Queen, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC songs turn popular funeral tracks!

July 2nd, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne , July 2 (ANI): Departed music lovers are getting treated to a new line of farewell songs at their funerals where traditional songs are being replaced by songs by Queen, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC.

Topping the list of South Australia’s most unusual funeral songs was Queen’s The Show Must Go On, Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven and AC/DC’s Highway to Hell.

The songs released by Centennial Park , the state’s largest provider of cemetery, crematorium and memorial services.

The organisation also released a list of the most played funeral songs, which included classic ballads, including My Way by Frank Sinatra, Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman’s Time to Say Goodbye and Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World.

There are songs which are quite popular and which have shown a rising trend in the recent years, such as Ding Dong the Witch is Dead from the Wizard of Oz, Queen’s Another One Bites the Dust and Willie Nelson’s Hit the Road Jack.

Centennial Park chief executive officer Bryan Elliot said the choice of funeral song could provide an opportunity for families to express the individuality of their loved one and personalise the service.

“Music played during a funeral service helps to set the mood, whether it’s emotive, humorous or bittersweet,” Daily Telegraph quoted Mr Elliot as saying.

“Some of the more unusual songs we hear actually work very well within the service, because they represent the person’s character,” he added. (ANI)

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