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Started by fogger on Feb 11, 2022 7:35:29 PM
What music do you want to force people to sit through at your funeral?

Give us your five best options for when your coffin slides into the incinerator/gets thrown into a hole.

Shadrack22 - 11 Feb 2022 19:39:41 (#1 of 91)

popstar7 - 11 Feb 2022 19:42:16 (#2 of 91)

What I definitely won't be doing is choosing songs to try to demonstrate my wacky sense of humour.

breakfast - 11 Feb 2022 19:45:07 (#3 of 91)

Ah, but would you choose songs that demonstrate that you wouldn’t choose songs to demonstrate your wacky sense of humour?

Atticus - 11 Feb 2022 19:45:19 (#4 of 91)

To make them shit their pants....

Ligeti - Requiem

yumyum - 11 Feb 2022 19:51:59 (#5 of 91)

I’m having a simple no person there cremation, but have left instructions for my Executor to organise a party for various people. Of course they might all die before me.

Dubris - 11 Feb 2022 19:52:12 (#6 of 91)

Tonight we fly by the Divine Comedy might do, although I think I'd prefer either Sheep and Tides or Bees in Trees from Michael Nyman's score to Drowning by Numbers.

Perhaps I should try to think of something more obviously cheerful.

phantlers - 11 Feb 2022 19:52:32 (#7 of 91)

A home recording of my own tuneless version of My Way.

fogger - 11 Feb 2022 19:58:51 (#8 of 91)

I'm currently leaning towards Ry Cooder's Theme From Southern Comfort for the intro

And Slayer's Raining Blood for the outro.

brooklyn - 11 Feb 2022 20:00:38 (#9 of 91)

for the multitudes (however small they may be), either Mozart's clarinet concerto (based on my grade school clarinet playing) or Springsteen's Born in the USA.

and a special nod to my daughter: Based on a tv show we used to watch together.

breakfast - 11 Feb 2022 20:11:17 (#10 of 91)

brooklyn - 11 Feb 2022 20:17:45 (#11 of 91)

very nice. although I'm not sure a "prelude" sounds quite right....

TommyDGNR8 - 11 Feb 2022 20:18:46 (#12 of 91)

Entry - Armageddon and Cygnus from Hemispheres by Rush

Contemplation - Lost Patrol - Big Country

Exit - Rock & Roll All Night - Kiss

It was all planned 'just in case' when I went in for my heart op and I see no reason to change it.

FleurDuMal - 11 Feb 2022 20:21:01 (#13 of 91)


  • Queen: Who wants to live forever
  • Baliero from Songs from the Auvergne
  • Monty Python: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

FleurDuMal - 11 Feb 2022 20:22:18 (#14 of 91)

Or, just to be sadistic (because I won’t be around to suffer it), something by Madonna or Coldplay.

darkhorse - 11 Feb 2022 20:24:29 (#15 of 91)

For an air of finality, but also to leave mourners with a spring in their step, I would love the curtains to close around my coffin to the closing theme of Grange Hill.

TommyDGNR8 - 11 Feb 2022 20:27:21 (#16 of 91)

I like that idea, DH.

darkhorse - 11 Feb 2022 20:31:03 (#17 of 91)

One of my friends died aged 39, so me and a couple of friends were "lucky" enough to choose the funeral music from his collection. Actually it was quite nice to choose. Although not much consolation for having a dead friend

There was some Jeff Buckley one, "Circle Game" by Joni Mitchell. And another more obscure one I have forgotten for the moment.

Ginmonkey - 11 Feb 2022 20:40:11 (#18 of 91)

My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion by the Flaming Lips.

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - my favourite carol.

Tonight - Tina Turner version

Your Love - Frankie Knuckles

Then leave to Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Larry Levan mix

darkhorse - 11 Feb 2022 20:42:12 (#19 of 91)

Five?! And some of those are long. You'd better book a double slot.

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