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Modern funeral songs - Highway to hell - Ding dong the witch is dead

In Australia it seems the old hymns at funerals are being replaced by more contemporary songs. What sort? How about Stairway to Heaven and Highway to Hell. Centennial Park says there's a trend towards popular songs at funerals, such as Another One Bites The Dust, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life and Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead.

These, however, rate behind classic ballads by crooners such as My Way (Frank Sinatra), Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong) and Unforgettable (Nat King Cole).
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Some of the more unusual songs we hear actually work very well within the service because they represent the person's character.

One of the biggest changes we have seen at Centennial Park in recent years is a growing emphasis on celebrating a person's life. . . This has resulted in funeral services that are designed with personality in mind.
This level of personalisation extends to music choices.
said Bryan Elliott, chief executive of South Australia's largest funeral provider Centennial Park.

Mr Elliott said only two hymns Amazing Grace and Abide With Me made Centennial Park's list of top 10 funeral songs. The list is headed by My Way, Wonderful World and Time To Say Goodbye.

Mr Elliott said the move towards more personalised funerals prompted Centennial Park to replace projectors in their three chapels with large plasma TV screens. "Hi-tech funerals are the way of the future," he said in a statement. "Nine out of 10 funerals now include some form of audio-visual presentation.

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Want to see if the songs are suitable for your funeral?
Here's Highway to Hell by AC/DC



Ding dong the witch is dead


Always look on the bright side of life
By netchicken: posted on 3-7-2008








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