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Songs about Death
Apr. 6, 2007
Blog
Column
Writer: Dorian Lynskey

A List

Song

Artist

Recommended by

1

O Death

Ralph Stanley

fourfoot

2

Fly on the Windscreen (Final)

Depeche Mode

bethnoir

3

Thoughts of a Dying Atheist

Muse

gordon immel

4

Don't Fear the Reaper

Blue Oyster Cult

TonNL

5

Here in Heaven

Sparks

Alexa K

6

When I Was on Horseback

Steeleye Span

Dominia

7

See That My Grave Is Kept Clean

Blind Lemon Jefferson

fourfoot

8

My Death

Scott Walker

BeltwayBandit

9

Death to Everyone

Bonnie "Prince" Billy

Blimpy McFlah

10

Death Is Not the End

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Beltway Bandit

B List

Song

Artist

Recommended by

1

Spirit In The Sky

Norman Greenbaum

catcher

2

In My Time of Dying

Led Zeppelin

gordonimmel

3

Art of Dying

George Harrison

gordonimmel

4

And When I Die

Laura Nyro

wendyp

5

Keep Me in Your Heart

Warren Zevon

DannyDorko

6

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Smiths

SwissPhil

7

Will You Miss Me

Carter Family

MrMustard

8

Mr Ambulance Driver

Flaming Lips

degrant

9

Not Dark Yet

Bob Dylan

earbud

10

Sweetness Follows

R.E.M

earbud

10

Try Not To Breathe

R.E.M

catcher

Dorian was not very specific with the B List, noting artist only for the most part. He wrote: "The B-list looks something like this: Norman Greenbaum, Led Zeppelin, George Harrison, Laura Nyro, Warren Zevon, the Smiths (There is a Light...), the Carter Family, the Flaming Lips (Mr Ambulance Driver), Bob Dylan (the wonderful Not Dark Yet) and REM (either Sweetness Follows or Try Not to Breathe)."

From that I deduced some of the songs but in some cases, more than one song by an artist were suggested in the blog. For those I took the song recommended the most often.

 

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