Ed Sheeran's Music Popular With Dead People Who Can't Hear Any More

By Gary Cutlack on at

Co-op Funeralcare has a funny list feature for the internet. It compiled a chart of the most popular songs people request to have played at their funerals, with the key point of interest being that traditional hymns are on the way out, replaced by the pop bangers of our youth.

The good news is that Ed Sheeran fans are starting to die in statistically meaningful numbers, with Sheeran's Supermarket Flowers entering the top ten chart of thoughtful songs to be played after funeral services. It's about his grandmother passing away, so is genuinely sad, and we now regret our earlier comments in this paragraph, the headline, and the main page excerpt, and apologise for them and to Ed himself for any offence caused.

Frank Sinatra's My Way is the number one choice because everyone thinks they're special and different nowadays even though we've all got the same shirts on, watch the same TV and eat spaghetti at 6:59pm, with Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life and Robbie's Angels also doing brisk business before the buffet and the drinking starts.

David Collingwood from Co-op says we need to speak about our funeral wishes while we're still alive else someone might make Ed Sheeran the last thing we hear before being incinerated by the council, and explained: "We're always encouraging people to be more open about their funeral wishes, making it clear to their loved ones what they would want for themselves when the time comes."

I've specified 90 seconds of awkward silence then some piped crying sounds from a stock audio CD to make it seem like someone was there. [Sky News]