Trump Rally Set List Roasted for Including "Funeral for a Friend" and 'Titanic' Theme

The DJ at the Washington, D.C., protest by President Donald Trump's supporters has either accepted that Trump leaving office is imminent or is having a field day subtly trolling the protesters. People on Twitter roasted the rally's playlist for including somber songs that don't exactly jive with the rally's mission of overturning the election results in Trump's favor on the day Congress certifies the election.

Some of the classic rock tunes that people on Twitter have pointed out are Pink Floyd's 1973 song "Brain Damage"; and Elton John's hits "Candle in the Wind," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" (played after Donald Trump, Jr.'s speech), which are all from 1973's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On," which was the theme from Titanic, was also played.

While Trump's affinity for classic rock has been noted and some of the aforementioned artists (John, Dion) were included in his campaign playlists, it seems ironic that these songs were played at the Save America March. Those protesting may believe that their efforts may yet win Trump his second term, but "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" is often associated with bittersweet farewells, and "Candle in the Wind" and "Funeral for a Friend" are usually associated with loss. Despite the triumphant feel of "My Heart Will Go On," its inclusion seems to ignore the fact that the Titanic did sink. "Brain Damage" can speak for itself.

wow look at this thread of the playlist. "goodby yellow brick road"? "brain damage"? this dj is trolling

— Gillian Brockell (@gbrockell) January 6, 2021

If the song titles are ironic in themselves, some people also pointed out how much of a downer they were. One reporter noted that the music "sound[ed] like a funeral," only to have someone reply pointing out the title of the song.

It is: Funeral for a Friend.

— Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR) (@HC_Richardson) January 6, 2021

Naturally, people on Twitter noticed and pointed out that including the dirge "Funeral for a Friend" seemed like something Sacha Baron Cohen would do in the sound booth. Another remarked that including "Funeral" along with the Titanic theme was "much more in line with reality than the speeches," comparing the end of Trump's term to a funeral and a sinking ship.

Do you think Trump supporters will ever come to the realization just how gullible they are? Nah.

The sound guy at their rally plays Funeral for a Friend unironically and they wave their sign oblivious to what's going on.

Did someone let @SachaBaronCohen sneak on the sounddeck?

— Johnny Akzam (@JohnnyAkzam) January 6, 2021

From Titanic's "My Heart Will Go On" to Elton John's "Funeral for a Friend" the music at the Trump rally is much more in line with reality than the speeches.

— Jerry Christmas (@JerryDunleavy) January 6, 2021

Do we think they know what happened to the titanic or no?

— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) January 6, 2021

Another noted that the melancholy tone of the music captured "the true mood for the day for Republicans: LOSER."

Trump supporters are attending a heartwearming Funeral for a Friend performance at the White House.

Can't blame the music programmer for feeling the true mood of the day for Republicans: LOSER.

— Grant Stern (@grantstern) January 6, 2021

Trump has shown that he's a big fan of Elton John, referring to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man" and even asking the singer to perform at his inauguration (as reported by The New York Times), but John has said that he doesn't want his music associated with any American elections.

And if those songs seem on the nose, it remains to be seen if the rally will close out with Steam's "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye."

Washington DC Protest Save America MArch
People gather as President Donald Trump speaks to supporters from The Ellipse near the White House on January 6. The set list for the rally included such songs as Pink Floyd's "Brain Damage" as well as Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding." MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty