30+ Songs About Death (2023)

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Song About Death No. 27: “In My Time Of Dying” By Led Zeppelin Song About Death No. 26: “Ocean Breathes Salty” By Modest Mouse Song About Death No. 25: “Keep Me In Your Heart” By Warren Zevon Song About Death No. 24: “Let It Be” By The Beatles Song About Death No. 23: “Airplanes” By Local Natives Song About Death No. 22: “Videotape” By Radiohead Song About Death No. 21: “King’s Crossing” By Elliott Smith Related Articles Song About Death No. 20: “Someone Great” LCD Soundsystem Song About Death No. 19: “One Sweet Day” By Mariah Carey & Boys II Men Song About Death No. 18: “Now You Belong to Heaven” By Mari Olsen Song About Death No. 17: “Whiskey Lullaby” By Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss Song About Death No. 16: “If I Could Be Where You Are” By Enya Song About Death No. 15: “When I’m Gone” By Joey and Rory Song About Death No. 14: “Drink A Beer” By Luke Bryan Song About Death No. 13: “Angel” By Sarah McLachlan Song About Death No. 12: “Wake Me Up When September Ends” By Green Day Song About Death No. 11: “Do You Realize?” By The Flaming Lips Song About Death No. 10: “The Show Must Go On” By Queen Song About Death No. 9: “Love Is Stronger Than Death” By The The Song About Death No. 8: “Fire And Rain” By James Taylor Song About Death No. 7: “Who You’d Be Today” By Kenny Chesney Song About Death No. 6: “Don’t Fear The Reaper” By Blue Oyster Cult Song About Death No. 5: “See You Again” By Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth Song About Death No. 4: “Dancing In The Sky” By Dani And Lizzy Song About Death No. 3: “Stars” By Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Song About Death No. 2: “I Wish” By R. Kelly Song About Death No. 1: “The Great Gig In The Sky” By Pink Floyd More Playlists To Listen To… It Helps to Share… FAQs Videos

The death of bandmate and organist, Danny Federici, meant the loss of one of Springsteen’s dearest friends.

The lyrics use the metaphor of a traveling circus and the loss of one of their own. After the death of a trapeze artist, his aerial partner contemplates his friendship with a man who never let him fall.

This “death” song is really a song about the power of love. While you and I must both eventually die, I love you so much that I will follow you wherever you go. Whether it is to heaven or hell, or somewhere in between.

Thissong is often viewed as being about suicide, and James Hetfield of Metallica was definitely in a dark place when he wrote it.

This song really resonates with people who have personally experienced deep depression, or who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Kanye West wrote this emotional song in tribute of his mother, Donda West, after her untimely death.

The song is about the pain and loneliness you feel when you say “farewell” to an important person in your life. He sings, “On lonely nights I start to fade. Her love is a thousand miles away.

Song About Death No. 27: “In My Time Of Dying” By Led Zeppelin

This Led Zeppelin song is derived from an old gospel song. People who love and surround me “in my time of dying” should not cry or mourn my imminent departure because Jesus is waiting for me in heaven.

In my time of dying, ain’t gonna cry, ain’t gonna mourn. All I need for you to do is drag my body home. Well, well, well, so I can die easy. Jesus, gonna make up my dyin’ bed.

Song About Death No. 26: “Ocean Breathes Salty” By Modest Mouse

This song vows to carry on the memory of someone who has died:

Your body may be gone. I’m gonna carry you in my head, in my heart, in my soul.

It leaves you with the sentiment that when someone leaves you with nothing but love, then that love is enough to sustain you.

Song About Death No. 25: “Keep Me In Your Heart” By Warren Zevon

This song about dying is from Zevon’s final album, “The Wind,” which he wrote after being diagnosed with lung cancer. This touching song, “Keep Me in Your Heart,” is Zevon’s final farewell.

If I leave you, it doesn’t mean I love you any less.

Song About Death No. 24: “Let It Be” By The Beatles

This comforting piano ballad by the Beatles provides us with a reassuringly simple message: when it comes to dealing with loss, it will all be okay.

In my darkest hour, she is standing right in front of me. Speaking words of wisdom, Let it be.

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Paul McCartney wrote this song during a particularly bleak period in his life. He was unhappy and stressed, and facing the imminent breakup of The Beatles.

