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A few minutes ago on Radio 2, Chris Evans took a phone record request from a woman who said that, as a result of a daft conversation at work today, they had all chosen which song they'd like played at their funeral. The woman in question chose Mudd's 'Tiger Feet' because it would make people jump to their feet and dance.

Chris Evans replied that he'd already chosen his funeral song because he wanted everyone "to cry and pretend they really liked me".

It got me wondering ... what song or piece of music would other Ishers choose, and why?

PS. Not Wombat cos he's nervous enough already!

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Bon Jovi. Blaze of glory.

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Post: # 46653Post Sarahcook »

I thought this would be a really easy question to answer, but it's not actually.

either,

Robson and Jerome - "I believe"
or
Meatloaf "Bat out of hell"

at the crem,

and

'And can it be" which is an excellent hymn, at the Thanksgiving.

the boyfriend says

"Days" by Kirsty McColl
and
"Of Wolf and Man" by Metallica.

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Wish me luck
As you wave
Me goodbye.
Cheerio -
Here I go -
On my way.

Wish me luck
As you wave
Me goodbye.
Not a tear -
But a cheer -
Make it gay.

Give me
A smile
I can keep
For a while
In my heart
while I'm away.

Till we meet
Once again -
You and I
Wish me luck
As you wave
Me goodbye

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Post: # 46655Post Shirley »

Sarahcook wrote:the boyfriend says

"Days" by Kirsty McColl
I chose that one for my dad's funeral. It was playing in my car when I was driving up from Brighton to see him the day before he died. Always fills me with happy sad tears... lots of happy memories but sad that I can't give him a hug.
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Him's Join Me In death
or...Death Is In Love With Us

Or Pink's (I'm Coming Up) Lets get the party started (don't know what its called, but that's how the lyrics go!

And everyone is to wear black...lots of it.
And velvet, and big chunky boots.

And then, for the finale, something like Plinky Plonky by Kilnaboy, or something equally folksy...possibly The octopus Song (where the line 'the secret to living's not dying' comes from).

And everyone must drink whisky and Jack Daniels until they fall over.

However, as i hope i have a few decades left, i'm sure that the playlist will change!

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Post: # 46670Post Kev »

I was just thinking that. Im only 22, to young to be thinking what i want played at my funeral.

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Post: # 46676Post Martin »

I rather fancy one of those New Orleans slow-marching jazz bands! :cheers:
- then on arrival, that amazing slow fade-in of "Natural Mystic" by Bob Marley, at a volume level of several megawatts! :cheers:

"There's a natural mystic blowing through the air;
If you listen carefully now you will hear.
This could be the first trumpet, might as well be the last:
Many more will have to suffer,
Many more will have to die - don't ask me why.

Things are not the way they used to be,
I won't tell no lie;
One and all have to face reality now.
'Though I've tried to find the answer to all the questions they ask.
'Though I know it's impossible to go livin' through the past -
Don't tell no lie.

There's a natural mystic blowing through the air -
Can't keep them down -
If you listen carefully now you will hear.

There's a natural mystic blowing through the air.

This could be the first trumpet, might as well be the last:
Many more will have to suffer,
Many more will have to die - don't ask me why.

There's a natural mystic blowing through the air -
I won't tell no lie;
If you listen carefully now you will hear:
There's a natural mystic blowing through the air.
Such a natural mystic blowing through the air;
There's a natural mystic blowing through the air;
Such a natural mystic blowing through the air;
Such a natural mystic blowing through the air;
Such a natural mystic blowing through the air" :dave:

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Post: # 46680Post Tay »

Kev wrote:I was just thinking that. Im only 22, to young to be thinking what i want played at my funeral.
Yes - I'm 27, but knew what I wanted years ago!

I want two songs to be played. Firstly, the 1812 overture, followed by Smash by The Offspring. In case you don't know the lyrics, here's the chorus...

"I'm not trendy a**hole, do what I want, do what I feel like,
I'm not a trendy a**hole, don't give a f*ck if it's not good enough for you.
'Cos I'm alive"

I have been told when discussing this with others that it's probably not the best track to have playing at my funeral. The lyrics are apt though. Maybe I should change my wish to be 'Nimrod' by Elgar.

I will also wish to arrive late (bad pun, I know) as I'm always late. I don't like hearses, so want to be pulled along in a trailer. I will have a purple cardboard coffin decorated with silver tinsel. In with my corpse, I want a jar of Patak's garlic pickle, a can of Spitfire and some teabags.

Then I would like a tree to be planted above me; poplar, oak or chestnut.

I'd read somewhere a long time ago that one firm in England were offering 'green' funerals where the dead person would be buried in a cardboard coffin, then have a tree planted over them. The idea was that the burial ground would at some point recreate natural woodland, as a variety of tree species would be planted at different times. I quite liked the idea, but as far as I know, nothing like that is done in France.
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Post: # 46682Post Muddypause »

I gotta say... I think that music played a funerals scores right off the scale of the naff-o-meter. Just think of Elton John at Lady Di's.

Besides, why would I want to choose music for my own funeral - I'm not going to be able to hear it. Much better to choose it for while I'm still alive.
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Post: # 46683Post Tay »

I quite agree, Stew. But, just in case a mistake has been made and I'm still alive, I'd like to hear those songs. I'm not sure of how long it takes between death and disposal in the UK, but it's very quick here. If there was a strike going on at the time, my resuscitation may go unnoticed...
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Post: # 46692Post Milims »

We found a site recently that offered very funky pod shaped bio-degradable coffins - I def want one of those - and a nice big tree planted on top of me. I think I'd go for somehting like a cherry tree or an apple tree so that its fruit could be eaten. I'm not sure about what music Id have but it would have to be happy stuff and probably a really silly song, like Rolf Harris the Court if King Caracticus to make people laugh!!! And no one is allowed to wear black - unless like the fee fairy its velvet with big funky bootts!!!! Afterwards I think I'd like a huge celidh (is that how to spell it?) with lots of dancing and home brew!!! Pitty I wont be there to join in the fun tho!!
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I have decided I have no intention of dying. I intend to become very very old, very very eccentric and very very postulating and pensive.

And when I nod off and people think I must be dead, I will wait for the opportune time and leap up and start playing the spoons very badly.
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Post: # 46708Post Muddypause »

Sounds like a great idea, Boots. Can I bring my ukulele along?
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