Following my post last night in which I asked for songs and music people felt appropriate to the atheist/secular movement, I've had some great feedback and suggestions. I was going to just post these under my original entry with my suggestions, but there's too many so I'll put them in a new thread.
First, though, I'm going to be shamelessy self-indulgent (hey, it's my blog) and post just two more of my own. The first one is Nina Simone's "Feeling Good", which I think is pretty self-explanatory:
This second - not to lower the mood - I want played at my funeral. Reflective, simple and beautiful. I could listen to Tom Waits all day (and frequently do) but "Take It With Me" is one of my favourites:
In the comments section here, I had the following suggestions: From Xu Wang, "Saved" by Shelley Segal:
From WelshKris87, Bryan Steeksma's "Listen To Reason":
From Phil Meyers, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' "If I Had A Gun":
Heretic With A Heart suggested Gogol Bordello's "Supertheory of Supereverything":
Michael5MacKay offered XTC's "Dear God" (by the way, someone needs to tell me what other song that guitar riff appears in because it's putting my swede through. I'm feeling it's vaguely 70s-ish but can't pin it down) and "Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead":
Jon suggested Doris Day's Que Sera, Sera:
Altair suggested this piece from the Cosmos series (for me, definitely a lie on the grass, stare at the stars get miles away one, thanks Altair!):
Smegger68 recommends "Faithless" and "Freewill", both by Rush:
And Phil Walder suggests "Everybody Hurts" by REM - a worthy acknowledgment, I think, that all of us, atheist and theist alike, are human and have the same feelings. (Well. Maybe not Republicans.):
Meanwhile, on Twitter, Adam Bennett suggests "The Dream" by Greydon Square:
... and only1united suggested the theme tune to Ghostbusters, which made me laugh:
Anyone want to suggest any more? Keep 'em coming!