The Best Funeral Songs

It is no secret that music can be healing to those who are in need, and funeral songs are no exception. Choosing the right song to sing or play at a funeral is not an easy task. If you have to create a playlist to accompany a slideshow, the task can be even more overwhelming.

What funeral songs should I choose?

Is this funeral song too long?

Most Popular Funeral Songs

Funeral SongsTo help make things a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular funeral songs. If you don’t already own some of the songs listed below, your best bet would be to visit iTunes and purchase the individual tracks in a digital format – so the funeral songs can easily be burned to a CD or DVD.

Have a suggestion for a great funeral song? Send us the artist and title of the song to info@tranquilitycremation.com and we’ll add it to the list!

Top Funeral Songs

(in no particular order)

  1. In My Life – Beatles
  2. Bury My Body – Al Kooper
  3. Con Te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye) – Andrea Bocelli
  4. Bright Eyes – Art Garfunkle
  5. Memory – Barbra Streisand
  6. The Long and Winding Road – Beatles
  7. Let it be – Beatles
  8. Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel
  9. Lean On Me – Bill Withers
  10. And When I Die – Blood Sweat and Tears
  11. Blowin’ in the Wind – Bob Dylan
  12. Amazing Grace – Elvis Presley
  13. Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
  14. Goodbye My Lover – James Blunt
  15. Angels – Robbie Williams
  16. Requiem – Pie Jesu
  17. Candle in the Wind – Elton John
  18. With or Without You – U2
  19. Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
  20. Every Breath You Take – The Police
  21. Dance With My Father Again – Luther Vandross
  22. It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye – BoysIIMen
  23. Wish You Where Here – The Kingsmen
  24. Time – The Alan Parsons Project
  25. Freebird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  26. Funeral For A Friend – Elton John
  27. Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton
  28. One More Day – Diamond Rio
  29. Wishing You Were Here – Chicago
  30. Goodbye My Friend – Linda Ronstadt
  31. You’ll Be In My Heart – Phil Collins
  32. The Best – Tina Turner
  33. Like A River – Carly Simon
  34. Little Willow – Paul McCartney
  35. Love, Me – Collin Raye
  36. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) – Billy Joel
  37. Now is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song) – Bing Crosby
  38. Memories (The Way We Were) – Barbara Streisand
  39. My Angel – Kellie Pickler
  40. My Immortal – Evanescence
  41. My One True Friend – Bette Midler
  42. Not A Day Goes By – Lonestar
  43. One Moment More – Mindy Smith
  44. Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) – Doris Day
  45. Reach for the Stars – S Club 7
  46. Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor
  47. Remember Me This Way –  Jordan Hill
  48. Shine Your Light – Robbie Robertson
  49. Silent Lucidity – Queensryche
  50. Somewhere – Barbra Streisand (From West Side Story)
  51. Thank You – Ray Boltz
  52. The Gift You Are – John Denver
  53. Greatest Man I Never Knew – Reba McEntire
  54. The Way We Were – Barbra Streisand
  55. There You’ll Be –Faith Hill
  56. To Where You Are – Josh Groban
  57. Wasn’t It Good –  Tina Arena
  58. Wherever You Are –  Celeste Prince
  59. Who Wants to Live Forever – Queen
  60. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
  61. With Hope – Steven Curtis Chapman

  62. Without You – The Dixie Chicks
  63. Yesterday – The Beatles
  64. You’re Missing –  Bruce Springsteen
  65. Close To You – The Carpenters
  66. Butterfly – Mariah Carey
  67. In The Arms Of An Angel – Sarah McLachlan 
  68. Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole 
  69. Thank You – Johnny Reid
  70. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  71. What Hurts the Most – Rascal Flatts
  72. Never Gone – Backstreet Boys
  73. Can’t Cry hard Enough – Williams Brothers
  74. Tenderly Calling – John Denver
  75. A New Star in the Sky – Air
  76. I’m Already There – Lonestar
  77. If You’re Reading This – Tim McGraw
  78. I’m Moving – Rascal Flatts
  79. Looking Through Your Eyes – Leann Rimes
  80. Never Too Far – Mariah Carey
  81. Into the West – Annie Lennox
  82. May It Be – Enya
  83. The Scientist – Coldplay
  84. We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn, Johnny Cash, Rosemary Clooney
  85. Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Simon & Garfunkel
  86. It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday – Boyz II Men
  87. The Rose – Bette Midler
  88. No One But You – Queen
  89. I’ll See You Again – Frank Sinatra
  90. Memories – Elvis Presley
  91. Seasons Of Love – Cast of Rent
  92. I Lived – One Republic
  93. Heaven – Beyonce
  94. If I Die Young – The Band Perry
  95. Loving Angels Instead – Robbie Williams
  96. Every Grain of Sand – Bob Dylan
  97. Take My Breath Away – Berlin
  98. If I had Known – Reba McEntire
  99. Talking to My Angel – Melissa Etheridge
  100. Never Without You – Ringo Star
  101. Never Can Say Goodbye – Gloria Gaynor
  102. One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men
  103. Through The Years – Kenny Rogers
  104. I’ll Remember – Madonna
  105. I’ll be Missing You – Puff Daddy feat Faith Evans and 112
  106. Ave Maria – Perry Como
  107. Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
  108. Only Time – Enya
  109. Spirit In the Sky – Gareth Gates
  110. Don’t Let the Sun Go Down – Elton John
  111. Bye Bye – Mariah Carey
  112. Hero – Mariah Carey
  113. You’re Gone – Diamond Rio
  114. Wishing you were Somehow Here Again – from The Phantom of The Opera
  115. Wish You Were Here – Mark Wills
  116. Who’d You Be Today – Kenny Chesney
  117. The Prayer – Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion
  118. Try Not To Breathe – R.E.M
  119. They Can’t Take That Away from Me – Ella Fitzgerald
  120. The Last Words You Said – Sara Brightman
  121. Cheap Trick – The Flame
  122. Since I Lost You – Genesis
  123. Ships of Heaven – Blackhawk
  124. Ten Ft Tall – Pete Murray
  125. Tell Me I Was Dreaming – Travis Tritt
  126. Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx
  127. Really Gonna Miss You – Smokey Robinson
  128. Raging Sea – Michael W. Smith
  129. Oh Very Young – Cat Stevens
  130. My Little Girl – Tim McGraw
  131. Old and Wise – Alan Parsons Project
  132. My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
  133. Morning Bird – The Sleepy Jackson
  134. Look On Down from the Bridge – Mazzy Star
  135. Love is Stronger than Death – The The
  136. Life Without You – Stevie Ray Vaughan
  137. Life is Eternal – Carly Simon
  138. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
  139. Let Him Fly – Linda Eder
  140. Keep Me in Your Heart – Warren Zevon
  141. Into The Mystic – Van Morrison
  142. If Tomorrow Never Comes – Ronan Keating
  143. I’ve Had the Time of My Life – Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley
  144. Imagine – John Lennon
  145. A Satisfied mind – Jeff Buckley
  146. Leader of the Band – Dan Fogelberg
  147. Live Like You Were Dying – Tim McGraw
  148. In This Life – Collin Raye
  149. My Way – Frank Sinatra