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#987436 - 07/03/08 01:59 PM Funeral Music Charts?
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Hymns are being replaced at funerals in one Australian city by popular rock classics like Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" and AC/DC's "Highway to H3ll," a cemetery manager said Wednesday.

At Centennial Park, the largest cemetery and crematorium in the southern city of Adelaide, only two hymns still rank among its top 10 most popular funeral songs: "Amazing Grace" and "Abide With Me."

Leading the funeral chart is crooner Frank Sinatra's classic hit "My Way," followed by Louis Armstrong's version of "Wonderful World," a statement said.


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What song would you want played at your funeral?

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#987440 - 07/03/08 02:00 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? buggs
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#987444 - 07/03/08 02:03 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? waldensouth
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believe it or not, my mom wants "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" played at hers, and we WILL comply! The song fits her to a T.
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#987458 - 07/03/08 02:18 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? buggs
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#987467 - 07/03/08 02:23 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? Peepers
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I've always been partial to a song performed by "The Great" Billy Preston at The Concert for Bangaladesh - "That's the Way God Planned It." I think it's a good reminder from time to time.

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#987469 - 07/03/08 02:23 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? Peepers
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#987472 - 07/03/08 02:24 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? Blind Guardian
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#987478 - 07/03/08 02:26 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? waldensouth
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Originally Posted By: waldensouth
The gospel classic: "I'm goin' to see the king!"


It's called "Soon and very soon", we sang it at my father's funeral mass.

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#987488 - 07/03/08 02:29 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? Hrothgar Geiger
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I think "The Parting Glass" would be perfect for my dad and maybe even my husband. They both LOVE that song.

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#987491 - 07/03/08 02:30 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? Ops
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#987513 - 07/03/08 02:41 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? Hrothgar Geiger
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Originally Posted By: AML-Barbarian
Originally Posted By: waldensouth
The gospel classic: "I'm goin' to see the king!"

It's called "Soon and very soon", we sang it at my father's funeral mass.

I was going to ask if this was the song waldensouth meant. It's a great song from Andre Crouch. It's one of those gems where the lyrics and music fit perfectly with the message.

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#987523 - 07/03/08 02:46 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? Hrothgar Geiger
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Originally Posted By: AML-Barbarian
Originally Posted By: waldensouth
The gospel classic: "I'm goin' to see the king!"


It's called "Soon and very soon", we sang it at my father's funeral mass.



ooh, I like that one, will have to put that in the instructions for the kids ------

also on my list: A Mighty Fortress is Our God and Dallas Seminary's version of All Hail the Power -----

I would not be oppossed to some secular music mixed in
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#987529 - 07/03/08 02:47 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? buggs
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#987563 - 07/03/08 03:02 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? East Texas
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#987685 - 07/03/08 04:05 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? ~Special K~
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There are two songs that I can't hear without crying and we have sung them at funerals and memorials for my friends for years:

The Vacant Chair
A Soldier's Last Request

Just typing this makes me want to tear up. Very heavy emotional connections.
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#987693 - 07/03/08 04:12 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? Mint Julep
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#987710 - 07/03/08 04:24 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? ~Special K~
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Originally Posted By: ~Special K~
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Perfect!!

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#987766 - 07/03/08 04:55 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? buggs
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Dust in the Wind -- Kansas
(Somewhere) Over the Rainbow --- by the Hawaiian guy with the ukelele
Memory -- from Cats
And So It Goes -- Billy Joel
Put Your Dreams Away for Another Day - Frank Sinatra
Christofori's Dream -- David Lanz
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#987771 - 07/03/08 04:57 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? Pepper's Sister
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#987944 - 07/03/08 06:58 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? 'Lil Freak!
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#987947 - 07/03/08 07:00 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? Pepper's Sister
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(Somewhere) Over the Rainbow --- by the Hawaiian guy with the ukelele

You mean the guy who makes up his own words and order to verses? I love the feel of the song and his performance, but the way he changed the lyrics drives me crazy. Did he do it on purpose, or because he was too lazy to learn the right lyrics? If he did it on purpose, OK, I'll cut him some slack. If he was just too lazy then shame on him and whoever produced the recording.

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#987974 - 07/03/08 07:25 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? buggs
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Originally Posted By: Bugs Bunny
Originally Posted By: AML-Barbarian
Originally Posted By: waldensouth
The gospel classic: "I'm goin' to see the king!"

It's called "Soon and very soon", we sang it at my father's funeral mass.

I was going to ask if this was the song waldensouth meant. It's a great song from Andre Crouch. It's one of those gems where the lyrics and music fit perfectly with the message.


The first thing that popped into my head - I'm goin to see the king! You're correct it is Soon and Very Soon. I want my funeral to be a party/celebration with lively music and joy. None of that weepy mournful stuff.
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#988154 - 07/04/08 09:50 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? waldensouth
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#988155 - 07/05/08 12:31 AM Re: Funeral Music Charts? Ops
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I'm with Waldensouth....have a par-TAY!
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#988378 - 07/07/08 01:43 PM Re: Funeral Music Charts? buggs
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No....it's not that guy. I don't know his name but it's an absolutely beautiful version of the original. First time I heard it was on "ER" -- they played it when Dr. Mark Greene died....
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