I won’t lie, I’ve kind of gone down the clickbait route with this blog post. After admitting to writer’s block yesterday, I felt I’d better come back with something a little more interesting.
This may sound strange to some of you but I have a funeral playlist saved to my Spotify account. Obviously I’d like to hope that this won’t be played for many years to come but it’s always good to be prepared! I’m not someone who considers death a lot, I don’t really pay much thought to what will become of me once I’m gone but it’s nice to appreciate the many different beliefs offered to us by religion, spirtualism and science. I also love seeing how much comfort the likes of heaven or reincarnation can bring to people in their moments of need.
To many this may be a morbid or upsetting topic and yet ultimately death is the one thing that we all have in common. It’s the only guarantee in life. As I don’t own a house or expensive jewellery, there’s really no need for a written will so I guess this is my one specification. Personally, I’d like to think I’ve found the perfect balance of humour, sorrow and sentiment to leave my loved ones with.
I know the suspense is killing you *if you’ll pardon the pun*. So without further a do, here is my funeral playlist as of July 2019…
- Now We Are Free – Lisa Gerrard Hans Zimmer (Gladiator Soundtrack). I just find this song to be so peaceful.
- Spice Girls – Viva Forever. This is just the ultimate sad song for any young girl of the Spice Girls era.
- Baby When You’re Gone – Bryan Adams, Melanie C. I mean, this is the definition of an absolute throwback tune and needs to make an immediate comeback.
- The Portrait – James Horner (Titanic Soundtrack). James Horner was one of the greatest composers of all time. Whilst most people go straight to Celine Dion when thinking Titanic, for me, this will always be the piece that gets me.
- Hybrid Minds – Brighter Days. I just love this song so much. If I had to listen to one song for the rest of my life, I’d seriously consider Brighter Days as my choice.
- Gareth Gates – Spirit in the Sky. Because you’ve got to leave the people on a high!
What are your thoughts on creating your own funeral playlist? Have you got any of the same songs as me or am I just a morbid music maker? Tweet me @sophieaiken and let mw know!