Music that can be plated at a funeral or memorial service

Funeral Song List

Music is a language that everyone speaks – and that is powerful. Families often share special songs with their loved ones. Please note that this list is subjective, and personal music choices differ across cultures and upbringings. If you have additional songs that you think would be great to add to this list, please let us know.

Title Artist   Title Artist
Amazing Grace Judi Collins   Nearer my God to Thee Sarah Flower Adams
How great thou art Carrie Underwood   Auld Lang Syne Susan Boyle
Danny Boy Jackie Evancho   When the saints go marching in Louis Armstrong
The Lord is my shepherd Aled Jones   Ave Maria Andrea Bocelli
The old rugged cross Alan Jackson   Deep peace Aled Jones


Title Artist   Title Artist
Ave Maria Shubert   Pie Jesu Faure
Nessum Dorma Puccini   Jerusalem Katherine Jenkins
Funeral Mach Beethoven   The Four Seasons (winter) Vivaldi


Modern Classic
Title Artist   Title Artist
Over the rainbow Eva Cassidy   What a wonderful world Louis Armstrong
You raise me up Josh Groban   Hallelujah Leonard Cohen
Time to say goodbye Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman   My Sweet Lord George Harrison
Tears in heaven Eric Clapton   I will always love you Whitney Houston
Wind beneath my wings Colleen Hewitt   You’ll never walk alone Gerry & the Pacemakers
Angels Robbie Williams   Unforgettable Nat King Cole
My Way Frank Sinatra   Imagine John Lennon
Candle in the wind Elton John   Gone too soon Michael Jackson
In the arms of an angel Sarah McLaughlin   Stairway to heaven Led Zeppelin
Bring him home Josh Groban   Goodbye my friend Linda Ronstadt
He ain’t heavy The Hollies   I will remember you Sarah McLachlan
I was here Beyonce   Hero Mariah Carey
Satisfied mind Jeff Buckley   Remembering you Steven Curtis Chapman


Title Artist   Title Artist
Morning has broken Cat Stevens   The sun an’t gonna shine The walker Brothers
In the ghetto Elvis Presley   Don’t cry daddy Elvis Presley
Don’t be afraid John Michael Talbot   Fields of gold Eva Cassidy
You’ll be in my heart Phil Collins   Goodbye Lionel Ritchie
Amazing Alex Lloyd   Thank you for loving me Jon Bon Jovi
Tapestry Carole King   Thank you for the music Abba
Pappa can you hear me Barbra Streisand   O’ my papa Eddie Fisher
Love changes everything Anthony Warlow   Look for me in rainbows Vicky Brown
Goodbye my lover James Blunt   In this life Delta Goodrem
It’s hard to leave Judith Durham   I won’t last a day without you The Carpentrs
In my life The Beatles   Into my arms Nick Cave
My Yiddish mumma John Farnham & Tom Jones   Sound of silence Disturbed
Somewhere over the rainbow Israel Kamakawiwo’ole   Forever young Youth group
Beautiful boy John Lennon   And I love you so Don McLean
Supermarket Flowers Ed Sheeran   The Prayer Celine Dion
Take me home Precious Lord Elvis Presley   Nothing compares to you Sinead O’Connor
Someone like you Adele   Beautiful Day U2
Let it be The Beatles   Stand by me John Lennon
Because you loved me Celine Dion   Lullabye Billy Joel
Knocking on heaven’s door Bob Dylan   Bridge over troubled water Simon & Garfunkle
I’ll be missing you Puff daddy & Faith Evans   Unchained melody The righteous Brothers
The rose Bette Midler   The River Leon Bridges


Title Artist   Title Artist
Keep the wolves away Uncle Lucius   Don’t blink Kenny Chesney
Mothers day in heaven Tainted Lyric   Drink a beer Luke Bryan
Live like you were dying Tim McGraw   Heaven was needing a hero Jo Dee Messina
When a hero falls Stephen Cochran   If heaven Andy Griggs
Hurt Johnny Cash   The dance Garth Brooks


Title Artist   Title Artist
Another one bites the dust Queen   Staying Alive The Bee Gees
Dancing Queen Abba   Always look on the bright side of life Eric Idle
I’ll sleep when I’m dead Jon Bon Jovi   Highway to hell ACDC
Ding Dong the witch is dead Wizard of Oz   Roll me up an smoke me when I die Willie Nelson