Monty Python classic tops Best ”Alternative” Funeral Songs poll

January 27th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 27 (ANI): The classic Monty Python song ”Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” has topped a new poll of the Best ”Alternative” Funeral Songs.
The tune, taken from the film The Life Of Brian, beat competition from The Jam’’s Going Underground and The Animals” We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.
The survey, which was commissioned by the Children’’s Society, also revealed that nine out of ten people find talking about funeral arrangements more difficult than discussing sex.
A fifth of those surveyed said they would like ”Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” to be played at their funeral while 16 percent went for Cabaret, sung by Liza Minnelli.
Sid Vicious’’s cover of My Way, They”re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa by Napoleon and Enjoy Yourself, It’’s Later Than You Think by the Specials were other popular choices.
“Funerals have changed a lot in the past few years - more people are planning ahead to make their funerals personal and reflective of themselves,” the Telegraph quoted Lorraine Groves from the Children’’s Society, as saying.
“We know many people prefer a simple affair and would rather their mourners give donations in memory rather than lots of flowers, along with a little light hearted twist during the proceedings like an alternative song,” Groves added.
The top 10 ”alternative” funeral songs:
1. Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life - Eric Idle / Monty Python
2. Cabaret - Liza Minnelli
3. Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye - Gracie Fields
4. My Way - Sid Vicious
5. They”re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa - Napoleon
6. Fame! I Want To Live Forever - The cast of Fame
7. We”ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place - The Animals
8. Going Underground - The Jam
9. Spirit In The Sky - Dr and The Medics
10. Enjoy Yourself, It’’s Later Than You Think - The Specials (ANI)

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