Put the 'fun' in 'funeral!

Photo is mine.
@allen0187 (33949)
Philippines
October 29, 2016 11:15pm CST
Just to get into the Halloween feel, what song would you like to be played in your funeral? Came across this article, http://entertainment.inquirer.net/205227/most-popular-funeral-songs-listed , at a local broad sheet and it does ring true especially for the choices made by Filipinos during funerals. If live music is your thing, you can even get a marching band to provide the aural background during your last moment on Earth. Mine would be the funny and witty song from a local rock band named Datu's Tribe. The song is aptly titled 'Death Metal'.
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@DianneN (85365)
• United States
2 Nov 16
If I had to choose a song, then it would be The Monster Mash.
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
That's a curious pick! Would you also like to be the monster in the song who rises up again to break down in the dance floor with a few new dance moves?
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@DianneN (85365)
• United States
5 Nov 16
@allen0187 But of course!
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
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@TheHorse (72525)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Nov 16
I'd like something dramatic to make 'em all cry.
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
20 Nov 16
What specific song do you have in mind?
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@TheHorse (72525)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Nov 16
@allen0187 Either the Worthy is the Lamb final Chorus from Handel's Messiah or Go Rest High Upon that Mountain, by Vince Gill.
Go Rest High On That Mountain by Vince Gill played with pictures of beautiful scenary and nature.
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
28 Nov 16
@TheHorse Great choices!
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• United States
2 Nov 16
No songs for me! I wouldn't hear it!
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
How about picking out a song that you'd want people to remember you by?
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• United States
2 Nov 16
@allen0187 I am not good with songs
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
9 Apr 17
@infatuatedbby some other time then.
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@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
I think for me is I Love The Nightlife . It's actually my ringtone . This music is my favorite since during our college days it was one of those popular ones , and also so appropriate for me because me and my group of friends (we are all 5 girls) , would those days be going home at 4:00 a.m. from discoing .
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@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
@allen0187 Correct ! I don't like sad songs , i like those whose tempo is like that . I guess , i am just one jolly person so that music is the most appropriate and my barkada will agree so much .
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
@SIMPLYD it will definitely an upbeat service instead of the sad usual ones then.
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
9 Apr 17
• Preston, England
2 Nov 16
Mine would be Black's melancholy Wonderful Life
Music video by Black performing Wonderful Life. (C) 1987 A&M Records Ltd. http://vevo.ly/KExknH
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
Good choice!
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@just4him (127271)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Oct 16
I want something uplifting and a Christian song I love a lot. I know the title but can't think of it right now.
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
1 Nov 16
That's nice! When you remember the title of the song, do post it here. I listen to Christian music as well.
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@just4him (127271)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
@allen0187 I'll do that. I haven't heard it lately on KLOVE or sung it in church in a couple weeks. It's a regular in both places, I just haven't had the radio on when it played.
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
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@PainsOnSlate (20589)
• Canada
27 Jan 17
I'm like Anna @LadyDuck , I want it simple and fast, I want my ashes spread around the Adirondack Mountain. Several of my friends ashes are already there. No music maybe voices singing Kumbaya...
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@LadyDuck (177220)
• Switzerland
27 Jan 17
I do not want to be put underground, I was born free, my ashes must be spread to fly free in the air.
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• Canada
27 Jan 17
@LadyDuck exactly my thought too...
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
28 Jan 17
@PainsOnSlate and @LadyDuck great thoughts ladies!
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@JudyEv (134903)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Nov 16
I think I'll have 'So Long It's Been Good To Know You' when I go. People can read into whatever they like.
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
11 Nov 16
That's an interesting choice to say the least!
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@JudyEv (134903)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
@allen0187 It would give them something to talk about at the wake. :)
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
12 Nov 16
@JudyEv true!
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@shaggin (37816)
• United States
28 Nov 16
I would choose something funny that would make people laugh I think that is a great idea. I like the photo you added is it yours? If so that is a nice camera!
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
29 Nov 16
Yes, the photo is mine. That is me taking the photo of myself with my camera as a reflection in my sun glasses. I took it during my last vacation. What funny song do you have in mind?
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@shaggin (37816)
• United States
29 Nov 16
@allen0187 I'm not sure what song to choose maybe "Tiptoe through the tulips" by Tiny Tim.
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@crossbones27 (21403)
• Redlands, California
5 Nov 16
No one does your thought or idea better than the city of New Orleans. Love it brother.
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
9 Apr 17
@Lupita234 is New Orleans really the voodoo capital of the world?
@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
26 Apr 17
I don't need any pop songs but bible reading and Xian devotional songs about mortal life is the normal part of the cremation.
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
30 Apr 17
I understand. What particular Christian songs are you thinking of?
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@Fishmomma (11451)
• United States
5 Mar 17
I would have the people there pick the music, as they will be listening to it. Hopefully, they will pick something that everyone enjoys while they remember me and talk about things we did together.
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
6 Mar 17
That makes sense.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
3 Nov 16
I like a few of the traditional songs as well as some Christian music.
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
What traditional Christian songs come to mind?
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@acelawrites (12303)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
Mine would be "Speak Softly Love," theme from The Godfather.
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
Love this Any Williams classic!
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@KnehKnah (3491)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
Ha! Ha! Ha! And, mine would be a Cha-cha!
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
20 Dec 16
@KnehKnah I like how you think!
@velvet53 (17435)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Aug 17
It would have to be "Monster Mash".
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
19 Aug 17
I have to look up this song.
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@velvet53 (17435)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Aug 17
@allen0187 It is an oldie but one that I really like.
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@MarymargII (10569)
• Toronto, Ontario
3 Dec 16
It would be a good idea, if we tried to get the feeling up a little- maybe choosing a fun or even an upbeat song would do the trick
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
4 Dec 16
That's one way to look at it.
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@MarymargII (10569)
• Toronto, Ontario
10 Dec 16
@allen0187 And unfortunately it'll be lying flat- looking up.
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@kepweng (18746)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
21 May
its nice your a Photographer too
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
21 May
I try to be.
@OreoBrownie (3649)
• Elberton, Georgia
8 Apr 17
I have some songs I want sung: Ain't no grave gonna hold this body down! See what the Lord has done! The anchor holds
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
8 Apr 17
Amen!
• Philippines
30 Oct 16
I don't know much about that.
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
30 Oct 16
I guess when faced with our own mortality, we tend to not want to discuss it.