We are so glad you found this blog useful : ). It is beautifully written and the melody gets so emotional. The UK is a nation of football fanatics, as proved by the popularity of … Imagine-John Lennon I am so so incredibly sorry for your loss. A few years ago we were asked to suggest some songs for a funeral. Your still the one — Shania Twain, Now looking for ones for me has two of the above would of been my choice but not fitting now, “Be Still” by The Killers You forgot AC/DC’s “highway to hell” and Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t fear the reaper”, Can you really imagine sitting at grandmas funeral listing to lyrics like “I fell into a burning ring of fire”, I see a lot of interesting content on your blog. “Dropkick Me Jesus” – Bobby Bare Relatively obscure, but I like them and they speak to me. They’re missing out on great art that has endured for centuries, and will continue to endure. Then of course we played his favorite by Go Rest High on the Mountain by Vince Gill. “Pristina” by Faith No More It is with great sadness that I didn’t see that one…, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAsVa768r8E. It makes me tear up knowing I will be remembered. Fathers are often the backbone of the family, and the music played at a father’s funeral should certainly showcase that role. Sometimes it feels like you and me against the world Thanks for this. Thanks again for this site…I passed it on to a friend as well.. Angels — Sarah Mclachlan It really reminds us of the big open sky that shows us where heaven is. We asked funeral directors across the country what their favorite funeral songs are, and the votes are in. The songs below cover a variety of genres, are applicable for a man or woman’s funeral, and are appropriate for any memorial service. I sincerely hope Best Seat In The House by Barry Manilow gets played at mine! For the Irish, this is especially true. We asked funeral directors across the country what their favorite funeral songs are, and the votes are in. Or heaven plug a hole in the earth – “how wonderful to be so profound Bird On The Wire - Lyrics By Leonard Cohen. A classic. Also Devotchkas “How it ends” might be fitting for a funeral song. You can imaging the scene of the coffin arriving at his home heartbreaking returning to the home he loved friends waiting for him . A song for my son – Thank You by Sarah Connor Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – “Life is Hard”. The part of me that can’t let go, And I would give anything I own, Sometimes it feels like you and me against the world let our hearts, like doors, open wide, open wide. u r not alone Stephen gately version Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend – Like I’m Gonna Lose You I having this at my funeral. You’ve put my heart in the right direction for my momma’s funeral. The Day that I Died (inside) right along With The Most Beautiful Girl In The World, My Daughter – My Friend, “ANGIE”, SO SHE TRIED, AND ALWAYS TOLD OTHERS AS WELL..,TO…, SMILE BEAUTIFUL! American trilogy is by far my favorite In My Life / If We Never Meet Again by Selah. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole As it was so infamously played in the cry-festival of a movie, The Notebook, this one is a classic for long time lovers. Not me, just quietly buried in stones I miss her.. Hmm, well, yeah… a fair beginning list of songs for a funeral. This song is a little “dark”, but the lullaby-like melody make it a beautiful song to play at a funeral. Time to meet the chef And I’ll leave my heart wide open if you havent listened to this song, you should listen to it. Funeral music adds a special touch to Tribute Videos. Let’s check them out: Despite its title, this song is oddly soft, sweet and soothing… and also my top light-hearted choice for a funeral song: “Drink up life like a river ’till the pizza man delivers/And smile and know I loved you ’til the end”. What a difference you’ve made in my life by Ronnie Millsap is a great one for a memorial video. This is for you, Cliff! “Feels Like Home” – Chantal Kreviazuk • also for anyone interested in adding to their existing preparations. The song that must be played at my wifes funeral, if she dies before me is “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” from The Wizard of Oz. I dare you to listen to this rendition and not cry. Then I’ll hug his neck, So much pain and so much darkness “You and Me Against the World” – Helen Reddy, You and me against the world grandma. Beautiful acoustical guitar. The parting glass Everything I Own, Bread, can you guy think of a funaral song for a 2 year old baby boy, wen i die i wanna be buried – “Joy” amzn_assoc_default_search_key = ""; Think about the days of me and you Irish music for funerals. The Dark Island – listen to this quaint 60s recording of Fiona Kennedy singing this classic; well kent … with each year, our color fades. My singing this song left everybody at her (Stevie’s) funeral in tears, but was also a comfort to everyone who had any association with Stevie at any point in her 16 short years. 