Funeral Planning and
Funeral Music Considerations
You cannot lose sight of the fact that when you have to plan a funeral, without sounding selfish, the reality is that this celebration is all about you. Therefore, you have every right to request a grand celebration with lots of fun, laughing, dancing, and funeral music. Some of us may not want the typical “traditional funeral” and accompanying “traditional funeral songs”. If people know you for your great sense of humor, then you may choose to have your loved ones laugh and have fun rather than spend this special day crying over sad funeral songs and videos. The fact of the matter is you only get one chance, so it is really your opportunity to create that “special time to be remembered”.
So if you are ready to preplan a funeral and your end of life plans and preferences, this certainly includes choosing the “right” funeral music. The most important thing to focus on here is this: make sure the funeral music you’ve selected fits you, and how your loved ones remember you. This can be very therapeutic for everyone since music can dramatically heighten the ability of your loved ones to connect the great memories of those moments they shared with you. Keep in mind that you probably don’t want your loved to be bombarded with sad funeral songs during your memorial service. Music is inspiring and can be used to help remember the joy a passed loved one brought to their lives.
Who Says it Has to be Sad Funeral Music?
So, just because it’s your funeral doesn’t mean that it has to be accompanied by your typical funeral hymns, sad songs, and lots of tears. Since you have the ability to preplan these details in advance, why not help your loved ones by telling them exactly what type of funeral music planning you prefer, and will comfort them, along with other elements of the ceremony. Heck, you may choose to throw the farewell celebration of a lifetime. For example, maybe you wish to have one of your favorite bands play? Or maybe just simply crank up the rock n’ roll music on the stereo and dance all night? Regardless of what you choose, please do yourself and your family a favor – document your funeral music planning along with all of your other preferences now here:
Our Top 15 Favorite Funeral Songs:
1. Amazing Grace
2. The Grace of God, Patti Austin
3. My Way, Frank Sinatra
4. Let it Be, The Beatles
5. Only the Good Die Young, Billy Joel
6. She’s Finally Home, Cissy
7. I’ve Had the Time of my Life, Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley
8. Live Like You Were Dying, Tim McGraw
9. Candle in the Wind, Elton John
10. What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong and Kenny G
11. I Hope You Dance, Joe Dee Messina
12. Imagine, John Lennon
13. Unforgettable, Nat King Cole
14. You are the Sunshine of My Life, Stevie Wonder
15. Amazing Grace, Elvis Presley