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The Top Twenty Tunes for Funerals

'Here We Go' - Britain's Favourite Farewellstop20 the Times had and Baby Boomers Jazz up Their Funerals from the Telegraph. The CoOp's latest survey of music chosen for funerals included the news that Frank Sinatra's 'My Way' has been well and truly toppled from the Number One spot by Eric Idle with 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life'. It didn't say whether the clean version or the one with the sh** word was prefered.

Here is the full chart:

  1. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - Eric Idle from Monty Python’s 1983 film The Meaning of Life
  2. The Lord is My Shepherd - Psalm 23/Crimond, Traditional
  3. 3. Abide with Me - Traditional
  4. Match of the Day theme
  5. My Way - Frank Sinatra
  6. All Things Bright and Beautiful - Traditional
  7. Robbie Williams - Angels
  8. Enigma Variations (Nimrod) - Elgar
  9. You’ll Never Walk Alone - Gerry and the Pacemakers
  10. Cricket Theme / Soul Limbo - Booker T. & the MG’s (test match TV theme)
  11. Canon in D - Pachelbel
  12. My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion (love theme from Titanic )
  13. = Last of the Summer Wine (theme tune)
    = Only Fools and Horses (theme tune)
  14. Time to Say Goodbye - Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bochelli
  15. Four Seasons - Vivaldi
  16. Ava Maria - Schubert
  17. Coronation Street (TV theme tune)
  18. = You Raise Me Up - Westlife
    = Over the Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
  19. World in Union (Rugby Theme) - Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and other versions
  20. = Nessun Dorma- Puccini
    = Adagio - Bizet/Albinoni

The Guardian has the Classical Chart, the Hymns and the Golden Oldies in full

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