When you are planning a funeral, you may find yourself making all kinds of decisions that you never considered before. Although musical may seem to be a natural part of a funeral, the care and thought that goes into picking just the right music isn't something many people who are attending the funeral may stop to think about. However, it is an important part of making sure the funeral goes well and is an optimal tribute to your loved one. Consider picking one or more of these meaning pop and rock song for your loved one's funeral.
"Something Worth Leaving Behind" by Lee Ann Woman
"Something Worth Leaving Behind" by Lee Ann Woman is a beautiful song that describes how the narrator considers living a life where one leaves behind things of significance. The song's narration concludes that it is not fame or something out of reach that can be most important, but it explains how meaning can be found by simply loving another.
"Live Like You Were Dying" by Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying" is an especially good song to play at the funeral for a deceased person who made the most of their final days spent battling a terminal illness. It is appropriate for any funeral, though, and is sure to inspire those who attend to life their lives more fully.
"Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" may be meaningful to people of all ages. It is a good song for a widow or widower to play for a lost spouse with its message of eternal love through time, and it could also stand for any kind of platonic love.
"If I Die Young" by The Band Perry
"If I Die Young" is one of the most popular songs of the mega-successful country group The Band Perry, and it is sometimes played at funerals since the lyrics themselves are from the perspective of someone dying young. Its lyrics about "the sharp knife of a short life" may be understood by mourners if the deceased person died young.
"Take Me to Church" by Hozier
Hozier's deep and haunting "Take Me to Church" actually includes a lyric that references someone being the "giggle at a funeral". It is beautiful tune that is multi-layered and can be interpreted as a deep love song. Primarily, it is a song of deep passion, and it is just a right fit for some funerals.
"Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen
If your loved one had a great sense of humor, you may want to consider playing Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust". This song is played at funerals sometimes despite the obvious lightheartedness to the rock song, its seemingly flippant lyrics, and its jovial feel. Only choose this one if you think that those in attendance will understand the loving spirit with which it was chosen. If you think a lot of guests may be easily offended, you may opt to play it safer.
Finally, keep in mind that you should trust yourself to make the right choices for your loved one's funeral. You may not be able to please every mourner at the funeral with your song choices, but trust that you know how to best honor the person. Choose songs that celebrate the life well lived, and you can't go wrong.