Songs for funerals reminding us of loved ones
I already know and have known since the very first time I heard the song. I want “The Sound of Silence” by Disturbed. It touched me and still does today. I first heard it just after my Dad died of cancer and I bawled my eyes out because of the emotion in his voice, it’s so haunting and simply stunning. I try to listen to it at least once a week to get my ‘fix’ but also to keep the memory of my Dad alive. https://ourbucketlistlives.co.uk
I’d have E.L.O Mr Blue Sky. My Dad chose this for his funeral and every time I hear it I smile. It reminds me that he loved to live, and took pleasure from the simple things in life like feeling the sun on his face. I’d want my boys to remember the good times we shared and I think this song would give them the mindset to do that. We all have to die, but we should celebrate life! www.dirtdiggersanddinosaurs.com
Abide With Me. I’m not a strict church goer but this hymn means a lot to me. It reminds me of dad in particular (who is thankfully still with us) and that sense that you’re never really alone. I just find it so comforting and can never listen to it without shedding a getting a lump in my throat. Https://mightymamabear.com
Make people smile
Mine would be Candy Staton You Got The Love as it’s my favourite song as that’s on the basis I die before my husband. So morbid I know but he’s my best friend and always been there through some tough times. Www.backwithabump.co.uk
Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra. It was the song for my first dance at my wedding and a special one. Jackson 5 ‘I want you back’ is my song that always gets me up dancing but don’t think that would be so appropriate! www.redkitedays.co.uk
I’d have magnolia by jj cale a song I fell in love too Thrifty-home.co.uk
Life really does go on
The Show Must Go On by Queen because the lyrics are very poignant and I would want my loved ones to carry on with their lives www.mummyswaisted.co.uk
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What songs for funerals do you like best?