Favourite burial/funeral song?


Favourite burial/funeral song?

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Most popular songs at UK funerals

From: The Daily Telegraph January 07, 2010

A LEADING funeral company has compiled a list of the most popular songs people play to send off their loved ones. Some are classics, some are surprises.

Britain's biggest undertaker, The Co-op, has carried out a survey of the music people like to bury their loved-ones to.

1. Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On
2. Elton John Candle In The Wind
3. Bette Midler Wind Beneath My Wings
4. M-People Search For A Hero
5. Frank Sinatra My Way
6. Gerry And The Pacemakers You'll Never Walk Alone.
7. Englebert Humperdink Please Release Me
8. Elaine Page Memories.
9. Art Garfunkel Bright Eyes
10. Frank Sinatra Strangers In The Night

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/most-popular-songs-at-uk-funerals/story-e6frf00i-1225817031306


I like...

It's all over now baby blue - Bob Dylan
Knocking on Heavens Door - Bob Dylan
He's Gone - Grateful Dead

Edited by joffa: 7/1/2010 11:57:35 PM
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At my funeral i want the song 'Always look on the Bright side of life' played, the one from the end of The Life of Brian.

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[quote]Top 10 funeral songs provided by Centennial Park
From: The Daily Telegraph July 02, 2008
HERE'S the top 10 funeral songs, provided by Centennial Park, a leading provider of cemetery, crematorium and memorial services in Australia.

Top 10

1. My Way, Frank Sinatra

2. Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong

3. Time To Say Goodbye, Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman

4. Unforgettable, Nat King Cole

5. The Wind Beneath My Wings, Bette Midler

6. Amazing Grace, various artists

7. We'll Meet Again, Vera Lynn

8. Over the Rainbow, Judy Garland

9. Abide With Me, Harry Secombe

10. Danny Boy, various artists



Most Unusual :

1. The Show Must Go On, Queen

2. Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin

3. Highway to Hell, AC/DC

4. Another One Bites the Dust, Queen

5. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, Bon Jovi


6. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, Monty Python

7. Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, The Wizard of Oz

8. Hit the Road Jack, Willie Nelson

9. I'm Too Sexy, Right Said Fred

10. Power, Crows and AFL team songs

[http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/wacky/top-10-funeral-songs-provided-by-centennial-park/story-e6frev20-1111116794061/quote]

Edited by joffa: 8/1/2010 12:02:33 AM
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What about that Green Day song. I forget the name....
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davidtorres wrote:
What about that Green Day song. I forget the name....


Good Riddance (Time of your life)
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The Show must go on is by far the saddest and most fitting song for a funneral. I can't even listen to it without getting all teared up.

In the music we will Rock you they use it just before intermition and I have never seen so many men wiping away tears and openly expressing saddness.

My list will always be

The show must go on (raise another glass) Queen
Stairway (going out the way I came in to the world of Rock)
Lightening Craches Live
Swingnig on a Star- Bing Crosby
Never Tear us apart -INXS (As a Newcastle Supporter even in death you can not tear us apart).
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Haven't really put too much thought into it, but a few a like would be:

November Rain - Guns and Roses (why?, dunno just I've always loved this song and I could see it at my funeral)

Bagpipes (Only ever been to one funeral, and my nan had bagpipes at her funeral, must say, dunno what it was but they hit hard)

Seize the Day - Avenged Sevenfold (great song, fits to a funeral)

My Hero - Foo Fighters (because im a hero)
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I'd like to put up 2 songs for selection at my funeral:

Realistic:
Sevendust - Angel's Son

Un-realistic:
Biohazard - My Life, My Way
Pantera - [When I Die]..I'll Cast a Shadow

I think my relatives would have a heart attack (great timing given the cemetary) if Pantera was churned out thru the speakers.




Edited by redeyerob: 8/1/2010 10:41:41 AM
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Heineken wrote:
At my funeral i want the song 'Always look on the Bright side of life' played, the one from the end of The Life of Brian.

^ This.

