What song do you want played at your funeral?

What song should be playing as they lower your casket into the ground (or light the match for those of you who prefer cremation)?

Not necessarily your favorite song. No, not that. Just the song that you want everyone to hear as the credits roll by.

For me, there’s no doubt - "My Way…but only by the Sex Pistols

Can I have more than one? Well screw it I will anyway -

Good Riddance - (I think that’s what it’s called) Green Day
The Dance - Garth Brooks
I Have a Dream - ABBA
Iris - The Goo-goo Dolls

Friends in Low Places–Garth Brooks
Highway to Hell–AC/DC

[sub]That was meant as a joke, BTW.[/sub]

[li]Believe by Savatage[/li][li]Bravado by Rush[/li][li]Afterimage by Rush[/li][li]9th Symphony by Beethoven[/li]
“Alle Menschen werden Brüder sein”

“Your an asshole” by Dennis Miller

“Going Down Slow” by Aretha Franklin.

The Dies Irae and the Tuba Mirum from Verdi’s Requiem, since there is good chance that if I heard it live, I would come back from the dead.


“Bravado,” by Rush.
“The Quest,” from Man of La Mancha
#34,” by the Dave Matthews Band
“Girl With the Weight of the World In Her Hands,” by the Indigo Girls

I’m not sure what the title is, but it goes like this:

Did you ever think
As the hearse rolls by,
That sooner or later
You’re goin’ to die,

The men with shovels
All stand around
They shovel you in
To that cold, wet ground
They shovel in dirt
Then they throw in rocks
They don’t give a hoot
If they break the box.

Oh, the worms crawl in,
And the worms crawl out,
They all play pinochle
On your snout

I think that was Dennis Leary.

I’d like them to play Always Look on the Bright Side of Life from Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

“Yes, We Have no Bananas.” If it’s good enough for Ingmar Bergman, it’s good enough for me.* :wink:

Other than that:

“Rhapsody in Blue”
“Song of Joy” from Beethovan’s 9th (nice choice, Coldfire)
“Doctor Jazz” by the Bonzo Dog Band
“Teen Angel” by Mark Dinning
“People That Died” by Jim Carroll

*Bonus points if you know what I’m talking about.

Another One Bites The Dust, by Queen, of course.

What other song could compare?

Some songs I would like…

I’ll be seeing you
We’ll meet again
Bye Bye Love
Nobis te Dominae (not sure of the spelling but it is from the Henry V soundtrack ken braunagh version)
Adagio for Strings (Barber)
The Parting Glass

“And I hope some large breasted woman will insist on ‘You’re the best thing to ever happen to me’.” (line from High Fidelity)

“Funeral for a Friend” - Elton John

“Freak Out” - 311 (…death i just say fuck you/the void unknown were thrown through…)

“Going Down to Die” - Danzig

All these would be good funeral songs but its hard to disagree with the guy that said Another One Bites the Dust…

My dad and a friend of his were listening to the song “Funeral for a Friend” one time and the guy mentioned that he would like that song played at his funeral. He wrecked his motorcycle and died later that day. My dad made sure they played it at his funeral

Whiter Shade of Pale

amazing grace… with bagpipes, of course.


I can’t think of a particular song, but someone once said:

When I die, bury me deep
Put some speakers at my feet
Another pair up by my head
And always play the Grateful Dead

Sounds good to me.

The Dance, by Garth Brooks

… or Sin Wagon by the Dixie Chicks, to be a bit facetious… when it’s my turn to march up to glory, I’m gonna have one hell of a story – that’s if He forgives me, oh Lord please forgive me! Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition, need a little bit more of that sweet salvation, they may take me with my feet a-draggin’ but I’ll fly away on a Sin Wagon

“I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead, You Rascal, You”