The IAB Question Of The Day: What One Song Do You Want Played At Your Funeral?

Submitted by: rumham 1 month ago in Lifestyle


What tune do you want to shuffle off this mortal coil to, IAB? 

Me? I'm going out to Massive Attack's "Everywhen."
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Male 7,740
Before I die, I will pay a organist a shit-load of money to show up at my funeral and play "Pop-Goes-The-Weasel" continually until the entire congregation is staring at my casket in terrified anticipation.  
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Male 12
See You On The Other Side by Ozzy.

I've told my wife I want to be cremated.  Then I want her to spread my ashes in the vegetable garden and plant some seeds.  Several months later I want her to have a dinner and serve the vegetables to everyone I know.  After dinner I want her to have a toast and to tell them my husband said to eat me, and BTW, you just did.
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Male 903
JoBlack That is priceless! Both the song choice, and the
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Male 5,179
If I'm cremated play Burning For You - BOC
or Fire (I forget who sings that)
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Male 5,179
I would like to use some of my  life insurgence to hire  a big name celebrity to show up mysteriously and cry then after a while leave not saying a word and leaving my guests guessing
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Male 1,786
thezigrat YOU STOLE THAT FROM NICK SWARDSON! raaah
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Male 5,179
rumham Still a good idea
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Male 1,786
thezigrat you forgot the part about your corpse being on wires and jerked around set to techno music
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Male 5,179
rumham read below
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Male 20,131
It's a cliche, but Sid Vicious' My Way. You can't beat the classics.
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Male 38,465
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Male 237
Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMmTkKz60W8
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Male 2,019
it won't matter because i'll be dead
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Male 38,465
monkwarrior Funerals aren't for the dead, they are for the living. A ritual to help the grieving process. 
Personally, I don't care if they stuff my body in a hefty bag and toss it in a dumpster.... it's just compost once I'm dead.

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Male 5,179
Gerry1of1 Don't think that way. It would make a nice dinner for some one or something
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Male 38,465
thezigrat Stick flowers out my ass and make a centerpiece. I don't care, I'll be dead
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Male 46
Manowar - Die for metal
Mightaswell go with the bang (no ground burriall just have it be large explosion at random part of the song), since pace of the procession seems to be the most important thing for most participants here.

Alternative songs: 
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Male 5,179
JamesBlood I know this is a bit belated but  to your IAB welcome ~offers tentacled hand to shake~
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Male 38,465

don't touch his tentacle.... you don't know where it's been
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Male 46
Manowar - Die for metal

Because offcourse its this one. Fuck being modest and quiet, if annything i want people there to feel the power of metal .)
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Male 18
another one bites the dust by queen, followed by lots of dirty irish drinking songs with an amazing full service bar at my service

and with my ashes, mix me in with the soil used to grow some dank, to be smoked by selected friends in my will, hopefully i can visit them like in how high
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Male 5,179
I would be hung up on bungie cords and set to bounce to Search For Zarathustra
 in  strobe light
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Male 5,179
thezigrat At the end of the service pull the cords tight and slingshot  me through an open window
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Male 276
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Male 319
The Traveling Wilburys "End of the line".
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwqhdRs4jyA
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Male 8,132
Highway to Hell / ACDC


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Male 20,131
holygod As close to perfect as it gets.
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Male 1,012
The Drunken Piper. A bagpipe reel, alternatively known as the march of the 51st HD.
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Male 992
Rolling Stones: Sweet Virginia. " Got to scrape the shit right off your shoes." Man I been shit kickkin' so long my shoes are full. Whisky for everyone!
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Male 20,131
scheckydamon A great one -- one of their forgotten classics.
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Male 1,786
scheckydamon nice choice one of my fav stones songs. 
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Male 38,465
Stayin Alive - BeeGees. That should put the FUN in funeral.

I want the mortician to stuff me full of Orville Redenbacher so when I'm cremated I'll be the worlds 
biggest JIFFY POP.
Also I want a pinata at my funeral so people will be happy. But fill it with bees so they aren't too happy.

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Male 367
Gerry1of1 I laughed out loud!
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Male 5,179
Im not sure about the funeral music BUT For the pallbearers march have the Bennie Hill chase theme with all the bearers marching in time
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Male 1,998
thezigrat see melcervini comment below :)
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Male 367
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Male 1,998
irk nice!
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Male 367
kalron27 Hehe.  It's either this or Alice In Chains - Man In The Box
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Male 1,786
irk or at the burial.... Down in a hole..
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Male 367
rumham Yeah, also an excellent choice :)
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Female 170
Sir Mix-a-lot - Baby got back.   

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Male 1,998
datastrom I have a good friend who likes to sing that one lounge, he actually nails it...I might be able to book him for the event ;)
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Female 170
kalron27 Lol nice.  But it needs the girl for the intro, that's the kicker.
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Male 903
Metallica "Orion".
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Male 1,998
whosaidwhat I miss Metallica...too bad they got captured by aliens and replaced with replicants.
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Male 20,131
datastrom It was officially over with Load. And then St. Anger.... never saw a band drop off that fast.
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Male 5,179
kalron27 Hey we like their music!
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Male 1,998
thezigrat of course you do, you have the real deal pre-the Black album METALLICA.  You guys took them at the end of the ...and Justice for All tour.  Those replicants just aren't the same man!
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Male 903
kalron27 While I admit that Load and St. Anger were pretty bad, they have at least somewhat redeemed themselves with Death Magnetic, at least in my opinion. 
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Male 1,786
whosaidwhat good one

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Male 10,855
Claire De Lune
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Male 283
Cajun247 The Clair De Lune, Ave Marie, Lacrimosa, The Funereal March, some Noctures. Shit still hits where it hurts. Right in the feels.
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Male 1,786
Cajun247 yes i knew that song and didnt know that song.. if you get me. great one
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Male 1,998
The Supersound by The Jimmy Caster Bunch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NetDV0jyucY


punko  No need to rush the service, open casket with open bar!
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Male 5,179
kalron27 Why would you want a casket with a bar? I doubt you would be drinking much after your gone
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Male 1,998
thezigrat Actually it would technically be an open urn with open bar...I'm not rotting in a wooden box to be eaten by worms...rebirth by fire all the way!

The bar is for those who remain, they get to celebrate my "mov'in on"
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Male 329
kalron27 Only if the service runs at flight of the bumble-bee speed . . .

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Male 1,998
punko Oh wait, I guess my concept of "service" is actually "party" so it is all one in the same :)
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Male 329
Flight of the Bumble-bee.  But they have to do the funeral service at this speed, so everyone can get to the bar sooner.

1https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZO5KTJTwhE
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Male 1,786
punko nice seriousness with frivality this is what i wanted comeon everyone its not hard to respond!
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Male 2,460
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Male 1,786
dromed i feel you, im not a pink flloyd guy but i get it.. curiously speaking do you like the orb?
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Male 20,131
dromed This one makes me smile every single time I hear it -- the perfect funeral tune.
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Male 1,012
melcervini will there be video of you in scanty clothes being chased by a short fat Englishman, in high speed? If so, I need to put on all the weight I've just lost, so I can put my hand up for the job!
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Male 1,786
melcervini lol hi five excellent choice
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Female 3,392
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