Irish people have voted for their preferred song for a send-off.

"Time To Say Goodbye" by Andrea Bocelli was declared as the most favored funeral song in a study in 2018. 

AA Life Insurance revealed the song as number one after surveying some 4,319 people. 

Other top songs most likely to be played at an Irish funeral include "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong and "The Lord's My Shepherd". 

The iconic hit "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" from Monty Python's Life of Brian, "Over the Rainbow" by Eva Cassidy, Frank Sinatra's "My Way", and "Angels" by Robbie Williams all received several nods too.

Naturally, the Irish can even manage to find humor in the most tragic of situations. The "Countdown" theme song was the tune of choice for 2.83% of participants burying their loved ones.

Barry Aldworth of the insurance firm said that people need to have a plan in place.

He said: "The best piece of advice is to get some kind of cover in place early and don't avoid these discussions.

"They are not a pleasant topic but they are important to have.

"It is only through these discussions you will be able to make sure that you or your spouse are financially protected."

Well - after learning the findings, we think that not only is financial planning with your family necessary. Best talk to your relatives and tell them what you would like for your "musical moment" lest you end up with something like AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" or "Stayin' Alive" by The BeeGee's blasting through the church.

Do you have other suggestions for appropriate funeral songs? Let us know in the comments below. 

*Originally published in May 2018. Updated in August 2023.