Starting the conversation about death can be difficult. A great way to open up the discussion can be to ask people’s opinions on what kind of funeral song they might like. Everyone has special songs or pieces of music which mean something to them.
We asked our staff and volunteers what song they would like played at their own funerals. Rather than the traditional hymn or sorrowful ballad, Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now emerged as the number one choice of LOROS staff and volunteers.
Our poll shows that funeral songs are so unique to the individual that having the discussion about your funeral wishes is the only real way to get the song right for your loved one.
To highlight the need to discuss dying in a more open way we are launching a campaign asking people to contribute their own funeral songs, using #WhatsYourFuneralSong, and nominate friends and families to do the same.
We’re launching the campaign with a light hearted lip sync video of the top entry - Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now, where staff tour the Hospice miming along to the song.
Local Leicester singer/songwriter Alice Kube was kind enough to record her own version of Don't Stop Me Now' for the week and even came to play her version on LOROS Local in Jubilee Square. You can listen to her version here.