Montage Song Ideas

Do you need some help picking out the perfect tunes?

I truly believe that the magic behind the very best montages is the music. Since there are so many songs to choose from, this task may seem overwhelming. First, consider whether you have any songs with special meaning to your family. For example, my son insisted that my husband play Coldplay’s Clocks every single day on the way to preschool when he was 4. When I asked him if he had any songs he wanted in his montage he immediately said Clocks! He is now over 20 and still loves that song! Whatever the reason a song stands out to you, it is always special to include it in a montage so you have a permanent keepsake of it with your favorite photos.

Even if you have no clue at all which songs to include, don’t worry! Here is a list of many popular montage songs along with some lesser-known ones that I have come across and love. You can click on the titles to listen to each, and I have listed which section(s) of the montage works best (but you don’t need to follow my suggestions if you like something better)! I am always adding to this list, so definitely check back.

Still need help? Feel free to contact me!

Song

Artist

Montage Section

Philip Phillips

Anywhere

One Direction

Anywhere

Imagine Dragons

Anywhere

Andy Grammer

Anywhere

American Authors

Anywhere

Avicii

Anywhere

Big Daddy Weave

Anywhere

Ed Sheeran

Anywhere

Green Day

Anywhere

In Paradise

Anywhere

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Anywhere

Rascal Flatts

Anywhere

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Anywhere

Louis Armstrong

Anywhere

MACKLEMORE FEAT KESHA

Anywhere

Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, David Guetta

Anywhere

Maroon 5

Anywhere

Israel IZ Kamakawiwoʻole

Anywhere

Plain White T's

Anywhere

R.E.M.

Anywhere

Rent

Anywhere

U2

Anywhere

Uncle Kracker

Anywhere

Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen

Anywhere

Switchfoot

Anywhere

Taio Cruz

Anywhere

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

Anywhere

Billy Joel

Baby

Michael Bublé

Baby

Darius Rucker

Baby, Child

Jason Mraz

Baby, Child

Bob Dylan

Baby, Child

Sam Hawksley

Baby, Child

Rob Thomas

Baby, Child

Neil Young

Baby, Child

Rascal Flatts

Baby, Child

Ryan Shupe

Baby, Child

Alphaville

Baby, Child

Taylor Swift

Baby, Child

John Lennon

Baby, Child (Boy)

John Mayer

Baby, Child (Girl)

Taylor Swift

Baby, Child (Girl)

Michael Bublé

Baby, Child, Family

The Alternate Routes

Baby, Child, Family

Rachel Platten

Baby, Child, Siblings

One Republic

Child

One Direction

Child

A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman)

Pink

Child

Bruno Mars

Child

Taylor Swift

Child

Bon Jovi

Child, Friends

Queen

Child, Friends

Owl City

Child, Friends

Cyndi Lauper

Child, Friends (Girl)

Rascal Flatts

Child, Sports

Pink

Extended Family

Andy Grammer

Family

Sister Sledge

Family

Capital Cities

Family

Josh Ritter

Family

Andy Grammer

Family, Friends

Martin Garrix, Bonn

Family, Friends

10,000 Maniacs

Family, Friends

American Authors

Family, Friends

Colbie Caillat

Family, Friends

Chris Brown

Family, Friends

Foo Fighters

Family, Friends

Blue Swede, Bjorn Skifs

Family, Friends

The Black Eyed Peas

Family, Friends

Bruno Mars

Family, Friends, Siblings

I’ll Be There For You (Theme From FRIENDS)

The Rembrandts

Family, Friends, Siblings

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Family, Siblings

Icona Pop

Friends

Ben Rector

Friends

B.o.B

Friends

The Beatles

Friends

Calvin Harris

Friends, Camp Friends

Randy Newman

Friends, Siblings

Andy Grammer

Friends, Siblings

Ester Dean

Friends, Siblings

Hannah Montana

Friends, Siblings

Elias Naslin

Friends, Siblings

Queen

Friends, Siblings

Rachel Platten

Friends, Siblings

The White Stripes

Friends, Siblings

Jack Johnson

Friends, Siblings

Alicia Keys

Girl (child section)

Stevie Wonder

Girl (child section)

Train

Siblings (Sisters)

The Script, featuring will.i.am

Sports

The Score

Sports

David Barrett, Luther Vandross

Sports

Miley Cyrus

Anywhere