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Choosing Funeral Home Songs

Published: March 7, 2022
by Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home

Music is a powerful tool that can evoke emotion and mood. That’s why almost every funeral at a funeral homes in New Orleans, LA has music. There are many different kinds of funeral home songs out there, from traditional to modern and everything in between. All music can evoke powerful emotions and memories, so go with your heart when making the decision. Choosing the kind of music, you want to play at your lost loved one’s funeral is a very personal experience, so there is no right or wrong answer.

There are an amazing number of options when it comes to funeral songs. So how do you choose the songs for your loved one’s funeral? You should take some time to think about what kind of music the deceased would have enjoyed, as the point of the funeral is to celebrate his or her life. However, you can also get inspired by music that the funeral guests will enjoy, too. You can even try playing a few different kinds of music to try and meet everyone’s tastes and preferences, though you shouldn’t stress about meeting everyone’s tastes as that’s almost impossible to accomplish.

You can choose the music by getting inspired with common and popular funeral song choices. There are tons of options out there, from common to more unique. Here are some that might inspire you. This list includes country, modern, classic, and traditional options:

Hear You Me by Jimmy Eat World

How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding 

Last Kiss by Pearl Jam 

Broken Halos by Chris Stapleton

See You Again by Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth

Only One by Kanye West and performed by Kanye West and Paul McCartney

Supermarket Flowers by Ed Sheeran

In the Arms of an Angel by Sarah McLachlan

When I Get Where I'm Going by Brad Paisley

If You're Reading This by Tim McGraw

One More Day by Diamond Rio

Lay Me Down by Sam Smith

Drink a Beer by Luke Bryan

Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley (there are many other iterations by other artists)

Let It Be by The Beatles

Who You'd Be Today by Kenny Chesney 

What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

Hero by Mariah Carey 

You Should Be Here by Cole Swindell 

Over You by Miranda Lambert 

Fix You by Coldplay

You also need to choose songs that go along with your plan for the funeral. Think about if you want songs that speak about death and spending eternity in heaven, or songs that remind you of certain qualities and characteristics of the deceased. You can also look for songs that allow for reflection over fond memories or ones that your lost loved one enjoyed.

We are here to help if you would like to learn more about your options for funeral homes in New Orleans, LA, or funeral music. Stop by and visit us or give us a call today, as we are happy to assist you in your time of loss or of preplanning.

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