What Are Some Happy Funeral Songs?


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Some happy funeral songs include "I'm Gonna Live Until I Die" by Frank Sinatra and "Dead Man's Party" by Oingo Boingo. Happy funeral songs come from a variety of musical genres, including Hank Williams' country rendition of "I'll Fly Away" and rock singer Billy Joel's "Only the Good Die Young."

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One modern happy funeral song is "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. In the song, the singer encourages the listener to clap along while the singer says that he is happy. Another song, “Roses and Lollipops,” by Jack Jones, encourages listeners to keep flowers, candy and roses nearby. "Die Young," by the musical artist Ke$ha, has a strong beat and an uplifting tune.

For a grandmother or for someone who died during the December holiday season, "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" is a happy and comedic funeral option. The tune even mentions that the grieving grandfather comes to believe in Santa Claus because of the grandmother's death. The musical group Elmo & Patsy sings the upbeat song that provides a smile and a laugh at the appropriate funeral.

For an inspirational, happy funeral song, Bon Jovi offers "Blaze of Glory." Bon Jovi sets the song in the wild, American west, and the first-person lyrics talk about how the singer prays each night before bed. The singer asks God for death by a bullet because the singer lived life to its fullest.

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