Or "Another One Bites The Dust".
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Bro Hymn- Pennywise
At your Funeral- Saves the Day
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The missus said the other day it would be YNYA for her.She now a few versions of YNWA on her IPOD o:).
The original Gerry and the Pacemakers
Farnhams studio version.He did a brilliant version to the soldiers in East Timor which we'd like as well if anyone has a link.

But we're really chasing the following version from Youtube.If anyone can find it on limewire it would be appreciated;)
Tom Jones-the most incredible and definitely the best version

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All this 3 weeks after she proclaimed her desire to go to an El Classico at the Nou Camp:lol: :lol:

My job is complete-she's totally converted

Edited by girtXc: 10/1/2010 12:00:29 PM
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Dead and Gone-T.I./Justin Timberlake
Disarm-Smashing Pumpkins (A killer in me is a killer in you)
Another way to die-Jack White/Alicia Keys


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Starlight - Muse
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Send me on my way - Rusted Root :) I want a happy song.

[youtube]IGMabBGydC0[/youtube]

Edited by anth: 10/1/2010 10:53:48 PM
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What a depressing topic
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Not that depressing... check it out above :)
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Dave Hole's version will be playing when they carry my coffin out of the church to the hearse.

[youtube]jpSHNW96fEQ&feature=related[/youtube]
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Hanson would be my send off.
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anth wrote:
Send me on my way - Rusted Root :) I want a happy song.

[youtube]IGMabBGydC0[/youtube]

Edited by anth: 10/1/2010 10:53:48 PM


=d> Love this song.
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Joffa - 7 Jan 2010 11:54 PM
Quote:
Most popular songs at UK funerals

From: The Daily Telegraph January 07, 2010

A LEADING funeral company has compiled a list of the most popular songs people play to send off their loved ones. Some are classics, some are surprises.

Britain's biggest undertaker, The Co-op, has carried out a survey of the music people like to bury their loved-ones to.

1. Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On
2. Elton John Candle In The Wind
3. Bette Midler Wind Beneath My Wings
4. M-People Search For A Hero
5. Frank Sinatra My Way
6. Gerry And The Pacemakers You'll Never Walk Alone.
7. Englebert Humperdink Please Release Me
8. Elaine Page Memories.
9. Art Garfunkel Bright Eyes
10. Frank Sinatra Strangers In The Night

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/most-popular-songs-at-uk-funerals/story-e6frf00i-1225817031306


I like...

It's all over now baby blue - Bob Dylan
Knocking on Heavens Door - Bob Dylan
He's Gone - Grateful Dead

Edited by joffa: 1/07/2010 11:57:35 PM

Thank you for providing the list of funeral song.
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I once emailed my wife the three songs I want at my funeral. 

Was then bombared with phone calls, text messages, emails, etc from ALL of my family members asking if I was OK.

Yes guys, I'm just getting my affairs in order in case some freak accident happens and then some idiot wants to ruin my funeral with shitty songs.

I don't want to reveal all of my songs, because I expect you all to be at my funeral if it ever happens, but the one song that is definitely there and I have no idea how anyone can not have it on their list is Into My Arms by Nick Cave.
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Watch Over You - Alter Bridge (acoustic)

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paulbagzFC - 13 Apr 2017 9:06 AM
Watch Over You - Alter Bridge (acoustic)

-PB

Fuck yeh. I saw Alter Bridge last week they were amazing and Miles did an acoustic of Watch Over You. Amazing.

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BETHFC - 13 Apr 2017 10:12 AM
paulbagzFC - 13 Apr 2017 9:06 AM

Fuck yeh. I saw Alter Bridge last week they were amazing and Miles did an acoustic of Watch Over You. Amazing.

Yep saw them in Melbourne, my mate saw them in Brissy.

He does usually do that one acoustic every show, but fark I'd happily see it several times, it was so good live.

You guys missed out on Last Hero though :P

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Time To Say Goodbye - Bocelli singing it at Leicester. What a great moment. Great video. If haven't see it you must watch it.

In hindsight it was just Leicester's rehearsal of Ranieri's departure 🇬🇧
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