The choice of music played at a funeral can set the tone, with the correct song choices able to conjure up cherished memories and poignant past moments with your loved one. When considering the music to be played during a service, you may want to select particular songs relevant to them and their personality, or you may want to select some more well-known and widely recognised funeral songs. Whatever your funeral plans are, Normington & Sons Ltd are here to help you decide upon the
important details. With a team of dedicated and experienced funeral directors, we can oversee the perfect send-off for your dearly departed, with recommendations for coffins, caskets and advice on funeral pricing.
Some songs are particularly common choices at funerals due to their strong message and heartfelt lyrics. Continue reading to discover the meanings of some common songs played at funerals.
What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
A light and uplifting song for funerals that are a celebration of life, Louis Armstrong’s distinctive voice has long been a fixture at funerals with a lighter and more hopeful tone. With the lyrics giving assurances that better days are to come, provoking optimism and reassurance, there are plenty of reasons to include this classic song as part of a service.
You’ll Never Walk Alone by Gerry And The Pacemakers
Though this song has become popular amongst supporters of Liverpool Football Club and used as an anthem at matches, there is no doubt that the lyrics are also suitable for a funeral service. The emotional ballad includes the line “When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high, and don’t be afraid of the dark”, provoking ideas of bravery during times of sadness.
Candle In The Wind by Elton John
Elton John’s 1973 song Candle In The Wind was famously performed by the singer at the funeral of Princess Diana, and the emotional rendition is suited to the idea that a funeral can be one last goodbye to a loved one. This song was originally a tribute to the famous actress Marilyn Monroe, which explains the theme of grief which is present in the lyrics.
Angels by Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams’ popular track Angels alludes to the guidance offered by an angel watching over you and providing protection in times of need, a fitting idea for a common funeral ballad. The lyrics “When I’m feeling weak, and my pain walks down a one way street, I look above” references a loved one in heaven watching, a source of reassurance for those who have recently lost someone close to them.
As your friendly local funeral service in Wakefield, we know that dealing with the death of a loved one is very difficult. The best way to make sure that everything regarding the service and funeral is handled correctly is to hire a funeral director, though it can still be difficult finding the right one. You will want to make sure you are working with a reputable and trustworthy company, and Normington & Sons Ltd are here to help. Don’t hesitate to
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