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. But I’m sure I hear a train I always felt that God was on our side, And when one of us is gone The Smith’s are arguably one of the most talented bands of all time. 2) Then, there is a song written solely for those persons, who being still alive, want to have some fun at a funeral. It is what it is and whatever, And he’ll match me step for step 7. Would like to hear a funeral song for my mother by vill Gill. Came upon this website seeking songs for funeral. For my mother’s funeral my brother chose “HERO” by Whitney Houston. You’ll find that life is still worthwhile Best, most tear jerking, song I have ever heard is Go Rest High on The Mountain by Vince Gill. Thankyou, I lost my nephew a couple years ago and wanted a different song, like how the years have passed and how he’s still so very missed. I would give everything I own, I miss her every second of every day and night. I’m writing a book to be launched on July 9, 2015 title: I Hear You’re Afraid of Dying or Afraid Someone You Love Will Die Before You. I found this website extremely helpful during this stressful time. amzn_assoc_bg_color = "FFFFFF"; Poetry - Eulogy - Books - Flowers - Sympathy - Gifts - Music, It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday - Boyz II Men, Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World, You're The First My Last My Everything - Barry White, Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me - Ray Price, Death Is Not The End - Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue, I'll Fly Away - Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch, Just A Closer Walk With Thee - Jimmie Rodgers, Just A Closer Walk With Thee - Patsy Cline, Knockin' On Heavens Door - Dolly Parton and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Peace In The Valley - Tennessee Ernie Ford, The Highwayman - Jimmy Webb & Paddy McAloon, The Highwayman - Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash, When I Get Where I'm Going - Brad Paisley & (Feat) Dolly Parton, Your Long Journey - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Dancing With The Angels - Monk and Neagle, Gospel, Spiritual & Christian Funeral Music, Just A Closer Walk With Thee - Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Just A Closer Walk With Thee - Hazel Miller and Charles Suggs, Life Is like A Mountain Railroad - The Oak Ridge Boys, Precious Memories - Crimson River and Cross Road Quartets, Softly And Tenderly Jesus Is Calling - Cynthia Clawson, Swing Low Sweet Chariot - Gospel Hummingbirds, Swing Low Sweet Chariot - Kathleen Battle and The Boys Choir of Harlem, Swing Low Sweet Chariot - Robert Shaw Festival Singers, When They Ring The Golden Bells - Hee Haw Gospel Quartet, Where Could I Go But To the Lord - Elvis Presley, You've Got A Friend / Precious Lord Take My Hand - Aretha Franklin, All Things Must Pass - George Harrison Video, Carry Me (Like A Fire In Your Heart) - Chris De Burgh, Goodbye England's Rose - Elton John - Video, Somewhere Out There - Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram, When I'm Dead And Gone - Fury In The Slaughterhouse, When I'm Dead And Gone - McGuinness Flint, Who Wants To Live Forever - Sarah Brightman, You've Got A Friend - Carole King - Celine Dion - Gloria Estefan - Shania Twain. to help you get clear on the kind of funeral music to play at the service. So hard to earn so easily burned I’m just a breath away to where you are. As I have grown older, I have begun to think about my own funeral arrangements. Although the lyrics cut me deep, there’s something about this song that’s quite romantic. Sad, yet beautiful. Farewell Party Gene Watson or Alan Jackson. ... (the world famous American folk singer / composer). In a real sense, the story of 20th-century evangelicalism is the story of Billy Graham. What about “Bohemian rhapsody” by queen and “Funeral for a Friend/ Love Lies Bleeding” By Elton John? The song(s) you choose don’t have to be traditional funeral music. A true classic. (It’s a measure of a life) I dare you to listen to this rendition and not cry. Despite its title, this song is oddly soft, sweet and soothing… and also my top light-hearted choice for a funeral song: “Drink up life like a river ’till the pizza man delivers/And smile and know I loved you ’til the end”. Thanks, I will be using some of these this weekend. 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! I want Rush’s The Garden played at my funeral: In this one of many possible worlds, and have songs like But taking them all for granted? Lyrics like, "So I'll wait for the wild rose that's waiting for me," make it ideal for funerals. After Woody’s death the orphan pieces of lyric were distributed by the Woody Guthrie Foundation archive to selected musicians and lyricists. ‘The funeral of queen Mary’ would be my favourite, I have always told my family the one song I want played at my funeral , at the very end when everyone is walking outside is”DingDong the Witch is Dead” I want everyone to leave with a smile ,and happy memories of all the fun, the love and my weird sense of humour. I would give everything I own, My most favorite funeral song is “I can only imagine” by Mercy Me. Linkin Park – Leave Out All The Rest “Time in a Bottle” by Croce is pretty good to. 