Sometimes Music Can Speak Louder Than Words

Posted on February 14th, 2020

Music provides an escape like no other and has the power to bring people together in a time of need. It helps us express how we’re feeling without having to speak the words; the melody and lyrics do all the talking for us.

A song can hold so many memories, which is why we believe you should have the freedom to choose what is played at your loved one’s funeral. Remember them by playing hit songs by that boyband they loved so dearly or bring a small smile to everyone’s face with a silly tune that they insisted you play before they passed. Whether you would prefer more traditional hymns, a rock and roll ballad or even the theme tune to their favourite TV show, how you decide to celebrate the life of your friend or family member is down to you.

We understand that there can be lot of pressure felt by people to plan these occasions to perfection. If you are struggling with choosing music for a funeral, perhaps some of our top picks will spark some inspiration for you:

‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ by Monty Python – A great choice to remember someone who’s quirky sense of humour always lit up a room and had everyone laughing.

‘My Way’ by Frank Sinatra – In remembrance of someone who lived life on their own terms.

‘What a Wonderful World’ by Louis Armstrong – To remind those in attendance of the beauty in the world, despite these sad times.

‘Amazing Grace’ – If you are wanting to go more traditional, you can’t go wrong with this beautiful classic; it’s a hymn that everyone can sing along with.

‘Who Wants to Live Forever’ by Queen – Perfect for lovers of rock and roll, the lyrics ‘Forever is our today’ inspire us to live each day as if it was our last.

‘Over the Rainbow’ by Eva Cassidy – This stunning acoustic cover of the well-known song from Oz gives the message that there are better times to come, and your loved one is smiling down at you from somewhere up in the clouds.

The team at Freedom Funerals will ensure that every last detail is as it should be and that your loved ones get the send-off that they would have wanted. If you would like some advice or help with planning a service, don’t hesitate to call and have a chat with us on 01206 862963.