Funeral Music Suggestions

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Funeral MusicWhen a loved one passes away, it is extremely difficult to deal with the emotional turmoil and sadness you feel. Choosing the funeral music for their ceremony will be very difficult too. That is because we have such and emotional connection with music. Listening to songs that remind us of our loved one will bring back numerous memories. That is why it is important to choose the best possible songs that reflect your loved one’s life.

Even though choosing funeral music can be difficult, it is a very important task. The music you choose will help everyone in attendance at the funeral remember and pay tribute to your loved one. You will want to honor your loved in the best possible way by choosing songs that are appropriate for a funeral setting. Sometimes, the best funeral songs are ones that are your loved one’s favorites. Other songs are those of inspiration, healing, hope, and life after death in Heaven. Below is some funeral music for you to choose from when planning the ceremony.

Popular Funeral Music

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Hallelujah by K.D. lang
Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton
My Way by Frank Sinatra
Angels by Robbie Williams
Candle in the Wind by Elton John
What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler
Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers
Unforgettable by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion
Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkle
Hero by Mariah Carey
Forever Young by Rod Stewart
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) by Billy Joel
Amazing Grace by Elvis
The Circle of Life by Elton John
Remembering You by Steven Curtis Chapman
A Living Prayer by Alison Krauss
Angels in Waiting by Tammy Cochran
Time to Say Goodbye by Sarah Brightman and Andrelli Bocelli

Classical Funeral Music

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Chopin Funeral March (Chopin) by Pavlina Radoslavova
Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph Gluck
Preludes Chopin Op.28 No. 4 by Chopin
Elegy (Faure) by Miguel Del Oro Orchestra
An Ending by Brian Eno

Classic Rock Funeral Music

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Life is a Highway by Tom Cochrane
Old Man by Neil Young
Long As I Can See the Light by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
Time by Pink Floyd
Stairway to Heaven by Led Zepplin
You are So Beautiful by Joe Crocker
The Show Must Go On by Queen

The most import advice when choosing funeral music is to select songs that are meaningful to you and your loved one who passed away. Begin by thinking about what songs remind you of him or her? What was his or her favorite song? What songs will help your friends and family attending the funeral remember your loved one?

Next, you should consider when the music will be played during the funeral. You may want to choose classical or jazz music to play when guests arrive and leave the funeral. Then, you may want to choose popular contemporary songs to play at times during the funeral.

Country Funeral Music

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So Small by Carrie Underwood
Temporary Home by Carrie Underwood
Homesick by MercyMe
Who You’d Be Today by Kenny Chesney
Live Like You Were Dying by Tim McGraw
Go Rest High on That Mountain by Vince Gill
Ships of Heaven by Blackhawk
I Am Weary by The Cox Family

Easy Listening Funeral Music

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Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkle
In My Life by The Beatles
Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion
Like You’ll Never See Me Again by Alicia Keys
How Can I Help You Say Goodbye by Patty Loveless
Home by Michael Buble
Fire and Rain by James Taylor
The Rose by Bette Midler

Jazz and Blues Funeral Music

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The Thrill is Gone by B.B. King
Blues by Oscar Peterson and Count Basie
Sweet Home Chicago by The Blues Buddies Band
The Sky is Crying by Stevie Ray Vaughn
S’Wonderful by Diana Krall

Whether you choose from the songs listed here, or something else, the funeral music will be an important piece of the funeral and will help to remind everyone in attendance of your loved one’s life. For more help choosing music for a funeral, view our related articles for the top songs to play at a funeral.


| Your Tribute Founder

Jason Ropchan is the Founder and CEO of Your Tribute, an online resource for Funeral and Grief information and products. He has more than 15 years experience in the funeral industry developing and marketing funeral technology. He has worked with thousands of funeral homes worldwide to help them provide online memo...