Local residents have proven themselves as an eclectic bunch when it comes to choosing the perfect farewell song. Co-op has revealed the area’s top 10 choices in its Funeral Music Charts.
According to a survey from Co-op Funeralcare, only 23% of people in Hull have left specific song requests for their big send-off. Nearly half of people, however, agree that music was very important at a funeral. While 60% felt the music should be a representation of their personality.
While traditional hymns prove to be a popular option for people in the region, some modern hits from the last decade were also selected. In the survey, some residents have revealed they would opt for some eclectic choices. These included Bruno Mars, Just the Way You Are and Ariana Grande’s Breathing.
Top 10 Funeral Songs Revealed
A number of surprising songs made this year’s Funeral Music Charts in the UK. The top 10 revealed for Hull were:
- Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
- Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
- Wet Wet Wet – Love Is All Around
- Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
- Bon Jovi – Always
- Elvis Presley – The Wonder Of You
- Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On
- Berlin – Take My Breath Away
- Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
- Doctor & The Medics – Spirit In The Sky
These results were revealed during research carried out by Co-op Funeralcare, aiming to uncover trends and preferences when it comes to planning our own and our loved one’s funerals.
Each year since 2002, Co-operative Funeralcare has compiled its Funeral Music Charts to find out what tunes take the top spots.
Nationally, Co-op’s own business data revealed Frank Sinatra ‘My Way’ took the number one spot for the ninth time – followed closely by ‘Time to Say Goodbye’ by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman and ‘Over the Rainbow’ by Eva Cassidy.
Some of the most unusual song requests reported by UK funeral directors included Meatloaf ‘Bat out of Hell’, ‘Ding dong the witch is dead’ and The Trammps ‘Disco Inferno (Burn Baby Burn).’
Roger Mathers, funeral director at Hull Funeralcare, said;
“It was interesting to see what came out on top for people in Hull. Music is hugely important during a send-off. Also, it’s always nice to see the wonderfully unique and personal songs selected.
“We all live such unique lives and our funerals should reflect that, offering a moment where friends and family can celebrate the life that person lived – whether that be with a song of emotional sentiment, or one filled with fun and laughter!”