Burial and cremation company The Co-operative Funeralcare organized a poll for the most popular funeral song. A spokesperson of the company said “The poll reflects a generational shift in attitudes towards funerals. Modern funerals are very much about personal choice, and the variety of songs played at funerals today illustrates how more and more people are choosing to personalise funerals, and celebrate their loved one’s life with a fitting farewell”.
In this peculiar poll, Monty Python’s “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” was the first choice of the voters. Eric Idle’s composition is a trademark of the last scene of the 1979 film, “Life of Brian”.
The rest of the most popular songs are hymns The Lord is My Shepherd and Abide with Me, Frank Sinatra’s My Way, Robbie Williams’ Angels and Gerry & the Pacemakers’ You’ll Never Walk Alone.