Songs for services

2 Jan 2019 10:21 AMJackie Anderson

Music plays such an important part in people’s lives that it now acts as the theme tune to their passing. Modern funerals are very much about personal choice and considering the mood of a song is essential. For example, does it create an uplifting atmosphere or have a sentimental tug on the heart. Also contemplate the position of the song in the service. Was it selected to be the entrance or exit song, or a tribute song to accompany a photo tribute. Ask yourself what feelings do you want people associating with at the time?

 

Pencil Dust Design Favourites (with links)

1. 1000 Years - Christina Perri 

2. Melting Pot - Blue Mink 

3. Nothing to Lose - George Ezra

4. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day

5. See You Again - Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

6. When I Get Where I'm Going - Brad Paisley ft. Dolly Parton

7. Angel by Sarah Mchlachlan

8. You’ll Be In My Heart - Phil Collins

9. One More Light - Linkin Park

10. Only Time - Enya

 

Overall

1. My Way - Frank Sinatra

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

3. Over the Rainbow - Eva Cassidy

4. Wind Beneath my Wings - Bette Midler

5. The Lord is My Shepherd - Psalm 23/Crimond

6. We’ll Meet Again - Vera Lynn

7. All Things Bright and Beautiful – Hymn

8. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - Monty Python

9. Angel by Sarah Mchlachlan

10. Unforgettable - Nat King Cole

 

Contemporary Pop

1. Robbie Williams - Angels

2. Westlife – You Raise Me Up

3. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again

4. Westlife – Flying Without Wings

5. Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You

6. Westlife - I’ll See You Again

7. Adele - Hello

8. Rihanna - Diamonds

9. Sam Smith – Lay Me Down

10. Boyzone – No Matter What

 

Rock

1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zepellin

2. Bat out of Hell - Meatloaf

3. Live Forever - Queen

4. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

5. Highway to Hell - ACDC

6. Another One Bites the Dust - Queen

7. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

8. Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing - Aerosmith

9. Knocking on Heaven’s Door - Guns and Roses

10. Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum

 

Indie

1. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

2. Wonderwall - Oasis

3. Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis

4. Arabella - Arctic Monkeys

5. Live Forever - Oasis

6. Hymn for the Weekend - Coldplay

7. One Day Like This - Elbow

8. Coldplay - Yellow

9. Goo Goo Dolls - Iris

10. Oasis - Champagne Supernova

 

Hymns/Traditional

1 Lord is my Shepherd - Psalm 23

2. Abide with Me – Traditional

3. All Things Bright and Beautiful – Traditional

4. How Great Thou Art – Traditional

5. Amazing Grace – Traditional

6. Old Rugged Cross – Traditional

7. Jerusalem – Traditional

8. Morning Has Broken – Traditional

9. The Day Though Gavest Lord

10. Ave Maria – Traditional

 

Country

1. I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton

2. Islands In The Stream - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rodgers

3. Country Roads - Jon Denver

4. I Love You Because - Jim Reeves

5. Annie’s Song - Jon Denver

6. Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy

7. Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash

8. My Best Friend - Don Williams

9. If Tomorrow Never Comes - Garth Brooks

10. Blowin in the wind - Bob Dylan

 

Classical

1. Time to Say Goodbye - Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman

2. Nimrod – Elgar

3. Nessun Dorma - Lucianno Pavarotti

4. Cannon in D – Pachelbel

5. Four Seasons – Vivaldi

6. Adagio - Bizet/Albinoni

7. Ave Maria – Traditional

8. Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven

9. Pie Jesu – Faure

10. The Lark Ascending - Ralph Vaughan Williams

 

RnB

1. I’ll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy

2. Dance with my Father Again - Luther Van Dross

3. One Sweet Day - Boys 2 Men

4. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

5. Fly - R Kelly

6. Halo - Beyonce

7. Turn Back the Hands of Time - R Kelly

8. Bye Bye - Mariah Carey

9. World’s Greatest - R Kelly

10. Beyonce - Running

 

Jazz

1. What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

2. Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller

3. Stranger on the Shore - Aka Bilk

4. Smile - Nat King Cole

5. In The Mood - Glenn Miller

6. A Place in the Sun - Stevie Wonder

7. Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra

8. Sitting on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Reading

9. Mr Bojangles - Robbie Williams

10. Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra