Dead Serious Elvis List

As an Elvis fan you perhaps listen to the music of Presley every day. Like us you probably never thought of which Elvis song you wish to be played on your funeral because in general people don't like to think of dead. Some day, hopefully in the far, far future, your family and friends have to decide what Elvis song has to be played when you leave this world. With your help we like to put together a beautiful and representative DEAD SERIOUS ELVIS LIST. Never before people made a list like this of just one artist. So please send your top 3 of suitable songs to Today, Tomorrow and Forever.
Source: Today Tomorrow And Forever / Updated: Feb 14, 2005 

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RobIrish (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 18, 2005report abuse
died even!
RobIrish (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 18, 2005report abuse
Why has so many people picked American Trilogy ??? Your dead and the only place youd rather be is "In the land of cotton"? huh? Iys ok if you loved in Dixie before you dyed, but comming from England or Ireland , naa just dosent work !
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 18, 2005report abuse
to jeff sorry about your daughter , it must be tough , not fair keep chin up and go on .
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 18, 2005report abuse
walk them golden stairs but i would have the film theme from , high road to china as my personal best .
Frans67 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 17, 2005report abuse
Well folks; if it's time to go they should play: Anything that's part of you; Long black limousine; Good time Charlie got the blues, but i want to do and experience a lot before i go and i haven't been to Memphis yet !!
Renan Augusto (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2005report abuse
I don´t feel confortable talking about it but the song would be "Reach Out To Jesus" or "An American Trilogy".
Hans Otto (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2005report abuse
I guess death could make one take several different views.
Optimistic: Return To Sender, Anyplace Is Paradise and I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here. Pessimistic: Why Me Lord, Tomorrow Never Comes and Way Down. Physical: I Shall Not Be Moved, A Little Bit Of Green and Earth Boy. And above all the eternal philosophical question: What Now What Next Where To.
JanHen (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2005report abuse
1. Barefoot Ballad 2. Old MacDonald 3. Yoga Is As Yoga Does
That'll confince them I wasted my life. And I'm still thinking about Ton Bruin's selection "Baby I Don't Care" as a closer.
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2005report abuse
Because of my ego, I want "Forget me never". :-) For the same reason, "Ill' remember you" would be a second choice. :-) But, above all, please, NO gospell song !
elvis tcb (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2005report abuse
my choice would be any of his gospel music.
ttwiise (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2005report abuse
hound dog, burning love, way down!
Mofoca22 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2005report abuse
id like to have if i can dream, you'll never walk alone, memories, im gonna walk dem golden stairs, and if we never meet again.
Elvos (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2005report abuse
What about witchcraft? I'd love to see those faces when Elvis sings "my head is spinning going around and around!" And going in to the oven with Ït hurts me"
Vegas Fan (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2005report abuse
I've had the music for my last time out planned for some time now. I enjoy almost all types of music and am going to use all types in my final public appearance, but especially Elvis. To narrow it down to just three though is impossible. An early song would be Good Rockin' Tonight. A "movie years" example could be Return To Sender or Follow That Dream or Change of Habit. The later years are full from If I Can Dream to American Trillogy. If blues fit try, Long Black Limo or I'll Hold you in my Heart. Try country with Little Cabin on the Hill, Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Lord's Prayer,.....Good grief!! Where do I stop? Too much great music!!
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
Lex, Baby I Don´t Care is also a good one !
memphisflash (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
Have thought about this before, and I think I would have the following: I'll remember you, Peace in the valley, Turn your eyes upon Jesus/Nearer my god to thee.
Nilson Calasans (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
Not so bad at all. I have already survived ELVIS´passing, so. There they go: Almost, I´ll be home for Christmas and If the Lord wasn´t walking by my side. Thanks BOSS!
tammy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
there are so many wonderful elvis songs, but my 3 picks for my funeral would be, i'll remember you, memories.and amazing grace.
Coop (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
I wouldn't want my family & friends to be too sad, but "I'll Remember You" would be one choice. The others would have to be "What A Wonderful Life" and the laughing version of "Are You Lonesome Tonight". Laughing is the greatest feeling in the world, even better when sharing it with friends and family. I'd want everyone to remember the fun times, the good times and sharing laughs.
