/ Funeral songs...

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ThunderCat - on 21 Jun 2012
Songs to play as you're wheeled down to wards the furnace / hole in the ground...

I think I heard these on Mock the Week, and they made me chuckle...

Living in a box

If you don't know me by now...




Any others spring to mind?
dek - on 21 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:
Going Underground.... The Jam.
Miss Piggy on 21 Jun 2012 - 94-192-157-178.zone6.bethere.co.uk
In reply to ThunderCat: The ones you mention are more ironic... Mine would be 'always look on the bright side of life', corny... Don't know which is better... :0)
isi_o - on 21 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:
My nan had Eleanor Rigby played at her funeral... Slightly warped sense of humour that I reckon!
J Brown - on 21 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

My brother, and his girlfriend, both work in a care home, and so attend a relatively large number of funerals. Recently, she was at a cremation service, and at the point of the commital (sp?), someone's phone rang. The ringtone was the Kings of Leon's 'Sex on Fire'. Ooops!
MonkeyPuzzle - on 21 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

My mate Crissy wants Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead at her funeral.
Chris Harris - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

Smoke gets in your eyes.

Burn, baby, burn, disco inferno.

syv_k - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight

Especially as I always sing the line following that as "It must have been something I ate".
crustypunkuk - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat: I've always planned on 'Goodbye Cruel World' from the end of disc 1 of Pink Floyd's The Wall.
David Hooper - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat: Christo Redentor by Donald Byrd and Love Is The Answer by Todd Rungren and Utopia
crustypunkuk - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to David Hooper:
Seems like you have (with good reason) put a bit of thought in there. Nice choices though!
Love is indeed, the answer.
Jon Stewart - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

For me, it will definitely be this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2aQIyz8B7Q

deepsoup - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:
I'm strangely drawn to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrWureyryhQ
Daithi O Murchu - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

just in case id go with the last minuite of this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1T8xgHdMEM&feature=player_detailpage#t=294s

Nigel Thomson - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat: My friends dad's body was carried into the Cremmy to the song You're in the Jailhouse Now.
John W - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

Return to sender?
999thAndy on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

I'm having Buster Poindexter - Feelin' hot hot hot! just as the curtains close...
euanryan on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat: Wake up it's a beautiful morning...
The Norris - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

Definitely gonna have this..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7oQEPfe-O8

Proper tear jerker
Lizard - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

Friend of mine had 'For Those About To Rock' for his funeral which I thought was great
graeme jackson - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:
I'll be having 'Highway to Hell' at mine.
mkean - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:
I think it has to be http://tinyurl.com/p2tm
Flinticus - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:
Surprised no-one's said 'Meet on the Ledge' by Fairport Convention
Double Knee Bar - on 22 Jun 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEnaTVKWg74
My friend had this played at his funeral. It was rather bizarre.
Clarence - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

I want this sung with this lyric...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIwrgAnx6Q8
Nath93 - on 22 Jun 2012
goldmember - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat: like a bat outa hell..
Chris the Tall - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to snaresman:
> (In reply to ThunderCat)
>
> Definitely gonna have this..
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7oQEPfe-O8
>
> Proper tear jerker

"A simple prop, to occupy my time"

krikoman - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to Clarence: Brilliant!!!! you just made me cry
krikoman - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

"When will see you again" The Three Degrees

"Road to Nowhere" by Talking Heads,
Uluru on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat: At my Gran's funeral we played Guns'n'Roses Knocking on Heaven's Door.
AlisonSmiles - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat: I rather fancy Queen with I want to break free. Just as my coffin is lowered into the ground perhaps.
krikoman - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat: Queen - "don't stop me now"
joan cooper - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat: Stairway to Heaven or Knocking on heavens door.
LastBoyScout on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

Evanescence - Bring me to life.
Darkness - one way ticket
Steve Harley - come up and see me (make me smile)

More sensibly - because I love 'em:
Police - Every breath you take
Eagles - Hotel California
T'Pau - Bridge of Spies
T'Pau - Love Song
Nelly Furtado - All Good Things (come to an end)
mack - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

It's my time - Dolly Parton
Say hello, wave goodbye - David Gray
Never say die - Dixie chicks
Going Under - Evanescence
Bring me to life - Evanescence
Walk of Life - Dire Straits

Some that I really would like played are:

Chi Mai - Ennio Morricone
Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkle
Send in the clowns - Frank Sinatra
Always look on the bright side of life - The Monty Python crew
andy farnell - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to mack: Down Down, Status Quo...

Andy F
andy farnell - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to andy farnell: or this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_hMZYDMps4

:)

Andy F
Andrew Lodge - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat: Comfortably numb, Pink Floyd
Duncan Bourne - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:
Can't believe no one has mentioned this yet.
Arthur Brown classic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY1APSk0SS0
mack - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to Andrew Lodge:
> (In reply to ThunderCat) Comfortably numb, Pink Floyd

seconded =)
Duncan Bourne - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to Duncan Bourne:
Hell have to include this totally weird acoustic version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1mxZXyIlh8
thin bob on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:
Bomber - Motorhead, Love Song & Looking at you - Damned, Ying Tong Song - Goons, In The Mood - Glenn Miller.
thin bob on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:
Don't quite know why, but Dead Kennedys - Moon Over Marin,.
'There'll always be a moon over Marin'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4SQqPSdJUU


Though not the line " I squish dead fish between my toes / try not to step on any bones"
Tom Last - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

