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



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