Memorial Service Music - Always on My Mind?
Is there a song (or a few) that you’d want played at your own funeral memorial service or celebration of life gathering, for the people that are remembering and thinking of you after you’re gone?
Country music legend Willie Nelson sings one of his standards, the haunting Always on My Mind. Always on My Mind was written by John Cristopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson, and first recorded and released in 1972. Willie Nelson’s version of Always on My Mind (above) was a #4 Hot 100 and #1 Country chart hit in 1982, thanks to seniors and baby boomer fans, and resulted in a Grammy Award for Nelson.
Numerous other artists have had hits with Always on My Mind, including the Pet Shop Boys, who had a #4 US Hot 100 hit with it in the late 1980’s. Baby boomer favourite Elvis Presley recorded his version of Always on My Mind a few weeks after separating from his wife Priscilla in February 1972. By November 1972 Presley had a #20 Hot 100 and #16 Country Music chart hit with Always on My Mind (below).
Is Walkin’ After Midnight sung by Willie Nelson or Elvis Presley, on your list of top songs to celebrate the life and memories of yourself or a loved one at their memorial service?
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