Music is an important part of a funeral service

Music is powerful and choosing to include particular music as part of a service can help make it particularly meaningful and personal. If your loved one had a favourite song, you might like to consider including it in the service. You can also use music to remind guests of a certain time in the deceased’s life, a meaningful relationship or to leave them with a special thought or message.

Most requested music

Following is a list of some of the most requested music for funeral services. Walter Carter Funerals has permission to use copyrighted music for funeral purposes in most circumstances.

Popular songs

  • Always On My Mind (Willie Nelson)
  • Angels (Robbie Williams)
  • Beautiful Day (U2)
  • Because You Love Me (Celine Dion)
  • Candle In The Wind (Elton John)
  • Dance With My Father (Luther Vandross)
  • Danny Boy (Bing Crosby)
  • Don’t Dream Its Over (Crowded House)
  • Everybody Hurts (REM)
  • Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes (Dean Martin)
  • Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
  • Forever Young (Youth Group/Bob Dylan/Rod Stewart/Alphavlle)
  • Gone Too Soon (Michael Jackson)
  • Green Green Grass Of Home (Tom Jones)
  • I’ll Be Seeing You (Vera Lynn)
  • Imagine (John Lennon)
  • It Had To Be You (Rod Stewart)
  • I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston)
  • I Will Remember You (Sarah McLachlan)
  • Light Surrounding You (Evermore)
  • Memories (Elvis Presley)
  • Memory (Barbra Streisand)
  • Moonlight Serenade (Glenn Miller)
  • My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)
  • My Way (Frank Sinatra)
  • Never Tear Us Apart (Inxs)
  • Smile (Nat King Cole)
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Kamakawiwo ‘Ole/Judy Garland/Eva Cassidy)
  • Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
  • Tears In Heaven (Eric Clapton)
  • The Day You Went Away (Wendy Matthews)
  • The Prayer (Anthony Callea)
  • Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)
  • We’ll Meet Again (Vera Lynn)
  • What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
  • Yesterday (The Beatles)
  • You’ll Be In My Heart (Phil Collins)
  • You’ll Never Walk Alone (Gerry and the Pacemakers)
  • You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban)
  • Tears In Heaven (Eric Clapton)
  • What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
  • Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Middler)
  • You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Stevie Wonder)

Popular hymns

  • Abide With Me
  • Amazing Grace
  • All Things Bright and Beautiful
  • Ave Maria
  • How Great Thou Art
  • Jerusalem
  • Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace
  • Morning Has Broken
  • The Lord Is My Shepherd
  • The Old Rugged Cross

Classical music

  • Adagio (Albinoni)
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Canon in D (Pachelbel)
  • Claire de Lune (Debussy)
  • Nessun Dorma (Puccini)
  • Nimrod from Enigma Variations (Elgar)
  • Pie Jesu From Requiem (Faire)
  • The Four Seasons (Vivaldi)

Talk to the team at Walter Carter Funerals about the full range of music choices available.

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