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100 Songs To Play At A Funeral

18th August 2016   Latest News

In times of sorrow and bereavement, a song or hymn can convey the words and portray the sounds that the mind may not be able to express. Music represents love, and songs at a service can be incredibly powerful for all involved.

Providing comfort and a chance to remember the life of the deceased, playing a song at a funeral can be incredibly cathartic.

When is funeral music usually played during a service?

There is usually a song or piece of music chosen for the entrance and departure, however during the service, favourite songs may be played and interjected between readings and eulogies.

There are a large variety of popular funeral songs, including theme tunes, hymns and chart music – but what are the top 100 ideas? Here at ISCA Funerals, we offer low-cost funerals and have carried out some research if you’re stuck on how to to choose the right funeral music.

songs to play at a funeral

Perhaps something from this list will speak to you when making your decision, whether it’s for yourself or a loved one…

 

    • Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Monty Python
    • The Lord is My Shepherd – Traditional
    • Abide With Me – Traditional
    • Match of The Day – Theme Tune
    • My Way – Frank Sinatra
    • All Things Bright & Beautiful – Traditional
    • Angels – Robbie Williams
    • Enigma Variations – Nimrod
    • You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry & The Pacemakers
    • Soul Limbo / Cricket Theme – Booker T. & the MG’s
    • Time To Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli
    • Even Though You’re Gone – Angelis
    • Memories – Barbra Streisand
    • Wonderwall – Oasis
    • My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
    • Angels – Robbie Williams
    • My Sweet Lord – George Harrison
    • Coronation Street – Theme Tune
    • Make Me a Channel of Your Peace – Susan Boyle
    • You Raise Me Up – Westlife
    • Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
    • Slipped Away – Avril Lavigne
    • Pictures of You – The Cure
    • I Will Always Love You – Celine Dion
    • Beautiful Day – U2
    • Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
    • You’re My Best Friend – Queen
    • He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother – Neil Diamond
    • Ave Maria – Schubert
    • Hallelujah – Alexandra Burke
    • Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Middler
    • You’ll Be in My Heart – Phil Collins
    • Nothing Compares To You – Sinead O’Connor
    • Let It Be – The Beatles
    • May It Be – Enya
    • Who Knew – Pink
    • Who Wants To Live Forever – Queen
    • Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
    • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
    • Only Fools and Horses – Theme Tune
    • You Raise Me Up – Westlife
    • Show Me Heaven – Maria Mckee
    • Blowin’ In The Wind – Bob Dylan
    • Satisfied Mind – Jeff Buckley
    • Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice
    • Even My Dad Does Sometimes – Ed Sheeran
    • Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton
    • Asleep – The Smiths
    • Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
    • Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
    • Hold Back The River – James Bay
    • Everybody Hurts – R.E.M
    • Clocks – Coldplay
    • Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
    • Tears Dry On Their Own – Amy Winehouse
    • How To Save A Life – The Fray
    • Don’t Speak – No Doubt
    • Someone Like You – Adele
    • Teardrop – Massive Attack
    • I Miss You – Stevie Nicks
    • Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
    • Make Me Smile – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
    • Stay With Me – Sam Smith
    • Bring Me Sunshine – Morecambe & Wise
    • Broken – Lifehouse
    • Dance With My Father Again – Luther Vandross
    • There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
    • Amazing Grace – Cindy Marro
    • Flying Without Wings – Westlife
    • Simply The Best – Tina Turner
    • Bring Me Sunshine – Morecambe and Wise
    • Eastenders – Theme Tune
    • Emmerdale – Theme Tune
    • Angel – Sarah McLachlan
    • Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
    • We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn
    • Dancing Queen – Abba
    • In My Life – The Beatles
    • Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
    • Man In The Mirror – Michael Jackson
    • Jerusalem – Traditional
    • Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan
    • Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
    • If Tomorrow Never Comes – Ronan Keating
    • Imagine – John Lennon
    • Sailing – Rod Stewart
    • Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
    • Four Seasons – Vivaldi
    • Heaven – Talking Heads
    • Every Breath You Take – The Police
    • The Scientist – Coldplay
    • Goodbye My Lover – James Blunt
    • Please Don’t Stop The Rain – James Morrison
    • Photograph – Ed Sheeran
    • Heaven – Bryan Adams
    • Against All Odds – Phil Collins
    • I’ll Be There For You – Friends Theme Tune
    • Your Song – Elton John
    • You’re Still The One – Shania Twain
    • Out of Reach – Gabrielle

 

Some consider a funeral a celebration of life, while others may use the time as a respectable grieving process in which they face and feel the emotional pain during the day. At ISCA Funerals, we understand that various songs can reflect this.

We offer personal and respectful Exeter funeral services to an extensive range of South West locations. We are available on a 24-hour calling service if you require advice and support. Find out more about us, and give us a call if you’d like to discuss service options and requirements.


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