Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” loses the title of most played song at funerals to an iconic duet

FRANK Sinatra’s “My Way” was knocked out of the top spot in this year’s funeral hit parade.

More and more people have instead opted to play the classic, whiny “Time to Say Goodbye” as their ultimate farewell track.

Frank Sinatra's My Way has been #1 on the Funeral Music Chart eleven times in the last 21 years


Frank Sinatra’s My Way has been #1 on the Funeral Music Chart eleven times in the last 21 yearsPhoto credit: Getty


But “My Way” was relegated to second place as most popular funeral song by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli’s haunting duet “Time to Say Goodbye.”Photo credit: Getty

Sinatra’s epic death anthem — which begins with the line, “And now the end is here, And so I face that final Curtain” — has been number one on the Funeral Music Chart 11 times in the past 21 years.

But it was pushed to second place by the haunting duet of Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli.

Ed Sheeran’s sad Supermarket Flowers is the most modern addition to Co-op Funeralcare’s annual list at number three.

Meanwhile, the FA Cup Final anthem “Abide With Me” is back in the top ten.

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is thought to have sparked a resurgence of traditional tunes, with choral music returning to the charts for the first time in seven years.

Whimsical Brits hoping to put a smile on their face have propelled songs like Meatloaf’s ‘Bat Out Of Hell’, the ‘Only Fools and Horses’ theme and Johnny Cash’s ‘Ring of Fire’ up the charts.

And there are a number of surprising new additions that have been identified by the Co-op undertakers.

The new requests reportedly include 50 Cent’s dirty rap song “Candy Shop” and “Break My Soul, Survivor” by Destiny’s Child and Man’s Beyoncé! I feel like a wife by Shania Twain.



Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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