In June of 2001, when I lost my best friend in a fatal car crash (no seatbelt), I started singing this song about ten minutes into the service, and as I did so, people were moved to tears, especially when I started booming the bridge of the song “They wear so many faces, show up in the strangest places; they grace us with their mercy in our time of need”. Beautiful.
As the Footsteps Die It Forever by Streetlight Manifesto.
Funeral songs for the hopeless romantics. Adele performing in Birmingham on her 2016 tour. I’d give up my life, my heart, my home
Celine Dion – Fly A song about his woman dying. In this world we stumble through Reba McIntyre – If I Had Only Known Indeed, several of Adele’s heartfelt love songs have become a significant moment at many people’s funerals since she first hit the charts. Apart from its sporting associations, this cheerful song is the audio equivalent of a ray of sunshine – perfect for celebration of life funerals. give us bread, give us salt, give us wine. You can count on me to stay, Remember when the circus came to town
[…], Here’s another one to add to the list. Wish I could be with her to take care of her. Have a listen to the Diana Krall version of In my life. pink Floyd- wish you were here I’ve seen it, and it was beautiful. Great additions, Ingrid! Feeling inspired by all these funeral songs, but still not sure what kind of music to play at your next funeral service? I understand there were copy-write concerns, however perhaps an alternative link might work. The travelling willburries. A funeral service isn’t complete without this song, plus the words practically ooze out of his mouth.
Its beautiful. 20. Your funeral director is also a great source of information for these kinds of questions, so we recommend reaching out to them during the pre-planning process to help! It’s very beautiful. Get our latest articles delivered to your email inbox! Jenn Bostic-Jealous of the Angels is a tear jerking funeral song. / Forever young.”.
You’ll be There and Troubadour by George Strait, Sorry I have a long list but most of them are country, These are all such goodies! Hello Heather.
“Fix me up with a mannequin, just remember, I like blondes/ I’ll be the life of the party, even when I’m dead and gone.”.
THanks for sharing Matt! I hope you dance. Spirit In the Sky Because everyone needs a little sense of humor, even during the saddest of times. It is impossible for me to hear that song and not cry and think about lost loved ones. You can imaging the scene of the coffin arriving at his home heartbreaking returning to the home he loved friends waiting for him . I have come to find comfort in this song when mourning. We played, See you again, by wiz kalifa! The Smith’s are arguably one of the most talented bands of all time. The ukeleighleigh, his comforting voice, the beautiful lyrics. My daughter’s and I are putting together a playlist for her video my photos. Originally recorded by The Waterboys, Ellie Goulding’s stripped back and beautiful version of this song was the official song of the 2013 Children in Need campaign. Great choices Michelle.
For one, the act of playing music for a community can quite literally break an uncomfortable silence or help provide a distraction from people’s thoughts and grief. Dolly Parton) – “When I Get Where I’m Going”, When I get where I’m going First, let’s start things off with songs you’d typically hear at a funeral. Just had service for my best cousin! The relationship between funerals and music is incredibly powerful and can offer a sense of peace for friends and family members at a difficult time. Thanks for these suggestions, Kimberly! Garth Brooks The Dance & Luke Bryan’s Drink a Beer.
And I’ll tell him how I missed him
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The part of the lyric that saids, ‘You’ll never see me again, no matter what you do.’ is both upbeat and sad at the same time. How about “Time of my Life” from Dirty Dancing? I’m in my 60s so I hope it won’t be for a while yet. we will call this place our home, I always felt that God was on our side, And when one of us is gone The track I want played at my funeral is “Bookends” by Simon and Garfuncal.
She’s very rarely late”.
Once all the tears have been shed, it’s time to shake it up a little.
Time is still the infinite jest, The arrow flies when you dream, Westlfe – I’ll See You Again Every minute since he left
Josh Groban’s, “To Where You Are” is the perfect funeral song. I also like the patty cake song .Sam Tsui..” I think of you, “.
