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Popular Funeral Songs

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Need to find a popular funeral song? 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.

How Do You Decide On a Funeral Song?

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

To help make your decision easier, we’ve created the best list of funeral songs to help you narrow down your options and decide which funeral song or funeral songs to choose for your loved one’s service.

4 Simple Tips for Choosing The Right Funeral Music

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.

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 BocelliTime to Say GoodbyePlay Song
Israel KamakawiwoSomewhere Over the RainbowPlay Song
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie PuthSee You AgainPlay Song
Celtic WomanDanny BoyPlay Song
Josh GrobanTo Where You ArePlay Song
Sarah BrightmanAve MariaPlay Song
Sarah MclachlanIn the Arms of An AngelPlay Song
AngelisEven Though You’re GonePlay Song
Bette MidlerWind Beneath My WingsPlay Song
Robbie WilliamsAngelsPlay Song
WestlifeYou Raise Me UpPlay Song
Eric Idle/Monty PythonAlways Look On the Bright Side of LifePlay Song
Eric ClaptonTears In HeavenPlay Song
Jeff BuckleySatisfied MindPlay Song
Frank SinatraMy WayPlay Song
TrainCalling All AngelsPlay Song
Ed SheeranSupermarket FlowersPlay Song
Annie LennoxInto the WestPlay Song
Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect Soundtrack)You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone (The Cup Song)Play Song
Sarah McLachlanAngelsPlay Song
Donna TaggartJealous of the AngelsPlay Song
Mumford & SonsAwake My SoulPlay Song
Bad Girls The MusicalFreedom RoadPlay Song

Classic Rock Funeral Songs

Collective SoulShinePlay Song
Bon JoviHallelujahPlay Song
Alter BridgeIn Loving MemoryPlay Song
Guns N’ RosesPatiencePlay Song
Led ZeppelinStairway to HeavenPlay Song
Linkin ParkShadow of the DayPlay Song
Black SabbathChangesPlay Song
Lynyd SkynyrdFreebirdPlay Song
Guns N’ RosesSweet Child o’ MinePlay Song
Ozzy OsbourneSee You on the Other SidePlay Song
Pink FloydWish You Were HerePlay Song
NirvanaMan Who Sold the WorldPlay Song
QueenYou’re my Best FriendPlay Song
Guns N’ RosesKnockin’ on Heaven’s DoorPlay Song
The ByrdsTurn Turn TurnPlay Song
Jimmy Eat WorldHear You MePlay Song
Guns N’ RosesNovember RainPlay Song

Alternative Funeral Songs

Avril LavigneSlipped AwayPlay Song
The CurePictures of YouPlay Song
Love and RocketsHaunted, When the Minutes DragPlay Song
U2Beautiful DayPlay Song
Love and RocketsIf There’s a Heaven AbovePlay Song
EnigmaReturn to InnocencePlay Song
MoistBreathePlay Song
EvanescenceMy ImmortalPlay Song
Antony and the JohnsonsHope There’s SomeonePlay Song
Jon LordPictured WithinPlay Song

Sentimental Funeral Songs

Leonard CohenSo Long MariannePlay Song
Sarah McLaghlanI Will Remember YouPlay Song
EnyaOnly TimePlay Song
Mary FahlGoing HomePlay Song
Johnny ReidThank YouPlay Song
Cindy LauperTime After TimePlay Song
EnyaMay It BePlay Song
Jo Dee MessinaHeaven Was Needing a HeroPlay Song
P. DiddyI’ll Be Missing YouPlay Song
Bette MidlerWind Beneath My WingsPlay Song
P!nkWho KnewPlay Song
Robbie WilliamsAngelsPlay Song
Linda RonstadtGoodbye My FriendPlay Song
WestlifeI’ll See You AgainPlay Song
StingFragilePlay Song
Eva CassadyTime After TimePlay Song
Simple MindsDon’t You Forget About MePlay Song
Meat LoafHeaven Can WaitPlay Song
Leona LewisFootprints in the SandPlay Song
John FarnhamAngelsPlay Song
Escape ClubI’ll Be TherePlay Song
Monk & NeagleDancing With the AngelsPlay Song
QueenWho Wants to Live ForeverPlay Song
Sophie B. HawkinsAs I Lay Me DownPlay Song
Melissa EtheridgeTalking To My AngelPlay Song

