Funeral songs and Funeral Playlists isn’t really a topic people used to want to talk about openly.
There has been a shift recently to the younger generations who talk about their Death and dying preferences and choices.
One of the related funeral topics that have the highest trends is what songs people want to be played at their funeral.
We have followed this topic on social media and have found that when it comes to music, there is no right or wrong. It is based on your own personal music preference and how you feel it is best to highlight your life through music.
The most common types of music are traditional or religious hymns and classical music. Lasting Post has put together a useful list of hymn and classical music you can find them here.
As for more contemporary songs, this is something that is based on yours or your loved one’s music preferences and personality. When it comes to contemporary choices, there is no one who can tell you what to and what not to play.
If you are planning ahead and thinking of putting your playlist together, you can create an online playlist that you can hand over to a family member or keep somewhere along with your personal funeral plan.
Whilst you are thinking of your own funeral music, you may also wish to create a funeral plan for yourself and you can read more about what you need to think about in our guide – here.
Some people who go to social media are also looking for ideas for a loved one who has passed and does not have any funeral plans in place to let their family know of their preferences. In this situation, it is easiest to choose music based on your funeral choices and the type of service that will be done.
If you are finding it difficult to choose songs, your funeral director can help put music together for you. If you choose to do it on your own, there are lots of playlists you can use that are found on Youtube or Spotify.
Here are our top 10 choices for contemporary funeral songs:
1. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
2. The Prayer – Celine Dion and Josh Groban
3. You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
4. Amazing Grace – Elvis Presley
5. Let It Be – The Beatles
6. Time To Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
7. Footprints In The Sand – Leona Lewis
8. Bright Eyes – Art Garfunkel
9. In The Arms Of An Angel – Sarah Maclachlan
10. You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry and The Pacemakers