Led Zeppelin- stairway to heaven
I had a family ask for “He finally stopped loving her today”. Thanks, I will be using some of these this weekend.
A classic. • “Supermarket Flowers” by Ed Sheeren I hope they play it at my funeral. You put it in here .
Just like Michelle Branch says, this song really reminds us that we can always keep our loved one’s with us. The doorbell rings and it’s
Were all the years I had with you, And I would give anything I own I adapted it for almost 200 names and familial titles e.g. I can just imagine the doves being released to this song on the day I leave this world. HI, IT HAS TOO BE THE LIVING YEARS,MIKE & THE MECHANICS. Life is rough.
I miss her every second of every day and night. Not mainstream but I believe the most beautiful song for funeral is “Dancing in the Sky” by Dani & Lizzy. Monty Python’s “Always Look on the Bright Side of LIfe”
Wow, I live in a world of my own basically and about the only song I knew was Amazing Grace. Whether some of these suggestions were meant in jest or not, as a funeral director I can say that there are only a couple of appropriate songs.
She slowly wasted away from the horrible heart wrenching Dementia/ Alzheimer’s disease. “Go Rest High on That Mountain” by Vince Gill was played at my mothers funeral. As it was so infamously played in the cry-festival of a movie. Feeling inspired by all these funeral songs, but still not sure what kind of music to play at your next funeral service? Senior producer, Legacy.com. Just to have you back again, You taught me how to love 1) One can not have a list of funeral songs without at least mentioning the classic New Orleans Jazz Funeral song — ‘It’s You’re Last Chance To Dance’. All for the best or some bizarre test?
John Cale – Big White Cloud.
Also Devotchkas “How it ends” might be fitting for a funeral song. To funeral Director——This not about YOU and what YOU think!!! For you, the sun will be shining And I feel that when I’m with you, It’s alright, I know it’s right……
The first funeral I ever attended was for my grandfather, and my mom requested that they play this song in honor of him. Working in a funeral home has made me loathe that song with every fibre of my being. I’ve read many good suggestions, however, need to end on the perfect song. I’m gonna bury my best friend on Saturday and Angel of Mercy by Black Label Society is one of the hardest songs to listen too, http://www.reverbnation.com/reapersriddle, You sheltered me from harm 3) Next is the song ‘Another Man’s Done Gone’, were the lyrics were inspired from small ‘orphan’ lyric pieces authored by Woody Guthrie (the world famous American folk singer / composer).
There’s a scene in the movie “My Sister’s Keeper” where this song plays and I absolutely lost it the first time I heard it. Dance with my Father Again… Luther V. The most fitting song that I have heard was for my fun loving and crazy Aunty. This song is easily the most beautiful song I have ever heard. I’m writing to ask you to consider reviewing “Far From Perfect, But He Was Mine” https://youtu.be/uXYg2-mXvpI and if you like it, mentioning it in a future article or blog post on funeralone.com. Just listen to Steeleye Span’s ” The song will remain” I don’t have say anything else.
And run my fingers through his mane Jenn Bostic – Jealous Of The Angels.
I am planning to have Pink Floyd’s song “Mother” played at my mother’s funeral. the dirt in which our roots may grow Two very beautiful songs, Tonia, thanks for sharing! the dirt in which our roots may grow. Thank you, On The Other Side– Dailey and Vincent Did you know Life Tributes’ tribute video software has the largest library of funeral music with more than 1,000 tracks? to help you get clear on the kind of funeral music to play at the service. Eric Clapton – Tears In Heaven
spirit in the sky gareth gates version Played at my Mother’s funeral.
Time by Alan Parson’s Project The Pretenders ‘Hymn to Her’ Although this ballad is about a break up, Adele’s powerful vocals and a memorable melody has made this a popular song for funerals. Truly a classic.
24. I sincerely hope Best Seat In The House by Barry Manilow gets played at mine! https://youtu.be/1GdtAHksSzw My daughters Fiance passed away Jan 10th and this song was played at his Memorial. oh wow, this one was touching!