While hymns were once the standard choice for funeral music, times are quickly changing. Many individuals planning for a funeral are quickly hopping on the latest trend – requesting their favorite pop songs rather than traditional funeral music. Whether they choose the music for themselves or someone else, playing some chart-topping tunes at funeral services is becoming more and more accepted.
A recent survey found that some of the most popular songs requested are My Way by Frank Sinatra, Time to Say Goodbye by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman, Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler, Over the Rainbow by Eva Cassidy and Angels by Robbie WIlliams.
These popular choices don’t reflect all the unusual requests individuals or families have in mind for a funeral. Picks have a wide range, from humorous songs like Eric Idle’s Always Look On The Bright Side of Life to chart-toppers like songs by Lady Gaga and Adele.
Not all songs are viewed as appropriate, and some requests may be surprising to loved ones planning a funeral. However, if arrangements have already been made, it’s fairly simple to ensure a favorite tune will be played at your funeral.
Those who feel unconventional music would be a good choice for their funeral should get a head start on plans and funeral arrangements. Planning now means no stress for family members later, and you can rest peacefully knowing your musical choices were played exactly as you wished.