At the last funeral I attended the coffin was taken out of the church to Barcelona by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe. I haven’t heard it since, but I’d probably still get a lump in the throat.
1 Goodbye my Lover, James Blunt
2 Angels, Robbie Willams
3 I’ve had the Time of my Life, Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley
4 Wind Beneath my Wings, Bette Midler
5 Pie Jesu, Requiem
6 Candle in the Wind, Elton John
7 With or Without You, U2
8 Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton
9 Every breath you Take, The Police
10 Unchained Melody, Righteous Brothers
My personal choice would probably be I Can’t Imagine The World Without Me by Echobelly a stonking “fuck you” to mortality and a call to make the most of your life. Frankly, the funeral isn’t for the deceased, it’s for the ones they’ve left behind, and I’d want to remind them to stop moping and get out there and enjoy the fact that they’re still alive.
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