What music to play at a funeral?

What music to play at a funeral? Funerals are about reflecting on the life of the person who has passed away.  you can do this in many ways but one way of personalised a funeral is by choosing the persons favourite music or favourite poem.  Music can be anything from traditional or even something light hearted, it all depends on what you want to make the funeral the best fitting for the person who has died.  When choosing a funeral song, it is about choosing one that expresses or describes your loved ones life or personality.  I.E. Simply the best or You Raise me up.

What music to play at a funeral?

The top songs that are popular and people choose to play for loved ones at funerals are:

  • Angels – Robbie Williams
  • Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
  • My Way – Frank Sinatra
  • Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
  • My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
  • I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
  • Simply The Best – Tina Turner
  • You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry And The Pacemakers
  • Candle In The Wind – Elton John
  • Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon And Garfunkel
  • Time To Say Goodbye – Sarah Brightman

However any song you or your family likes and feel that would be more suitable no matter how silly or untraditional you should go with that one.  Its about celebrating


Some people also like to sing some hymns.  The most popular ones are

  • Abide With Me
  • The Lord’s My Shepherd
  • Jerusalem
  • All Things Bright And Beautiful
  • Amazing Grace
  • Praise my soul, the king of heaven
  • Guide me O thou great redeemer
  • Love divine all loves excelling
  • The day thou gavest Lord is ended
  • Dear Lord and Father of mankind
  • The King of Love my shepherd is
  • Morning Has Broken
  • Lord of all hopefulness