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Popular Modern Funeral Songs

By Yourtribute @yourtribute

Modern Funeral SongsFuneral ceremonies change with time and the traditional funeral songs that dominated the past have now been gradually replaced with modern funeral songs. Modern songs are popular music that is not written specifically for funerals. They are the songs that we listen to day-to-day whose words have a special meaning to us.

Modern funeral songs are played at the funeral because they don’t remind us of the grief of loss. Instead, these songs are tributes to the lives of the dearly departed and remind the ones left behind that life is precious and is still worth living.

When selecting modern funeral songs to play at the funeral you have a few options to consider. You may choose a song that is meaningful to you and your family. The song’s lyrics may express your emotions or describe your loved one’s personality. Or, you may choose the songs because the departed person enjoyed listening to them.

Modern Funeral Songs (01 – 25)

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“Make You Feel My Love” by Adele
“Back To Black” by Amy Winehouse
“When You’re Gone” by Avril Lavinge
“Halo” by Beyonce
“End Of The Road” by Boyz II Men
“My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion
“The Voice Within” by Christina Aguilera
“Fix You” by Coldplay
“Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House
“Never Tear Us Apart” by INXS
“Emotion” by Destiny’s Child
“Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” by Green Day
“Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’le
“Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion
“If I Could” by Jack Johnson
“Goodbye My Lover” by James Blunt
“Cry” by James Blunt
“Dead And Gone” by Justin Timberlake and T.I
“Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane
“Because Of You” by Kelly Clarkson
“To Where You Are” by Josh Groban
“Be Somebody” by Kings of Leon
“Run” by Leona Lewis
“One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
“Hero” by Mariah Carey

Do not be afraid to use upbeat and modern funeral songs at your loved one’s funeral. Playing an upbeat song does not mean disrespect for the dead; instead, upbeats songs help to uplift people in attendance at the funeral. Modern songs celebrate the life of the departed person and help to remind friends and family at the funeral of the full life they lived.

The next list includes 25 more of the most popular modern funeral songs requested for funerals. The lists are in no particular order and any of these songs would be a great choice to play at a funeral.

Modern Funeral Songs (26 – 50)

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“Bye Bye” by Mariah Carey
“Candle in the Wind” by Elton John
“Concrete Angel” by Martina McBride
“Live Forever” by Oasis
“I’ll Be Missing You” by Puff Daddy
“The Prayer” by Celine Dion
“I Believe I Can Fly” by R Kelly
“Everybody Hurts” by REM
“Angels” by Robbie Williams
“I Will Remember You” by Sarah McLachlan
“Angel” by Sarah McLachlan
“Nothing Compares To U” by Sinead O’Conner
“Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol
“How To Save A Life” by The Fray
“Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve
“With or Without You” by U2
“Flying Without Wings” by Westlife
“You Raise Me Up” by Westlife
“Unbreakable” by Westlife
“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
“You’ll Be In My Heart” by Phil Collins
“Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” by Guns N’Roses
“Heaven” by Los Lonely Boys
“Closer to Fine” by Indigo Girls
“Beautiful Day” by U2


Modern funeral songs are an excellent choice for your loved one’s funeral. However, you may also want to include classical, religious or other genres of songs. To read lists of other songs to play at a funeral, view our related articles listed below.

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