Funeral Songs: Mourning and Grieving

Songs about Mourning and Grieving

Funeral songs are for remembering and honoring the deceased. They are also to help the family and friends of the recently departed. The songs remind us of our family members, our friend, or even our acquaintance. The song may evoke a memory, a sense of loss, or even a sense of joy in remembering a departed loved one. Everyone mourns in their own way. You can’t judge how other people deal with their loss, and the songs in this list represent that ideal. Sad, uplifting, funny, or ironic; each of the songs and instrumentals here is designed to help anyone get through their loss. The numerical order here really doesn’t matter. The perfect song played for a funeral is as unique as an individual’s fingerprint.

“In the simplest terms, a dirge is a song or hymn of grief and lamentation. It is a song especially intended to accompany a funeral or provide a memorial to the deceased.” About Dirges and songs of mourning

1.On Eagle’s Wings – Traditional
2.One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey featuring Boyz II Men
3.The Sounds of Silence – Simon and Garfunkle
4.My Way – Frank Sinatra (or Elvis Presley)
5.Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) – Elton John
6.Amazing Grace – Traditional
7.Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
8.Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life – Monty Python/Eric Idle
9.Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.
10.Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel
11.My Immortal – Evanescence
12.I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy and Faith Evans
13.Angels – Robbie Williams
14.Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
15.Candle In The Wind – Elton John
16.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
17.Be Not Afraid – Traditional
18.Ave Maria – Schubert
19.Fade To Black – Metallica
20.See You Again – Carrie Underwood
21.Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen or Rufus Wainwright
22.(Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
23.Angel – Sarah McLachlan
24.The Lord is My Shepherd – Psalm 23
25.The Great Gig In The Sky – Pink Floyd
26.How Great Thou Art – Traditional
27.Fire and Rain – James Taylor
28.Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
29.Gone Too Soon – Daughtry
30.Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton
31.Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring – Johann Sebastian Bach
32.I Will Always Love You – Dolly Parton or Whitney Houston
33.Who Knew – Pink
34.Tha’ Crossroads – Bone Thugs N’ Harmony
35.What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
36.My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
37.Where the Wild Roses Grow – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
38.Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
39.To Live Is To Die – Metallica
40.Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland or Eva Cassidy or Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole
41.We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn
42.Time To Say Goodbye – Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli
43.Who You’d Be Today – Kenny Chesney
44.Stars – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
45.You Raise Me Up – Westlife
46.Those Were the Days – Mary Hopkin
47.I Will Remember You – Sarah McLachlan
48.All Things Bright and Beautiful – Cecil Frances Alexander
49.Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
50.Unforgettable – Nat ‘King’ Cole
51.Nearer, My God, to Thee – Mahalia Jackson
52.Bright Eyes – Art Garfunkle
53.Abide With Me – Henry Francis Lyte
54.I’ll Be There – Escape Club
55.The Show Must Go On – Queen
56.Simply The Best – Tina Turner
57.He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother – The Hollies
58.Holes in the Floor of Heaven – Steve Wariner
59.See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth) – Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth
60.Imagine – John Lennon
61.Get Happy – Judy Garland
62.Crying For Me – Toby Keith
63.Four Seasons – Vivaldi
64.Don’t Take The Girl – Tim McGraw
65.Stand By Me – Ben E. King
66.Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross
67.He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones
68.Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye – Gracie Fields
69.In My Life – The Beatles
70.Dancing in the Sky – Dani and Lizzy
71.Here Today – Paul McCartney
72.All Things Must Pass – George Harrison
73.Eulogy – Tool
74.Lighting Crashes – Live
75.Like You – Evanescence
76.Keep Me In Your Heart – Warren Zevon
77.You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry and the Pacemakers
78.Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – Traditional
79.How Can I Help You Say Goodbye – Patty Loveless
80.You’re Still Here – Faith Hill
81.Homeward Bound – Simon & Garfunkle
82.Nobody Knows – Tony Rich Project
83.The Best is Yet to Come – Tony Bennett or Frank Sinatra
84.I’ll Meet You There – Simple Plan
85.Black Balloon – The Goo Goo Dolls
86.Pie Jesu – Gabriel Fauré
87.Satisfied Mind – Jeff Buckley
88.Goodbye My Friend – Linda Ronstadt, Aaron Neville
89.Not as We – Alanis Morissette
90.American Pie – Don McLean
91.The Dance -Garth Brooks
92.Turn, Turn, Turn (There Is A Season) – The Byrds
93.Enigma Variations – Nimrod Elgar
94.Getting Late – Rob Thomas
95.Funeral March – Frederic Chopin
96.Who Wants To Live Forever – Queen
97.Do You Realize?? – The Flaming Lips
98.To Where You Are – Josh Grobin
99.Thank You For Loving Me – Bon Jovi
100. Lullabye – Billy Joel
101. Never Forget You – Mariah Carey
102. Seasons In The Sun – Terry Jacks
103. In Loving Memory – Alter Bridge
104. I Will Follow You Into The Dark – Deathcab For Cutie
105. The Ballad of Casey Jones – Wallace Saunders
106. Beam Me Up – Pink
107. Circle Of Life – Elton John
108. Soul Limbo – Booker T and the MG’s
109. Believe – The All-American Rejects
110. Radios In Heaven – Plain White T’s
111. Photograph – Ringo Starr
112. Happy Phantom – Tori Amos
113. Across The Bridge Where Angels Dwell – Van Morrison
114. Dust in the Wind – Kansas
115. Life Without You – Stevie Ray Vaughan
116. Jealous of the Angels – Jenn Bostic
117. Fanfare for the Common Man – Emerson, Lake and Palmer
118. Small Bump – Ed Sheeran
119. Who You’d Be Today – Kenny Chesney
120. Spirit In The Sky – Norman Greenbaum
121. For A Dancer – Jackson Browne
122. Flying Without Wings – Westlife
123. Nessun Dorma – Puccini
124. Last Kiss – Pearl Jam
125. Dirge For November – Opeth
126. When The The Roll Is Called Up Yonder I’ll Be There – Johnny Cash
127. Into the Fire – Bruce Springsteen
128. My Angel – Kellie Pickler
129. Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien – Edith Piaf
130. When I Get Where I’m Going – Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton
131. Angel – Jimi Hendrix
132. August 7, 4:15 – Bon Jovi
133. Go Rest High On That Mountain – Vince Gill
134. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – The Platters
135. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
136. Being Boring – Pet Shop Boys
137. Way Over Yonder – Carole King
138. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
139. Forever Young – Kenny Chesney
140. Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
141. Far Behind – Candlebox
142. Ocean Breathes Salty – Modest Mouse
143. Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor
144. Ding-dong! The Witch is Dead – The Munchkins
145. I Grieve – Peter Gabriel
146. Go On – Jack Johnson
147. Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy
148. One Tree Hill – U2
149. Highway to Hell – AC/DC
150. Not a Day Goes By – Lonestar