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Quarter of funeral homes have songs black list

By | Published on Wednesday 17 October 2012

John Lennon

A quarter of funeral homes have a black list of songs they won’t allow to be played at services because they feel they are inappropriate, according to a survey by Co-operative Funeralcare. Banned songs at some funeral homes include The Trammps’ ‘Disco Inferno’ (“burn baby burn”) and John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ (“imagine there’s no heaven”).

The survey also reveals that, when it comes to music choices at funeral home services, pop music is now requested more than hymns, with Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ the most requested song. ‘Abide With Me’ is, unsurprisingly, the most requested hymn, while Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’ is the most requested classical tune chosen to celebrate a deceased friend or family member.