Top 20 Most-Requested Songs to be Played at Funerals

Anything here appeal to you?

1. Frank Sinatra – ‘My Way’
2. Sarah Brightman/Andrea Bocelli – ‘Time To Say Goodbye’
3. Bette Midler – ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’
4. Eva Cassidy – ‘Over The Rainbow’
5. Robbie Williams – ‘Angels’
6. Westlife – ‘You Raise Me Up’
7. Gerry & The Pacemakers – ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’
8. Vera Lynn – ‘We’ll Meet Again’
9. Celine Dion – ‘My Heart Will Go On’
10. Nat King Cole – ‘Unforgettable’
11. Tina Turner – ‘The Best’
12. Whitney Houston/Dolly Parton – ‘I Will Always Love You’
13. Monty Python – ‘Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life’
14. Luther Vandross – ‘Dance With My Father’
15. Louis Armstrong – ‘Wonderful World’
16. Daniel O’Donnell – ‘Danny Boy’
17. Eva Cassidy – ‘Fields Of Gold’
18. Righteous Brothers (and various) – ‘Unchained Melody’
19. Westlife – ‘Flying Without Wings’
20. Eva Cassidy – ‘Songbird’

(Via The NME)

Me? I want “Suck” by NIN just because the lyrics would make everyone really, really squirm. Strangely, that didn’t make the list. 

Alan Cross

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14 thoughts on “Top 20 Most-Requested Songs to be Played at Funerals

  • October 15, 2012 at 11:46 pm
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    I'd want Pearl Jam's "Off He Goes" at my funeral.

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  • October 15, 2012 at 11:53 pm
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    Times Like These – Foo Fighters will be the song they carry me off to.

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  • October 15, 2012 at 11:55 pm
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    I would like Black by Pearl Jam to be played at my funeral…or, out of sheer irony, Alive.

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  • October 16, 2012 at 12:01 am
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    "Angels" by Robbie Williams is actually a touching song. The perfect song for a brother who passes away is "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" by The Hollies.

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  • October 16, 2012 at 12:03 am
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    Temple of the Dog – Say Hello To Heaven

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  • October 16, 2012 at 12:15 am
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    If this were a Canadian list Sarah McLachlan's" I Will Remeber You" would probably appear in 10 of the 20 spots available…

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  • October 16, 2012 at 1:34 am
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    Nice to see all the PJ fans

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  • October 16, 2012 at 2:36 am
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    I whole-heartedly agree with all the PJ suggestions. Also for a newer song, Damini by USS.

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  • October 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm
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    The theme from Benny Hill. I'd have wires attached to my arms and legs and a friend hidden underneath pulling away.

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  • October 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm
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    Nothing I can do about it now. -Willie Nelson

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  • October 16, 2012 at 2:33 pm
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    I still prefer "Another One Bites the Dust" especially because it will be stuck in EVERYONE'S head for days to come

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  • October 16, 2012 at 4:48 pm
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    the jam- going underground

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  • October 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm
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    Indian Summer by Luna, Funeral by Band of Horses would have to part of the soundtrack
    but the Momty Python tune is a MUST!

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  • October 16, 2012 at 9:37 pm
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    The The "Love Is Stronger Than Death."

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