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2013-06-21 07:47:06 AM
14 votes:
Dick in a Box.
2013-06-21 11:05:24 AM
7 votes:
If You Don't Know Me By Now.
2013-06-21 10:16:44 AM
6 votes:
Bee Gee's Stayin' Alive
Pud [TotalFark]
2013-06-21 08:47:17 AM
6 votes:
I'm on the highway to hell by AC/DC
2013-06-21 07:48:13 AM
6 votes:
img.fark.net
2013-06-21 11:14:33 AM
5 votes:
♫ ♪♪  Pop Goes The Weasel ♫ ♪♪
2013-06-21 11:12:50 AM
5 votes:
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead
2013-06-21 11:11:18 AM
4 votes:
4'33" - John Cage, played by trio of electric guitar, trumpet, and the biggest drum in the world.
2013-06-21 11:09:52 AM
4 votes:
The same thing I had played at my wedding...The Imperial March.
2013-06-21 11:06:02 AM
4 votes:
Superfreak.
2013-06-21 09:33:50 AM
4 votes:
Danger Zone--Kenny Loggins
2013-06-21 07:52:27 AM
4 votes:
Another One Rides the Bus
2013-06-21 01:26:56 PM
3 votes:
370 posts in and no one has mentioned Tubthumping by Chumbawumba?
2013-06-21 12:38:30 PM
3 votes:
Achy Breaky heart

the Macarena

Mambo No. 5

Friday

Gangnam Style

And then Harlem Shake as I'm lowered in....make a video of it....get some dogs to hump my coffin when the bass drops.
2013-06-21 09:21:51 AM
3 votes:
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 07:42:03 AM
3 votes:
The Jaws theme.
2013-06-21 03:31:10 PM
2 votes:
The Macarena.

Now I just need an Anatomist, 3 mechanical engineers that specialize in robotics, a mortician, and a choreographer with a flair for the dramatic to make THE FUNNIEST FUNERAL EVER.
2013-06-21 12:18:51 PM
2 votes:

Rabbitgod: This is the song that doesn't end, on a forever repeating loop.

Think about it, it's the perfect trap/troll. After a very short amount of time everyone would want to leave, but wouldn't be able to for fear of showing disrespect for the dead.


You really wanna watch their heads asplode? How about "This is the Song That Never Ends" and "Henry the Eighth" as a round?

As soon as the female singer finishes the first line:

This is the song that never ends...

The male voice starts in with:

I'm Hen-ery the Eighth I am, Hen-ery the Eighth I am I am...

And it just goes on and on until there is wailing and screaming and gnashing of teeth.
2013-06-21 12:11:24 PM
2 votes:
This is the song that doesn't end, on a forever repeating loop.

Think about it, it's the perfect trap/troll. After a very short amount of time everyone would want to leave, but wouldn't be able to for fear of showing disrespect for the dead.
2013-06-21 11:54:10 AM
2 votes:
"The Touch" by Stan Bush from _Transformers: The Movie_ (the real one, 1986)
2013-06-21 11:54:03 AM
2 votes:
Whatever frickin' song they want - they're not going to take their damn earbuds out even for a funeral.

img.fark.net
2013-06-21 11:34:06 AM
2 votes:
FREEBIRD!
2013-06-21 11:23:00 AM
2 votes:
Muhnamana
2013-06-21 11:22:03 AM
2 votes:
"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" .....Live...

upload.wikimedia.org
2013-06-21 11:20:54 AM
2 votes:
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.
2013-06-21 11:18:50 AM
2 votes:
Hot in Herre - Nelly
2013-06-21 11:16:47 AM
2 votes:
Ding! Fries are done.
2013-06-21 11:13:37 AM
2 votes:
Life is a lemon and I want my money back.
2013-06-21 11:10:38 AM
2 votes:
Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum. The bassist in our church band would rock.

Also, Amazing Grace, but sung to either the Mickey Mouse theme or the tune of the Gilligan's Island theme.
2013-06-21 11:10:16 AM
2 votes:
"Hit The Road, Jack"
2013-06-21 11:09:23 AM
2 votes:
We're no strangers to love
You know the rules and so do I
...
2013-06-21 11:08:59 AM
2 votes:
Dropkick Me Jesus Through The Goalposts of Life
2013-06-21 11:07:48 AM
2 votes:
Monster Mash
2013-06-21 09:47:06 AM
2 votes:

Thoguh: Songs at my funeral: "Many Rivers to Cross" by Jimmy Cliff, "Angel" by Aretha Franklin, and I've always had this fantasy that some beautiful, tearful woman would insist on "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" by Gladys Knight. But who would that woman be?

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ur mom
2013-06-21 09:24:41 AM
2 votes:
The Gambler.
2013-06-22 11:49:12 AM
1 votes:
You've had a bad day by Daniel Powter
2013-06-22 02:52:01 AM
1 votes:
Died in your Arms.

