Interesting Fact - Funerals

A study conducted by funeral directors Co-operative Funeralcare, found the 1979 Life of Brian song, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, has overtaken Frank Sinatra's My Way as the preferred choice of music at funerals.

(Playing popular songs is taking over from more traditional, and sombre music. The top 30 popular songs are:-

30. ACDC - Highway to Hell
29. Ben E King - Stand by Me
28. Terry Jacks - Seasons in the Sun
27. John Lennon - Imagine
26. Queen - Another One Bites The Dust / Don't Stop Me Now
25. Simple Minds - Don’t You Forget About Me
24. Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
23. Tina Turner - Simply the Best
22. Jenn Bostic - Jealous of the Angels
21. Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
20. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
19. Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2U
18. Cast of the Wizard of Oz - Ding-dong! The Witch is Dead
17. Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
16. Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
15. Puff Daddy - I’ll Be Missing You
14. Vera Lynn – We’ll Meet Again
13. Adele - Someone Like You
12. Nat King Cole – Unforgettable
11. Gerry & the Pacemakers – You’ll Never Walk Alone
10. Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On
9. Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
8. Westlife – You Raise Me Up
7. The Beatles - In My Life
6. Robbie Williams – Angels
5. Eva Cassidy – Over The Rainbow
4. Bette Midler – Wind Beneath My Wings
3. Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli – Time to Say Goodbye
2. Frank Sinatra – My Way
1. Eric Idle/Monty Python - Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

The hymns The Lord is my Shepherd, Abide With Me and All Things Bright and Beautiful were the top hymns, and classical music; Canon in D - Pachelbel, Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Nessun Dorma by Puccini are also popular.

Weirdly, the Match of the Day and the Coronation Street theme tune were also often requested.

I would suggest Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, for a cremation.)

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