If you are planning a funeral service for a friend or family member it's important to remember that music often plays a very big role in the ceremony. Below are some of the most common funeral songs in many modern funeral services.
I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
This song by Whitney Houston may be the most popular funeral song of all time. Whitney's powerful vocals along with the meaningful lyrics make this a timeless classic that evokes a wide range of emotions whenever you listen to it.
Gone Too Soon by Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson delivers this amazing song, which is perfectly suited for any one that has lost a loved one way too soon and unexpectedly. The King of Pop's voice is very soothing and the lyrics of this song really hits home when someone is gone too soon and you miss them so much.
In the Arms of an Angel by Sarah McLachlan
Sarah McLachlan's classic song is a very popular at funerals and memorials services for its extremely meaningful words and her beautiful voice. When listing to this song, it's easy to get lost Sarah's voice and soulful lyrics. This makes her song so very emotional and a great fit for a loved one's funeral service.
You'll Be In My Heart with Lyrics by Phil Collins
When Phil Collins sings the lyrics to You'll Be In My Heart, it makes you feel good about never losing a loved one but having them always be with you. When destiny calls, we will be strong together and even though we many be apart physically, this song will always remind us that we will always be together in spirit and will see each other again someday.
Come Away With Me by Norah Jones
Norah Jones takes you down memory lane when you listen to her soulful voice and incredible lyrics. It's hard to believe someone so young could provide so much depth and conviction in delivery of this song.
Death Is Not the End by Bob Dylan
When you are sad and lonely, remember death is not the end is a classic line from this funeral song from Bob Dylan. The positive message provided by this song is that death is not the end and that the tree of life is growing where the spirit never dies.
The Blower's Daughter by Damien Rice
This has become a fairly common song at funerals for its extremely emotional but very beautiful lyrics. This song is quite romantic and it could be the perfect choice for anyone whose life was cut short too soon. The lyrics reflect a love left behind and this modern song could be a good choice for a more modern funeral.
You Can Close Your Eyes by James Taylor
This James Taylor song is one of the most thoughtful and uplifting funeral songs available from our modern set. It showcases a real mix of emotions and it's a soft acoustic ballad that is perfect for any modern funeral.
Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton
This song is common to hear at funerals as it was written for the emotional death of Eric Clapton's young son. Tears in Heaven is a beautiful ballad that has been commonly played at the funerals of both adults and children as well as others.
Keg on My Coffin by Chris Trapper
For a more lighthearted choice that has some sweeter and soothing qualities, this title is all about a funeral a traditional wake style funeral and it is more about a celebration of life with some soft and somber undertones.
Spirit In The Sky by Norman Greenbaum
This song is perfect for any celebration of life and for an uplifting song to play towards the end of a funeral service. Not only is this a real hit song that will have people with smiles on their faces, but it has become very popular choice for funerals too.
Keep these top funeral songs in mind for a modern funeral you might be planning.
Honor and Celebrate the Life and Legacy of a Loved One
Focus Less on Funeral Cost and Memorial Expenses