Now I have actually been to a number of funerals, where the dead ones had requested that a particular song to be played. Strange, but not unusual (in a Tom Jones sort of way). You're dead - you don't have to listen to the shit anyway.
It did not surprise me at all to find out that Frank Sinatra's - My Way was the most requested song at funerals. I mean, to hear Old Blue Eyes burbling on about "The end is near...blah, blah, my way, blah, blah" - yeah, what a fitting send off that is (he said sarcastically).
BUT, this was 10 years ago now and now I find out Frank has been replaced by some dirge from James Blunt, whose surname rhymes with a word that I would use to describe him - and yes, it begins with a 'C'.
Curiosity killed the twat and so I looked for the top ten songs most requested at funerals (being Gothic and stuff) - and here they are (some are obvious, some not so obvious):
- Goodbye My Lover, James Blunt
- Angels, Robbie Williams
- I've Had the Time of My Life, Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley
- Wind Beneath My Wings, Bette Midler
- Pie Jesu, Requiem
- Candle in the Wind, Elton John
- With or Without You, U2
- Tears from Heaven, Eric Clapton
- Every Breath You Take, The Police
- Unchained Melody, Righteous Brothers
Then I started thinking, if I had to pick a song as my carcass burned and people laughed, what would I want the song in the background to be? It took awhile to narrow it down to one track but it would be:
The End - The Doors
So what would your choice be?