Top Ten Songs to Have As End Credits to Your Life

Alpha101
Me and others have always wondered, "What about at the end of our life, we have end credits, like a movie?" I'm the only one that thinks about this? Sigh. Well, here's the top ten songs that I would play if my life had end credits.

The Top Ten

1 What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

I don't need to tell anyone how amazing this song is. Everybody already knows. It's simply Armstrong's best, and possibly jazz's best period. This would perfectly suit the end of my life, and I know many others could relate. - Alpha101

Not only a gorgeous song, but it's also very fitting.
Great list! - Britgirl

2 A Day In the Life - The Beatles

This is one of the only songs to make me cry, and that's saying something. I never cry, for I am a man. Men...don't...just a second, I've got to wipe my tears-I mean sweat off my face. Anyways, this is my favorite Beatles song, and I feel that it would make a nice addition to my end credits. - Alpha101

This would make a beautiful song to play in the credits! Amazing list, Alpha101! - MontyPython

3 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

Obviously this song would make my end credits. If it didn't, I'd come back to life as a ghost and strangle the person who compiled my end credits. It's one of the best songs in history, and while it gets a little stale from listening to it repeatedly, it is very meaningful, and tragic. - Alpha101

4 Imagine - John Lennon

This is one of history's most popular and recognizable songs, and it holds a powerful message. The whole song is about unity, love, and happiness. What more could one ask for? - Alpha101

5 Remember When the Music - Harry Chapin
6 Black - Pearl Jam

While this is a love song, Vedder's voice really shines in this song, and the lyrics are so touching. It's always been one of my favorite songs, and I would love to play it whenever my life comes to an end. - Alpha101

7 Cloud of Unknowing - Gorillaz

Who knew that a group such as Gorillaz could write something truly beautiful? Me, that's who. Whenever I first listened to the song, I had to hold back tears-I mean sweat. I mean, it's just so beautiful! - Alpha101

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8 My Immortal - Evanescence

This song would perfectly fit the end of someone's life. The chorus is sad yet beautiful, and it has one of the most impressive vocal performances ever. - Alpha101

I'll use this song. - SamuiNeko

9 It Was a Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra
10 In This World - Moby

The Contenders

11 The Bard's Song - Blind Guardian

A great acoustic ballad with amazing vox and lyrics:

"Tomorrow will take us away far from home
No one will ever know our names but the bards' songs will remain
Tomorrow all will be known and you're not alone
So don't be afraid of the dark and cold
'Cause the bards' songs will remain, they all will remain

In my thoughts and in my dreams they're always in my mind
These songs of hobbits, dwarves, and men, and elves
Come close your eyes you can see them, too". - Metal_Treasure

12 Vielleicht das Nachste Mal (Maybe Next Time) - Rainbow

It's a beautiful instrumental piece so you can put any meaning you want. - Metal_Treasure

13 Reason to Breathe - Electus
14 Anybody There - Rainbow
15 Yesterday When I Was Young - Roy Clark
16 Thank You for the Music - Abba

I'm nothing special, in fact I'm a bit of a bore
If I tell a joke, you've probably heard it before
But I have a talent, a wonderful thing
Cause everyone listens when I start to sing
I'm so grateful and proud
All I want is to sing it out loud

So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing
Thanks for all the joy they're bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me

I've been so lucky, I am the girl with golden hair
I wanna sing it out to everybody
What a joy, what a life, what a chance! - Metal_Treasure

It was hard to choose between this and What A Wonderful World but without music, the world would be (slightly) less wonderful. Thank you for the music indeed! - Britgirl

Ah. I always had a soft spot for this band. Very good song. - IronSabbathPriest

17 Isn't Life Strange - The Moody Blues
18 Forever Young - Bob Dylan
19 Paradise Circus - Massive Attack
20 Changes - Black Sabbath

Again, who knew that Black Sabbath could write a song that makes your eyes sweat? I mean, their lead singer's nickname is the "Prince of Darkness" for Christ's sake! But, yes, this song is amazing too. - Alpha101

21 The Watchman's Gone - Gordon Lightfoot
22 I Remember - Deadmau5
23 Deathbed - Relient K

This song made an appearance on one of my other lists, because it's, ho to I put this, AMAZING! Just listen to it for yourself. My life was changed whenever I listened to it. - Alpha101

How could you go wrong with Relient K? - RiverClanRocks

Well, for a start, they did do a song which does admit to wasting ten seconds of one's life. - PositronWildhawk

24 I'm Your Captain/Closer to Home - Grand Funk Railroad
25 Soldier - Gareth Emery
26 Ocean Man - Ween

It fits with every ending. - PerfectImpulseX

27 There Only Was One Choice - Harry Chapin
28 Lie Down In Darkness - Moby
29 Mile Marker - Amy Seeley
30 Within - Daft Punk

What's with all of these groups making surprisingly touching songs? While Daft Punk has a few songs that hit close to home, this one really does it for me. The lyrics are great, and the robotic voice makes the song that much better. - Alpha101

31 'Til We Die - Slipknot

This is an honorable mention. - Alpha101

32 All Things Must Pass - George Harrison
33 Blind Faith - Chase & Status
34 Voice of the Soul - Death
35 Shooting Star - Bob Dylan
36 You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go - Bob Dylan
37 If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot
38 Carefree Highway - Gordon Lightfoot
39 My Back Pages - Bob Dylan
40 I Shall Be Released - Bob Dylan
41 A True, True Friend - Daniel Ingram

Right before Twilight became a princess. - RiverClanRocks

No offense to bronies,but why are ponies everywhere? - SamuiNeko

42 Tomorrow is a Long Time - Bob Dylan
43 Softly, As I Leave You - Frank Sinatra
44 Lovers - Jackie Evancho
45 In My Life - The Beatles
46 The Truth - Foster the People
47 Reflection Eternal - Nujabes
48 Isolation Years - Opeth

Very cryptic and mysterious prog rock song. - IronSabbathPriest

49 Unbelievable - Owl City

It's about reminiscing on your childhood, but could also be about your life in general. Plus, it's catchy. - RiverClanRocks

50 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

WHY IS THIS NOT NUMBER ONE? SERIOUSLY. This is called the STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN! And if you are not religious, this is still an awesome song! And for those people who think it's cheesy or whatever, WHO CARES. Its great. - TheGoldenChampion

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Top Remixes (5)

1. What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
2. A Day In the Life - The Beatles
3. Imagine - John Lennon
Alpha101
1. Remember When the Music - Harry Chapin
2. Yesterday When I Was Young - Roy Clark
3. It Was a Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra
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1. In This World - Moby
2. Reason to Breathe - Electus
3. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
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