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Funerals peppy, not weepy

Funerals, which were solemn occasions meant to reflect and mourn, are now being turned into celebrations with a pop song soundtrack.

world Updated: Oct 16, 2012 00:34 IST

Funerals, which were solemn occasions meant to reflect and mourn, are now being turned into celebrations with a pop song soundtrack. Songs from the charts now set the rhythm and mood for the passing of a loved one, from Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ to ‘You Raise Me Up’ from Westlife.

Over half funeral homes have been asked for live music, ranging from pipers and choirs to steel bands and rock groups. Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ remains the firm favourite.