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What song would you want played at your funeral?

Asked by Self_Consuming_Cannibal (4236 points ) February 14th, 2013

And why?

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wundayatta's avatar

Happy Birthday. Because it would annoy everyone.

hearkat's avatar

My mother has given me an envelope with her instructions, and she told me it includes musical selections.

I haven’t any preference. I’ll be dead. I’ll let my surviving loved-ones choose whatever will bring them comfort, if they want a funeral at all.

janbb's avatar

“Outward Bound” by Tom Paxton. To me, it is the perfect good-bye song.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

When I die, I want everyone to party instead of mourning, so maybe they should play Party in the USA and Red Solo Cup.

ucme's avatar

Going Underground by The Jam.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Free Bird.

Our family prefers a ‘celebration of life’ rather than funerals, no churches and funeral homes for us.

downtide's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr apparently that’s the most popular choice in the UK.

Seek's avatar

And for good reason! ^_^

AshLeigh's avatar

“Crazy Bitch” by Buckcherry.

Symbeline's avatar

Ding dong, the witch is dead.

Crumpet's avatar

None, I’m not going to die. Ever.

cookieman's avatar

Linus and Lucy
The theme song from the Peanuts cartoons

It’s undeniably catchy without being a party song. I want people to bob their head a bit, smile, and appreciate life.

Sunny2's avatar

The Old Grey Mare she ain’t what she used to be

bkcunningham's avatar

Ain’t No Grave Can Hold My Body Down

rojo's avatar

I am also considering Keep Me in your Heart for a While by Warren Zevon
It is one of the most moving songs I know.

josie's avatar

The Gypsy Rover
My (late) mom loved this version of the song and she told me it reminded her of me. Don’t know why, but it doesn’t matter.

gondwanalon's avatar

Isn’t Life Strange by the Moody Blues
Some Lyrics:

Isn’t life strange
A turn of the page
Can read like before
Can we ask for more?
Each day passes by
How hard man will try?
The sea will not wait
You know it makes me want to cry, cry, cry -

wildpotato's avatar

This is How We Walk on the Moon by Arthur Russell, because to me it is the most hopeful and beautiful song in the world.

SABOTEUR's avatar

Either Party Up by Prince, or
Baby I’m a Star by Prince & the Revolution.

Harold's avatar

Nothing Else Matters by Metallica

Self_Consuming_Cannibal's avatar

@KNOWITALL Good choice. I played that at my dog’s “funeral.” I personally want Avenge Sevenfold’s So Far Away played at mine.

OneBadApple's avatar

I want a conga line, dancing to ‘What Time Is It ?’ by the Spin Doctors. My sister has promised to lead it, and everyone will be instructed to throw their hands in the air together when the “HEY” part comes just before the guitar break.

My brother will then shoot my ashes out of a cannon.

(Get it right, yooz two….I may be watching…...you never know….)
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