Music plays an important role in our lives. It also plays an important role in our deaths. Often a song is able to express through music and lyric what none of us can with our own words.
Most funeral songs are picked to either express the thoughts of the living concerning the deceased or because the song was a favorite of the deceased. Perhaps a certain song captures the spirit of the departed.
I am sure that every generation has its most popular picks for funerals as new songs are written and people’s music tastes change. However, some of the more popular funeral choices made today may surprise you. According to Co-operative Funeralcare, some of the most popular songs played at funeral services in England are:
- “My Way” by Frank Sinatra (how autonomous of us)
- “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC (imagine the looks on some people’s faces as this one is played)
- “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen (I assume this is an attempt to bring humor to the moment)
Of course, there are more traditional songs that are popular as well. What do you think? Are the picks above good ones? What would you like played at your funeral?