The Terry Jaymes Show: Terry and Jason pick their funeral musicon October 28, 2012 @ 1:45 pm (Updated: 3:26 pm - 10/28/12 )
naming the top songs to play at funerals, Terry Jaymes show co-hosts Terry Jaymes and Jason Rantz talked about which songs they want at their funerals.
A company called Cooperative Funeral Care, which owns 880 funeral homes in the United Kingdom, tracked which songs were requested most frequently at their funeral services.
Frank Sinatra's "My Way" topped the list, with Andrea Bocelli's "Time to Say Goodbye" following at number two.
According to the survey results, one quarter of funeral directors turn down songs that they don't like and one of the most frequently rejected was "Imagine" by the Beatles because the lyrics ask listeners to imagine that there's no heaven and hell.
Terry had already thought about the music he might want at his funeral. With the mood of his life in mind, Terry picked "In My Life" by the Beatles as his first song, and the hard rock classic "Aufwiedersehen" by Cheap Trick as Terry's coffin is lowered into the ground.
Jason's picks, on the other hand, were more ironic, beginning with Crayons Can Melt on Us for All I Care by Relient K, then God's Gonna Cut You Down by Johnny Cash, and ending with M83's We Own the Sky.
Although both Terry and Jason thought the survey was funny, the realities of a conversation hit home as they pondered their mortality.
"It's the first time I really seriously thought about my death," said Jason.
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