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Winter Storm
03-11-2005, 11:41 AM
Somebody asked me yesterday whatsong would I want played at my funeral. I said I had to think about it. And you know what, I'm still stumped. I can't think of anything that would be appropriate.

Can you?

03-11-2005, 11:44 AM
The wind beneath my wings?

Just kidding.

03-11-2005, 11:48 AM
My mom wants The Beatles' "In My Life."

03-11-2005, 12:04 PM
"Sympathy for the Devil" by the Rolling Stones

03-11-2005, 12:05 PM
Of course, by the time I have my funeral, the Stones may be looked at the way we look at minstrels on harp.

03-11-2005, 12:08 PM
I love in Love Actually how they play "Bye Bye Baby" by the Bay City Rollers (yes, I did get drunk and watch it last night!)

03-11-2005, 12:09 PM
"I've always had it in my head that some beautiful, tearful woman will insist on getting up and singing "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me," by Gladys Knight. But who would that woman be?"

03-11-2005, 12:13 PM
"Take good care of my baby"? That'll get the tears flowing.

Probably the classic is Adiago for Strings by Barber. However, for most people it conjures up Platoon and Vietnam. I have also heard a choir perform it, which is very difficult because it basically takes lungs of iron to be able to hold the notes for so long. But that would be touching.

03-11-2005, 12:13 PM
My mom wants The Beatles' "In My Life."
My mother wants the Beatles' "Let it Be"
I've already told my family that i do not want that god-awful elevaty music they play, and we're all in agreement... I want something that will make people laugh if they know me; like Soul Asylum's "Runaway Train" which i was obsessed w/ in HS.

03-11-2005, 12:16 PM
In my more ostentatious moments, I'd have a full collegiate choir do Gabriel Faure's Requiem. There just aren't enough requiems anymore. Choir geek alert.

03-11-2005, 12:22 PM
Is the plural of requiem requiems? Or is it requiei? Or requia? :p

03-11-2005, 01:24 PM
god... i can't even imagine having a funeral. i don't think i would want one.

maybe they could play 2 live crew's "hoochie mama," my anthem during college. or karen carpenter's "superstar" which i always sing at karaoke. i think styx's "lady" is a must, though. :green:

03-11-2005, 01:32 PM
I think I'd be happy with Easy by the Commodores or the remake by Faith no More.

03-11-2005, 01:34 PM
My mom wants The Beatles' "In My Life."

LOL!!! That was my wedding song :p

03-11-2005, 02:32 PM
"Go Rest High on That Mountain" by Vince Gill. It was pretty much written specifically for people who have passed. It's a beautiful song.

Personally, I wouldn't mind having the elevator version of "Nothing Else Matters" played at my own funeral. That would be pretty cool.

03-11-2005, 02:34 PM
hmmm Nsync's Bye Bye Bye! I have no idea. I don't usually put thought into something like this!

03-11-2005, 02:51 PM
Brick House by the Commodores

Winter Storm
03-11-2005, 02:52 PM
Brick House by the Commodores

I was thinking the same thing!

03-11-2005, 02:54 PM
Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World"

03-11-2005, 05:28 PM
LOL!!! That was my wedding song :p

It was my friend Diane's wedding song, too.

03-11-2005, 05:57 PM
"My Way" by Frank

03-12-2005, 05:19 AM
that song that's a mix between somewhere over the rainbow/ what a wonderful life... think the artist is a hawaiian or something, it was in finding forester. Great song!

side note - I was a roadie for the commodores years ago for a concert in michigan

03-12-2005, 07:23 AM
"Day Is Done" by Peter, Paul, and Mary. For extra tears, call it a sing-along like they used to do at concerts and make the congregation join in on the chorus sections (that would be chori).