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Pete Hartlaub, pop culture journalist on the San Francisco Chronicle, blogged about choices of funeral music.

Before long there were scores of comments adding their funeral songs.

With thanks to those interesting folks from San Francisco, here’s a list of some of their recommendations.

Be aware that it’s a diverse list, with some tracks that might shock or surprise.

There are YOUTUBE clips of some of them. If you want to hear/see others, use YOUTUBE, Spotify or go through your collections.

A Dream Within A Dream: Propaganda

A Perfect Way: Scritti Politti

Acid Queen: Patti LaBelle or Tina Turner

Airline to Heaven: Wilco and Billy Bragg

Always The Sun: The Stranglers

And I Love Him: Esther Phillips

Arizona Sky: China Crisis

Beautiful World: Devo

Before They Make Me Run: Rolling Stones

Behind The Wheel: Depeche Mode

Bittersweet Symphony: Verve

Born Of Frustration: James

Break On Through To The Other Side: The Doors

Breakdown - William Orbit's Stereo Odyssey: One Dove

Call It Love: Yello

Check Your Tears at the Door: Drivin' N’ Cryin'

Chorus - Ambient Mix: Erasure

Cliché: Red Flag

Crazy: Seal

Das Grosse Gebot – German version: Camouflage

Dirty Water: Rock & Hyde

Don't Give Up: Peter Gabriel with Kate Bush

Don't Tell Me: Blancmange

Down In It: Nine Inch Nails

Dweller On the Threshold: Van Morrison

Everybody Have Fun Tonight: Wang Chung

Fear Of The Unknown: Siouxsie & The Banshees

Flowers Become Screens:  Delerium Featuring Kirsty Thirsk

Follow The Feeling:  Sweet Rains

Forever (Live And Die): OMD

Forever Young: Alphaville

Goodnight My Angel: Billy Joel

Hell Yeah: Neil Diamond

If I Should Fall From Grace With God: The Pogues

In My Life: Chantal Kreviazuk

Indigo Eyes: Peter Murphy

Into the Fire: Bruce Springsteen

Invisible Sun: Police

It'll Be Easier In the Morning: Hothouse Flowers

It's A Fine Day: Opus III

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday: Boyz II Men

Keep Me In Your Heart for a While: Warren Zevon

Life's What You Make It: Talk Talk

Linger: Cranberries

Living In A Box: Living In A Box

Living In Oblivion: Anything Box

Losing My Religion: REM

Love Affair: Olive

Love Vigilantes: New Order

Magnificent: U2

Misfit: Curiosity Killed The Cat

Natural Woman: Carole King

Night on Bald Mountain: Modest Mussorgsky

Not So Manic Now: Dubstar

Nothing But You: Paul Van Dyk Featuring Hemstock & Jennings

Nothing I Can Do About It Now: Willie Nelson

Oblivious: Aztec Camera

Ordinary World: Duran Duran

Paper Thin: ABC

Poems, Prayers and Promises: John Denver

Push Th' Little Daisies: Ween

Radioaktivität: Kraftwerk

Ripple: Grateful Dead

Rock and Roll: Velvet Underground

Se À Vida É - Pink Noise Mix: Pet Shop Boys

Shelter from the Storm: Bob Dylan

Softly, As I Leave You: Matt Monro

Solsbury Hill: Peter Gabriel

Strawberry Fields Forever: The Beatles

Sunlight: DJ Sammy Featuring Maria-Jose Van Der Kolk

Suzanne: Leonard Cohen

Thank You Friends: Big Star

Thanks For The Memories: Rod Stewart

The Fear: Lily Allen

The Flat Earth: Thomas Dolby

The Forest - Extended Dance Version: The Cure 

The Mayor Of Simpleton: XTC

The Warm Moods: Ben Webster

Things Can Always Get Better:  Howard Jones

This Is The Day: The The

Tinder: Hipsway

True Faith: New Order

True: Spandau Ballet

We Are What We Are: The Other Ones

We Live So Fast: Heaven 17

Welcome To The Boomtown: David & David

White China: Ultravox

Who Knew: Pink

You Ain't So Tough: Heart

You Take Me Up - The Machines Take Over Mix: Thompson Twins

14 Carat Gold: Gordon Lightfoot

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