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    32 Songs To Play At Your Own Funeral

    Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. These are BuzzFeed's funeral songs (playlist included).

    1. The Smiths, "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore"

    When the song hits "just might die with a smile on my face after all," the casket will dramatically swing open to reveal that I do indeed have a smile. —Andrew Gauthier

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    2. Mika, "Grace Kelly"

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    3. Queens of the Stone Age, "I Appear Missing"

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    4. Styx, "Come Sail Away"

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    5. Death Cab for Cutie, "I Will Follow You into the Dark"

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    6. The Push Stars, "Keg on My Coffin"

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    7. Starship, "We Built This City"

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    8. The Mountain Goats, "Color in Your Cheeks"

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    9. Beyoncé, "I Was Here"

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    10. Fleet Foxes, "Blue Spotted Tail"

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    11. Andrew Jackson Jihad, "Rejoice"

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    12. Beirut, ''Elephant Gun"

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    13. The Smiths, "Asleep"

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    14. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers, "That Summer Feeling"

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    15. Drake, "The Motto"

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    16. Stevie Wonder, "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing"

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    17. The Rolling Stones, "Can't You Hear Me Knocking"

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    18. Band of Horses, "The Funeral"

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    19. The Jam, "Going Underground"

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    20. Elliott Smith, "I Didn't Understand"

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    21. Carmen Twillie & Lebo M., "The Circle of Life"

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    22. Dave Matthews, Tim Reynolds & Willie Nelson, "Gravedigger"

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    With this exact lineup. —Austin Hunt

    23. Slayer, "South of Heaven"

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    24. Daniel Powter, "Bad Day"

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    25. Nina Simone, "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free"

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    26. Jim Morrison, Music by The Doors, "A Feast of Friends"

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    27. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, "Dancing in the Street"

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    28. The Fureys and Davey Arthur, "The Green Fields of France"

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    29. Waylon Jennings, "I've Always Been Crazy"

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    30. James Taylor, "You Can Close Your Eyes"

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    31. The Band, "The Weight"

    32. Kanyé West, "Hold My Liquor"

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