According to a British survey reported in The Telegraph newspaper, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, the classic Monty Python song from the Life of Brian, has been chosen as the top alternative funeral song.
A fifth of the 716 people surveyed chose Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (I would, too.)
Here are the top 10 funeral songs:
1. Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life - Eric Idle / Monty Python
2. Cabaret - Liza Minnelli
3. Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye - Gracie Fields
4. My Way - Sid Vicious
5. They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa - Napoleon
6. Fame! I Want To Live Forever - The cast of Fame
7. We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place - The Animals
8. Going Underground - The Jam
9. Spirit In The Sky - Dr and The Medics
10. Enjoy Yourself, It’s Later Than You Think - The Specials
Now that's the way to put the "fun" in funeral!