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Best, and Worst, Songs About Death

Welcome to Polls Apart, the Clash barometer of the best and worst facets in music. At ten, the antithesis of cool – the worst perpetrators of musical crimes. At one, the most influential and heroic saviours.<br/><br/> Let count down commence! This month: DEATH! 10. Elton John - ‘Candle In The Wind 1997’ AA Gill recently wrote that “grief is the last gift we give to the dead: the expression and proof of love”. Back in 1997 the British public took this to the next level; dispensing with any vestige of dignity and succumbing to an ugly strain of mass hysteria which was less about grieving a woman none of them knew and more about publicly airing an aggregate of suppressed ....<br/><br/> 9:39 p.m. Wednesday 28th October 2009 EST
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