Thursday, March 10, 2005

Funeral song...

A recent poll in the UK and Europe of what song would someone most want to hear at their funeral has revealed some interesting results. In the UK, Robbie Williams' "Angels" took the top spot, with others in the top 10 included Mozart's "Requiem," Sinatra's "My Way" (sadly not Limp Bizkit's cut), and Monty Python's "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life." On the contintent, Queen's "The Show Must Go On," was the top song for soundtracking a funeral, with some Zep and AC/DC thrown in the mix of the top 10.

This is a good question - when I was in middle school, I would have picked "In My Life" by The Beatles. I recognize that this choice would be a little cliche. Peephole once mentioned that Brian Molko of Placebo said he would have "Lay Back in the Sun" by Spiritualized would be his choice (I can see the throngs weeping through the lyric "good dope, good fun"). Spiritualized seems like a good band to soundtrack an occasion like that - perhaps "Won't Get to Heaven (The State I'm In)." Then again, that song just feels like you are intentionally trying to squeeze every tear out of the mourners' eyes that you can and I, unlike Bono, am not going to consciously make any choices in life to perpetuate weeping at my farewell...

Anyone else have any ideas for a funeral song? (This does sound a little High Fidelity I know)


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