Love Funeral Songs

ColdplayYellowPlay Song
Crowded HouseDon’t Dream It’s OverPlay Song
Carly SimonComing Around AgainPlay Song
Josh GrobanYou Raise Me UpPlay Song
RoxetteIt Must Have Been LovePlay Song
Stevie NicksI Miss YouPlay Song
Snow PatrolChasing CarsPlay Song
MadonnaI’ll RememberPlay Song
PoliceEvery Breath You TakePlay Song
Janet JacksonTogether AgainPlay Song
BerlinTake My Breath AwayPlay Song
Crowded HouseBetter Be Home SoonPlay Song
Mr. MisterBroken WingsPlay Song
Diana Ross and Lionel RitchieEndless LovePlay Song
LonestarI’m Already TherePlay Song
Billie HolidayI’ll Be Seeing YouPlay Song
PassengerLet Her GoPlay Song
Belinda CarlisleLove Never DiesPlay Song
TiffanyAll This TimePlay Song
RihannaAs Real As You and MePlay Song
Chantal KreviazukFeels Like Home to MePlay Song
Phillip PhillipsGone Gone GonePlay Song

Funeral Songs For Young Death

The Band PerryIf I Die YoungPlay Song
AlphavilleForever YoungPlay Song
Celine DionFlyPlay Song
Elton JohnCircle of LifePlay Song
Billy JoelLullaby (Goodnight My Angel)Play Song
Phil CollinsYou’ll Be in My HeartPlay Song
John LennonBeautiful BoyPlay Song
Michael JacksonGone Too SoonPlay Song
Carmen TwillieCircle of Life (Lion King)Play Song
The Riley School of DanceShine Down (A Song for Beth)Play Song
Sherrie AustinStreets of HeavenPlay Song
Declan GalbraithDanny BoyPlay Song
Art Garfunkel – Watership DownBright EyesPlay Song
Kenny ChesneyWho You’d Be TodayPlay Song
S Club 7Reach For the StarsPlay Song
Natalie GrantHeldPlay Song

Funeral Songs for the Death of a Parent

Jon BarkerThank You for Being My DadPlay Song
Ill DivoMamaPlay Song
Celine DionGoodbye’s the Saddest WordPlay Song
Mike and the MechanicsIn the Living YearsPlay Song
Mercy MeHomesickPlay Song
Brad PaisleyWhen I Get to Where I’m GoingPlay Song
Donna TaggartJealous of the AngelsPlay Song
Van MorrisonDays Like ThisPlay Song
Luther VandrossDance With My FatherPlay Song
Ronan KeatingThis is Your SongPlay Song
Lady GagaJoannePlay Song
Keith UrbanA Song for DadPlay Song
Louis ArmstrongWhat a Wonderful WorldPlay Song
Kate RusbyWho Will Sing Me Lullabies?Play Song

Religious Funeral Songs

AngelisMorning Has BrokenPlay Song
Susan BoyleMake Me a Channel of Your PeacePlay Song
LeAnn RimesAmazing GracePlay Song
George HarrisonMy Sweet LordPlay Song
Andrea Bocelli (feat. Celine Dion)The PrayerPlay Song
BirdyFire and RainPlay Song
Gareth GatesSpirit in the SkyPlay Song
Judy Collins & ChoirAmazing GracePlay Song
Mormon Tabernacle ChoirThe Lord is My ShepherdPlay Song
Soweto Gospel ChoirAmazing GracePlay Song
AngelisPie JesuPlay Song
Reba Mcentire ft. Kelly Clarkson & Tricia YearwoodSoftly And TenderlyPlay Song

