Best Music for a Memorial or Funeral

Music is one of the best ways to bring back a memory, or to set a mood. But how do you pick which songs to use?

Think about the tone you want to set for the gathering, how you want the event to
feel, and how it will change throughout the event. For example, you could consider a more somber tone for the beginning and move to an uplifting or celebratory tone as the event progresses.

Throughout the past few year, the GatheringUs has worked with about 500 families in planning personalized and interactive memorial events.

Here are the most popular songs right now:

  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland or Israel Kamakawiwo'ole version
  • In My Life - The Beatles
  • My Way - Frank Sinatra
  • Fire and Rain - James Taylor
  • All of Me - John Legend
  • What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • Memories - Maroon 5
  • Supermarket Flowers - Ed Sheeran
  • Hallelujah - Various

Order a Slide Show

Whether digging through old boxes or swiping through thousands of digital memories, preparing a slideshow to honor a lover one is a lot of hard work. GatheringUs can take this task off your hands and give you a digital keepsake to share at a service, post online or just watch over and over again.

We're here with you 

Whether you’re planning a family reunion, holiday celebration, fundraiser or community event, we work with you to develop a unique event that honors your vision. We take care of planning, coordinate logistics & simplify the technology, so you can be present with your community. Unlike a one-way livestream or webinar, GatheringUs virtual events enable all guests to share stories and celebrate together. We don’t require complex guest registration and our tech hotline helps all your guests participate, regardless of technical experience.