Memorial Service Music – Evergreen?
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?
The video montage is set to Roy Orbison‘s haunting vocal for the love song Evergreen. Evergreen, written by Joe Tanner and recorded by Roy Orbison, has sold a million records but didn’t crack the Hot 100 in the U.S. when Orbison’s recording was released in the US in 1962.
(Roy Orbison Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Barbra Streisand’s song Evergreen has completely different lyrics and was written as the love theme for her movie with Kris Kristofferson, A Star is Born (1976).
Other artists have recorded songwriter Joe Tanner’s version of Evergreen, including Canadian singer Susan Jacks. Below, Susan Jacks’ cover version of Joe Tanner’s Evergreen (1981), which made it to #5 on the Canadian Adult Contemporary charts that year.
Is Evergreen by Roy Orbison or Susan Jacks 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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