/must have been something you said.
2013-06-22 12:29:11 AM
1 votes:
Send in the clowns, don't bother, they're here.
2013-06-21 08:36:56 PM
1 votes:

AntonSzandorLaVey: The Becoming, Nine Inch Nails


Beautiful.
2013-06-21 07:37:10 PM
1 votes:
Blümchen - Heut' Ist Mein Tag
2013-06-21 07:19:20 PM
1 votes:
I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major General on bagpipes.  Whoever they find to play that is welcome to attend the wake afterwards, because clearly that's someone I'd want to hang out with.
2013-06-21 06:44:47 PM
1 votes:
C'mon, nine pages and no "Another One Bites the Dust"?

Disappoint, Fark!
2013-06-21 06:00:21 PM
1 votes:
I already told my wife that I want a Journey cover band to play "Don't stop Bereaving" over and over.

Also, everyone I know hates Journey.
2013-06-21 04:03:47 PM
1 votes:
When everyone has arrived at the parlor, they shut the doors and strike up "The Rains of Castamere".
2013-06-21 03:04:09 PM
1 votes:
You Only Live Twice - Nancy Sinatra
2013-06-21 01:42:51 PM
1 votes:
I Will Survive.
2013-06-21 01:36:45 PM
1 votes:

Dancin_In_Anson: mamarita is under strict instructions that there is to be no 'traditional' funeral. The only thing that I ask is that I be cremated (they won't let me be dumped in my pasture for the birds of the air and the beasts of the field to dispose of me) and do with my ashes as they see fit and that any money that would have been spent on a funeral be spent on BBQ and beer for any and all who wish to continue the fun life I have led (Fark is invited)....and if there was one song to be played, may it be this.


This.

Plus, everyone gets to fight in those big sumo suits to see who gets my shiat.
2013-06-21 01:18:55 PM
1 votes:

gfid: Sid_the_sadist: Achy Breaky heart

the Macarena

Mambo No. 5

Friday

Gangnam Style

And then Harlem Shake as I'm lowered in....make a video of it....get some dogs to hump my coffin when the bass drops.

I'm staying the hell away from your funeral.

Oh, that was your plan all along, wasn't it?


Well, he claims to be a sadist after all...
2013-06-21 01:16:45 PM
1 votes:

Sid_the_sadist: Achy Breaky heart

the Macarena

Mambo No. 5

Friday

Gangnam Style

And then Harlem Shake as I'm lowered in....make a video of it....get some dogs to hump my coffin when the bass drops.


I'm staying the hell away from your funeral.

Oh, that was your plan all along, wasn't it?
2013-06-21 01:14:49 PM
1 votes:
"Joan Crawford has risen from the grave" - Blue Oyster Cult
2013-06-21 01:14:27 PM
1 votes:
Well I mean "Wish You Were Here" Damn typos!
2013-06-21 01:12:51 PM
1 votes:
8 1/2 minutes of The Brown note.
2013-06-21 12:59:29 PM
1 votes:
I want "informer" played over and over again to speed up the service.
2013-06-21 12:59:22 PM
1 votes:
Cold as Ice - Foreigner

/rimshot
2013-06-21 12:52:26 PM
1 votes:
The Warrior, by Scandal feat. Patty Smythe.  Just to liven things up.

SHOOTIN' THROUGH THE WALLS OF HEARTBREAK, BANG BANG!  I AM THE WARRIOR!
2013-06-21 12:20:20 PM
1 votes:
Not so much a song.

But the sound when Mario dies in Super Mario.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-3XbeRzISc">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=L-3XbeRzISc
2013-06-21 12:11:11 PM
1 votes:
Movin' on up (from the Jeffersons)

The End
2013-06-21 11:58:43 AM
1 votes:
Foo Fighters.  DOA.

Serious.  It's in my will...
2013-06-21 11:56:58 AM
1 votes:
They can play whatever songs they want.  In fact, I think I should leave a few grand with explicit lawyer's orders that the money is spent on booze and food so everyone can have a biatchin party in my honor. Raise your glass, have a blast!
2013-06-21 11:54:14 AM
1 votes:
One song guaranteed to become an earworm for as many of the attendees as possible, played repeatedly during the entire service.
2013-06-21 11:51:39 AM
1 votes:
Waiting for the Worms - Pink Floyd
2013-06-21 11:47:26 AM
1 votes:
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 nothing...so I probably won't care either way.
2013-06-21 11:44:59 AM
1 votes:
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 11:44:53 AM
1 votes:
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 11:43:38 AM
1 votes:
The entirety of "Yeezus."
2013-06-21 11:43:23 AM
1 votes:
Katy Perry's Boobs.
2013-06-21 11:41:19 AM
1 votes:
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 11:37:51 AM
1 votes:
Maggot-Brain  ~  Funkadelic
For the Love Of God  ~  Steve Vai
Watermelon In Easter Hay  ~  Frank Zappa
2013-06-21 11:37:08 AM
1 votes:
Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. And lay me face down in the casket.
2013-06-21 11:36:43 AM
1 votes:

jfivealive: No Lyrics needed.  Either Metallica's Cthulu or Orion.  Or if there had to be words, the S&M version of No Leaf Clover, thats a deathly song.


