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Need song suggestions for Grandmother's 90th birthday

MaryTNMaryTN Posts: 648Registered User Member
edited August 2008 in Music Major
[I know this isn't Music Major-related but any suggestions would be appreciated.] My Polish Grandmother is turning 90 in July. She still drives and loves to argue politics (she's a NY Dem). It's going to be a great party.

My three kids (13, 16, and 19) all sing -- two mezzo-sopranos and and a tenor.

They are willing to perform, but we are having trouble finding a song. Any ideas?
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Replies to: Need song suggestions for Grandmother's 90th birthday

  • binxbinx Posts: 4,318Registered User Senior Member
    It sounds like a wonderful present! How nice that all three of your kids are willing to participate. Let us know how it goes.

    I'd like to help, but I have no great ideas at the moment. My D sang at her grandparents 40th anniversary party - but she was only 5 at the time. She sang, "I Love You, A Bushel and a Peck" from Guys and Dolls. :)
  • saxsax Posts: 5,235Registered User Senior Member
    Google 1938 most popular songs etc and you get a list of some greatr songs of the times. I'd pick songs from her youth 1935-50. Great, great stuff. Whistle while you work was one of the most pop. songs in 1938 along w/ Andrews sisters and a great deal of big band stuff.
  • binxbinx Posts: 4,318Registered User Senior Member
    Great suggestions. 2 mezzos and a tenor could have a lot of fun with Andrews sisters stuff!
  • musicamusicamusicamusica Posts: 6,468Registered User Senior Member
    Have you considered honoring her with a classic Polish folk song? When D's boyfriends dear nana reached 85 she learned a few Yiddish songs and it really brought tears (the good kind) to many of the folks from the old country.
  • binxbinx Posts: 4,318Registered User Senior Member
    When did your grandmother immigrate? Might make a difference about what songs she knows/likes/remembers. She's the right age for WW II songs, but where was she during the war?

    Try Gooling for Polish folks songs and/or polkas. Here's one:

    Polish Music - ATPC
  • MaryTNMaryTN Posts: 648Registered User Member
    UPDATE: Thank you for all of your suggestions.

    My grandmother looked pleased when I introduced the kids' song and stunned when they actually did a beautiful job of "You're the Top." It was very sweet.
  • binxbinx Posts: 4,318Registered User Senior Member
    Congratulations. That's a fun song.
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