Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.
Let airplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.
The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
“Funeral Blues,” W.H. Auden, 1938
Pop Goes the World – Men Without Hats
The Sun Always Shines on TV – A-Ha
Silent Running – Mike + the Mechanics
Breakaway – Big Pig
Brothers in Arms – Dire Straits
She’s an Angel – They Might be Giants
Storybook Love – Mark Knopfler
Home Again: End Credits (Star Trek IV) – Leonard Rosenman
Back to the Future Overture – The Outatime Orchestra (Alan Silvestri)
The Wizard of Speed and Time – Mike Jittlov and John Massari
The War of the Worlds Medley – Jeff Wayne
Split – The Roy Clark Method