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Best Funeral Soundtrack Ever…Period. April 4, 2006

Posted by fajita in Uncategorized.

OK, so who thinks of funerals having soundtracks?

In 2002, my father was hospitalized and we decided at that time we needed a healthcare directive in case he were ever to need someone to make decisions for him. In the healthcare directive, there were funeral questions, which were kind of weird to work through at the time, but last week, it was essential to dealing with making decisions for my father’s healthcare and eventually his funeral.

Anyway, my father specifically requested rock-n-roll music at his funeral – a live band if economically feasible. The Rolling Stones were booked, so we went with a compilation of classic rock. Here it is:

Midnight Rider – Allman Brothers
In A Gaddad Da Vida – Iron Butterfly
Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf
Joy To The World – Three Dog Night
Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Roundabout – Yes
My Generation – The Who
The Letter – ??????????
Bad To The Bone – George Thorogood
You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones
Can’t Get No Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
Momma Told Me Not To Come – Three Dog Night
Black and White – Three Dog Night
Celebrate – Three Dog Night
Wild Thing – The Troggs
It’s Only love – ZZ Top



1. TL - April 4, 2006

I’ve teased my daddy about this. Now that he’s knows it can be done… he just might go there!

Keep on keepin’ on!

2. DJG - April 4, 2006

If something happens to me please let my family know I want the SAME EXACT MUSIC at my life celebration!

3. Steve - April 5, 2006

Chris thanks for sharing your experiences with us.

I was a teenager when most of that “funeral” music came out and it produces special feelings in me. It says something about what your Dad, even though I never met him, and I have in common. It speaks to common experiences and common feelings. Indescribable really. Better felt than told. Just reading the list, I hear it, feel it. Thanks for the moment of good feelings you made.

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