Top 10 Funeral Songs of 2020

Music is such a personal thing when it comes to funerals, yet it is one of the toughest decisions to make for some of us. Finding that perfect song that captures all the things that make our loved ones special is a tough gig, but also such a special way to pay tribute to their life.

We spent some time with our families and came up with the Top 10 Funeral Songs from 2020 to share with you here! These are just some examples of some of the more popular songs we’ve had, ultimately you can choose any music for a funeral that makes your heart sing and suits your loved one!

10. Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo╩╗ole

Iz’s version of this classic has been a popular choice among families for some time! His relaxed, cool, chilled version is a lovely song to accompany a photo reflection or to have as part of a celebration of life.

9. Let It Be – The Beatles

Who can go past the Beatles when it comes to classic music? And just because it’s 2020, it hasn’t made their popularity any less. Always a great choice!

8. Hallelujah – K.D. Lang

K.D. Lang’s version of this Cohen classic is absolutely beautiful. Her version has been one of the most popular songs for us this year and rightly so!

7. Dancing In The Sky – Dani and Lizzy

Dani and Lizzy reach right into your heart and pluck at those strings to find just the right chord with this song. A great choice for a Photo Reflection or any other time in a life celebration.

6. There You’ll Be – Faith Hill

This beautiful song was made popular by the movie Pearl Harbor and is a beautiful song for a funeral service.

5. Supermarket Flowers

Ed performs this song beautifully and it is definitely a tear jerker at a service. This one works particularly well for a Photo Reflection for a wonderful Mum!

4. Flower On The Water – John Williamson

This little Aussie gem from John Williamson is such a lovely song and is great for someone who really loved the land. It’s a great song to close a service with!

3. Sailing – Rod Stewart

For all of the water, sailing and boating folks, Rod Stewarts Sailing never disappoints! It is such a great song and one that everyone knows and loves!

2. Choir – Guy Sebastian

Choir from Guy Sebastian is a great song for a younger person,. With beautiful, heartfelt and meaningful lyrics, it really works well at a celebration.

1. Always Remember Us This Way – Lady Gaga

One of the most popular songs of this year has definitely been this beautiful ballad from Lady Gaga. It is a great choice for a Photo Reflection!

Remember that Funerals are always a personal, unique and special celebration for our loved ones. When it comes time to select the soundtrack for their celebration, don’t worry about what is “appropriate”, just go with something that they would love and you will love and you can’t go wrong.

If you have any questions about music selections for a funeral or questions in general, feel free to get in touch with us on 1300 043 522 or email us at family@mccartneyfunerals.com.au


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