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In times past, funeral music probably consisted of the traditional funeral march and a couple of selected hymns. In most cases, the service was held in a church. These days, funeral music has been dramatically modernized with more and more people leaving the church for a more informal chapel service. A celebration of the person’s life is accepted in place of the old Bible readings.

Music at a funeral is an important part of the ceremony and most services contain 3-4 songs. The songs often reflect what you have shared with a loved one. I’ve put together this top twenty list from my first-hand experience as a funeral director. These songs were the most requested songs during my 15 years serving families in Australia during their time of loss.

It is interesting to note who the most popular artists are.

Top ten funeral songs for men

twenty. Looking Forward, Looking Back – Slim Dusty

19. Amazing Grace – Harry Secombe

18. Yesterday – The Beatles

17. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler

sixteen. Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Simon and Garfunkel

fifteen. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

14. Green, Green Grass Of Home – Tom Jones

13. Danny Boy – Foster and Allen

12. Always on my mind – Elvis Presley

eleven. Hero – Mariah Carey

10. On the road again – Willie Nelson

9. True Blue – John Williamson

8. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole

7. You Raise Me – Josh Groban

6. We will meet again – Vera Lyn

5. He’s not heavy, he’s my brother – The Hollies

Four. What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong

3. You will never walk alone: ​​Gerry and the pacemakers

2. Time to Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman

1. My Way – Frank Sinatra

Top ten funeral songs for women

twenty. Goodbye my friend – Linda Ronstadt

19. Angels – Robbie Williams

18. Maggie – Foster and Allen

17. Prayer – Anthony Callea

sixteen. Hail Mary – Celine Dion

fifteen. Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland

14. From a distance – Bette Midler

13. In the Arms of an Angel – Sara McLachlan

12. Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers

eleven. Time to Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman

10. Goodbye is the saddest word – Celine Dion

9. Candle in the Wind – Elton John

8. Amazing Grace – Leann Rhimes

7. My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion

6. The Rose – Bette Midler

5. I will always love you – Whitney Houston

Four. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

3. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler

2. We will meet again – Vera Lyn

1. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole

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