Most Popular Funeral Songs Of All Time

The loss of a loved one is an extremely painful experience to go through. And, when you combine that pain with the fact that the immediate family also has to quickly arrange a proper funeral for the deceased, the whole thing becomes very difficult. Funerals are like a final goodbye to your loved one and so, as painful as it might be, you have to do your best when arranging a funeral for them so that everyone can pay their respects and say goodbye.

Headstone makers are quite familiar with funerals. They make all sorts of headstones; from pet headstones to granite memorials and headstones. In short, they’ve seen all kinds of funerals and they tell us that the one thing that can really allow everyone at the funeral to say a warm and heartfelt goodbye to the deceased is through the use of great funeral songs.

Funeral songs and goodbye songs have been around for quite some time and today, playing music at a funeral is so common that you can actually hire a professional DJ for the job.

Whether you choose to hire a professional DJ or not, there are some great funeral songs that we think will really help you say goodbye to your loved one. So, without further ado, let’s have a look at the most popular funeral songs of all time;

You Can Close Your Eyes – James Taylor

Released in 1971 as part of James’ latest album, Mud Slide Slim and The Blue Horizon, this song has everything that a perfect funeral should have. This song is sad (but not too sad) and at the same time, it leaves you a warm feeling. It is also soft and uplifting, two very important aspects of a funeral song.

My Way – Frank Sinatra

If you know about Frank Sinatra, you know that many sure liked to enjoy life. And that I exactly why he wrote this song for his kind of people, laid-back, slow going and enjoying everything that comes their way.

This is a song that celebrates a well-lived life, it celebrates all the decisions and choices that a person has made and that is why, it is a great song for funerals.

Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton

Released in 1992, this song has been with us for quite some time now but, the surprising thing about this song is that it started out small and over the years, its popularity has only grown and grown.

baby headstone makers tell us that if you want a funeral song that is both heartwarming and also lets you say goodbye to your loved one, this is it.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland

This song was originally made famous by the film screen legend, Judy Garland. She recorded this song for the wonderful “The Wizard of Oz”. Over the years, many great covers have popped up and have kept the song as popular as ever. The main themes of this song are hope and happiness and that’s why it is a great choice for a final goodbye to a loved one.

Honorable Mentions

  • Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
  • Wonderwall – Oasis
  • Feels Like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk
  • Time to Say Goodbye – Sarah Brightman
  • I’ll Be Seeing You – Billie Holiday