Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
welnik

What's your funeral song?

Recommended Posts

We buried my mate on Monday, motor neurone disease. He was a week younger than me! 

Anyway, he had "Daniel" as his last song as we carried the coffin out, and it got me wondering what mine would be. 

At this present moment in time I think I'll be having "Father, son", a quite brilliant tune by Peter Gabriel. 

So, what do you want at your funeral? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Many Rivers to Cross by Jimmy Cliff, Angel by Aretha Franklin, and I've always had this fantasy that some beautiful, tearful woman would insist on You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me by Gladys Knight. But who would that woman be?

 

 

 

Sorry, couldn't help myself.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

UNKLE videos are always a bit unsettling. The Rabbit in your headlights one is properly so. This one a bit less. But get the timing right and....

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, chrisp65 said:

Arthur Brown

Meet him alive if you can? He's a brilliant character.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure I'd go for a specific song (I won't give a shit as I'll be dead so maybe my family want to play something that they thought about) but if I was to pick I'd say Temple of the king by Rainbow

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My mate Steve died a couple of years ago, having specified his three funeral tracks as: 

'Route 66' by Buckwheat Zydeco 

'Anarchy in the UK' by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

and 

'Werewolves of London' by Warren Zevon 

**** ing legend. 

And one of my daughter's friends died (aged 17) in a car crash. Her parents played her favourite record at the funeral: 'I Predict a Riot'. 

Me? I fancy 'Long May You Run' by Neil Young, but essentially, the family can choose whatever they want, I won't be there to give a toss. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry to hear of your loss Welnik :( 

 

I'd be sorely tempted to choose one simply based on a pun. 'I am the Resurrection' by the Stone Roses maybe, or something unexpected like the Sex Slaves - All Night Long. Otherwise I've always liked Warren Zevon's 'Keep Me In Your Heart'

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I lost my cousin to bowel cancer two years ago, she was 44. She only had eight weeks to live from diagnosis.  Anyway, she was a massive Duran Duran fan and she had chosen the song “Ordinary World” to play during the service.   Don’t think I’ve ever cried so much, absolutely heartbreaking.  

  • Thanks 1
  • Sad 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good question!

Torn between the magnificent "Til I Die" by The Beach Boys, or "So **** What" by the Anti Nowhere League :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its already bin Dunne by Chris  but it would amuse me to have "I am the god of hell fire " blast out as the coffin goes into the cremation flames 

but other than that I haven't' really given it any thought  , maybe  "Just Like Fred Astaire " by James  , I don't do soppy stuff particularly well but its an unabashed love song  and Mrs h29 would get the significance

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To be honest I really wouldn't give a shit about my funeral, I'd rather they just chucked me in the bin and went down the pub or for a decent meal instead but I think it's illegal to dispose of a body like that.  If I had to choose a song I'd go for Promise by BRMC, the lyric is quite sad but hopeful at the same time.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well as that time may not be too far away (over my 3 score years and 10 now) ... "Reelin' In The Years" - Steely Dan. What I've (unsuccessfully) always tried to do.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...
Â