Los Angeles, Oct 16: The songs of Adele and Robbie Williams are most played at the funerals.
Williams’ “Angels” and Adele’s “Someone like you” are both listed among the favourite songs to play at a funeral in a poll by Co-operative Funeralcare.
The Williams, 38, took fifth position on the chart, while Adele placed at number 22 less than two years after its release.
Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” topped the chart for a seventh consecutive year with 15 percent of the vote, Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli’s “Time to say goodbye” came second and Bette Midler took third with “Wind beneath my wings”, reports digitalspy.co.uk.
The study also revealed that a quarter of funeral homes refuse to play John Lennon’s “Imagine” on the grounds of taste, as it includes the line: “Imagine there’s no heaven.”
The poll also showed a decline in hymns in favour of pop music at two-thirds of British services, dropping from 41 percent to 30 percent. Only 4 percent of services feature classical music.