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Funeral Songs
« on: August 03, 2020, 02:15:39 pm »
Any suggestions for good funeral songs?

I am leaning heavily towards Queens "Fat Bottomed Girls",but am open to suggestions.

Funerals are gruesome enough unless there are "lucky winners" there waiting to cash in,which will NOT be the situation in MY case because I am leaving every dime to charity,so I figure "Why not lighten it up a bit and give my friends one last laugh?"

BTW,NO,I am NOT making an announcement. Or don't think I am,anyhow. Just trying to be prepared and get it all in writing.

 
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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2020, 06:35:14 pm »
I know a few years ago Coldplay’s “Vida La Vida” was all the rage because it was played at Steve Jobs’ funeral.

I would advice against “Eleanor Rigby”
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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2020, 06:39:59 pm »
I am a big fan of an Irish wake. Throw a party and raise a glass. Screw funeral music.

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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 06:45:54 pm »
I am a big fan of an Irish wake. Throw a party and raise a glass. Screw funeral music.

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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2020, 06:48:21 pm »
I always wanted Benny Goodman's "Sing Sing Sing" to be played at my funeral. Then I decided I don't want a funeral.

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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2020, 09:54:24 pm »
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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2020, 10:18:34 pm »
I am a big fan of an Irish wake. Throw a party and raise a glass. Screw funeral music.

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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2020, 10:25:06 pm »
Elton John  -  Funeral For a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding


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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2020, 10:31:15 pm »
This is what I want played at my funeral

REO Speedwagon  -  Roll With the Changes


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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2020, 10:54:18 pm »
I am a big fan of an Irish wake. Throw a party and raise a glass. Screw funeral music.

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You have obviously never listened to "Fat Bottom Girls".


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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2020, 12:34:09 am »
@roamer_1

You have obviously never listened to "Fat Bottom Girls".


In fact I have played and sang 'Fat Bottom Girls'

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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2020, 12:51:18 am »
Not exactly gonna provoke giggles from the crowd but still a moving song.


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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2020, 04:23:58 am »
Adagio in G / Tomaso Albinoni.

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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2020, 06:53:14 am »
Any suggestions for good funeral songs?

I am leaning heavily towards Queens "Fat Bottomed Girls",but am open to suggestions.

Funerals are gruesome enough unless there are "lucky winners" there waiting to cash in,which will NOT be the situation in MY case because I am leaving every dime to charity,so I figure "Why not lighten it up a bit and give my friends one last laugh?"

BTW,NO,I am NOT making an announcement. Or don't think I am,anyhow. Just trying to be prepared and get it all in writing.

 

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If i am lucky enough to even have a service (the war may be going and end up MIA), I think I'd like this one.
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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2020, 07:08:49 am »
You always loved a good Hank Williams Sr. song....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S-aOu8_cos#

Otherwise, I would probable just leave it for the family to decide... a funeral is for them anyway. Unless you're a politician (for show).... Now days odds are you can't even have a funeral in most states unless you are again a politician.

Time for Goodbyes/forgiveness are gone....


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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2020, 04:44:29 pm »
You always loved a good Hank Williams Sr. song....

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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2020, 06:46:09 pm »
Staind- Something To Remind You


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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2020, 06:59:13 pm »
Back at you.

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Hank Williams,"music to slash your wrists by."



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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2020, 07:01:40 pm »
I always wanted Benny Goodman's "Sing Sing Sing" to be played at my funeral. Then I decided I don't want a funeral.

@mountaineer

GREAT song,and it would be a LOT of fun to watch people at a funeral trying to NOT break into a dance!

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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2020, 07:07:51 pm »

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You always loved a good Hank Williams Sr. song....

Who doesn't?

I'm looking for upbeat,happy music,though. Not "music to slash your wrists by".

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Otherwise, I would probable just leave it for the family to decide... a funeral is for them anyway.


I have no family other than a half-brother in Ca I have only met twice,and my "brothers" in Special Forces who WILL be there in the form of an honor guard from the 5th Special Forces Group.

I MIGHT have an adult daughter,but don't know for sure. All depends on what kind of mood my ex is in that particular day.

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Unless you're a politician (for show).... Now days odds are you can't even have a funeral in most states unless you are again a politician.

Time for Goodbyes/forgiveness are gone....

I have been to several funerals in recent years,all just regular people.
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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2020, 07:47:57 pm »
GREAT song,and it would be a LOT of fun to watch people at a funeral trying to NOT break into a dance!

You may have just picked my winner.
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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2020, 11:43:02 pm »
The Traveling Wilburys - End Of The Line (Official Video)


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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2020, 11:54:51 pm »
I'm honored. Try to get a copy of the long version.   :beer:

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BTW,did you know it was written by Louie Prima? I was a BIG fan of he and Keely Smith back in the early 50's when I was in elementary school. They performed a lot on the Ed Sullivan Show,and we watched it every Saturday night.

I couldn't quite put my finger on it,but there was something about Keely Smith that really appealed to me.

 
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Re: Funeral Songs
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2020, 12:03:48 am »
The Traveling Wilburys - End Of The Line (Official Video)


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Thanks! That's  a good possibility. I like the message.
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