/ Funeral songs...
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?
Going Underground.... The Jam.
My nan had Eleanor Rigby played at her funeral... Slightly warped sense of humour that I reckon!
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!
My mate Crissy wants Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead at her funeral.
Smoke gets in your eyes.
Burn, baby, burn, disco inferno.
I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight
Especially as I always sing the line following that as "It must have been something I ate".
Seems like you have (with good reason) put a bit of thought in there. Nice choices though!
Love is indeed, the answer.
just in case id go with the last minuite of this
Return to sender?
I'm having Buster Poindexter - Feelin' hot hot hot! just as the curtains close...
Friend of mine had 'For Those About To Rock' for his funeral which I thought was great
I'll be having 'Highway to Hell' at mine.
Surprised no-one's said 'Meet on the Ledge' by Fairport Convention
My friend had this played at his funeral. It was rather bizarre.
"When will see you again" The Three Degrees
"Road to Nowhere" by Talking Heads,
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)
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
Bomber - Motorhead, Love Song & Looking at you - Damned, Ying Tong Song - Goons, In The Mood - Glenn Miller.
If I Should Fall From Grace With God - The Pogues
Who Knows Where The Time Goes - Sandy Denny, or a nice version of The Wild Mountain Thyme.
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...
"Hell Yeah" by Neil Diamond
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
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!
Don't fear the reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Aint No Grave Can Hold My Body Down - Johnny Cash
> Aint No Grave Can Hold My Body Down - Johnny Cash
Is 'Ring Of Fire' too inappropriate for a cremation
(i rather this k I shall write it into my will) ?
Hallowed be thy name - Iron Maiden
Nothing else matters - Metallica
Hell ain't a bad place to be - AC/DC
I'm on fire - Bruce Springsteen
Life is a Lemon and I want my money back - Meatloaf
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!
The heat is on.
'Can I go to heaven now?' - Charge
Queen - Another One Bites the Dust whilst being carried in, 3 steps forward 1 step back!
I have asked for "Who wants to live forever", so loud that the windows rattle
If I should fall behind : Bruce Springsteen
When I was younger I wanted The Smiths' Asleep played at my funeral.
Bit morose and self-indulgent I reckon these days.
Good riddance (time of your life) by Greenday.
I've always fancied curse of a fallen soul by the Dropkick Murphys....
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...
theres a six cd "box" set (get it) out at the moment "funeral classics" may be worth a listen.
I'd have "see you later alligator" by Bobby Charles
In a Lonely Place - Joy Division
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