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?