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! But they’re always with us, and this song says it beautifully so! It’s one of those songs I could imagine playing at a funeral where someone’s life – and love – were cut short. So much work to do, But when I get where I’m going As Angela Michelle; The most beautiful girl you could possibly envision, Ended Her Precious Life.., (and an understandably very large part of mine as well) She left behind, playing over-&-over again, for whoever the person would be to tragically find her and, of course.., discover “the ultimate of all final decisions” Saying to All, that She Had Lost Her Will to Fight Any Further. Dolly Parton) – “When I Get Where I’m Going”, When I get where I’m going My nephew played it for his Mother’s funeral, what a beautiful song. Newsong – Christmas Shoes Hopefully they’ll help others when they see this post and these comments! I find all the old timey songs comforting. How awesome is that? One that I will have played at my service: Old and Wise by Alan Parson’s Project, Old and Wise by Alan Parson’s Project Close my eyes 4ever both by Ozzzy ozbourne. What a fabulous site…I am 80 years old…and can’t seem to get my kids to work with me on this…so I am going to do it myself,,,I have a basket with some idea’s for them and will listen to a lot of the suggested songs listed here….I definitely don’t want the traditional sad hymns.. What is your favorite funeral song of all time? I also recommend checking out this list of funeral hymns if you don’t connect with any of the above: http://www.funeralchoices.co.uk/hymns&music.html This is a very personal choice, and you should choose a hymn that reflects you and your life! If you’re looking for more, check out our picks for the best funeral songs for dad. In this world we stumble through I’ve told my children if they play Somewhere Over the Rainbow – ANYONE’s version, I will haunt them for the rest of their natural lives and on into the next. If you smile through your fear and sorrow Just listen to Steeleye Span’s ” The song will remain” I don’t have say anything else. We recommend you to check other playlists or our favorite music charts. Each moment a memory in flight. While funeral hymns and sombre music are traditional, the songs we loved in our happiest moments are becoming the memorial songs of choice at many final farewells today. All these questions I can’t answer Joe Brown / And in my heart you will remain. A great way to end a service. dancing our sorrows away.”, “You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon. In the living years by Mike and the machanics. Bob Marier, “Goodbye My Friend” by Linda Ronstadt Here is the link to a youtube video. Beautiful. “Fix You” a cover by Young at Heart You can’t always get what you want by the Stones . I Hope You dance by Leann Womack and I can only Imagine by Mercy Me. Match of the Day theme tune. You’ll find that life is still worthwhile The most beloved songs to play at memorial services, funerals, and celebration-of-life events. Kept me warm, kept me warm One of the most difficult things to do can be music selection. Hello Sally! Your Long Journey – Alison Krauss & Robert Plant You can count on me to stay, Remember when the circus came to town It’s the only return that you expect. Thanks for sharing . I would appreciate your listening to it and sharing it with your friends if you deem appropriate. “You’ll Be OK” by A Great Big World. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGI6m-n1bzk4gfjtj_UxNCS2bgV0AJt09 My daughter’s and I are putting together a playlist for her video my photos. THanks for sharing Matt! With decades of gospel expanding since this Golden era, the following black gospel songs for funerals is a great way to pay tribute to those that have passed. ‘s back to ash, now, you’ve had your flash boy Smile, what’s the use of crying? “Well Done” by Deitrick Haddon. The song was “Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye” and everyone left the funeral with wonderful thoughts and a smile on their face! It’s comforting lyrics sing “Don’t feel bad for me, I want you to know, deep in the cell of my heart, I really want to go. I found this very interesting. You can also import any track that’s meaningful to your families into your tribute videos. “Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die)” – Joe Diffie amzn_assoc_height = "auto"; Not only is this song a crowd-pleaser, but the lyrics are perfect for an uplifting celebration of life: “When I die and they lay me to rest/ Gonna go to the place that’s the best/ When I lay me down to die/ Goin’ up to the spirit in the sky”. That’s the time you must keep on trying but we will find the strength the dirt in which our roots may grow The Dance (Garth Brooks Cover), 10,000 Angels,and I’m Still Here by Mindy McCready Damn it all! “Meet me in the middle