Beautiful Songs of Rememberance

Shirley HampsonBlog

One of the best ways to honour the memory of your loved one is by playing a song or songs that they loved or the ones that you love that remind you of them.

The following is a list of songs that you could choose from.  Take the time to have a listen and then write it down somewhere for easy reference.


When September Ends – Green Day

Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton

Keep Me in Your Heart – Wayne Zevon, Album “The Wild” is said to be full of good songs for funerals

The Show Must Go On! – Queen

Go Rest High On That Mountain – Vince Hill

I’ll be missing you – Puff Daddy and Faith Evans

The Living Years – Mike and The Mechanics (might be a bit too melancholy, even for a funeral about irreconciled father and son)

Meet Me In The Middle Of The Air – Paul Kelly – Religious Connotations

See You Again – Whizz Khalifa

Courtney’s Song – James Blunt  

Dance with my Father – Luther Vandross

Old Hat – Clare Dunn

Talk Is Cheap – Alan Jackson

When I get where I’m going – Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

True Blue – John Williamson

The Gambler – Kenny Rogers

Angel – Sarah McLaughlin

The Carnival is Over – The Seekers

Travellers Prayer-Slim Dusty

Leave Him in the Long Yard- Slim Dusty

Lights on the Hill- Slim Dusty

Looking Forward, Looking Back – Slim Dusty

Never Tear Us Apart – INXS

The Day You Went Away – Wendy Matthews

You Decorated My Life – Kenny Rogers

The Man in the Picture –  Ian McNamara

Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel K

I will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

I will Remember You – Sarah McLaughan

You’ll Be In My Heart – Phil Collins

To Where You Are – Josh Groban

Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler

Forever Young – Bob Dylan

One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men

Yesterday – Beatles

The Prayer – Celine Dion and Josh Groban

Always On My Mind – Elvis

There Goes My Everything – Elvis

Time to Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli

Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers

Danny Boy – Jim Reeves/ Foster & Allen