Death is a natural part of life, once a person has passed on, it is almost always followed by a sombre funeral. Choosing the appropriate music to represent the departed is vital, but here are some sure fire tracks guaranteed to go down well at any funeral.
Living dead girl
If you play this spooky slice of industrial rock, be sure to check the coffin is secure because the dearly departed might just come back for one last groove. Depending on your tastes that might be a good or bad thing.
Rock is dead
This bouncy track from the shock rocker can’t work on multiple levels, as a snarky commentary on music in general, or if you substitute the word rock for the deceased, it reminds people specifically what they’re attending and why.
Nine inch nails
This slow grooving industrial track can accommodate different types of departees depending on which end of the chorus you choose to loop. Repeat the first half of the chorus if you saw them as kinky, repeat the second half if they were quite religious.
Guns n roses
This is a great track to feature because it is quite long, be sure to play this if there is a large crowd gathered. Although the lyrics might confuse mourners as to whether the person they have gathered to see off has actually passed, they’ll have plenty of time to figure it out.
Type o negative
This fast paced song from the goth rockers is definitely suited to a humorous, prankster type of deceased. With lyrics such as “I can’t believe I died last night, oh God I’m dead again.” Running throughout the track, it’ll be a definite crowd pleaser and turn any frown upside down.
Dog fashion disco
9 to five at the mourge
This track is dependant on a few specific instances, firstly, how the person passed on, secondly, what kind of person they were and thirdly, how morbid their friends are. If those three boxes are ticked off correctly, then this song is an absolute no brainer.
This epic slice of metal is a great send off for the dearly departed who perished in the heat of great battle. Whether they are riding into Valhalla, riding into Ragnarok or for a person who just really loved horses, you can’t really go wrong here.
This is a great tongue in cheek track to play if the deceased wasn’t really of the religious type, hopefully happy power metallers Helloween can help the poor soul find God so they can sit down for a nice chat over some wine.
When you were shouting at the devil
This track is tailor made for the heathen who liked to listen to their metal so loud that their skull was forcefully blown through the back of their head by the immense fury of the machine gun like double pedal patterns. This is a general statement, but that was probably the cause of death, so be sure to play this track at a safe volume.
Jesus built my hot rod
This is for all the rev heads who liked everything fast. What better way to send the departed off into the next world than with a custom made muscle car built by the Lord himself?