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Another One Bites the Dust

Surprising choices for funeral music

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    Cheeky Brits apparently think playing Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" is a good way to send grandpa off to the great beyond.

    Music can entertain, can help mark a moment and can comfort at a time of need.

    Music carries so much meaning that a poll was commissioned to study the songs played at funerals.

    According to the poll, sponsored by a British funeral director, the most popular songs were "My Way" by Frank Sinatra and "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler.

    The top hymn was "The Lord Is My Shepherd."

    There were some surprises, though.

    AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" and Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" were also popular choices.