Creative Funeral Music Ideas

Your music selection is one of the most important items in your funeral or memorial service planning.

The music is what people will remember more than anything else.

Music is incredibly healing. It has an amazing power to communicate our feelings.

Choosing the music is twofold. Select songs that were important to the deceased, but also include songs that are meaningful to those that are left behind. 

Here are our listings of music categories, including rock, classic, country, children's songs, heaven and angel songs, instrumental, background music selections, jazz and blues, Christian songs and hymns. 

The following is a selection of some of the most popular songs that are entirely appropriate. 

  • Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkle 
  • Come Sail Away by Styx (from Pirates of the Caribbean) 
  • Goodnight My Angel by Billy Joel 
  • In The Blink of An Eye by Mercy Me 
  • Amazing Grace by Elvis 
  • The Circle of Life by Elton John 
  • Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers 
  • In The Arms Of An Angel by Sarah McClachalan 
  • Remembering You by Steven Curtis Chapman 
  • There are Places I'll Remember by The Beatles 
  • A Living Prayer by Alison Krauss 
  • Go Rest High by Vince Gee 
  • Simply The Best by Tina Turner
  • Baby Mine by Bette Midler
  • God Only Cries by Diamond Rio 
  • Goodnight My Angel by Billy Joel
  • Heaven Was Needing A Hero by Joe Dee Messina
  • As Long As I Can See The Light by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • To Where You Are by Josh Groban
  • Goodbye My Friend by Linda Longstadt
  • Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkle
  • Angels in Waiting by Tommy Cochrane


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