Popular funeral songs: Frank Sinatra and Ed Sheeran among the best

Conventional hymns are now not being frequently requested at funerals as new analysis reveals not a single one made this yr’s high 10 hottest checklist.

When it was first compiled in 2016, the checklist featured hymns corresponding to “The Lord Is My Shepar”, “All Issues Vivid and Stunning”, and “Abide With Me”.

Nonetheless, for 2019 all three had been changed with modern-day pop songs like Ed Sheeran’s “Grocery store Flowers and “You Elevate Me Up” by Westlife which each made their debut. 

The highest three funeral songs this yr have remained in the identical spot since 2016, with “My Means” by Frank Sinatra at primary, adopted by “Time to Say Goodbye” by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman, and “Someplace over the Rainbow” by Eva Cassidy.

Different songs which made it into the highest 10 embody “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler, “Angels” by Robbie Williams, and “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole.

The survey of two,000 adults by Co-op’s funeral administrators additionally reported a shift within the variety of individuals telling their households which songs they need performed at their funeral.

1 / 4 (24 per cent) of UK adults say they’ve already instructed family members which songs they need taking part in at their funeral, in comparison with only a fifth (19 per cent) in 2016, it discovered.

The info additionally confirmed that one in 4 individuals need music performed at their funeral which can make liked ones snicker together with “At all times Look on the Vivid Aspect of Life” by Eric Idle – the favored track from Monty Python‘s Life of Brian.

David Collingwood, director of funerals on the Co-op mentioned: “All of us reside such distinctive lives and funerals ought to fully mirror that. Every component of a funeral is a really private determination which is why the music selection performs such an necessary and impactful position.

“We’re all the time encouraging individuals to be extra open about their funeral needs, making it clear to their family members what they might need for themselves when the time comes.

“Even understanding what track somebody would have needed can deliver such consolation at an extremely laborious time.”

Prime songs at UK funerals, 2019:

  1. My Means – Frank Sinatra (non-mover)
  2. Time To Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman (non-mover)
  3. Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy (non-mover)
  4. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler (non-mover)
  5. Angels – Robbie Williams (re-entry)
  6. Grocery store Flowers – Ed Sheeran (new entry)
  7. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole (up three locations)
  8. You Elevate Me Up – Westlife (new entry)
  9. We’ll Meet Once more – Vera Lynn (down three locations)
  10. At all times Look on the Vivid Aspect of Life – Eric Idle, from Monty Python’s ‘Lifetime of Brian’ (down two locations)

New analysis from Macmillan Cancer Support just lately revealed that 60 per cent of individuals within the UK haven’t spoken to their household or buddies about their needs once they die.

The ballot discovered 62 per cent of individuals have averted speaking concerning the topic totally, whereas 36 per cent have achieved no planning for his or her loss of life.


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