Songs for Every Unique Funeral

When it comes to funeral music, there’s so much more freedom than there used to be. The difficulty is that with that freedom comes a broad variety of options that can be difficult to narrow it down.

If you are planning a religious service, make sure you check with the officiant to learn any rules that apply to song choice. If, however, you’re planning a non-traditional funeral, you can choose just about any music that’s meaningful to you. If you aren’t sure where to start, here are some suggestions:

  • For the classical music lover:
    • Ave Maria – Franz Schubert
    • Pie Jesu – Gabriel Fauré
  • If your loved one was into the standards:
    • They Can’t Take That Away from Me – Ella Fitzgerald
    • Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
  • For those who love country music:
    • Go Rest High on That Mountain – Vince Gill
    • When I Get Where I’m Going – Dolly Parton and Brad Paisley
  • For lovers of alternative music:
    • Ol’ 55 – Tom Waits
    • What a Wonderful World – Joey Ramone
  • Celebratory songs:
    • Somewhere over the Rainbow (What a Wonderful World) – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
    • To Where you Are – Josh Groban
  • Songs of Faith:
    • Amazing Grace
    • I Can Only Imagine – Mercy Me

Did we leave off your favorite? Maybe this will trigger some ideas, even if we didn’t get it exactly right. Perhaps you love What a Wonderful World , for example, but prefer Louis Armstrong to Joey Ramone. You can choose whatever means the most to you. We hope we’ve given you a good place to start making your list.

At Evergreen Mortuary, we’re well versed in creating meaningful, healing experiences that help families honor the life that was lived. Whether you’re arranging a funeral for a loved one or preplanning for your own future need, we can help you plan the perfect ceremony down to each little detail. Call 520.257.4831 to learn more.