A service to honour the life a young person that has passed away would be incomplete without a funeral song. Funeral songs allow us to express how we feel about the person that passed away. It also allows us to express our deepest sadness and helps us to start our healing.

Whether you are planning a funeral or memorial service, we are confident that you will find a special funeral song in our list for a young death to play at the service.



How do you decide on a funeral song for someone that dies young?

There are many options for funeral songs suitable for a young death, so selecting the right song can seem overwhelming! Here are some simple tips to help you find the right song.


Make a List of Songs That Would be a Good Fit

With the type of the service in mind, do some research and make a list of potential songs that you prefer and that you think would be a good fit for the young person.


Listen To The Words

The words of a song are just as important as the melody. It’s helpful to have the lyrics to the songs open while you’re listening to the song. Remove any songs from your list that don’t convey the desired message.


Ask Family and Friends 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 the young person. You can also ask if they have any song suggestions you may have missed.


List of Funeral Songs For a Young Death

We have collected a list of funeral songs for a young death to choose from. We hope you like them.

The Band Perry If I Die Young Play Song
Alphaville Forever Young Play Song
Celine Dion Fly Play Song
Elton John Circle of Life Play Song
Billy Joel Lullaby (Goodnight My Angel) Play Song
Phil Collins You’ll Be in My Heart Play Song
John Lennon Beautiful Boy Play Song
Michael Jackson Gone Too Soon Play Song
Carmen Twillie Circle of Life (Lion King) Play Song
The Riley School of Dance Shine Down (A Song for Beth) Play Song
Sherrie Austin Streets of Heaven Play Song
Declan Galbraith Danny Boy Play Song
Art Garfunkel – Watership Down Bright Eyes Play Song
Kenny Chesney Who You’d Be Today Play Song
S Club 7 Reach For the Stars Play Song
Natalie Grant Held Play Song



About eziFunerals

eziFunerals supports individuals and families cope with end of life decisions, death and funerals. We are an independent, Australian-owned and operated company, and are not a subsidiary of any other corporation. We are not part of any other funeral company.