37 Songs to play at a funeral or memorial.

When we are faced with the task of organizing a memorial or funeral there are many details and decisions.  When it came time to pick a song for my mom’s funeral, I was at a loss.  The Church picked a few hymns, but in retrospect, I wish I would have taken the time to find something sentimental.  I am not a music buff so of course, I am writing a blog entry on the subject with a lot of help.

Here are some song suggestions from my friends and fans, I hope you find something nice.


1.  “Dancing in the Sky” by Dani and Lizzy (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes) Cover by: Amanda Ploughman


2.  “Somewhere Over The Rainbow_What A Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTuneseMusic)

3. “Hear You Me” by Jimmy Eat World (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

4.  “Free Bird (Extended Music Version)” by Lynyrd Skynyrd (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

5. “Holes In The Floor Of Heaven” by Steve Wariner (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

6.  “Dust In The Wind” by Kansas (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

7.  “Do I Make You Proud” by Taylor Hicks (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

8.  “Edelweiss” by Bill Lee and Charmian Carr (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

9.  “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

10.  “When I go away” by Levon Helms  http://www.levonhelm.com/

11.  “You Are My Sunshine (Version 1)” by Elizabeth Mitchell (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTuneseMusic)

12.  “The Dance” by The Country Dance Kings (Google PlayeMusicAmazonMP3iTunes)

13.  “No More “I Love You’s”” by Annie Lennox (Google PlayeMusicAmazonMP3iTunes)

14. “Go Rest High on That Mountain” by Vince Gill (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

15.  “Comfortably Numb (Live)” by Pink Floyd (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

16.  “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

17.  “Gone, Gone, Gone” by Phillip Phillips (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

18.  “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

19.  “The Old Rugged Cross” by Alan Jackson (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

20. “In the Blue of Evening” by Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey (AmazonMP3iTunes)

21.  “[I’d Choose] You Again” by The Forester Sisters (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

22.  “Turn the Page (Live)” by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (iTunesAmazonMP3)

23.  “Ships Of Heaven” by BlackHawk (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

24.  “Stars” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

25.  “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

26.  “In Loving Memory” by Alter Bridge (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

27.  “From Where You Are” by Lifehouse (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

28.  On My Own” by Samantha Barks (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

29.  “Footprints in the Sand (Single Mix)” by Leona Lewis, Leona Lewis, Leona Lewis, Leona Lewis (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

30. “Spirit In The Sky” by Norman Greenbaum (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3eMusic)

31. “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

32.  “You Gave Me Time” by Paul Overstreet (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

33.  “Walking Her Home (Story)” by Mark Schultz (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

34.  “Address In The Stars” by Caitlin & Will (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

35.  “Drink A Beer” by Luke Bryan (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

36.  “The Prayer (With Charlotte Church)” by Josh Groban (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

37.  “Angel Standing By” by Jewel (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)



If you are looking for a nice way to remember your loved one, please take a look at my cremation glass.