In an interview, he revealed that his mother came to him in a dream. She had passed away when he was 14 years old, leaving a huge void in his life.

“In the dream, she said to me very gently, very reassuringly: ‘Let it be,'” said McCartney.

“It was lovely. I woke up with a great feeling. It was really like she had visited me at this very difficult point in my life and gave me this message: Be gentle, don’t fight things, just try and go with the flow and it will all work out.”

Song About Death No. 23: “Airplanes” By Local Natives

This song about death by the Indie group Local Natives speaks about the death of a grandparent and those little things that we’ll always remember and cherish about the people we love.

I bet when I leave my body for the sky. The wait, the wait will be worth it.

Song About Death No. 22: “Videotape” By Radiohead

This beautiful song tells the story of a dying man who uses a videotape to say goodbye to his loved ones.

This is my way of saying goodbye. Because I can’t do it face to face.

Song About Death No. 21: “King’s Crossing” By Elliott Smith

It’s hard to listen to this song about death by Elliott Smith without thinking about his early passing.

The shaky uncertainty in his voice, the changing keys, and the lyrics about drug abuse and death, give us a small glimpse into Smith’s self-destructive world.

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Song About Death No. 20: “Someone Great” LCD Soundsystem

This moving song recalls the painful emotions we feel when we get a dreadedphone call about the passing of a loved one. Itperfectly captures the rollercoaster ride of emotions we feel while grieving.

I wish that we could talk about it. But there – that’s the problem.

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Song About Death No. 19: “One Sweet Day” By Mariah Carey & Boys II Men

This emotional ballad speaks of a love that was cut short by death. After the passing of a lover, the feelings and emotions don’t go away.

This song conveys the sentiment that while you’ll never fully get over the loss, you’ll still move forward in life, determined to see your lost love again “one sweet day.”

Song About Death No. 18: “Now You Belong to Heaven” By Mari Olsen

If you’ve ever lost a loved one, you’ll be able to relate to Olsen’s lyrics in“Now You Belong to Heaven.”

The lyrics express the pain that unanswered questions bring. While we can’t hold him or her in our arms, we hope that he or she is somehow close and watching over us.

Miss your voice, miss your smile. Everything about you, worth a while. Always wondering where you are. I hope you’re with us, near or far. Many questions aren’t answered. I guess, we’ll never know.

Song About Death No. 17: “Whiskey Lullaby” By Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss

This country ballad is quite possibly the most heartbreaking death song of all time.

This iconic duet is the story of a couple who married before he went away to war. When he returned, he discovered that his wife was with another man. Before he drank himself to death, he left a note to say that he still loved her.

His wife mourned his passing and believed it was her fault. As the result, she too suffered an alcohol-related death.

When her body was discovered, his picture was found in her arms.

Song About Death No. 16: “If I Could Be Where You Are” By Enya

This is one of the most hauntingly beautiful songs about death. The song writer wonders where our loved ones go after they pass away, and longs to be wherever they are.

The lyrics,”Where are you this moment? Only in my dreams. You’re missing, but you’re always a heartbeat from me,” are particularly powerful.

Song About Death No. 15: “When I’m Gone” By Joey and Rory

This already heartbreaking song has an even more heartbreaking story behind it.

Joey and Rory were a husband and wife country music bluegrass duo. They recorded this song in 2012, and it’s about a dying wife reassuring her husband that he’ll be okay when she’s gone.

The songwriter, Sandy Lawrence, wrote this ballad when her own mother was dying. The motivation for writing the song was to leave something behind for her husband and son in case she were to pass away before them, to let them know they’d be okay.

Tragically, 3 years after they recorded this song, Rory announced that his beloved wife Joey had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and that she’d passed away.

A bright sunrise will contradict. The heavy fog that weighs you down. In spite of all the funeral songs, the birds will make their joyful sounds. You’ll wonder why the Earth still moves. You’ll wonder how you’ll carry on. But you’ll be okay on that first day when I’m gone.

Song About Death No. 14: “Drink A Beer” By Luke Bryan

Country star Luke Bryan was hit with sudden and multiple family tragedies when he was just starting his career in the music industry.

His brother passed away in a car accident when Luke was only 26 years old, then his sister died unexpectedlyone night for unknown reasons.

