Friday, January 13, 2012

Ringtones for a Funeral

Making the news recently, was a story describing how, during a performance by the New York Philharmonic, a man's cell phone alarm rang for three or four minutes. The conductor subsequently put a stop to the performance-- the orchestra came to a complete silence-- until the phone's alarm ceased.

This caused me to think that somewhere in the world, there must have been at least one occurrence (probably more), in which a cell phone has gone off during a funeral, particularly during a eulogy. Many people have songs as ringtones, which caused me think of the worse possible ringtones to make an appearance during a funeral. I have have put together a list of the results. Here is what I came up with:
(Each song is linked to it's YouTube video, in case you need a reference).

"Celebration" by Kool & The Gang
(Familiar lyrics: "Celebrate good times-- C'mon!")

"Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen
(Familiar lyrics are self-explanatory, as they follow the title).

"Everybody Have Fun Tonight" by Wang Chung
(Familiar lyrics: Everybody have fun tonight! Everybody Wang Chung tonight!)

"(I Just) Died in Your Arms" by Cutting Crew
(Familiar Lyrics: "Oh! I just died in your arms tonight... it must have been something you said...)

"I'm So Excited" by The Pointer Sisters
(Familiar lyrics: "I'm so excited! And I just can't hide it!")

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