Michael Bolton. Today by Ian Moore Angela Michelle, “Angie”, as She was known to ALL THE MANY, MANY people who adored My Beautiful Babygirl, left this, very often cold, cruel and hurtful world “of her own choice..,My Daughter Angie; took her Beautiful.., but much too brief, teenage life. I’d give up my life, my heart, my home You never said too much, 5. I’m writing it: “Hallelujah” – Jeff Buckley I get asked to perform this beautiful song frequently, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMtPnmzgOuA, • “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables, sung by Gary Morris As it was so infamously played in the cry-festival of a movie. Led Zeppelin- stairway to heaven 4 Non Blondes- what’s goin on, what about flashlight by Jessie j Devil Makes Three – “For My Family” Thank you very much for sharing this information. The Pretenders ‘Hymn to Her’ Don’t Fear the Reaper – it helped me cope with my brother’s passing, and it’s nice to acknowledge the passing of time. The travelling willburries. Thought I’d see you one more time again. How awesome is that? Different orbits for my bones I sincerely hope Best Seat In The House by Barry Manilow gets played at mine! So hard to earn so easily burned, In the fullness of time, And he had further assistance from Mark Fiore. Written for her father’s memorial… very poignant and beautiful. “I’ll remember” – Madonna (we played this at my mum’s funeral – our father had passed away many years previously leaving her to raise us on her own…). I’m in my 60s so I hope it won’t be for a while yet. I Lived by One Republic. That’s the direction we’re heading… honoring the LIFE and not just following traditions that don’t feel personal or meaningful. A true classic. One More Day- Diamond Rio. […] forget to add meaningful music into the slideshow as well. Just wanted to say I found a couple of lovely songs I plan to play at my funeral in time to come. crying as they ease you down, A funeral director once told me this is one of his most popular off-beat requests for songs to play at a funeral. but we will find the strength Although the lyrics cut me deep, there’s something about this song that’s quite romantic. Once all the tears have been shed, it’s time to shake it up a little. Time is still the infinite jest, The arrow flies when you dream, It just turned out that 'One More Light,' even though it was a difficult song and kind of the most emotionally heavy song, also had the most uplifting title in my opinion." Came upon this website seeking songs for funeral. It looks back on a moment in time which was beautiful and perfect. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cloNsNHbZA, […] Just make a note of some simple details such as whether you want to be buried or cremated, and what music you would like to be played. in my life (beatles) just is not right. “Breathe” by Pearl Jam But the greatest music about death ever written, hands down, comes from the classical genre. I was not part of any funeral arrangements, except for buying her clothes, picking out a few photos and I got to request one song. You’ll be There and Troubadour by George Strait, Sorry I have a long list but most of them are country, These are all such goodies! Smile though your heart is aching Then I’ll hug his neck, So much pain and so much darkness I have not listened to much music in last few years and relived my younger days while reading some of the recommendations. It’s one of those songs I could imagine playing at a funeral where someone’s life – and love – were cut short. Sky is crying, Crystal ship. The one song I want played at my funeral would be “Nothing But A Breeze” by Jesse Winchester! I dare you to listen to this rendition and not cry. The Smith’s are arguably one of the most talented bands of all time. We love a good romance story, and this is the perfect song that embodies romance. What a fabulous site…I am 80 years old…and can’t seem to get my kids to work with me on this…so I am going to do it myself,,,I have a basket with some idea’s for them and will listen to a lot of the suggested songs listed here….I definitely don’t want the traditional sad hymns.. Ahhhh, this song. Led Zepplin’s “Stairway to Heaven”. “Fix You” a cover by Young at Heart though the storms will push and pull, A song about his woman dying. In My Life, Beatles Have to include Heaven’s Garden surely? R.I.P poppers. 24. I have picked out my funeral music just not sure on the order I keep changing my mind. / And may you never love in vain. To cut a long miserable story short, her true family & I were not informed of her forcibly being put put into assisted living with hospice. This song is easily the most beautiful song I have ever heard. Even a comment 3 years from now might get me better at this for the future. Time by Alan Parson’s Project The cells tick away, The Watchmaker keeps to his schemes, My nephew played it for his Mother’s funeral, what a beautiful song. “Blower’s Daughter” – Damien Rice The Beatles’ In My Life, covered acoustically. Let’s check them out: The song was co-written with Eg White about a … Stairway to Heaven is a classic …. You gave my life to me Jeff Buckley makes it on this list again with his rendition of “Hallelujah”. Perhaps a little tardy of a reply, but my internment song will be Will I See You in Heaven by The Jayhawks, Beyoncé ‘Halo’ I guess I must be driving myself insane I think the song Into the west by Annie Lennox would be a great Funeral song. It was the longest running #1 song of 2012. Just to touch you once again, I am a 70YO and 40 years ago at the death in a road accident of my wife’s teenage sister,I could not get the Platters “Harbour Lights”out of my mind.This was the actual day of her death.The girl was still alive in hospital,and the medics told her parents there was no hope of survival.I had only met my wife 9 months before(We had just moved into our first home)I,Had never met the parents.and I’d never met the girl who died.Their’s was a dysfunctional family;My wife had been alienated from he stepdad for years,and the girl who was killed had recently left home because of the moralistic control the father tried to impose.She was 17.There was much repressed guilt from both parents,and I felt their sadness and the finality of kind words left forever unsaid.I was living in New Zealand at the time(My ex wife is a Kiwi)and they tend to be emotionally uptight like the English(Stiff upper lip sort of crap)The police came and collected my wife to take her to Auckland Hospital a couple of days later,to officially identify her sister.I accompanied her ,and that was the only time I laid eyes on young “Joslyne”The head was bandaged and twice it’s normal size. What a beautiful song to be played for my beautiful mother. Grief is one of the most painful emotions you’ll ever experience. Most beautiful funeral I have ever been to and I have been to a lot of them….most of them for people under 40. Wish I could be with her to take care of her. (It’s a measure of a life), at my brothers service they played Charles Asnavours “Yesterday when i was young” realy nice song and brought back a lot of memory’s of our childhood ..i would recomend this. I think funeral songs should not be a time to heckle the dead. Roll on my life lets get it over with quickly, then I can be with her again. Seasons in the sun-terry jacks Of his amazing grace Nothing else is, but the way we live this life remains an eternal legacy. • “Ain’t No Grave” by Cageless Birds featuring Molly Skaggs looked at old and new, Matt Munroe Softly as i leave you Feeling inspired by all these funeral songs, but still not sure what kind of music to play at your next funeral service? I’m just a breath away to where you are. This one was playing during my fathers funeral. I would appreciate your listening to it and sharing it with your friends if you deem appropriate. My best friend, confidant, mentor and role model, just passed on to a much more beautiful place. Wonderful Life by Alter Bridge, Warren Zevon – keep Me in your Heart for a While, no shoes by the roches is hilarious n is to be played when i depart.. i have m.s. I’m writing a book to be launched on July 9, 2015 title: I Hear You’re Afraid of Dying or Afraid Someone You Love Will Die Before You. Just listen to Elvis – I Miss You. […], Here’s another one to add to the list. (It’s a measure of a life) What a difference you’ve made in my life by Ronnie Millsap is a great one for a memorial video. The eponymous song on the U.S strength and the melody gets so emotional lets get it in name. To read my story grave and spit on it if you need to look into obtaining a license ballad-y! 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