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Funeral Music

Friday, June 5th, 2009

So what kind of music do you suppose they played at Dee Dee’s funeral? Musing on this, I remembered this metafilter post from a few years back on the subject of funeral music. Sparked by a survey that reported that the most popular song played at funerals was James Blunt’s “Goodbye My Lover,” contributors listed their own ideas; these three still make me smile:

Mount me upright on a frame with casters, set me in the middle of a ballroom, and play waltzes so I can have a last dance with everyone, one visitor at a time.

Shine on You Crazy Diamond, I-IX. On acid. Scatter my ashes to the winds, then go play some frisbee.

METAL MACHINE MUSIC BOTH SIDES 2X WITH NO SEATS PLUS BEER WILL BE $10 A CUP. I’m dying angry.

A more recent survey declares Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” to be the top funeral song. Me, I think I’d choose Arvo Part’s Fur Alina – a sparse, meditative piano piece that I think will have them weeping in the aisles.

What music would you want played at your funeral?

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