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The 7 best funeral songs (Including Video)

Choosing the best funeral songs is difficult! There are so many out there and we all have our own feelings about music. Playing music at a funeral is a wonderful way to personalise the service and pay a memorable tribute to the life of a loved one. Here at Fair Cost Funerals in Sheffield we have created a list of popular funeral songs to offer inspiration.


Funeral Songs - The Ultimate List


Let's start our list of the best funeral songs with an absolute classic, this song is very popular and quite commonly played at funerals in Sheffield. A word of warning though, this song is best avoided if your loved one was a Manchester United fan!


7. You’ll Never Walk Alone - Gerry and the Pacemakers


'Walk on, walk on With hope in your heart And you'll never walk alone

You'll never walk alone

Walk on, walk on With hope in your heart And you'll never walk alone

You'll never walk alone'




6. Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi


This is a song that has increased in popularity in recent times. It is a beautiful song and well deserving of a place on this list.


'Now the day bleeds Into nightfall And you're not here To get me through it all I let my guard down And then you pulled the rug I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved




5. Someone like you – Adele


This song is now 11 years old, yet everyone knows it. When played at a funeral, this song definitely lifts the hairs on your arms.


'Never mind, I'll find someone like you

I wish nothing but the best for you, too

Don't forget me, I beg

I remember you said

Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead

Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead




4. You’re My Best Friend - Queen


What a brilliant song for a funeral and a tribute that all of us would like.


'Oh, you're the best friend that I ever had I've been with you such a long time You're my sunshine and I want you to know That my feelings are true I really love you Oh, you're my best friend

Ooh, you make me live Ooh, I've been wandering 'round Still come back to you (still come back to you) In rain or shine, you've stood by me girl I'm happy at home (happy at home) You're my best friend'




3. Angels – Robbie Williams


This song has to be one of the most popular funeral songs of all time. Its easy to see why, the words are just perfect!


So when I'm lying in my bed Thoughts running through my head And I feel that love is dead I'm loving angels instead

And through it all she offers me protection A lot of love and affection Whether I'm right or wrong And down the waterfall Wherever it may take me I know that life won't break me When I come to call She won't forsake me I'm loving angels instead'




2. Let it be - The Beetles


Number two in our list of the best songs to play at a funeral is Let it be by The Beetles. A great song that everyone knows.


'When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me Speaking words of wisdom, let it be And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me Speaking words of wisdom, let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be Whisper words of wisdom, let it be'




1. My Way – Frank Sinatra


An all-time classic and probably the most perfect funeral song of all time, of course, our number 1 in the list of best funeral songs is 'My Way' by Frank Sinatra.


'And now, the end is near

And so I face the final curtain

My friend, I'll say it clear

I'll state my case, of which I'm certain

I've lived a life that's full

I travelled each and every highway

And more, much more than this, I did it my way'




If you have more questions or would like answers to different questions, please feel free to leave a comment below or contact the friendly team at Fair Cost Funerals.


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