/why yes i do like metallica


Who doesn't like Metallica!

I want the bass opening to for "for Whom the Bell Tolls"
/On second thought make it the whole song!
2013-06-21 11:35:29 AM
1 votes:
Bring on the Nubiles - The Stranglers
2013-06-21 11:34:31 AM
1 votes:
Indian Love Call

- Slim Whitman
2013-06-21 11:33:01 AM
1 votes:
Walking on Sunshine
2013-06-21 11:31:20 AM
1 votes:
I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany.
2013-06-21 11:31:02 AM
1 votes:
Pearl Jam's "Alive"
2013-06-21 11:27:57 AM
1 votes:
Tool - 10,000 Days

...I'd also need a good lighting designer.
2013-06-21 11:22:36 AM
1 votes:
Sir Psycho Sexy

/White & Nerdy would fit me better, of course
2013-06-21 11:22:08 AM
1 votes:
Amazing Grace on bagpipes to get everyone crying, followed by Bohemian Rhapsody. And then some Metallica. Just for giggles.
2013-06-21 11:21:49 AM
1 votes:

Dancin_In_Anson: The only thing that I ask is that I be cremated (they won't let me be dumped in my pasture for the birds of the air and the beasts of the field to dispose of me)


Donate your body to a Body Farm. They chuck you into a field and let you decompose, while studying the effects to further the science behind establishing times-of-death and such.

Natural, and lets you fight crime from beyond the grave...
2013-06-21 11:21:33 AM
1 votes:
You'll be in my heart - Phil Collins
Followed by "Highway to Hell"
2013-06-21 11:20:17 AM
1 votes:
At a Medium Pace
2013-06-21 11:19:26 AM
1 votes:
Will I be able to hear it? Doesn't matter to me, somebody else can choose.

Or maybe just a recording of the Price is Right's Johnny Olson saying, "Come on down!"
2013-06-21 11:17:05 AM
1 votes:
I like the "Jaws" idea... I'll will now say... Jaws as the intro followed by Fade to Black by Metallica
2013-06-21 11:15:07 AM
1 votes:
I really don't care for the music but I told my wife people better be dressed up. Anyone in jeans or tee shirts is to be thrown out.
2013-06-21 11:15:06 AM
1 votes:
When I go into the cooker ...

The Hell Of It - Paul Williams - Phantom Of The Paradise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vuikvl7zt3E
2013-06-21 11:13:55 AM
1 votes:
Roll The Bones - Rush
2013-06-21 11:13:19 AM
1 votes:
Dead and Bloated

Stone Temple Pilots
2013-06-21 11:13:14 AM
1 votes:
Shifting Sands of Time by Wayfaring Stranger and Bron-Ar-Yr by Led Zeppelin

And I actually have a CD made of the my 15 or so favorite songs that I want my wife to give people at my funeral

It is titled:

Real Fun Funeral
2013-06-21 11:11:54 AM
1 votes:
Dust In The Wind.
2013-06-21 11:10:09 AM
1 votes:
'Make Sure There Aren't Any Squares at my Funeral' by Hickey
2013-06-21 11:10:02 AM
1 votes:
Dead man's party
2013-06-21 11:10:02 AM
1 votes:
Everybody Walk the Dinosaur

More Human Than Human

Clubbed to Death
2013-06-21 11:09:31 AM
1 votes:
If I Ever Leave This World Alive - Flogging Molly
2013-06-21 11:06:16 AM
1 votes:
I don't know the name, but that 'just stopped by to see what condition my condition is in'.
2013-06-21 10:03:03 AM
1 votes:
Lately, I can't get enough Memphis Minnie so probably my favorite song about farking that manages to be not about farking.

Me and My Chauffeur Blues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiRoNuw5x4M


Maybe the eulogy can be short.  He was a good man and he liked tasteful euphemisms for wanting to glaze that jelly roll.  Then everyone can get drunk and dance.
2013-06-21 09:45:43 AM
1 votes:
Songs at my funeral: "Many Rivers to Cross" by Jimmy Cliff, "Angel" by Aretha Franklin, and I've always had this fantasy that some beautiful, tearful woman would insist on "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" by Gladys Knight. But who would that woman be?

i.imgur.com
2013-06-21 09:35:46 AM
1 votes:
Shoot to thrill, AC/DC
2013-06-21 09:27:43 AM
1 votes:
I dunno, probably a real classic. Maybe a tune from the New Golden Age in the mid-2500s.
2013-06-21 08:27:10 AM
1 votes:
Back in Black. That should have a few people looking over their shoulders.
2013-06-21 08:10:59 AM
1 votes:
Doesn't matter, because I won't be there.
 
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