Top 10 Funeral Songs that Celebrate Life
Funeral songs can evoke deep emotions during a difficult time. So how do you choose the right song/s for the funeral of your loved one?
We’ve put together a list of the Top 10 songs that celebrate life.
- Unforgettable by Nat King Cole/Natalie Cole
This song is a beautiful celebration of a special father-daughter bond. The fact that Natalie created this duet after her father’s death makes it even more relevant as a funeral song.
- Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler
This song was made famous when it featured in the much loved movie ‘Beaches’ which celebrates the deep friendship of two girls, cut short by cancer. Its words are a message of ‘thanks’ to a loved one who has been your cheerleader.
- I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan
Relationships aren’t always easy. This song is about all the things you wish you’d said to your loved one while they were still alive and a timely reminder to tell the people around you how you really feel about them while they’re still here.
- My Way by Frank Sinatra
This would have to be one of the most popular funeral songs of all time. A perfect way to celebrate the life of your loved one who danced to the beat of their own drum.
- I was Here by Beyonce
For someone who has left an indelible mark on the lives around them, this song celebrates their legacy with beauty and grace.
- Hero by Mariah Carey
A favourite for karaoke lovers, this powerful ballad celebrates the ‘overcomers,’ the ones who have been through a difficult time and shown incredible endurance and courage.
- You Raise Me Up by Westlife
This song is a beautiful way to honour a parent or mentor at their funeral. Its lyrics are everything you’ve ever wanted to say to them.
- Satisfied Mind by Jeff Buckley
This song sums up a life enjoyed and cherished. The loved one who was truly grateful for everything and everyone in their life, however simple it might have been – this one’s for them.
- Remembering You by Steven Curtis Chapman
A lovely reminder that remembering your loved one need not be a constant source of pain. Think of them each time you smell a flower or hear a bird sing and remember how their presence brought you the same joy.
- To Where You Are by Josh Groban
This is a heartfelt tribute to a great love
Do you already know what song you’d like to have played at your funeral? Make sure you tell someone, or even better, pre-plan your funeral and take the guesswork out of every detail for your family.