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Old 11-21-2014, 06:05 PM   #1
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Your funeral playlist?

I just saw the news that Monty Python's song "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" is the most popular at British funerals. I am totally on board with that. It would be on my playlist. Here are a few other contenders for that spot with me. What would you like played at your funeral?





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Old 11-21-2014, 07:36 PM   #2
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If I could have one song played at my funeral... If I had the courage to request this song, it'd be:

Hell by the Squirrel Nut Zippers



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Old 11-21-2014, 08:33 PM   #3
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... What would you like played at your funeral?
Whatever would be most comforting to those left behind!
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:13 PM   #4
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I've always thought that Amazing Grace would be nice. Odd choice I grant considering my views on religion, but it is a great song with a wonderful melody.



I'd want the live bagpipes though. So I'll stick to my plan. No funeral at all. Just make clear to all surviving friends and family that when I croak they should just get together and have a drink on me.

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Old 11-21-2014, 10:09 PM   #5
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I agree that Amazing Grace is a good choice. That or perhaps "In the Garden."
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:38 PM   #6
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:19 PM   #7
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I've thought about this for the benediction:

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Old 11-21-2014, 11:27 PM   #8
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I've always thought this would be great for a funeral. The 2nd movement of Beethoven's 7th Symphony.

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Old 11-22-2014, 04:01 AM   #9
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The problem with music at a funeral is that the guest of honor isn't around to enjoy it. Of course I don't foresee anyone finding a solution to that difficulty any time soon.
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Old 11-22-2014, 04:35 AM   #10
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Old 11-22-2014, 04:41 AM   #11
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(I just had to say it).
I assume you are thinking of Glenda witch of the north and not the witch of the west.
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Old 11-22-2014, 04:59 AM   #12
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:24 AM   #13
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To me, Cage's 4'33" would be most appropriate (especially in its full orchestral arrangement¹). It would definitely make me rest in peace² thinking I would be remembered with a certain sense of humour:



¹ R.I.P.

² ...won't you agree it is peaceful

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Old 11-24-2014, 01:27 AM   #14
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I'm thinking of the (german) song "Alles ist eins" from "Die toten Hosen".
Didn't find a youtube video with english subs, sorry.

A very sad song, but I like the text, it's basically saying "Without death there can be no life."
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As I'm a fan of Two Steps From Hell and Thomas Bergersen (one of the composers of TSFH), I certainly want their music to be played.





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