Top 30 Funeral Songs

Music is very powerful and touches us on a deep and emotional level. It provides us with a way to express how we feel, to set a mood, and to bring back memories. Choosing the right funeral songs can be a difficult task. Nowadays, you can find songs about losing a loved one in almost every music genre. Funerals are very emotional and music can help us cope with grief. Tell a story, evoke emotions, and remember your loved one with a good selection of funeral songs.

In this article, Funeral Caring USA compiled a variety of funeral songs from different musical genres. From gospel to classic rock, we’re providing you with a variety of songs that will help you create a personalized playlist to honor the person who passed. Whether the person you’re honoring was a rock lover or an oldies fan, you can choose the ones that better fit the funeral service from our list below.

Our Eclectic Top 30 Funeral Songs

  • 1. Pitseleh by Elliott Smith
  • 2. Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
  • 3. Unravel by Björk
  • 4. Videotape by Radiohead
  • 5. Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Bob Dylan
  • 6. If I Have to Go by Tom Waits
  • 7. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
  • 8. I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie
  • 9. Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.
  • 10. Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton
  • 11. Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day
  • 12. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
  • 13. If You’re Reading This by Tim McGraw
  • 14. Halo by Beyoncé
  • 15. See You Again by Carrie Underwood
  • 16. Hurt (Cover) by Johnny Cash (Original by Nine Inch Nails)
  • 17. Last Kiss (Cover) by Pearl Jam (Original by Wayne Cochran)
  • 18. In My Time of Dyin’ (Cover) by Bob Dylan (Original by Blind Willie Jonhson)
  • 19. I’ll See You Again (Cover) by Frank Sinatra (Original by Noël Coward)
  • 20. Candle in the Wind by Elton John
  • 21. Lay Me Down by Sam Smith
  • 22. Unforgettable by Nat King Cole
  • 23. Blackbird by The Beatles
  • 24. Heartbeats (Cover) by Jose Gonzalez (Original by The Knife)
  • 25. Time to Say Goodbye by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
  • 26. Angels by Robbie Williams
  • 27. The Ocean Breathes Salty (Cover) by Sun Kil Moon (Original by Modest Mouse)
  • 28. Amazing Grace (Cover) by Joan Baez
  • 29. Yesterday by The Beatles
  • 30. There You’ll Be by Faith Hill

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