Funeral Music Ideas

What songs should I choose?

Music plays a large part in the funeral service.

We often use music to express intense feelings and emotion. Songs we share throughout our relationships become sacred to us and it is normally these songs that we choose to have played at the funerals of loved ones.

Remember, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing a song. Most services will allow time for 3 songs to be played. So songs that have meaning to you and your loved one are the perfect choice.

Please note that these songs are not downloadable off this website, the list has been compiled as a helpful guide for you when choosing a song.

A-Z List of songs to play at your funeral

A Mothers Prayer – Celine Dion
Abide With Me
Amazing Grace – Leann Rimes (Popular)
Angels – Robbie Williams
Angels Brought Me Here – Guy Sebastian
As Time Goes By – Louis Armstrong
Ave Marie – Celine Dion (Popular)

Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion(lyrics) (Popular)
Be Not Afraid – John Michael Talbot
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel

Come As You Are – John Michael Talbot

Dancing With The Angels – Monk & Neagle
Danny Boy
Don’t Cry Daddy – Elvis Presley

Fields of Gold – Sting
Fly – Celine Dion – popular for infants
Flower of Scotland
From A Distance – Better Midler

Goodbye – Lionel Richie (Popular)
Goodbye’s the Saddest Word – Celine Dion
Green Green Grass of Home – Tom Jones

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother – The Hollies
Here I Am Lord – John Michael Talbot
Hero – Mariah Carey (lyrics)

I Can Feel You Drifting – Chalee Tennison
I Don’t Wanna Close My Eyes – Aerosmith
I Need You – 3T
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston (Popular)
I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy
In The Arms of An Angel – Sarah Mcloughlin (Popular)

Last Farewell – Elvis Presley
Looking Forward, Looking Back – Slim Dusty (Popular)

Midnight Special – Creedence Clearwater
Morning Has Broken – Cat Stevens
Mull of Kintyre – Paul Mccartney
My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion (Popular)
My Way – Frank Sinatra (Popular for males)

On Eagles Wings – Josh Groban
On The Road Again – Willie Nelson
One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey (Popular)
Onward Christian Soldiers – Tennesee Ernie Ford

Precious Child – Karen Taylor
Psalm 23

Que Sera Sera – Doris Day

Sailing – Rod Stewart
Somewhere Out There – Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
Stairway To Heaven – Led Zepplin

Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
Time To Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman (Popular)
Thank You For Loving Me- Jon Bon Jovi
The Lord Is My Shepherd – John Michael Talbot
The Last Farewell – Elvis Presley
The Rose – Bette Midler
There You’ll Be- Faith Hill (lyrics)
The Way We Were – Barbara Streisand
The Green Green Grass of Home – Tom Jones

Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole (Popular for females)
Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warne

Wayfaring Stranger – Emmy Lou Harris
We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn (Popular)
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong (Popular)
When I Die – No Mercy
When I Grow Too Old To Dream – John Mcdermott
Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler (Popular)
Wish You Were Here – Fleetwood Mac

Yesterday – The Beatles
You Are My Sunshine – Anne Murray
You Were Always On My Mind – Elvis Presley
You’ll Be In My Heart – Phil Collins
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry and the Pacemakers
You’re My Best Friend – Queen

For more information about music for your funeral service, please contact us