of the air” – Paul Kelly Similarly, the songs Graham chose for his funeral provide a window into the heart of evangelical worship. Pearl Jam ‘Release’, UNA PALOMA BLANCO by the George Baker Selection, […] post 25 Of The Most Amazing Funeral Songs Of All Time To Add To Your Playlist appeared first on funeralOne […], “Dont cry for me, I’m losing you” We’ll give it a listen! I did it my way either by Elvis or Frank Sinatra Just to touch you once again, I am a 70YO and 40 years ago at the death in a road accident of my wife’s teenage sister,I could not get the Platters “Harbour Lights”out of my mind.This was the actual day of her death.The girl was still alive in hospital,and the medics told her parents there was no hope of survival.I had only met my wife 9 months before(We had just moved into our first home)I,Had never met the parents.and I’d never met the girl who died.Their’s was a dysfunctional family;My wife had been alienated from he stepdad for years,and the girl who was killed had recently left home because of the moralistic control the father tried to impose.She was 17.There was much repressed guilt from both parents,and I felt their sadness and the finality of kind words left forever unsaid.I was living in New Zealand at the time(My ex wife is a Kiwi)and they tend to be emotionally uptight like the English(Stiff upper lip sort of crap)The police came and collected my wife to take her to Auckland Hospital a couple of days later,to officially identify her sister.I accompanied her ,and that was the only time I laid eyes on young “Joslyne”The head was bandaged and twice it’s normal size. You put it in here . This one was playing during my fathers funeral. Irreverently appropriate, I believe, for any list of funeral songs. (It’s a measure of a life) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGI6m-n1bzk4gfjtj_UxNCS2bgV0AJt09 “Looking forward, Looking back” – Slim Dusty Henry Purcell’s When I Am Laid in Earth is incomparable, Schubert’s Death and the Maiden lied, and so on. For you there’ll be no more crying. Seriously, it takes my breath away every time I hear it. See me stretch; for God’s elastic acre Did you know Life Tributes’ tribute video software has the largest library of funeral music with more than 1,000 tracks? 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’. The first funeral I ever attended was for my grandfather, and my mom requested that they play this song in honor of him. i came here to mention “Somewhere over the Rainbow” by Bradda Iz. Irish song. Try and find something beautiful to help that soul find its way to the light. Josh Groban’s, “To Where You Are” is the perfect funeral song. Today by Ian Moore I will love and have no fear I’ve read many good suggestions, however, need to end on the perfect song. Westlfe – I’ll See You Again John Cale – Big White Cloud. funeral should conclude with the following song: 6) ‘Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life’ — Monty Python, When my wife passed away, the song that moved the crowd was Elvis Presley’s “I Will Remember You.”. A funeral director once told me this is one of his most popular off-beat requests for songs to play at a funeral. I’d give up my life, my heart, my home I think it’s different, not your typical “funeral song” and in my opinion it’s almost an uplifting song in a way! The only man that captured my heart and I loved unconditionally , my eternal love, DIED in front of me, touched my face, close his eyes and that’s it…not knowing it will be the last time I see him….happened couple months ago…and when I was looking for a song for the video I was making for him….TO WHERE YOU ARE….by JOSH GROBAN ….made my tears fall for hours and until now, every time I hear this song,..i will cry more BUT it’s the only thing that’s reminding me that he is still here with me everyday ….. My songs will be,GUNS N ROSES,PARADISE CITY.LED ZEPELLIN,STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN.GUNS N ROSES,KNOCKING ON HEAVENS DOOR. Yeah when I get where I’m going I have chosen Follow me, Follow you, version by Faultline for my own funeral! I’ll never forget the feeling I felt when I first heard it. Whether you’re planning a funeral for a loved one who has passed, serving an Irish family, or whether you’re beginning to pre-plan your own funeral; music has a power to connect people like nothing else. When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by On Eagle’s Wings. So hard to earn so easily burned, In the fullness of time, Music, more than any other art form, has the ability to express our raw emotions, our deepest wounds, and our hope for healing. https://beyondthedash.com/blog/funeral-songs-for-the-passing-of-a-beloved-husband/7308. If you just smile, That’s the time you must keep on trying Just to have you back again, Is there someone you know, I am trying to find some but not having much luck, most are to sad, I have grandchildren and want the best. Best closing song ever! Jenn Bostic-Jealous of the Angels is a tear jerking funeral song. Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Winding Stream, Wildwood Flower by the Carter Family. I’m 78 but counting on at least 10 more, Any Way the Wind Blows- Southern Pacific And, you can dance to it. I thank Guardians of the Galaxy for inspiring that one. Sung to the folk tune of Carrigdhoun, The Mountains of Mourne expresses the singers desire to be with his love back at home. Be that kind of person in life. If I, if I have been untrue I hope you know it was never to you. Different orbits for my bones The lyrics have nothing to do with death at all, but there’s something about this song that reminds me of a New Orleans jazz funeral procession, and I quite enjoy it. She’s very rarely late”. We do love those. You and me against the world, And most definitely “Everything I Own” – Bread, Dust in the Wind by Kansas Don’t Fear the Reaper – it helped me cope with my brother’s passing, and it’s nice to acknowledge the passing of time. https://youtu.be/NsCclFxalEk My husband over the years has had a drink problem and life has not been easy but I stayed with him.My daughter is angree as he ruined her childhood.I need some songs please can you help. In the song it says Mama take away my guns, I cant use them anymore…….at that point there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. Reba McIntyre – If I Had Only Known In no particular order, let’s do… “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum. It’s a mix of everything you’d ever want from a funeral song – soft, acoustic, uplifting and thoughtful. The travelling willburries. I would definitely check out the songs listed above (you can listen to most on YouTube for free). This will always be one of my top picks. The song She left playing, left behind (for Me, I believe?) Joan Baez. Your 16 songs are a perfect place for agnostics, atheist, nonbelievers and those who self-identify as Spiritual but not religious. Hello Heather. The Beatles’ In My Life, covered acoustically. The measure of a life is a measure of love and respect, Just had service for my best cousin! il silenzio will be mine as the curtain closes, Bring Me To Life – Evanesence Fare Thee Well Love- The Rankins A song about his woman dying. Forever dwells in that moment, This will help make the stress of organizing a funeral or memorial […]. Angela Babygirl, Till Mommy is right beside you, Your brothers Need Me for now. Wising you all the best. Packed with tons of inspiration for your next celebration of life, give our free playlist a listen! I am planning to have Pink Floyd’s song “Mother” played at my mother’s funeral. I would give everything I own, You may lose them one day pink Floyd- wish you were here Enrich the soil My best friend, confidant, mentor and role model, just passed on to a much more beautiful place. Its your world now. Music sets the mood of our memories; they honor our loved ones' lives; they give us … I will plan to play a selection of light classical, non-sectarian music; adding appropriate popular songs if not in a religious setting, and/or religious songs appropriate to the venue. The one song I want played at my funeral would be “Nothing But A Breeze” by Jesse Winchester! I’ll see you in my dreams. the running man is out of death Love you. 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There’ll be only happy tears “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.”. It’s very beautiful. Garth Brooks The Dance & Luke Bryan’s Drink a Beer. These songs are a nice mix of beautiful odes to someone’s life and ones that have stuck around for a while, for good reason: 1. With a romantic tone to it, this song is really great for the times at a funeral where you are looking at photos, memories, and remembering in an uplifting kind of way. we’ll tell our stories on these walls. Really hard song to listen to and not cry though. Pink Floyd – shine on Littlest Man Band – “Better Man” When I get where I’m going [QUIZ]. Wish I could be with her to take care of her. Truly a classic. Get the largest library of funeral songs with Life Tributes. We didn’t know for 5 days. hard knock life annie version The ultimate song, and the song I would like to have played at my funeral is “The Dance” by Garth Brooks. The lyrics, the way it’s delivered, and the love you can feel emanating from Beyonce. Here are my suggestions. Tim Curry – “I’m Going Home” My beautiful FREJA died on 9.11.15 after a short battle with melanoma CANCER. The first thing that I’m gonna do Here comes the sun george harrison a celebration that all is ok now the sadness is over and its time to embrace the sunshine of life ! • for those who are not a part of any spiritual or faith-based community, give us bread, give us salt, give us wine. I think funeral songs should not be a time to heckle the dead. Best Irish Funeral Songs for a Father. Days –Kinks Thank you, On The Other Side– Dailey and Vincent https://youtu.be/1GdtAHksSzw My daughters Fiance passed away Jan 10th and this song was played at his Memorial. We’re inspired that you’re choosing to make your funeral such an uplifting experience for your family. 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