Funeral Songs

A selection of funeral songs.

Funeral Songs and Music

Funeral songs, can be so comforting during a civil funeral service. Here are a selection of popular funeral songs and music.


Sad funeral songs

I’ll See You Again – Westlife
Over the Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
Nothing Compares to You – Sinead O’Connor
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

Funeral songs for Mum

Like a River – Carly Simon
You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
Mama – Il Divo
Goodbye’s the Saddest Word – Celine Dion
One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men

Funeral songs for a friend

Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Smile – Nat King Cole
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Judy Garland / Gerry and the Pacemakers
Perfect Day – Lou Reed

Classical funeral songs

Ave Maria – Schubert
Nessum Dorma – Puccini
Amazing Grace – Various artists
Pie Jesu – Faure
Song for Athene – Sir John Tavener

All-time favourite funeral songs

My Way – Frank Sinatra/Shirley Bassey
Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler/Celine Dion
Time to Say Goodbye – Sarah Brightman/Andrea Bocelli
Angels – Robbie Williams
Over the Rainbow – Eva Cassidy

Happy funeral songs

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Monty Python’s Life of Brian
Bring Me Sunshine – Morecambe and Wise
Don’t Worry. Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder

Funeral songs for Dad

Thank You for Being My Dad – Jon Barker
In the Living Years – Mike & the Mechanics
My Father’s Eyes – Eric Clapton
Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross
Hero – Mariah Carey

Comforting funeral songs

We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn
I’ll See You Again – Westlife
You Are Not Alone – Michael Jackson
Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx

Modern funeral songs

Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
Angels – Robbie Williams
Lay Me Down – Sam Smith
Someone Like You – Adele
My Immortal – Evanescence

Unusual funeral songs

Spirit in the Sky – Doctor and the Medics
Dancing Queen – Abba
We Are the Champions – Queen
Celebration – Kool and the Gang
I’m Still Standing – Elton John

Popular funeral hymns

Abide With Me
Be Thou My Vision
The Old Rugged Cross
The Lord’s My Shepherd
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

With You Every Step of The Way