Thursday, November 17, 2005

Soundtracks For Your Sendoff

A survey of the UK’s favourite funeral music reveals that pop songs and film theme tunes (including the theme from Coronation Street) are almost as likely to be chosen at funerals as hymns.

Over to you now, readers. What tune do you want played at your funeral? And what is the appropriate piece of music for Tommy Harris’s sendoff?


Geoff said...

A lot of those songs mentioned are also popular at weddings.

I wouldn't have anything with words. It would have to be a classic instrumental, something by Booker T and the MG's, maybe.

For Tommy Harris, Transmission by Joy Division, although he must be the most stupid Joy Division fan of all time.

Jacqueline said...

The Technopop Eurovision Remix Dance version of 'Wonder Woman'

GoBetty said...

Lady Picture Show - Stone Temple Pilots
Hearts and Thoughts - Pearl Jam
Waiting on a Friend - Rolling Stones
New Gold Dream - Simple Minds
Lucky Man - The Verve
There's No Other Way - Blur
Caught by the River - Doves

GoBetty said...

Pink Moon - Nick Drake


These aren't necessarily songs for MY funeral... Corrie all the way there... just songs I have heard played at friends' funerals...

fathead said...

"The Party Ain't Over Yet" by Status Quo