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Top Funeral Songs

Top Funeral Songs 🎵

by Kirk Fox

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. For huge numbers of funerals — not in every faith tradition, but in many — music is typically sprinkled throughout a funeral service.

Memorial songs and funeral hymns set the mood of our memories; they honor our loved ones’ lives; they give us something to hold on to when things get very emotional. Here are 76 of the most beloved songs that families have been known to play at funerals and celebrations of life.

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Bette Midler – Wind Beneath My Wings – Lyrics

Robbie Williams – Angels  – Lyrics

Frank Sinatra – My Way – Lyrics

Sarah Brightman with Andrea Bocelli – Time To Say Goodbye – Lyrics

Puff Daddy (Sean Combs) – I’ll Be Missing YouLyrics

Eva Cassidy – Over the Rainbow – Lyrics

Eric Clapton – Tears in Heaven – Lyrics

Natalie Cole – Unforgettable – Lyrics

Elton John – Candle in the Wind – Lyrics

Warren Zevon – Keep Me in Your Heart Lyrics

Josh Groban – To Where You Are – Lyrics

Train – Calling All Angels – Lyrics

Evanescence – My ImmortalLyrics

Sarah McLachlan Angel – Lyrics

Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth – See You Again – Lyrics

Jeff BuckleySatisfied Mind – Lyrics

Mariah Carey and Boyz II MenOne Sweet Day – Lyrics

Lynyrd Skynyrd Freebird – Lyrics

Bob DylanKnockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Lyrics

Carrie UnderwoodSee You Again – Lyrics

Simon & GarfunkelBridge Over Troubled Water – Lyrics

Dennis WilsonFarewell My Friend – Lyrics

Sarah McLachlan I Will Remember You Lyrics

Norman Greenbaum Spirit in the Sky Lyrics

Melissa Etheridge Talking To My Angel Lyrics

Gerry & The Pacemakers You’ll Never Walk Alone Lyrics

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals StarsLyrics

James Taylor Fire and RainLyrics

John DenverCountry Roads Lyrics

Ellie GouldingHow Long Will I Love You Lyrics


Funeral Songs for Remembering a Parent


Keith UrbanSong For Dad – Lyrics

Brad Paisley When I Get Where I’m Going – Lyrics

Michael Bolton Fathers and Daughters (Never Say Goodbye) – Lyrics

Josh Groban You Raise Me Up – Lyrics

Luther VandrossDance With My Father Lyrics

Carly Simon Like a River – Lyrics

Ed Sheeran Supermarket Flowers – Lyrics

Green Day When September Ends – Lyrics
 


Funeral Songs for Remembering a Spouse or Partner


Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You – Lyrics

Barbara StreisandThe Way We Were – Lyrics

Willie NelsonShe Is Gone – Lyrics

Celine DionMy Heart Will Go On – Lyrics

Sinead O’ConnorNothing Compares 2 U – Lyrics

Faith Hill There You’ll Be Lyrics

Cyndi Lauper Time After Time – Lyrics

James Blunt Goodbye My Lover Lyrics


Funeral Songs for Remembering a Child


Billy JoelLullaby (Goodnight My Angel) – Lyrics

Art GarfunkelBright Eyes – Lyrics

John LennonBeautiful Boy – Lyrics

AlphavilleForever Young – Lyrics

Kenny ChesneyWho’d You Be Today – Lyrics
 


Religious Funeral Songs


Leanne RimesAmazing Grace – Lyrics

Bradley WalkerSing Me to Heaven – Lyrics

The Wailin’ Jennys “Bright Morning Stars”Lyrics

Mormon Tabernacle ChoirThe Lord is My Shepherd – Lyrics

Jeff BuckleyHallelujah – Lyrics

George HarrisonMy Sweet Lord – Lyrics
 


Love Songs


Diana Ross and Lionel RitchieEndless Love – Lyrics

Stevie NicksI Miss You – Lyrics

Billie HolidayI’ll Be Seeing You – Lyrics

The CurePictures of You – Lyrics
 


Upbeat Funeral Songs


Louis ArmstrongWhat a Wonderful World – Lyrics

The ByrdsTurn! Turn! Turn! – Lyrics

Morecambe and WiseBring Me Sunshine – Lyrics

David BowieHeroes – Lyrics
 


Humorous Funeral Songs


Queen – Another One Bites the Dust – Lyrics

AC/DCHighway to Hell Lyrics

Monty Python – Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Lyrics

Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry, Be Happy Lyrics

The JamGoing Underground Lyrics

Blue Oyster CultDon’t Fear the Reaper Lyrics

Billy JoelOnly the Good Die Young Lyrics
 


Alternative Funeral Songs


Pink FloydWish You Were Here Lyrics

The Hooters – Heaven LaughsLyrics

Jane Siberry with K.D. LangCalling All AngelsLyrics

Green DayGood Riddance (Time of Your Life)Lyrics


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