We have listed the most popular funeral songs in the UK below to assist you in selecting music for your loved one.

The choice of music for a Funeral is very personal and important. Funeral hymns and classical music are the traditional choices, however, pop music and TV themes have become increasingly popular lately.

The choice of music is an ideal way to pay tribute to your loved one and show their personality and favourite music during the service.

Top ten

1. My Way – Frank Sinatra

My Way by Frank Sinatra is the UK’s most popular funeral song according to a survey done by the Co-Op Funeralcare and has been for seven years running.

2. Time to Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman

A beautiful piece of music perfect for the entrance or exit music at a service.

3. Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy

Eva Cassidy’s acoustic version of this classic song is emotional and powerful.

4. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler

A tender and loving song and a fitting tribute to an inspiring loved one.  The soundtrack to the film Beaches.

5. Angels – Robbie Williams

This classic ballad is strong and meaningful, with iconic lyrics.

6. Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran

A personal tribute to his grandmother that was written from the viewpoint of his mother.

7. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole

One of the greatest ever voices in music, this song is from 1951 and is sure to remain a favourite for honouring those who will never lose their place in your heart.

8. You Raise Me Up – Westlife

This song is so simple, yet so inspirational.

9. We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn

A timeless song and wonderfully moving. Also, a comforting reminder that although a person may be gone they are not forgotten.

10. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Eric Idle

With an optimistic tone and a bubbly melody, this song is a great example of modern funerals being very much about personal choice.


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