This song about death is dedicated to his late brother and sister and reflects on the memories he has with the both of them. “Funny how the good ones gotoo soon…”

Song About Death No. 13: “Angel” By Sarah McLachlan

This powerful song about death speaks about finding comfort in the afterlife where there’s an end to struggle and pain.

In the arms of the angel, fly away from here. From this dark, cold hotel room, and the endlessness that you fear. You are pulled from the wreckage, of your silent reverie. You’re in the arms of the angel, may you find some comfort here.

Song About Death No. 12: “Wake Me Up When September Ends” By Green Day

Green Day’s lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong, wrote this heartbreaking song following the death of his father, who died of cancer on September 1, 1982.

He shares that afterhis father’s funeral he ran home and locked himself in his room. When his mom got home and knocked on the door to check on him, Billie simply answered, “Wake me up when September ends.”

The memory of that event wasthe inspiration behind this touching song.

Song About Death No. 11: “Do You Realize?” By The Flaming Lips

While this Flaming Lips song is about death, it still has an inspiring message. Even though we’ll all die someday, we have the opportunity right nowto enjoy our lives to the fullest.

Do you realize that everyone you know someday will die. And instead of saying all of your goodbyes, let them know you realize that life goes fast.

Song About Death No. 10: “The Show Must Go On” By Queen

This famous Queen song was written about Freddie Mercury’s illness and was recorded by the band during his final days. It’s a wonderful tribute to a true performer.

Song About Death No. 9: “Love Is Stronger Than Death” By The The

Following the death of his beloved brother, Matt Johnson of the band “The The” wrote this touching song as a form of therapy.

The lyrics remind us that love is always stronger than death and that thosewe love never truly die because they live on in our hearts.

In our lives we hunger for those we cannot touch. All the thoughts unuttered and all the feelings unexpressed. Play upon our hearts like the mist upon our breath. But, awoken by grief, our spirits speak, ‘How could you believe that the life within the seed that grew arms that reached and a heart that beat. And lips that smiled. And eyes that cried. Could ever die?’

Song About Death No. 8: “Fire And Rain” By James Taylor

James Taylor wrote this song about the death of his friend Suzanne, which occurred while he was recording his first album.

This song’s mournful lyrics speak of both loss and redemption. It’s a cathartic song to listen to if you’re struggling with grief.

Just yesterday morning they let me know you were gone. Suzanne the plans they made put an end to you. I walked out this morning and I wrote down this song. I just can’t remember who to send it to.

Song About Death No. 7: “Who You’d Be Today” By Kenny Chesney

This is one of the best songs about dying young. “Who would you be today?” we often ask ourselves when someone has died before their time.

It ain’t fair you died too young. Like a story that had just begun. But death tore the pages all away. God knows how I miss you. All the hell that I’ve been through. Just knowing no one could take your place. Sometimes I wonder who you’d be today.

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Song About Death No. 6: “Don’t Fear The Reaper” By Blue Oyster Cult

This poignant song reminds us that we cannot escape death, no matter how much we may want to. There’s no point wasting our energy worrying about something we cannot avoid. Instead, let’s choose to live meaningful lives.

Song About Death No. 5: “See You Again” By Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

You may remember this beautiful song from the “Fast and the Furious 7” movie soundtrack.

It was recorded in tribute to the late Paul Walker, one of the film’s stars, after his sudden death in a car accident in 2013.

The message of this song is simple but powerful: Everyone has loved ones, and everyone will experience the loss of a loved one. What’s important is to cherish the time we spend together, because when death separates us, our memories will live on.

It’s been a long day without you, my friend. And I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again. We’ve come a long way from where we began. Oh I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again. When I see you again.

Song About Death No. 4: “Dancing In The Sky” By Dani And Lizzy

This song about death provides us with peace and comfort. This song expresses that our loved ones are in heaven,happy, free of pain and fear, and at peace.

Oh-oh-oh I, I hope you’re dancing in the sky. I hope your singing in the angels choir. And I hope the angels, know what they have. I bet it’s so nice up in heaven since you arrived.

Song About Death No. 3: “Stars” By Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

This is one of the most meaningful songs about death that you’ll find in this playlist since most of us question where our loved ones go after they die.