If I Should Fall From Grace With God - The Pogues
And maybe...
Who Knows Where The Time Goes - Sandy Denny, or a nice version of The Wild Mountain Thyme.
John_Hat - on 22 Jun 2012
In reply to Miss Piggy:

My dad had the instrumental version of "always look on the bright side of life" playing as the guests left at his funeral. Less corny, but popint was made...
Blue Straggler - on 23 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

"Hell Yeah" by Neil Diamond
sbc_10 - on 23 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:


Well after a lifetimes consideration, it comes down to

" You Gotta move..." Mississippi Fred McDowell
" Nowhere to go" Allen Toussaint
" I am the light of the World" Rev Gary Davies

If you can't make the funeral, then
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtlVSedpIRU&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtlVSedpIRU&feature=related
BenTiffin - on 23 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat: At band practice a couple of years ago, we had a phone call requesting could we play at someone's wake for his cremation later that week.

We were very apprehensive before playing Fire by kasabian and Old till I die but it turned out to be one of the best gigs we've done!

Ben
andy farnell - on 23 Jun 2012
In reply to BenTiffin: This would seem appropriate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8hT3oDDf6c :)

Andy F
thin bob on 23 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZkIkTxgu4k
Neon Knights - Black Sabbath

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08e9k-c91E8
man of constant sorrow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryXCGm0YP_E
Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker..."Boogie Chillen"
ena sharples - on 23 Jun 2012
thin bob on 23 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:
have we had 'Firestarter' and 'Breathe', yet? :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_PAHbqq-o4

and 'The Wheels On The Bus Go Round'. should keep the kids amused & raise a smile...
Landy_Dom on 23 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

Don't fear the reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

:-)
stayfreejc - on 23 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat: Ha Ha your dead by green day
aquazepp - on 23 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

Aint No Grave Can Hold My Body Down - Johnny Cash
thin bob on 23 Jun 2012
In reply to aquazepp:
> (In reply to ThunderCat)
>
> Aint No Grave Can Hold My Body Down - Johnny Cash

Good call!
Is 'Ring Of Fire' too inappropriate for a cremation
(i rather this k I shall write it into my will) ?
Andúril - on 23 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

Hallowed be thy name - Iron Maiden
Nothing else matters - Metallica
Hell ain't a bad place to be - AC/DC
krikoman - on 24 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat: how about the theme from the film Halloween?
tom_in_edinburgh - on 26 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

I'm on fire - Bruce Springsteen
Life is a Lemon and I want my money back - Meatloaf
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Beardyman - on 26 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

Machines by Biffy Clyro


I would dig a thousand holes to lay next to you
I would dig a thousand more if I needed to
I look around the grave for an escape route of old routines
There doesnít seem to be any other way

Cause Iíve started falling apart Iím not savouring life
Iíve forgotten how good it could be to feel alive


A sad tear jerker song but some good black humour if you read the lyrics!
Albert Tatlock - on 26 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

The heat is on.
genericflipper - on 26 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

'Can I go to heaven now?' - Charge
Twisty - on 26 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

Queen - Another One Bites the Dust whilst being carried in, 3 steps forward 1 step back!
hedgehog77 - on 27 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat: Deep by east17. fire starter by prodigy.
robal - on 27 Jun 2012
In reply to Landy_Dom: More Cowbell!
mick.h on 27 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

I have asked for "Who wants to live forever", so loud that the windows rattle
heathermeek - on 27 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat: this thread is brilliant....just what I needed on a horrid rainy day....don't know what I would choose but anything has got to be better than dreary hymns. Wish this thread was started in January when I needed it.... :-)
Roguevfr - on 27 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

If I should fall behind : Bruce Springsteen
Tom Hutton - on 27 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat: Great Gig in the Sky for me...
Owen W-G - on 27 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

When I was younger I wanted The Smiths' Asleep played at my funeral.
Bit morose and self-indulgent I reckon these days.
teflonpete - on 27 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

Good riddance (time of your life) by Greenday.
Delroyb - on 27 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

I've always fancied curse of a fallen soul by the Dropkick Murphys....
alooker - on 27 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat: I'd like the following, in now particular order, and everyone has to sing.

Highway to Hell (AC/DC), Spirit in the Sky (Can't remember...), Accidents Will Happen (Elvis Costello), It's All Over Now (Stones), With or Without You (U2) and Fire (Crazy World of Arthur Brown).

Either that or Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here...
alooker - on 27 Jun 2012
In reply to alooker: no* particular order...
colina - on 27 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:
theres a six cd "box" set (get it) out at the moment "funeral classics" may be worth a listen.
Dannycrimper on 27 Jun 2012 - 188.66.75.54 whois?
In reply to ThunderCat:
I'd have "see you later alligator" by Bobby Charles
Minneconjou Sioux - on 27 Jun 2012
Co1in H - on 28 Jun 2012
In reply to Double Knee Bar:
> (In reply to mkean) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEnaTVKWg74
> My friend had this played at his funeral. It was rather bizarre.

No, not bizarre, really cool. Those of us of a certain age will appreciate that. It certainly made me chuckle.
chris fox on 28 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

Nothing beats Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and the cryptkickers - The Monster Mash

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0thH3qnHTbI
The Pylon King on 28 Jun 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

In a Lonely Place - Joy Division
melody on 29 Jun 2012 - 72.52.116.236 whois?
How about "close to you"

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