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Mama_Cakes's avatar

What song would you like to have played at your funeral?

Asked by Mama_Cakes (11018points) September 15th, 2013
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Coloma's avatar

Forget music, I want a stand up comedian to recite my humorous musings and jokes. haha

Coloma's avatar

Actually I plan on being cremated and not having a funeral, but they could play ” Yay toast!” in the background when they fire up the crematorium furnace. haha

tups's avatar

Whatever song the people close to me would like to hear. I don’t care, I’ll probably be long gone.

marinelife's avatar

Jules Massenet Meditation from Thais followed by Queen Bohemian Rhapsody.

filmfann's avatar

Pete Townshend And I Moved, perhaps a hopeful wish.

glacial's avatar

@filmfann I don’t think I’ve ever heard that song before (haven’t paid much attention to Townsend’s solo career, although White City is an old favourite). I know I should never read YouTube comments, but these struck me as exceptionally wrongheaded! It’s an interesting song.

Rarebear's avatar

Dark Hollow.

tinyfaery's avatar

1. Squirm by DMB
2. Sing Me To Sleep by The Smiths
3. One Sweet World by DMB

I think I want to make a funeral playlist now.

Pachy's avatar

Unquestionably this from the film “49th Parallel.”

glacial's avatar

@Pachyderm_In_The_Room Ha! As a Canadian, I love that movie. It embraces all our stereotypes in one tidy, black & white package.

Pachy's avatar

Granted, @glacial, all the characters are pure stereotypes, but that was precisely what writer Emeric Pressburger intended this World War II propagandist film to populated by. Each character is a symbol of how he, a refugee from Nazi Germany, felt about the war. I adore this film (as I do all Pressburger-Powell films) and would be quite happy to have the prelude to its remarkable score played at my funeral.

glacial's avatar

@Pachyderm_In_The_Room Yes, agreed. It is one of the most transparent propagandist films I’ve ever seen – it just tickles me that various facets of Canadian culture are chosen to make his point.

Pachy's avatar

I totally take your point, @glacial. C’mon over anytime and watch it on my giant TV. I have it on DVD.

DWW25921's avatar

You’re not going to see this one coming…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_4JMlUAYsk

Blondesjon's avatar

Sir Mix-A-Lot Baby’s Got Back.

played over and over on an endless loop until the folks have all piled in to their cars and left

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

No funeral. No memorial service. No shiva, no Irish wake, no grieving or mourning. I want everyone who ever loved me to be happy, not to remember me as a corpse.

janbb's avatar

“Outward Bound” by Tom Paxton

Berserker's avatar

Some kind of crazy Satanic incantation. It would rule.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

In The Mood by Glenn Miller
Friend of the Devil by the Grateful Dead
Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
And, of course, Amazing Grace.

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