I can’t look at the stars, cause they make me wonder where you are.

Song About Death No. 2: “I Wish” By R. Kelly

R. Kelly wrote this emotional song after the death of one of his oldest friends.

Through his lyrics, Kelly shares fond memories about his friend. He also acknowledges that he’s still struggling with pain and grief, even though four years have passed since the death.

Song About Death No. 1: “The Great Gig In The Sky” By Pink Floyd

This Pink Floyd song was written by the band’s keyboard player, Rick Wright, and tells a brief story about a person who is dying.

With only 38 words in this entire song, the dynamics of the music (loudness and softness) play a pivotal role in telling the story.

The song starts off with great intensity, but gradually fades away. This represents a dying person’s transition from fighting against his impending demise, to gradually accepting death.

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FAQs

What's a good song for someone who passed away? ›

Traditional sad songs.

Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven. Sarah Mclachlan - In The Arms of an Angel. The Beatles - Let It Be. Paul McCartney - Here Today.

What song should you not sing at a funeral? ›

"Hells Bells" by AC/DC. Similar to “Highway to Hell,” this song just has too many negative connotations for most funerals.

What is the saddest song for a funeral? ›

Best Sad Funeral Songs
  • "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton. ...
  • "Right Here Waiting for You" by Richard Marx. ...
  • "We'll Meet Again" by Vera Lynn. ...
  • "Pie Jesu" by Celtic Woman. ...
  • "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd. ...
  • "How Do I Live?" by LeAnn Rimes. ...
  • "Unchained Melody" by Righteous Brothers. ...
  • "Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston.
14 Dec 2021

What is the most played song at a funeral? ›

Planning ensures your wishes are carried out.
  • “My Way” by Frank Sinatra.
  • “Time To Say Goodbye” by Andrea Bocelli.
  • “Over The Rainbow” by Eva Cassidy.
  • “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler.
  • “Angels” by Robbie Williams.
  • “Supermarket Flowers” by Ed Sheeran.
  • “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole.
  • “You Raise Me Up” by Westlife.
15 Jul 2021

What is the most moving song ever? ›

"Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac. Written by Stevie Nicks and released in 1975, "Landslide" is not only one of the most moving songs ever written, it's just plain old one of the best songs ever written. You tell me what makes it so universal.

What is a happy song to play at a funeral? ›

Ol' Blue Eyes' My Way is a classic choice for an uplifting funeral song. It's a song about a life well-lived, perfect to pay tribute to someone who enjoyed made the most of every day. Inspired by gospel music, this uplifting spiritual song is all about going to a better place after you die.

What's a good revenge song? ›

1) You're So Vain – Carly Simon

Beatty himself thanked her for writing it. Becoming an anthem for women spurned, Simon was the only girlfriend of Beatty that had a solid revenge track that took the world by storm. The song has since been played in romantic comedies, shows and remains a solid revenge topper today.

What is the best Death album Reddit? ›

For me:
  • - Spiritual Healing.
  • - Leprosy.
  • - Symbolic.
  • - Human.
  • - Individual Thought Patterns.
  • - Scream Bloody Gore.
  • - Sound of Perseverance.
10 Jan 2022

Is death the best band? ›

Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. Death is also now recognized as one of the most acclaimed music groups of all time, held in high praise by critics, metal musicians, and fans.

What is a good song for someone who passed away in Hindi? ›

Kala Chashma — Baar baar dekho. Cutiepie – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Break up song — Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Enna Sona — Ok Jaanu.

Why do they cover the legs in a casket? ›

If someone donated their skin tissue after death, this is usually taken from the lower half of the body. This means the body will be preserved in a special plastic undergarment to protect it from leaking into the casket. To cover this, the lower half will not be exposed at the funeral viewing.

What song did they play at Elvis funeral? ›

The funeral and Elvis Presley's favorite hymn

18 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Graceland living room.

What is a good song to dedicate to your mom at her funeral? ›

1. “Don't Forget to Remember Me” by Carrie Underwood. A mom supports you through all the hard times. She thinks of the little things you'll need before you need them.

What is considered the saddest song ever? ›

Somber tunes have always been part of the DNA of music, and R.E.M. now holds the top spot for the “Saddest Song of All Time,” with their 1992 hit “Everybody Hurts,” according to a recent survey by OnePoll.

