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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).

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4. Styx, "Come Sail Away"

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As anyone who has seen the Freaks & Geeks pilot knows, "Come Sail Away" starts out slow and contemplative. Just when everyone's starting to cry — as they no doubt will at my funeral — bam! The fast part about aliens kicks in. Now everyone's happy and dancing. Above all though I just want to subject everyone who loved me to Styx. —Jeff Rubin

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

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As a newlywed, I would play I Will Follow You into the Dark because I am madly in love with my wife and cannot imagine a world without her. It's a beautiful melody and a beautiful message about the importance of love. —Ned Fulmer

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

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"Keg on My Coffin" is about beer, pizza, and friends and I think people would much rather hear about those things than weep over a Sarah McLachlan song. It doesn't pretend not to be a funeral song, but it's a happy funeral song. —Kristen McElhone

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10. Fleet Foxes, "Blue Spotted Tail"

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I'd want them to play "Blue Spotted Tail" by Fleet Foxes because I want to force my loved ones to not only be really sad but also contemplate their own existence and mortality! (Morbid, perhaps?) —Mariana Uribe

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

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The perfect song for that funeral feeling everyone secretly hopes for, which is like everyone in the house remembering you when you were young and pretty and there was always a chance for good mistakes. —Summer Anne Burton

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

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With a giant horn section and awesome chorus singing along. And of course Stevie would be there. I find it really hard to be sad listening to this song. It's also pretty decent advice. The end. —Lisa Tozzi

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

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With this exact lineup. —Austin Hunt

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

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The fact that this was recorded posthumously adds to the appeal. It reminds me of a funeral and always has — plus I like the idea of Jim Morrison urging me into the next realm. "Death makes angels of us all." —Brad Esposito

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

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It's a sad-as-hell song that speaks to (sings to?) how what we fight for in life is pretty unimportant in death.

(The rest of the party would be Third Eye Blind's self-titled on repeat.) —Isaac Fitzgerald

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