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Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: bv ()
Date: October 8, 2018 12:45

The local radio station announced a list of the most popular funeral music songs. That reminded me of what I have been thinking about lately.

When I was younger I though a Stones song might be appropriate for my funeral. After all, The Rolling Stones have been a central part in my living for most of my life.

Then I think about songs like "Gabriel's Oboe", often used in funerals. It makes me sad. Sure it is a beautiful song, but as it has been played at funerals I have attended, I feel sad when I hear it.

There will be no Stones songs in my funeral. I told my family. I don't plan or expect to pass in many years still, but when the time is up, I don't want my family and friends to be sad when they hear any Stones song.

Bjornulf

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: October 8, 2018 12:48

I've already chosen mine. Going Underground by The Jam. grinning smiley

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: Stonesfan2146 ()
Date: October 8, 2018 13:04

That is a wise and kind decision. I know that feeling, I got one song that was playing until my dad came in and told me of the death of a very close friend of ours. I could never listen again without thinking about that moment and being emotional.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: rollmops ()
Date: October 8, 2018 13:09

I think otherwise ; when somebody passes, somebody I knew or even more somebody I loved, sadness and sorrow are the emotions that I feel. I don't believe in after life; when you're dead, you are dead. If one enjoys living, it is terrible that it has to stop. For my funeral, I would like them to hear "wild Horses", "Moonlight Mile",and " Jumping Jack Flash".
Sometimes, tears have to be cried.

Rockandroll,

Mops

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: grzegorz67 ()
Date: October 8, 2018 13:12

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Silver Dagger
I've already chosen mine. Going Underground by The Jam. grinning smiley

'Fire' by the Crazy World of Arthur Brown seems to be quite popular too.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Date: October 8, 2018 13:17

You Gotta Move

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Date: October 8, 2018 13:38

Music is the only language that everybody in this world understands. Without music we are dead.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: ThePaleRider ()
Date: October 8, 2018 14:03

One of the great movie scenes using Stones music...I remember thinking I would plan the same at my funeral...

The Big Chill



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-10-08 14:05 by ThePaleRider.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: EddieByword ()
Date: October 8, 2018 14:07

Hotstuff...............already mentioned...........[iorr.org]

"I found out that my dad died on the exact day I first posted this thread, 12.12.2010............how weird is that?.........."



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2020-06-16 13:02 by EddieByword.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: nankerzrk ()
Date: October 8, 2018 14:11

Would hope my friends / family have a bit of a sense of humor about it and play "Can't You Hear Me Knocking"

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: stargroover ()
Date: October 8, 2018 14:23

Down in a hole

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: October 8, 2018 14:32

Saint Of Me


Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: grzegorz67 ()
Date: October 8, 2018 14:37

Low Down.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: Chris Fountain ()
Date: October 8, 2018 14:38

Coming Down Again, Sympathy for the Devil and other Stones's songs could be associated with funeral music.

I will be cremated. No big event or music.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Date: October 8, 2018 14:50

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grzegorz67
Low Down.

Makes me think of "Under the Boardwalk" . Or a more philosophical approach - "Goin Home" or "On With the Show".

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Date: October 8, 2018 14:56

I attended a funeral where Wild Horses was played. It was a cover version, though.

It was beautiful, but very, very sad..





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Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: October 8, 2018 15:03

At my mom's funeral they played "Imagine" as the closing song.
Now, I avoid it and still get choked up every time I happen across the song.

Good advise, Bjornulf.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: flairville ()
Date: October 8, 2018 15:24

The Nearness of you from Paris 03 would be a great choice and highly unlikely to be heard again and cause upset.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: Kurt ()
Date: October 8, 2018 15:34

A funeral should be a celebration, imho.
I would hope for Respectable, if not the entire Some Girls album, to be played at mine...actually please hook up and play the full 8-Track for me in all its glory.


I'm a tad bit disturbed that Bjornulf has brought this up though...
A mortality discussion is quite the conundrum.

I've thought about telling my wife to come here, to this forum, if I pass early.
But then she might dig around and see how much time I actually spend here! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Rock On, my friends!

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: odean73 ()
Date: October 8, 2018 15:41

My wife knows what song i want played.

Memory Motel.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: duke richardson ()
Date: October 8, 2018 15:46

i'd like 'Flip the Switch' at mine

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: RaahenTiikeri ()
Date: October 8, 2018 16:00

Im only 39 years old.So i think Rolling Stones are not well known in the times when i die.But if i died now,couple of next years etc,i think Time waits for no one" would be fine.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: grzegorz67 ()
Date: October 8, 2018 16:15

Quote
duke richardson
i'd like 'Flip the Switch' at mine

Hopefully not in circumstances in keeping with the subject matter of the song winking smiley

The IORR Band would need a new bass player!

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: duke richardson ()
Date: October 8, 2018 16:55

Quote
grzegorz67
Quote
duke richardson
i'd like 'Flip the Switch' at mine

Hopefully not in circumstances in keeping with the subject matter of the song winking smiley

The IORR Band would need a new bass player!

he he.. tnx, Gregor

i just love that song.. no lethal injections ..cool smiley

we have more IORR gigs to look forward to, hopefully!

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: grzegorz67 ()
Date: October 8, 2018 17:04

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duke richardson
Quote
grzegorz67
Quote
duke richardson
i'd like 'Flip the Switch' at mine

Hopefully not in circumstances in keeping with the subject matter of the song winking smiley

The IORR Band would need a new bass player!

he he.. tnx, Gregor

i just love that song.. no lethal injections ..cool smiley

we have more IORR gigs to look forward to, hopefully!

IIRC, it was said at the time to be the fastest song the Stones had done to date in beats per minute. DP will know for sure winking smiley. I thought it worked very well live on the BtB tour.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: Rocky Dijon ()
Date: October 8, 2018 17:07

Quote
Chris Fountain
I will be cremated. No big event or music.

True story - Peter Sellers was cremated as this played. One last laugh.

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Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: 35love ()
Date: October 8, 2018 17:21

I thought I was a downer when I post my ‘don’t count your chickens b4 hatched’ touring comments grinning smiley

True: never thought about a song at my funeral.
creamate, please don’t keep me on a shelf in a container, rather,
release in redwood groves, water. Call me from your heart and I’ll do what I can.

Oh god we’re writing our last wishes.
They’re really not touring again, are they? sad smileywinking smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-10-08 17:22 by 35love.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: Rocky Dijon ()
Date: October 8, 2018 17:30

Not my funeral which will be traditional, but my wake will have "Days" and "Scattered" by The Kinks, "Slipping Away" by the Stones, and "Everything You Know is Wrong" by Weird Al Yankovic.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: runaway ()
Date: October 8, 2018 17:43

Paint It Black
Overkill Motörhead
Mein Herz Brennt Rammstein
Hey Ho Lets Go The Ramones

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: 35love ()
Date: October 8, 2018 18:01

I haven't attended a funeral in 30 years. Lucky, or lonely, a loner most apt.

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