What is the best song to make you cry? ›

  1. 'Nothing Compares 2 U' by Sinéad O'Connor. ...
  2. 'Hurt' by Johnny Cash. ...
  3. 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart' by Neil Young. ...
  4. 'Teardrop' by Massive Attack. ...
  5. 'I Know It's Over' by The Smiths. ...
  6. 'No Distance Left to Run' by Blur. ...
  7. 'The Boxer' by Simon & Garfunkel. ...
  8. 'No Name #5' by Elliott Smith.
5 Jul 2022

What is a good song for a memorial slideshow? ›

"Tears in Heaven" from Eric Clapton. "Over the Rainbow" from Eva Cassidy. "Fly" from Celine Dion. "Angel" from Sarah McLachlan.

What is the music at the end of a funeral called? ›

At the conclusion of the funeral, sometimes as the recessional music begins to play, the officiant leaves the house of worship.

How many songs do you play at a funeral? ›

Usually 3-5 songs are played throughout the service. Think about which song you want to be played first and last. Usually the last song should be the one that people will remember, so choosing their favourite song is a perfect send off.

What was Freddie Mercury's funeral song? ›

The 25-minute ceremony ended with Freddie's favorite opera aria, Verdi's D'amour sull 'ali Rose sung by his dear friend Montserrat Caballe. After the cremation, Mary took the ashes, according to Freddie's explicit wishes. It was two years before she finally buried them.

What is the most beautiful song ever written? ›

The Internet Has Decided These Are The 10 Most Beautiful Songs Ever
  1. “Clair de Lune” By Claude Debussy.
  2. “Arabesque No. ...
  3. “Nights In White Satin” By The Moody Blues. ...
  4. “Little Wing” By Jimi Hendrix. ...
  5. “Requiem: Lacrimosa” By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ...
  6. “Adagio for Strings, Op. ...
  7. “Can't Help Falling In Love” By Elvis Presley. ...
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What is the saddest song ever 2021? ›

Check out the list below for some of the best sad songs (so far) of 2021.
  • "Black Dog" by Arlo Parks. ...
  • "Favor" by Julien Baker. ...
  • "Immune" by Jensen McRae. ...
  • "Drivers License" by Olivia Rodrigo. ...
  • "Big Bang" by Cherry Glazerr. ...
  • "Waverly (Anjimile Version)" by Samia. ...
  • "Dear August" by Noah Cyrus and PJ Harding. ...
  • "Sanguine" by Widowspeak.
27 Feb 2021

What music is played at funerals? ›

100 Songs To Play At A Funeral
  • Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Monty Python.
  • The Lord is My Shepherd – Traditional.
  • Abide With Me – Traditional.
  • Match of The Day – Theme Tune.
  • My Way – Frank Sinatra.
  • All Things Bright & Beautiful – Traditional.
  • Angels – Robbie Williams.
  • Enigma Variations – Nimrod.
18 Aug 2016

What is a reflection song at a funeral? ›

Sad/reflective music for funerals
  • In the arms of an angel – Sarah McLachlan.
  • Bitter sweet symphony – The Verve.
  • Goodbye's the saddest word – Celina Dion.
  • Come away with me – Norah Jones.
  • Wind beneath my wings – Bette Midler.
  • Knockin' on Heaven's door – Bob Dylan.
26 Oct 2020

What is the best gospel song for a funeral? ›

Gospel Songs to Remember Your Loved One
  • Jesus Promised Me a Home Over There by Jennifer Hudson.
  • Amazing Grace by Soweto Gospel Choir.
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot by Eric Clapton.
  • Holy, Holy, Holy by Crystal Lewis.
  • I Can Only Imagine by MercyMe.
  • Abide With Me by King's College Choir.
  • Trouble of the World by Mahalia Jackson.
9 Dec 2020

What is a song that represents justice? ›

Here are 10 social justice songs that made history:
  • “Strange Fruit” by Abel Meeropol. ...
  • “We Shall Overcome” by Pete Seeger. ...
  • “Blowin' In The Wind” by Bob Dylan. ...
  • “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke. ...
  • “Imagine” by John Lennon/Yoko Ono. ...
  • “Redemption Song” by Bob Marley & the Wailers. ...
  • “Fight the Power” by Public Enemy.

