There are a wide number of songs to choose from for funerals, including hymns such as "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art," or meaningful contemporary songs, such as "Dance With My Father Again" by Luther Vandross and "I Will Remember You" by Sarah McLachlan, according to NextGenMemorials.com and HeavenSentMusic.com. Most of these songs are ones that evokes a feeling of comfort or that reminds funeral-goers of the person who passed.
Many people do not play music at funerals, outside of the traditional religious songs, but those who do have a huge variety to choose from. A large part of the reason for music is to create a mood and remind people of the person who has passed. The deceased may have had a favorite song or type of music, which he wanted to be played at his funeral. In other situations, the survivors may wish to play these songs in tribute to the deceased, according to HeavenSentMusic.com.
Other popular songs for funerals include "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion, "Memory" by Barbara Streisand, "Over the Rainbow" by Judy Garland, "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole and "Till I See You" by Hillsong. The choice of music, unless it was put in the last wishes or in the will, is ultimately up to those arranging the funeral services.