James Blunt Gets Die Hard Listeners

Published: 2006-10-03
James Blunt's "Goodbye My Lover" has officially topped this year's funeral parlour charts.

In a survey carried out by the Bereavement Register of 5000 funerals, Blunt's song hit number one. According to Gigwise, Mark Roy from the Bereavement Register said, "The top 20 really shows how far we have come in terms of saying good-bye. Gone are the dirges of yore, instead we are seeing contemporary music...Everyone has a favourite song that means something very special to them, often connected to a particular time and place. When the song is played this can be a very emotive reminder of that person and a reassurance in our time of grief."

Here are the top twenty:

1 'Goodbye My Lover' - James Blunt
2 'Angels' - Robbie Williams
3 'I've Had the Time of my Life' - Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley
4 'Wind Beneath my Wings' - Bette Midler
5 'Pie Jesu' - Requiem
6 'Candle in the Wind' - Elton John
7 'With or Without You' - U2
8 'Tears from Heaven' - Eric Clapton
9 'Every Breath You Take' - The Police
10 'Unchained Melody' - Righteous Brothers
11 'Danny Boy' - Daniel O'Donnell
12 'Time to Say Goodbye' - Sarah Brightman
13 'What a Wonderful World' - Louis Armstrong
14 'Knocking on Heaven's Door' - Bob Dylan
15 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' - Aerosmith
16 'Bright Eyes' - Simon and Garfunkel
17 'Eternal Flame' - The Bangles
18 'I'll Sleep When I'm Dead' - Bon Jovi
19 'I Want to Live Forever' - Fame
20 'Reach for the Stars' - S Club 7

Blunt's songs also play on happier occasions, like on his tour that is currently passing through Canada, Blunt stops in Toronto tonight. He'll be testing some new tunes on the road for potential inclusion on his follow-up to 2005's Back to Bedlam.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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I was at the James Blunt concert at the ACC last night, and I have to say, it was Awesome. Goodbye my Lover is an incredible song and I can see why it would sum up a persons feelings at a Loved ones funeral.
Posted by: Stella on October 04, 2006
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