What was Death's first album? ›

How many songs do death have? ›

Death discography
Video albums9
Music videos2
Singles3
Demos7
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What will happen after death? ›

What happens to your body during death? During death, your body's vital functions stop entirely. Your heart no longer beats, your breath stops and your brain stops functioning. Studies suggest that brain activity may continue several minutes after a person has been declared dead.

Who was the very first death metal band? ›

Possessed (1983)

Their style was also fast, but Jeff Becerra's growling vocal techniques set them apart from their contemporaries, which led to them being known as the first death metal band.

Who is the biggest death metal band? ›

Death Metal Artists
  • Death. 641,439 listeners. There are multiple artists sharing the name Death; ...
  • Cannibal Corpse. 524,875 listeners. ...
  • Behemoth. 480,317 listeners. ...
  • Vader. 309,515 listeners. ...
  • Morbid Angel. 334,497 listeners. ...
  • Nile. 297,563 listeners. ...
  • Opeth. 923,511 listeners. ...
  • Amon Amarth. 672,062 listeners.

Which is the best heart touching song? ›

Heart Touching Songs
  • Roke Na Ruke Naina (From "Badrinath Ki Dulhania")Arijit Singh.
  • Rafu (From "Tumhari Sulu")Ronkini Gupta.
  • Agar Tum Saath Ho (From "Tamasha")Alka Yagnik, Arijit Singh.
  • Kahaan Hoon Main (From "Highway")Jonita Gandhi.
  • Lo Maan Liya (From "Raaz Reboot")Arijit Singh.
  • Sunn Raha Hai (From "Aashiqui 2")Ankit Tiwari.

Can you touch the body in the casket? ›

At most services, you are welcomed to walk forward prior to the service to pay respects at the casket. Do not touch the body or any of the surrounding items or flowers. However, it is not mandatory to go forward if you prefer not to.

Is it painful when the soul leaves the body? ›

He said, “When the soul leaves the body, it can take a long time or it can happen very quickly. No matter how, it is painful. It is painful for the one who is dying, and it is painful for those who are left behind. The separation of the soul from the body, that is the ending of life.

Are brains removed during embalming? ›

To get into the cranium, the embalmers had to hammer a chisel through the bone of the nose. Then they inserted a long, iron hook into the skull and slowly pulled out the brain matter. Once they had removed most of the brain with the hook, they used a long spoon to scoop out any remaining bits.

What songs were played at Frank Sinatra's funeral? ›

In The Wee Small Hours, Moonlight In Vermont, Ave Maria and Put Your Dreams Away were played at the church and during the religious service during Frank Sinatra's funeral, along with some other songs probably.

What is Elvis Presley's favorite song? ›

The reason I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry was one of Elvis's favorite songs is possibly very telling,” reports Groovy History. “The song lyrics tell the story of a sad tale of a lonely man. Elvis was a celebrity icon with the world at his fingertips and was living in perceived personal isolation.”

What did Elvis do at his mom's funeral? ›

The AP reported that Elvis Presley was “near hysteria” at his mother's funeral services yesterday. Elvis, 23, and his father, Vernon, 48, “wept throughout the service” at National Funeral Home in Memphis. The services were open to the public.

What is the saddest song for a funeral? ›

Best Sad Funeral Songs
  • "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton. ...
  • "Right Here Waiting for You" by Richard Marx. ...
  • "We'll Meet Again" by Vera Lynn. ...
  • "Pie Jesu" by Celtic Woman. ...
  • "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd. ...
  • "How Do I Live?" by LeAnn Rimes. ...
  • "Unchained Melody" by Righteous Brothers. ...
  • "Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston.
14 Dec 2021

What do you say at your mother's funeral? ›

In general, information in the eulogy should include mentioning your mother's close friends and family, her personality, her impact on your life, and special milestones. You can also add in a meaningful anecdote or special poem to honor your mom, too.

What is a happy song to play at a funeral? ›

Ol' Blue Eyes' My Way is a classic choice for an uplifting funeral song. It's a song about a life well-lived, perfect to pay tribute to someone who enjoyed made the most of every day. Inspired by gospel music, this uplifting spiritual song is all about going to a better place after you die.

