The following is a very varied selection of the type of songs that are played at funerals. Traditionally funeral music consisted of hymns. But today you will find all types of music are played; country, classic rock, easy listening, instrumental. And often a favorite song of the deceased.
Music soothes the soul. Songs are a wonderful source of healing. The purpose of music is to serve as a backdrop. Music sets the tone of the service.
When it comes to contemporary songs, they should make you reflect on life, the passing of time, and spirituality.
Click below to listen to a selection of the most popular songs played at funerals.