Looking for a Song for Your Funeral? Here are 78 Suggestions.

I think we can do better. Nat King Cole, “Unforgettable” – Something pleasant in a major key. Vera Lynn, “We’ll Meet Again” – A classic tearjerker for the generations. Frank Sinatra, “My Way” – A bit boastful, but you can see why this is popular. But I’m warning you: This is pretty weak. The Telegraph reports on a research project by the largest funeral director that looked at 30,000 funerals and the music that was played for the deceased. Suggestions? Tina Turner, “Simply the Best” – I suppose…
Gerry and the Pacemakers, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” –
Dolly Parton OR Whitney Houston, “I Will Always Love You”
Sarah McLachlan, “Angel” – It works. This is pretty grim, but given that we’re all going to shuffle off one day, it’s always good to think ahead, you know? Nat King Cole, “Smile” – Another classic. Queen, “Who Wants to Live Forever” – Um, most people? Just no. Ellie Goulding, “How Long Will I Love You”
Celine Dion, “My Heart Will Go On” – No. Eva Cassiday, “Fields of Gold” – Like Westlife, Eva seems to be a funeral favourite. Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli, “Time to Say Goodbye” –
Westlife, “You Raise Me Up” – See #2 above. Robbie Williams, “Angels” – Williams can’t get arrested in North America, so this wouldn’t fly on this side of the atlantic. Westlife, “Flying Without Wings” – See #4 above. Eva Cassidy, “Over the Rainbow” – Appropriately sweet.  
  Bette Midler, “Wind Beneath My Wings” – Over my dead body. Led Zeppelin, “Stairway to Heaven” – Imagine grandma’s reaction when we get to the guitar solo. More funeral songs here. Nice. An interesting musical legacy,.. Let’s begin with the 20 most popular rock and pop songs through the years. ABBA, “Dancing Queen” – Seriously?
Here are 78 Suggestions. Looking for a Song for Your Funeral?