Throw Me a Party

Album: Halfway to Home (2019)


  • In April 2015, the actress and singer Rita Wilson announced that she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Here, she tells her husband Tom Hanks and other family and friends that if she does die they should celebrate her life rather than mourn it.

    So when I'm gone throw me a party
    You should dance as if I was there
    Don't be sad or be broken-hearted
    Just send your voices up in the air

    Wilson wrote the song with Sugarland's Kristian Bush and with Liz Rose, who co-penned many of Taylor Swift's earlier tunes. Wilson explained: "When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I had so many different thoughts. You're scared, anxious, you think about your own mortality. So I had a serious discussion with my husband that if anything happens, what I'd like is a party, a celebration."

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  • Sandy from Weymouth Mass.02190Absolutely beautiful. So poignant
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