23 Songs for a Disney Funeral or Celebration of Life
As some of you know, I am a big Disney fan. So I asked a question on a few Disney discussion groups for some suggestions for some lovely Disney songs that could be played at a funeral, memorial or celebration of life. And this is what my fellow Disney fans came up with.
My mom passed away on Easter weekend 2014, exactly 12 years to the day after this photo was taken at Disneyland. At her funeral I was in a daze and was unable to come up with a song, so the church picked some traditional hymns. Mom took my sister and I to Disneyland as children and if I had thought of it, I probably would have chosen a lovely Disney song for her funeral. The week she died she was supposed to come visit and we were going to go to Disneyland, an over-due visit with her.
When it comes to picking a tune for the memorial, don’t be afraid to stray from the classic music. Play something your loved one listened to all the time, their favorite song, or a song from their favorite movie or band. Adding personal songs helps give a custom and memorable tribute. And if you like to paint outside the box, kick it up a notch, and play something fun, happy, playful and full of spirit.
Keep in mind, there will be time before and after the service, go ahead and stick in a custom CD or their favorite album. Make it an event, not just a service.
3. Marry Poppins: “Feed the Birds” YouTube
9. Lilo and Stitch: A tender moment between Nani and Lilo from the spectacular Disney film “Lilo & Stitch”. The song Nani is singing to Lilo is “Aloha O`e(Farewell to Thee)” written by Queen Lili`uokalani.
13. Enchanted: “So Close” YouTube
23. Alice in Wonderland: “The Mad Tea Party / The Unbirthday Song / Twinkle Twinkle / Clean Cup Move Down / Mad Watch” by Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, James Macdonald, Jerry Colonna (Google Play • AmazonMP3 • iTunes)
And from other Children’s movies and animations.
The Chippets: My Mother YouTube
Please see our other blog post for 37 Songs to play at a funeral or memorial.
Christina is a cremation glass artist and creates memorial keepsakes and jewelry. A creative way to keep those we’ve lost close to our heart. Please visit Together Again to see her cremation glass collections.
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