A service to honour the life and legacy of a loved one that has passed away would be incomplete without funeral songs. Funeral songs are able to express how we feel about our loved one that passed away. They can also express our deepest sorrow and help us to begin healing. Some funeral songs can also help us joyfully celebrate an extraordinary life.

Whether you are planning a funeral, a memorial service, or a celebration of life ceremony, we are confident that you will find a meaningful funeral songs in our list of most popular funeral songs to play at the service.

 

How Do You Decide On a Funeral Song ?

There are endless options for funeral songs out there so making a decision can seem overwhelming!

If your loved one’s service is a traditional funeral service, you might want to stick with more traditional song choices (for example, ‘Amazing Grace’ or ‘The Prayer’). If the service is a celebration of life or memorial service, it might be more appropriate to choose music that is more reflective of your loved one (such as your loved one’s favourite song or a song whose lyrics remind you of them or how they lived their life).

 

Consider The Tone of the Service

With the tone of the service in mind, do some research and make a list of potential songs that you like and that you think would be a good fit for your loved one’s service.

 

Make a List of Songs That You Like

Once you have narrowed down your list of potential songs, play each song for close family members & friends who knew the deceased well. Ask which song they think best honours your loved one. You can also ask if they have any song suggestions you may have missed.

 

Listen To The Lyrics

The lyrics of a song are just as important as the melody. It’s important to listen carefully to the lyrics of each song & make sure that the lyrics match the message you’re trying to convey about your loved one. It’s helpful to have the lyrics to the songs open while you’re listening. Remove any songs from your list that don’t convey the desired message.

 

Ask Your Family For Input

Once you have narrowed down your list of potential songs, play each song for close family members & friends who knew the deceased well. Ask which song they think best honours your loved one. You can also ask if they have any song suggestions you may have missed.

 

List of Popular Funeral Songs for the Ages

We have collected a list of popular funeral songs for the ages to choose from. We hope you like them.

The Beatles Yesterday Play Song
The Beatles Let It Be Play Song
Bob Dylan Every Grain of Sand Play Song
Eric Clapton Tears in Heaven Play Song
The Beatles In My Life Play Song
Dennis Wilson Farewell My Friend Play Song
Frank Sinatra My Way Play Song
Engelbert Humperdinck The Last Waltz Play Song
Nat King Cole Unforgettable Play Song
Louis Armstrong What a Wonderful World Play Song
John Lennon Stand By Me Play Song
Neil Diamond He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother Play Song
John Denver Country Roads Take Me Home Play Song
Nilsson Without You Play Song
Norman Greenbaum Spirit In The Sky Play Song
Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water Play Song
Rod Stewart I Am Sailing Play Song
Tom Waits Come On Up to the House Play Song
Simon & Garfunkel The Sound of Silence Play Song
Terry Jacks Seasons in the Sun Play Song
UB40 Swing Low Sweet Chariot Play Song
Vince Gill Go Rest on That Mountain Play Song
Vera Lynn We’ll Meet Again Play Song
Jackson Browne For a Dancer Play Song
Hollies The Air That I Breathe Play Song
Frank Sinatra It Was a Very Good Year Play Song
Elvis Presley My Way Play Song
Billy Fury A Thousand Stars Play Song
Barbara Dickson Caravan Song Play Song
Dire Straits Brothers In Arms Play Song

 

About eziFunerals

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