I thought that I would run through some ideas for you of what you can include in a funeral or memorial service. Here are a few to start you thinking.

Music

Top 10 Pieces of Music on Funerals

  1. My Way - Frank Sinatra
  2. Time To Say Goodbye - Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman
  3. Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
  4. Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
  5. Angels - Robbie Williams
  6. Supermarket Flowers - Ed Sheeran
  7. Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
  8. You Raise Me Up – Westlife
  9. We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn
  10. Always Look on The Bright Side of Life - Eric Idle from Monty Python's Life of Brian

Top 10 Contemporary Pieces of Music on Funerals

  1. Angels - Robbie Williams
  2. Supermarket Flowers - Ed Sheeran
  3. You Raise Me Up – Westlife
  4. See You Again - Wiz Khalifa
  5. Dancing Queen -Abba
  6. Lay Me Down - Sam Smith
  7. Dancing In The Sky - Dani & Lizzi
  8. Flying Without Wings – Westlife
  9. How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
  10. 7 Years - Lukas Graham

Top 10 Hymns on Funerals

  1. All Things Bright & Beautiful
  2. The Lord's My Shepherd
  3. Abide With Me
  4. O Lord My God, When I In Awesome Wonder (How Great Thou Art)
  5. Amazing Grace
  6. Jerusalem
  7. Morning Has Broken
  8. On A Hill Far Away (The Old Rugged Cross)
  9. The Day Thou Gavest, Lord Has Ended
  10. The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Top 10 Rock Songs On Funerals

  1. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
  2. Meatloaf - Bat Out of Hell
  3. Aerosmith - Don't Wanna Miss A Thing
  4. Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever?
  5. Queen - The Show Must Go On
  6. Guns and Roses - Knocking on Heaven's Door
  7. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
  8. ACDC - Highway To Hell
  9. Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
  10. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Top 10 Classical Songs On Funerals

  1. Time To Say Goodbye - Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman
  2. Nimrod - Edward Elgar
  3. Canon in D – Pachelbel
  4. Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
  5. The Lark Ascending - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  6. Pie Jesu – Faure
  7. Adagio For Strings - Samuel Barber
  8. Air On A G String – Bach
  9. Four Seasons – Vivaldi
  10. Claire De Lune - Claude Debussy

Top 10 Sports Tunes On Funerals

  1. Match of The Day Theme Tune - Barry Stoller
  2. Soul Limbo (Test Match Special) - Booker T and MG
  3. You'll Never Walk Alone (Liverpool / Celtic) - Gerry & The Pacemakers
  4. The Chain (Formula 1 Theme) - Fleetwood Mac
  5. Black & White Rag (Pot Black Theme Tune) - George Botsford
  6. Chariots of Fire (Athletics) – Vangelis
  7. Pop Looks Bach (Ski Sunday) - Sam Fonteyn
  8. Light & Tuneful (Tennis - Wimbledon) - New World Orchestra
  9. Drag Racer (BBC Snooker) - Power Pack Orchestra
  10. A Swingin Safari (Stock Cars) - Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra

Top 10 TV Tunes

  1. Only Fools & Horses
  2. Last of the Summer Wine
  3. Coronation Street
  4. Match of the Day
  5. Bring Me Sunshine (Morecambe and Wise)
  6. Soul Limbo (Test Match Special)
  7. Going Home (Hovis)
  8. Eastenders
  9. Emmerdale
  10. Dr Who

Top 10 Country Music

  1. Country Roads - Jon Denver
  2. I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton
  3. Islands in the Stream - Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
  4. 9-5 - Dolly Parton
  5. If Tomorrow Never Comes - Garth Brooks
  6. Annie's Song - Jon Denver
  7. Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
  8. You're Still The One - Shania Twain
  9. Stand By Your Man - Dolly Parton
  10. The Gambler - Kenny Rogers

Top 10 RnB

  1. I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy
  2. I Miss You – Beyonce
  3. One Sweet Day - Boyz II Men
  4. Dance With My Father Again - Luther Vandross
  5. It So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday - Boyz II Men
  6. Killing Me Softly - The Fugees
  7. Because I Got High – Afrojack
  8. Blinded By Your Grace – Stormzy
  9. Call Out My Name - The Weednd
  10. I'll Be Missing You - Chaka Demus

Top 10 Indie

  1. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  2. Wonderwall – Oasis
  3. Don't Look Back in Anger – Oasis
  4. One Day Like This – Elbow
  5. Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
  6. Fix You – Coldplay
  7. Live Forever – Oasis
  8. Mr Brightside - The Killers
  9. Paradise – Coldplay
  10. Clocks - Coldplay

Top 10 Jazz Songs

  1. Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
  2. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  3. Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
  4. In The Mood - Glenn Miller
  5. Smile - Nat King Cole
  6. When The Saints Go Marching In
  7. At Last - Etta James
  8. Take 5 - Dave Brubeck
  9. The Thrill Is Gone - BB King
  10. Begin The Beguine - Artie Shaw