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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 a loved one that passed away. They can also express our deepest sorrow and help us in our time of grief. 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 popular funeral songs in our list 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).

Make a List of Songs That Would be a Good Fit

Consider the type of the service, do some homework and make a list of possible songs that you think would be a good fit for your loved one.

Listen To The Words

Words of a song are just as important as the melody. It’s handy to have the lyrics to the songs while you’re listening to them. Delete any songs from your list that don’t meet the desired message.

Ask Family and Friends For Input

When you have reduced down your list of songs, play each song for close family members & friends who knew your loved one well. Ask them which song they think best represents the person. You can also ask if they have any other song suggestions not listed.

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

Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli Time to Say Goodbye Play Song
Israel Kamakawiwo Somewhere Over the Rainbow Play Song
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth See You Again Play Song
Celtic Woman Danny Boy Play Song
Josh Groban To Where You Are Play Song
Sarah Brightman Ave Maria Play Song
Sarah Mclachlan In the Arms of An Angel Play Song
Angelis Even Though You’re Gone Play Song
Bette Midler Wind Beneath My Wings Play Song
Robbie Williams Angels Play Song
Westlife You Raise Me Up Play Song
Eric Idle/Monty Python Always Look On the Bright Side of Life Play Song
Eric Clapton Tears In Heaven Play Song
Jeff Buckley Satisfied Mind Play Song
Frank Sinatra My Way Play Song
Train Calling All Angels Play Song
Ed Sheeran Supermarket Flowers Play Song
Annie Lennox Into the West Play Song
Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect Soundtrack) You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone (The Cup Song) Play Song
Sarah McLachlan Angels Play Song
Donna Taggart Jealous of the Angels Play Song
Mumford & Sons Awake My Soul Play Song
Bad Girls The Musical Freedom Road 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.