Adele, Frank Sinatra among top funeral songs
It's almost always fun to pick out potential wedding songs, but how about a funeral song? A swan song, if you will.
In second place was Sarah Brightman/Andrea Bocelli's "Time To Say Goodbye," followed by Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings" and Eva Cassidy's "Over The Rainbow."
Adele has been at the top of the pop music charts for months, but her "Someone Like You" just entered the Co-operative Funeralcare's chart at No. 22. Funeral homes also get requests for Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On," Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody" and Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You."
The list was compiled by Co-operative Funeralcare, which operates more than 880 funeral homes in the U.K. The Top 20 pop songs that have been requested at funerals in 2012 are below.
According to the study, one quarter of funeral directors turn down song requests based on various reasons. One example is John Lennon's "Imagine" because it has the lyrics: "Imagine there's no Heaven."
Check out the complete list via NME:
1. Frank Sinatra - "My Way"
2. Sarah Brightman/Andrea Bocelli - "Time To Say Goodbye"
3. Bette Midler - "Wind Beneath My Wings"
4. Eva Cassidy - "Over the Rainbow"
5. Robbie Williams - "Angels"
6. Westlife - "You Raise Me Up"
7. Gerry & The Pacemakers - "You'll Never Walk Alone"
8. Vera Lynn - "We'll Meet Again"
9. Celine Dion - "My Heart Will Go On"
10. Nat King Cole - "Unforgettable"
11. Tina Turner - "The Best"
12. Whitney Houston/Dolly Parton - "I Will Always Love You"
13. Monty Python - "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"
14. Luther Vandross - "Dance With My Father"
15. Louis Armstrong - "Wonderful World"
16. Daniel O'Donnell - "Danny Boy"
17. Eva Cassidy - "Fields Of Gold"
18. Righteous Brothers - "Unchained Melody"
19. Westlife - "Flying Without Wings"
20. Eva Cassidy - "Songbird"
Tell us: Which song do you want played at your funeral?
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