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Funeral Music

Discussion in 'Music Archive' started by Guest, 5 Dec 2002.

  1. About a year ago my Nan sadly passed away. During her funeral service they played some of her favorite songs and it got me thinking - what song(s) would you want played at your funeral?


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  2. Delta

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    Greenday - Time of Your Life
    In Flames - Jesters dance
    Manic Street Preachers - Sleepflower

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  3. astralcars

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    Radiohead - Exit Music
    Radiohead - Street spirit
    Metallica - Fade to black

    :)
     
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  4. Shrine

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    Barber's adagio for strings.

    That's enough to slay even hardened criminals.
     
  5. Shotgun_ned

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    Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
    Iron Maiden - Fear of The Dark
    Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
     
  6. modD

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    Slayer - Hell Awaits!!!
     
  7. simisker

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    "Here Comes Your Man", by Pixies.

    Or something by Divine, purely down to fact that it'll get my closest friends thinking: "Divine?! Whoa, maybe I didn't know simisker anywhere near as much as I thought I did! Blimey!". Mischievous? Moi? :D

    Oh, I'll be chuckling in my urn over that one.

    [note to youngsters: Divine was a fat American drag queen and gay icon, responsible for such travesties as "You think you're a man [but you're only a boy]", amongst others. :D]


    [EDIT: oh, alright then, in all seriousness: The traditional Welsh mourning song "Llef", sung by male voice choir [both my parents are involved with local choirs]; and "Mr Carbohydrate" by Manic Street Preachers for when everyone leaves the service, as the lyrics are quite fitting, plus I like the idea of the word '****head' being mentioned in a traditional place of Christian worship...]
     
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  8. Scottland

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    The Jam - Going Underground :)
     
  9. damo'

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    lol
     
  10. simisker

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    *roffle*

    Lovely mental image/sketch. Ta! :D
     
  11. Tweek_1984

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    LOL, how about 'Burn baby burn' by ash
     
  12. VaderDSL

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    Saves the Day - Requiem
    Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)

    Tom Mcrae - I aint scared of lightning

    etc.
     
  13. Big Kev

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    Full version of Freebird.:D
     
  14. Dangerous

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    Puff Daddy + Faith Evans + 112 - I'll be missing you

    Dido - Thank you

    and would 2nd

    Green Day - Time of you life
     
  15. arty

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    The Lumberjack Song tbh :)

    arty
     
  16. Phoolf

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    Tooooo many
    Drugs don't work - Verve
    Fade to black - Metallica
    Nothing else matters - Metallica
    Drive - Incubus
    High and dry - Radiohead
    For sure - Lost Prophets
    Corner of the earth - Jamiroquai
    My michelle - Guns n Roses
    Falter - Hundred Reasons
    Castles made of sand - Jimi Hendrix (possibly Foxy lady :D)
    Otherside - RHCP
    Under the bridge - RHCP
    Fixxxer - Metallica
    Until the end of time - 2pac
    The icicle melts - Cranberries

    and just to remind everyone of my sick humour, as I'm cremated - Burn baby burn. Has to be done
     
  17. Delta

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    thats quite a few to be played!
     
  18. Phoolf

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    Yus BUT! the only thing I'd want to be at my funeral would be music, otherwise it wuld be all 'oh she was a really good friend...sob...sob....sob.../blowing of noses'. And plus musics the only thing I realllllllllly care about (minus a few people who dont care anyway :rolleyes:) at the moo so I think it'd only be right for my fav songs to be played.
     
  19. Hellsmk2

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    I think that's the joint first most requested funeral song of all time (obviously with Stairway To Heaven sharing that spot).

    It would be one heck of a song to go out to though!

    For me, it'd have to be the theme music to Benny Hill (Yakety Sax?) or MC Hammer: It's Hammer Time! :)
     
  20. Phoolf

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    You've just made me put on my dads old copy of Zep on vinyl to listen to that v loudly now:D