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The final countdown: Britain’s funeral song chart revealed

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The final countdown: Britain’s funeral song chart revealed For the first time, Monty Python’s ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ tops the chart of the UK’s most popular funeral songs, knocking Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ from the top spot • Witnessing generational change, poignant pop songs, golden oldies, songs from football terraces and humour, feature alongside traditional hymns and stirring classics, as the nation increasingly personalises the way we say goodbye • The research, carried out by The Co-operative Funeralcare, the UK’s largest funeral director, asked a sample of its Funeral Homes - which carried out over 30,000 funerals in the past year - the tunes of choice being played at services to celebrate and remember the lives of loved ones • Some song requests are declined by those who conduct the service however, usually on the grounds of taste or inappropriate lyrics. These include: Imagine, John Lennon; Bat out of Hell, Meat Loaf; Black Sabbath tracks; Eminem; Another one bites the dust, Queen; Relax, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and God Save the Queen by The Sex Pistols • There are also requests for mourners themselves to adopt a music-themed approach, from fancy dress - ABBA, Beach Boys / Surf; Elvis Presley or Blues Brothers fancy dress, wearing One Direction T Shirts, to guitar-shaped floral tributes