goldenchild_mm_777 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
I would go for Take my hand percious Lord, Reach Out To Jesus and Amercian Trilogy.
E.J.F... (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
I would want my relatives and friends to play "Good Rockin' Tonight" at my funeral but they'll probably play "Another One Bites The Dust" by Queen!
jeff (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
We played Memories at our daughter jacquelines funeral,its such a beautiful song by Elvis, and memories is all we have now of her. For my wifes dad Tommy we played Take my hand precious lord,another beautiful song. For myself or my wife Angela. perhaps I`ll remember you. Its hard to choose just one song..
XLON (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
I want "If We Ever Meet Again," "Memories," and "My Way." When my father died I had Elvis gospel played in the background at the funeral home and it was really relaxing.
Eap54 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
I would like American Trilogy How Great Thy Art and My Way
Eap54 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005
Invisible because there were too many capitals in the text
Elvisrocks (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
Definately If I can dream , it has been an inspiration for me and is a fantastic emotional song
bray1977 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
Like them BMH. Mine would also be My Way plus American Trilogy and Thats someone you never forget.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
Ton must think "I can't hear it, so I don't care" :-)
scarlet o hara (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
My 3 songs would have to be "True Love Travels on a Gravel Road", "The Miracle of The Rosary", and "Let Us Pray", not an obvious choice, but when Elvis sings it at the end of "Change of Habit", his beautiful smiling face makes life completely worthwhile!
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
Where No One Stands Alone (live 1977, Unchained Melody (live 1977), How Great Thou Art (live 1977 Omaha)
BMH (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
I will have them to play "My way"! And of course "Return to sender". I would also liked them to play "Fire down below" from the Jungle Room Session. Regards from Norway!
mtm1a (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
actually, HAS to be You Gave Me A Mountain
mtm1a (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
yep, prob Trilogy, and i`m half Scottish and half Turkish!
PDFMA (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
Long Black Limousine, Mansion Over the Hill Top, Let it be me
Stone Cold (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
After my mum died of cancer in 1997, I had "I'll Remember You" played at the funeral. There was about 200 people there and they all commented on what a nice song it was for a funeral. One person asked if it was Johnny Cash! It was an approprate song as it was written by Kui Lee who also died of cancer. I agree with jim though. At my funeral, I want "Trilogy" played and I'm english!
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
I think ''American Trilogy'' will take some beating, 1972 circa.
Loesje (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
Yes Kees, but I would rather skip that Burning thingie :-)
ElvisDayByDay (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
For Loesje: don't you want to see the return of Lex? ;-)
RobIrish (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
Whatever they play, They better play it loud, I may have trouble hearing it !
boris (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
For personal reasons I'd go for "Always On My Mind" as a first choice. Then why not "The Impossible Dream"? I don't know if this song was sung at Elvis' funeral but it would have been appropriate. It meant a lot to him and he would often use it at the end of his shows before "Can't Help Falling In Love" took over. "Softly As I Leave You" would be a good match as long as I don't die in a plane crash, car accident or bomb explosion :-) Otherwise "You'll Never Walk Alone" sounds good to me. It's a good "message song" for those you leave behind who care for you.
Loesje (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
Oh my God, Lex that's awful!! I don't want to be around to witness that!
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
And "I'll Be Back" to frighten everyone.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
Burning Love upon going into the oven.
emu (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
one that i would definitely have would be bridge over troubled water - with the coffin being lowered at the climax!
Linda 2 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
My Mom passed away in 2002 and she planned her funeral before she died, she wanted all Elvis played. Same with me. All my children know which ones to play.
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
When news of ELV1S' death spread around the world one of the most common clips played was "It's Over" from Aloha.
jessy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
Her I am again. It is not my favorite thing to talk about
jessy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2005report abuse
Well I know for sure that Elvis is on mine....

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