Rock Beats Classical Music For Australian Funerals

Music is traditional at a funeral, like "Mozart's Requiem" and "Amazing Grace." But, "Highway to Hell"? A cemetery manager in Adelaide, Australia, says he's getting more requests for classic rock than he is for classical music.

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ARI SHAPIRO, host:

Good morning. I'm Ari Shapiro.

Music is traditional at a funeral - Mozart's "Requiem," "Ave Maria." But "Highway to Hell"? Well, a cemetery manager in Adelaide, Australia says he's getting more requests for classic rock than for classical music. "Highway to Hell" actually is a popular choice. He says so is "Stairway to Heaven" and number one on the funeral chart countdown…

(Soundbite of song, "My Way")

Mr. FRANK SINATRA (Singer): (Singing) I did it my way.

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