Thursday, January 27, 2011

Top 5 Songs To Play At A Funeral

Hi everyone. With this article, I am going list my top 5 songs that should be played at a funeral. Many people often ask me for advice when it comes to funerals, and there are hundreds of songs that can be played at a funeral. Often, it is best to choose what you feel your loved one would have liked to hear. However, there are some songs that are really beautiful that fit the mood perfectly. With that, here is my list of the top 5 funeral songs.

1. Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton

This is such a beautiful song, it was released back in the early 1990's. Eric wrote it shortly after the death of his young son. You can hear the emotion as he sings, and it is a song that the loved ones of the person you love will really appreciate. Also, a few years back, it was named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the top 500 songs of all-time. A very beautiful song, and highly recommended.

2. Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers

This is a much older song, but still stands the test of time. It was released in the 1960's and is a song that virtually everyone has heard at some point in their life. It is a very beautiful song about love, and would be perfect to have played at a funeral.

3. Amazing Grace - Elvis Presley

This is a very popular song. Pretty much everyone knows the song "Amazing Grace". It has been covered by countless artists, however, Elvis Presley has done one of the best versions of Amazing Grace that I have ever heard. It is very beautiful, and a perfect fit for a wedding.

4. In The Arms Of An Angel - Sarah McClachlan

You may have heard this song played on television. It is often played on advertisements for animal shelters. It is a very touching song, and brings out a lot of emotion. Sarah has an amazing voice, and is it the type of song that would especially comfort your loved ones.

5. Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland

This is another classic song. The lyrics may not specifically fit for a funeral, but it is an absolutely beautiful song. It has been around for decades, and it's a song that touches nearly everyone.

I hope this article has given you some ideas on some songs to play at a funeral. These songs are all very beautiful songs, and they are sure to fit the mood at the funeral. Good luck with the funeral.

Mary has been helping those who have lost loved ones for many years. She runs a blog titled Funeral Poems. She highly encourages all of you to check out her blog.

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