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The Scotsman reports on a pan-European study into what music people want played at their funerals:

Queen’s The Show Must Go On was voted No 1 funeral song by one in five Europeans, with Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven coming in second and AC/DC’s Highway to Hell third.

Having to listen to Queen once your friends and colleagues start dying on a regular basis might be a convincing argument for the return of hymns at funerals. Further support for a ban on pop music appears below:

In the UK, Robbie Williams’ Angels came out top, followed by the Frank Sinatra anthem My Way. Among other popular British choices were Bette Midler’s Wind Beneath My Wings as well as Amazing Grace.

Check out what the cheery Swedes voted third most popular song.