What's a good song to represent family? ›

Listen here.
  • Avicii, “The Nights” ...
  • Sister Sledge, “We Are Family” ...
  • John Mayer, “Daughters” ...
  • Drake, “Keep the Family Close” ...
  • Lukas Graham, “7 Years” ...
  • Christina Aguilera, “Oh Mother” ...
  • JP Cooper feat. ...
  • Kenny Chesney, “Don't Blink”
1 Apr 2022

What is a good song for a sister who passed away? ›

Best Songs for Funerals for A Sister or A Brother
Wind beneath my wingsBette MidlerDownload song
Lead me homeJamie JohnsonDownload song
You raise me upJosh GrobanDownload song
One sweet dayMariah CareyDownload song
Tears in HeavenEric ClaptonDownload song
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What is the most moving song ever? ›

"Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac. Written by Stevie Nicks and released in 1975, "Landslide" is not only one of the most moving songs ever written, it's just plain old one of the best songs ever written. You tell me what makes it so universal.

What is a good song for a memorial slideshow? ›

"Tears in Heaven" from Eric Clapton. "Over the Rainbow" from Eva Cassidy. "Fly" from Celine Dion. "Angel" from Sarah McLachlan.

What are good mother funeral songs? ›

Funeral Caring USA's Playlist to Remember Mom
  • 10,000 Miles by Mary Chapin Carpenter.
  • There You'll Be by Faith Hill.
  • The Best Day by Taylor Swift.
  • Coat of Many Colours by Dolly Parton.
  • Mama Liked the Roses by Elvis Presley.
  • Slipping Through My Fingers by ABBA.
  • A Song for Mama by Boyz II Men.
  • You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban.
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Which song is best for family photos? ›

Some of the best memory songs for slideshows are as follows:
  1. 1. " Count On Me" by Bruno Mars. ...
  2. "We are Family" by Sister Sledge. ...
  3. " Remember when" by Alan Jackson. ...
  4. "Young Forever" by BTS. ...
  5. "Home " by Philip Philips. ...
  6. "Have It All" by Jason Mraz. ...
  7. "Never Grow Up " by Taylor Swift. ...
  8. " My Wish" by Rascal Flatts.
25 Feb 2022

What is a song that talks about family? ›

1. 'We Are Family' by Sister Sledge.

What is the best song to say I miss you? ›

Listen here.
  • Beyoncé, "I Miss You" ...
  • Drake, "Marvins Room" ...
  • The Rolling Stones, "Miss You" ...
  • Robyn, "Missing U" ...
  • The Beatles, "For No One" ...
  • Cynthia Erivo, "Fly Before You Fall" ...
  • Incubus, "I Miss You" ...
  • Bill Withers, "Ain't No Sunshine"
17 May 2022

When you miss your dad songs? ›

7 emotional songs by musicians who miss their father
  • Where Are You Now by Justin Bieber.
  • Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own by U2.
  • Hurt by Christina Aguilera.
  • Dance with My Father by Luther Vandross.
  • Bye Bye by Mariah Carey.
  • My Father's Eyes by Eric Clapton.
  • When the Tigers Broke Free by Pink Floyd.
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What is a good song about losing your best friend? ›

64 Songs About the Death of a Friend: List
  • Fire and Rain by James Taylor.
  • Brendan's Death Song by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • For a Dancer by Jackson Browne.
  • Elephant by Jason Isbell.
  • I'll Be Missing You by Diddy, Faith Evans, 112.
  • Song for Josh by Frank Turner.
  • Life Without You by Stevie Ray Vaughan.
  • Return by OK Go.

What is a good song to dedicate to my dead father? ›

1. “Dance with My Father” from Luther Vandross. Luther Vandross passed away two years after recording this deeply personal track about his late father, lending it extra poignancy.

What is better to say than rest in peace? ›

Peace in your eternal and easy rest. May you rest easy in grace and love. Rest easy in sleep eternal. Rest easy on the wings of eternity.

What is the most comforting thing to say at a funeral? ›

I'm Sorry for Your Loss.

This is one of the simplest things to say, which makes it perfect for almost any situation. It expresses your condolences in a graceful, understated way, and it is equally appropriate regardless of your relationship to the deceased and their family.

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