What Is the Most Played Song at Funerals?


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There are many songs that are traditionally played at funerals, among them "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert. Replacing these traditional songs, however, is pop music. The number-one pop song played at funerals is "My Way" by Frank Sinatra.

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The lyrics of "My Way" perfectly embrace the theme of saying goodbye, with lines such as, "And now the end is near/And so I face the final curtain." The tone is not solemn but satisfied, as the narrator says he "lived a life that's full/I traveled each and every highway/And more, much more than this." Other popular pop songs for funerals with similar messages include "Time to Say Goodbye" by Sarah Brightman and "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler.

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