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.
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.