Gabby, 21
San Jose

Your songs, and why?

“Superfreak,” Rick James
“Stayin’ Alive,” the Bee Gees

I like these songs. They remind me of my childhood when my family would listen to a lot of 70’s-90’s pop and funk music. I think it’d be a proper way to send me out of the world. Like a full circle type of thing. I listened to funky music coming into the world and I leave the world still listening to funky music. Also I think “Superfreak” is a good representation of myself and “Stayin’ Alive” is so ironic to play at a funeral/memorial. Like am I really dying, or am I stayin’ alive?

How to share them?

I think I’d want these songs shared in a ceremonial way. I really like theater and experimental art so I can very much picture my funeral/memorial to be like an avant-garde, theatrical, type of ceremony. Something fun, though. I would want people to experience something and think “Oh yeah, this is definitely something she wanted.” I don’t want people to cry about me unless it’s because of something funny I did.

Your “no-go” songs?

As much as I like Josh Groban I can’t have any of his songs. No Clay Aiken or slow or religious songs that make people feel bad for me dying.