Funeral Songs For The Loss of a Child

Gerrit HofsinkStillPlay Song
LiveLightning CrashesPlay Song
WatermarkGlory BabyPlay Song
Ed SheeranSmall BumpPlay Song
BeyonceHeavenPlay Song
P!nkBeam Me UpPlay Song
SelahI Will Carry YouPlay Song
Carrie UnderwoodSee You AgainPlay Song
Britt NicoleThe Sun is RisingPlay Song
Hillary ScottThy WillPlay Song
DaughtryGone Too SoonPlay Song
Lily AllenSomething’s Not RightPlay Song
Lily AllenTake My PlacePlay Song
Sunny SweeneyBottle By My BedPlay Song

Funeral Songs for the the Golden Years

The BeatlesYesterdayPlay Song
The BeatlesLet It BePlay Song
Bob DylanEvery Grain of SandPlay Song
Eric ClaptonTears in HeavenPlay Song
The BeatlesIn My LifePlay Song
Dennis WilsonFarewell My FriendPlay Song
Frank SinatraMy WayPlay Song
Engelbert HumperdinckThe Last WaltzPlay Song
Nat King ColeUnforgettablePlay Song
Louis ArmstrongWhat a Wonderful WorldPlay Song
John LennonStand By MePlay Song
Neil DiamondHe Ain’t Heavy, He’s My BrotherPlay Song
John DenverCountry Roads Take Me HomePlay Song
NilssonWithout YouPlay Song
Norman GreenbaumSpirit In The SkyPlay Song
Simon & GarfunkelBridge Over Troubled WaterPlay Song
Rod StewartI Am SailingPlay Song
Tom WaitsCome On Up to the HousePlay Song
Simon & GarfunkelThe Sound of SilencePlay Song
Terry JacksSeasons in the SunPlay Song
UB40Swing Low Sweet ChariotPlay Song
Vince GillGo Rest on That MountainPlay Song
Vera LynnWe’ll Meet AgainPlay Song
Jackson BrowneFor a DancerPlay Song
HolliesThe Air That I BreathePlay Song
Frank SinatraIt Was a Very Good YearPlay Song
Elvis PresleyMy WayPlay Song
Billy FuryA Thousand StarsPlay Song
Barbara DicksonCaravan SongPlay Song
Dire StraitsBrothers In ArmsPlay Song

Funeral Songs for Death of a Spouse

James BluntGoodbye My LoverPlay Song
Leonard CohenHallelujahPlay Song
MadonnaThis Used To Be My PlaygroundPlay Song
Willie NelsonShe is GonePlay Song
Whitney HoustonI Will Always Love YouPlay Song
Celine DionMy Heart Will Go OnPlay Song
Barbra StreisandThe Way We WerePlay Song
Naked EyesAlways Something There to Remind MePlay Song
Celine DionBecause You Loved MePlay Song
Nemo ShawStop All the ClocksPlay Song
Sinead O’ConnorNothing Compares to YouPlay Song
Beth Nielsen ChapmanSand and WaterPlay Song

More…. Funeral Songs

Joyce AldrichBy the Grace of GodPlay Song
Joyce AldrichGod Opens the DoorPlay Song
Chloe CharlesMy ChildPlay Song
Larra SkyeWishing TreePlay Song
Larra SkyeWait Your Whole LifePlay Song
Michelle WillisIt’ll Rain TodayPlay Song
Cindy AlexanderHeaven’s WallPlay Song
Stephanie MartinSailing OnPlay Song
Jack GarrattWeatheredPlay Song
Melanie PetersonMiss You AlreadyPlay Song
Don CampbellSail The Grateful WayPlay Song
KirtyRun River RunPlay Song
Rose CousinsThis LightPlay Song
Paul AlexanderLight a CandlePlay Song
Paul AlexanderGone Too SoonPlay Song
Emma JoYour Story Isn’t Over YetPlay Song