What song would you want to be played at your funeral?

  1. For some reason I have decided to be the keeper of the funeral songs with my friends and family. So every time I hear them mention a song that they would want at their funeral I keep a note of it. Recently when I got Spotify I made a funeral songs play list with the songs that people wanted for their funeral. I don't listen to it, it just makes me feel better that I have that available. I now have these visions of people playing this at my funeral and them wondering why the hell I want classical music, orange blossom special from Johnny Cash, and sexy and I know it from LMFAO.

  2. My childhood best friend passed away suddenly in a car wreck this past November at 27. She also had a funeral playlist saved on her phone and her family used it! She was such a jokester and hilarious person. It gave us all a big laugh to find out she had already picked out her songs. It was a great way to honor her wishes and such a beautiful thing to have her put some humor in to a situation from beyond the grave. It really honored her memory in a way I won’t ever forget. Miss you, Anna!

  3. Would you mind sharing a few songs and why? I honestly thought I was the only one. Had a lot of girlfriends over the years say it was morbid. lol.

  4. Every time I see a song titled Still Alive it's usually the portal version. But my mind immediately goes to the mirrors edge version since I've been listening to it for years and only just recently discovered Portal has its on Still Alive song 😅

  5. If you find yourself alone, riding in the green fields with the sun on your face, do not be troubled. For you are in Elysium, and you're already dead!

  6. I played this at my mother's funeral. It was my choice, as I had to plan her service alone, but she did like the song and I think she would have approved.

  7. I want the credits theme for Super Mario World (SNES) played as everyone walks out. It’s a chipper tune and I think would lift everyone up. It’s also fitting as that was the first real game I ever played at 5 years old and it has a special place in my heart. Link:

  8. So my uncle died in his early 50’s late last year, and my family flew out to Vegas for his funeral. The day of the funeral, we all got there and to be expected, the mood was pretty heavy. My cousin and I were standing next to each other as we walked into the room when a playlist started playing that was requested by my uncle. The first song that played?.. The Final Countdown. My cousin and I first looked at each other in disbelief, but then burst into laughter along with everyone else. He always knew how to lighten the mood, and made sure he would have the last laugh. I miss that guy.

  9. This Must Be the Place - Talking Heads. it perfectly sums up loving life while also being a bit confused about it. it’s about not being able to say “i love you,” but meaning it and trying your best.

  10. What a guy. I don’t often cry when musicians or actors pass, but this one got me. I saw Jason Isbell’s post on Instagram that he had passed and my eyes started leaking.

  11. My wife refuses to listen to this song. She’s even left a store that had it playing just because she doesn’t want to hear it. She says she loves the song, but because I insist that it be played at my funeral, she can’t bare to hear it.

  12. Or Was It All Worth It? Another great Queen song that Freddie wrote as he knew he was dying. Bittersweet really.

  13. We played this at my boyfriend's memorial. Especially appropriate since he was also a big guy that played ukulele.

  14. Better yet, Cygnus X1 Book 1 and Cygnus X1 Book 2 (last track on A Farewell to Kings and first track on Hemispheres). That rounds it out to a half an hour, while telling a tale of destruction and rebirth.

  15. When we brought my little brother to the chapel the priest led us all in a hymn...take me out to the ball game, followed by go cubs go. He was a life long cubs fan, and could be found many a night in the right field bleachers. As the priest said, that was his church, where he felt closest to god. We aren't religious folks, but the priest grew up with my brother, played high school ball with him etc, so it was a perfect send off. Fuck cancer.

  16. This is one of my most favourite songs of all time but if I heard this at a funeral it would make me bawl so fucking hard. Mind you I doubt most people there would be listening to the lyrics.

  17. At my wife’s funeral I had some of her favorites playing in the funeral home. It came time for the priest to say a few things and a prayer but I let the music keep playing quietly in the back ground. As the priest talked Exciter by Judas Priest came on and seemed way louder than what was playing before it- my niece, nephew and I couldn’t stop laughing. My wife loved J.P. and hated organized religion (the priest was a concession for some of the older relatives). I like to think it was her cranking some metal one last time trying to drown out the religion and sadness.

  18. When my grandfather died, it was a tradition to drive the hearse-led motorcade by the deceased's home. As we pulled into grandpop's neighborhood and rolled by his old place, "Highway to Hell" started on the radio. Not a good omen.

  19. I was at a funeral that had Back in Black. It was LOUD and the first note almost made me jump onto my husbands lap because I wasn’t expecting it.

  20. Wonderful World. I won't be having a funeral. I am donating my body to science. But the thought of that song playing while my body goes on what I hope is a wild ride makes me smile.

  21. This is great. Even without any sentimental attachment you may personally have, it's kinda perfect for saying "we've had a really good time, but now it's time to settle down and move on"

  22. we played this at my dad’s funeral. he had a habit of, when we were driving around with him and a song came on that he liked, exclaiming that we must play it at his funeral. this was one of the songs that immediately came to mind when he died, which funny enough was just about a year ago.

  23. We sang all you need is love at a friends funeral because it was easier for a sing along but In My Life would have been perfect

  24. I went to someone else’s wake recently and it was playing over the little picture slideshow they had on the TVs and I couldn’t stop thinking “you know this song is called Good Riddance, right?”

  25. Then have the casket on a motorized, remote controlled cart and have it driving around chaotically as the pall bearers chase after it.

  26. You'll Be In My Heart - Phil Collins (Tarzan Soundtrack). 1) 100% a me move. 2) no one would be surprised at all. 3) It'll make everyone cry when it gets to the end; "'Cause you'll be in my heart, always".

  27. Having been told 2 years ago that I've only got about 5 years to live, I've had far too much time to think about this and I have an entire playlist. However the primary songs are:

  28. I was told I had two years five years ago. I don’t know your situation, but I do know that medicine isn’t always exact. You can PM me if you want a friendly ear.

  29. My great uncle committed suicide due to his failing health. He felt like he lived a good life he just didn’t want to deal with the pain of slowly dying. He wanted my way by Frank Sinatra played at his funeral. My aunt played it three times back to back for him

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