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jo_with_no_space's avatar

Have you ever thought about the music you would want at your funeral?

Asked by jo_with_no_space (1462points) March 24th, 2009
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eponymoushipster's avatar

“Asleep” by The Smiths

Staalesen's avatar

This is an old Q, but let me try to remember…
Green Fields of france by Dropkick Murphys first…
And while they lower the urn/coffin/carboardbox id want always look on the bright side of life by monthy python :)

qashqai's avatar

“Ain’t no sunshine” by Bill Withers.

elijah's avatar

I wouldn’t care. I’d be dead. I would hope my family would pick something that they know I liked, none of that crappy radio rock (hinder, puddle of mud, nickleback, etc).

delirium's avatar

I know what poem I would want to be read.
There are musical versions of that, as well.

jo_with_no_space's avatar

@delirium That poem is incredibly popular at funerals.

delirium's avatar

I know it is, but I still have always liked it.

cookieman's avatar

@gashgai: Great song.

I would choose Revel’s Bolero. And the funeral could only last as long as the song (which is about ten minutes). As the song builds to it’s final crecendo, I want my casket lowered in the ground with fireworks to accent the finale.

Oh, and there should be much wailing. We could hire wailers if need be.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Sunshine On My Shoulders – John Denver

It Keeps You Running – The Doobie Brothers

Broken Rainbow – Laura Nyro

What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

zephyr826's avatar

The fairest of the Seasons, by Nico.—I may have stolen it from “Royal Tenenbaums”, but it was just so great.

My brother always wanted that Dylan Thomas poem with the lines, “Do not go gentle into that good night/Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

essieness's avatar

Tangerine by Led Zeppelin.

eponymoushipster's avatar

Ignition by r.kelly.

Blondesjon's avatar

This can be confirmed by jonsblond. I want Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back played on an endless loop. My posthumous prank.

LouisianaGirl's avatar

anything that represented me but I don`t want it to be sad so people dont cry

eponymoushipster's avatar

@jo_with_no_space well, i just hope someone’s pissing on someone else at my funeral.

Shecky_Johnson's avatar

“Hit the road, Jack” By Ray Charles

When humorist Lewis Grizzard was asked what he wanted people to play at his funeral, he replied “Volleyball”.

LouisianaGirl's avatar

Oh I know!!!! “Bye Bye” by Mariah Carey!

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

I have entire CDs I want played at my funeral. I need to put that in my will. First though, I’d love to have them play Who are You by the Who (non radio edit) as loud as possible. After that, The entire Planets CD by Gustav Holst, and then after that, who knows? I’ll be back to this question later.

majorrich's avatar

It’s already in my will. Polka music, cigars and kegs of beer. I also have a cast of my hand in wax that I want my ashes mixed with plaster and put in. It is (as you might suspect) my one finger salute, my last great act of defiance. I doubt my wife will respect my wishes though.

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