out ads
How to use Wondershare SAR to download family songs from music sites
Step 1. Download and Install this program on your computer
Download this program from the above link. Choose the right version for your computer and get it installed. When you open the program after installation, you will find a clean window as shown on the right.
Step 2. Start to download music
Find the Record button on the top left of the program and click it to get ready. Then go to music sites where you find great family songs to play the music. As soon as there is music from your computer, this program will start to download to your computer.
Step 3. Transfer the music to iTunes
The music will be recorded to MP3 files. If you need to send them to your iDevices, you may need to first transfer to iTunes. Select the music and click the Add to iTunes button on the bottom. Then you will find the music files in iTunes and sync to your iPhone, iPad or iPod.
Program you need to download family songs from music video sites-Wondershare AllMyTube
1. Download videos from many video sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo and much more.
2. Extract MP3 files from video files
3. Convert videos to many other formats including AVI, MOV
4. Task scheduler, video player and manager
How to use Wondershare AllMyTube to download family songs from video sites
Step 1. Install the Wondershare AllMyTube
Choose the right version and install this program to your computer. Launch it after installation. We will take the Windows version as an example.
Step 2. Download the videos
Go to video sites to find family songs. Take YouTube as an example. When you play the music video, you will find a Download button floating on the top right.Click the button to get the video downloaded. You can also copy the url of the video and click the Paste URL button to get the video downloaded in the same way.
Step 3. Convert the videos to MP3
Go to the Finished library to find the downloaded videos. Click the Convert button on the right and select MP3 as the output format. Click Ok to start the conversion.
Part 5: How to make slideshow with the downloaded family songs
You may have taken many photos for family reunion, then you can make slideshows together with the family songs. Here is how.
Program you need-Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe
1. Add as many as photoes and songs to make slideshow
2. Customize the slideshow with 480+ movie styles
3. Enable you to share the slideshows on Facebook, Twitter and more
How to use Wondershare DSB to make slideshows with family songs
Step 1. Add photos or videos to the program
Click Add Files to import your photos or videos about family reunion or others.
Step 2. Add family songs to the photo slideshow
Go to the Personalize tab and click the Music toolbar to add background music or you can directly drag the family songs to the background track. And you can also add other movie styles to the slideshow.
Step 3. Save the slideshow with background music
Go to Publish tab to get the slideshow published. As shown in the picture on the right, there are several options you can choose such as Burn to DVD or Save to Computer.