Some of the most popular funeral songs for Northern Rivers
WE all have one of "those songs".
You heard it once at a funeral, and now every time you hear it, it brings a tear to your eye.
Music is a powerful, emotive tool, and it seems that one of the most powerful uses for music is during a funeral.
I guess sometimes music can express feelings when words cannot.
After a discussion about this in our office, we asked around to see what if we could compile a list of the most popular funeral songs.
Sarah McLauchlan - Arms of the Angel
Birds - Neil Young
You Raise Me Up - Secret Garden/Josh Groban/Westlife
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
My Way - Frank Sinatra
Ave Maria - Sarah Brightman
Israel Kamakawiwo - Over the Rainbow
Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Goodbye My Lover - James Blunt
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
The Prayer - Celine Dion
Amazing Grace - Soweto Gospel Choir
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace - Susan Boyle
Jimmy Eat World - Hear You Me (May Angels Lead You In)
Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Guns'n'Roses
We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn
Time After Time - Cindy Lauper
Slim Dusty - Looking Forward, Looking Back
Slim Dusty - Traveller's Prayer