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(Onion AV Club)   What song would you want played at your funeral?   ( divider line
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2013-06-21 11:37:08 AM  
Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. And lay me face down in the casket.
2013-06-21 11:37:19 AM  

Babbs: Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Iz Kamakawiwoʻole

/ Man he was fat

I saw that a while back and noticed how large the container for his remains was.

Just an observation. I like his rendition of the song though.
2013-06-21 11:37:42 AM  
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis - Ralph Vaughn Williams

Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber

In My Life - The Beatles

Who Wants to Live Forever - Queen

The Force Theme from Star Wars

All Things Must Pass - George Harrison
2013-06-21 11:37:51 AM  
Maggot-Brain  ~  Funkadelic
For the Love Of God  ~  Steve Vai
Watermelon In Easter Hay  ~  Frank Zappa
2013-06-21 11:37:53 AM  
The signature from Psycho
2013-06-21 11:37:56 AM  
2013-06-21 11:38:19 AM  
2013-06-21 11:38:22 AM  
The "jack in the box" music that plays just before teh clown pops out.
2013-06-21 11:38:38 AM  

Noah_Tall: Dead man's party

who could ask for more?
2013-06-21 11:39:05 AM  
The Strokes - Barely Legal
2013-06-21 11:39:11 AM  
Dust in the Wind - Kansas
2013-06-21 11:40:16 AM  
warren zevon "keep me in your heart for a while"
the airborne toxic event "The graveyard near the house"
2013-06-21 11:40:18 AM  
2013-06-21 11:40:24 AM  

Heraclitus: FREEBIRD!

weirdneighbour: Freebird

2013-06-21 11:40:26 AM  
Glen Brown & King Tubby - Melodica International (Extended Mix)
2013-06-21 11:40:38 AM  
The Heavy, What Makes a Good Man....  Ah hell, let's go with the entirety of "The Glorious Dead"
2013-06-21 11:41:00 AM  
Start with "Spirit In The Sky" - Norman Greenbaum.  When everyone finishes laughing, "Highway To Hell" - AC/DC at which point everyone should start nodding and saying "Ain't that the truth?"

My last wish is for all my surviving friends and family to have a big BBQ party.  Lotsa good food.  Lotsa booze.  My only request being that they play a songlist I pick out.  All J-Pop, the more girly and squeaky the better.  I figure by the end, there should be a drunken mob of rednecks all headed to my grave to piss on it one last time.  My kinda company.
2013-06-21 11:41:06 AM  
Smashing Pumpkins 'Last Song'


Radiohead 'Videotape'
2013-06-21 11:41:19 AM  
I want a marching band to play Chopin's Funeral Sonata in B-flat minor, as well as the other great funeral marches.  I doubt I can get the gun carrage pulled by jack tars like Churchill got in 1965 (as they are hard to come by in the American midwest), but I would settle for my remains to be placed upon a manure spreader pulled by a classic Farmall or John Deere tractor.  People had better cry at my funeral too.
2013-06-21 11:42:28 AM  
Sublime (with Rome) - Panic
2013-06-21 11:42:49 AM  
My Life - Beatles
followed by
Orien - Metallica

Dated a guy waaaay back in the day who swore that he would have a headstone/marker with a button you could push that played "Dust in the Wind" .  This was way before Old School came out but every time I see that movie I think of that guy from long ago.

/you're my boy, Blue.
//you're my boy
2013-06-21 11:42:49 AM  

Gonz: Zevon- "My Ride's Here".

I also have a modified version of the Dead Parrot Sketch for my wife and her best friend to perform.

Same for me, minus the dead parrot sketch tough. Too depressing.
2013-06-21 11:43:17 AM  
Also Sprach Zarathustra
2013-06-21 11:43:23 AM  
Katy Perry's Boobs.
2013-06-21 11:43:24 AM  

mike_d85: Zombie Jamboree

/Obligatory link

Good choice.
2013-06-21 11:43:38 AM  
The entirety of "Yeezus."
2013-06-21 11:44:31 AM  
'My way' - Sinatra
2013-06-21 11:44:43 AM  
"Those Final Feet" by the Cowboy Junkies.

"Place my body on a funeral pyre,
Cut it loose to float downstream,
Leave it frozen on a mountain-top,
Suspend it high to be picked clean.

You said never to grow old,
But you forgot to tell me how ..."

\Then again, who am I kidding? No one's gonna be there.
2013-06-21 11:44:53 AM  
I've told my family no funeral; just cremate me and dump my ashes off the side of a mountain somewhere. But... if I had one, it'd be either Rush's "Nobody's Hero" or Denis Leary's "I'm an  Asshole".
2013-06-21 11:44:57 AM  
I want to be cremated and have my ashes spread in the Delaware River... so the talking Heads "Take me to the River" kind of fits.

I want everyone to get their nerdy funk on and hope there is one hell of a party.

Not to mention I have 20 gallons of home made whiskey in a oak barrel out in the shed that I plan on tending to till I kick the bucket, then let my heirs crack it open and have a drink to remember me by... provided ATF doesn't get wind and decide to be a biatch about it.
2013-06-21 11:44:58 AM  
I would hope my wife would play something like the Seekers - I'll Never Find Another Like You  but personally I would like Dead Mans Party by Oingo Boingo
2013-06-21 11:44:59 AM  
I have not thought about it for myself. My dad has requested Comfortably Numb.
We don't do funerals in my family, so it will be played at a kitchen table after copious amount of alcohol and weed have been consumed.
/Thanks for ruining that song for me, Dad!
2013-06-21 11:45:01 AM  
Bad Stone - Crystal Method
2013-06-21 11:45:37 AM  
Dies Irae
2013-06-21 11:46:07 AM  

gregario: Eagle and the Hawk by John Denver.

I farking love that song.

I want "The Dance" by Garth Brooks.

/I'm sure this is even worse by Fark standards.
2013-06-21 11:46:15 AM  
Avenged Sevenfold - Seize The Day
2013-06-21 11:46:35 AM  
Dream Theater - Another Day
2013-06-21 11:46:41 AM  
The theme song to Once Upon a Time in the West by Ennio Morricone
2013-06-21 11:46:57 AM  
"Quite Rightly So" by Procol Harem, played while my cremated remains are scattered in fireworks.

Or a burlap sack dropped in a hole in silence. What ever helps my wife cope.
2013-06-21 11:47:03 AM  
Emerson, Lake, & Palmer's "Fanfare For The Common Man".
2013-06-21 11:47:26 AM  
Don't plan to have a funeral. Oh, I plan to die...but I can't forsee a big ceremony. Wife knows to cremate me, find someone I hated in this world who's still alive, and scatter my ashes all over them before they can run away.

However, these tunes would be at the playlist I'd want my friends to play as they hoisted a beerglass or two in my memory:

"Estonia" by Marillion
"Who Wants to Live Forever" by Queen
"Burn in Hell" by Twisted Sister
"Heaven" by Talking Heads
"Jesus is Just All Right" by the Doobie Brothers
"God" by Tori Amos
Something by Chopin - there was a Prelude he wrote that I love but can't remember offhand what # it was.
Clair De Lune by Debussy, followed immediately by
With Prayers from the Moon by Akino Arai, to close out the set, and I would ask the entire room be completely silent until it is completed.
The encore would be "Epilogue (Nothin' Bout Me)" by Sting

When my father, a Bob Seger fan, passed on, we had the funeral home play "Against the Wind" in tribute. Out of respect for the old man, and because I'm a sick fark, I'd have them play "You'll Accompany Me" while my wife's in earshot. :)

But I'll be dead and either playing a harp, screaming in freakish agony, becoming one with the celestial cosmos, jamming with Hendrix, or just doing I probably won't care either way.
2013-06-21 11:47:47 AM  
Rob Zombie's "Pussy Liquor":

One two three
Who should I kill?
Every motherfarker running up the hill
One two three
What should I do?
Get farked up and fark up a'you.

Oh wait...funeral? I don't know, sorry. I thought you said "for the entrance to your fight."
2013-06-21 11:47:50 AM  

ACunningPlan: I don't want a funeral.  Friends & rels can do as they wish to remember, celebrate or otherwise mark my passing.  But no money wasted on a "funeral"; the cheapest coffin going, because I'm assuming a box of some sort is required.  Absolutely no "visitation" & associated nonsense, swift cremation & scatter me  - preferably somewhere pretty - but wherever is convenient for them will do.

I actually made a point of going to every person in my family, and explaining to them that my final wishes are that they find the least expensive means of disposing of my body allowed by law. If that means a Hefty bag, set out by the curb, so be it.

...but, funerals are for the living, not the dead. I assume they'll ignore my wishes, and that's their prerogative. My point was simply to remind them that they do me no honors wasting their money on a corpse. It's obscene what people what people are willing to spend on misplaced sentimentality...
2013-06-21 11:48:44 AM  
McGruff - Inhalents
2013-06-21 11:49:03 AM  
Boston - Foreplay Longtime
2013-06-21 11:49:05 AM  
Dredg - "The Canyon Behind Her"
2013-06-21 11:49:19 AM  

ChipNASA: "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" .....Live...

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THIS... Make them suffer through 30 mins of music....
2013-06-21 11:49:25 AM  

grokca: A Justin Bieber/ Lady Gaga medley, I won't be able to hear it and it will drive my friends nuts.
One last joke on the buggers.

2013-06-21 11:49:36 AM  
2013-06-21 11:50:21 AM  

dryknife: Indian Love Call

- Slim Whitman

They better play it at his funeral.
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