The Top Ten Songs of Death!

Abbie Stancato of Rockin' God's HouseNo one likes to think of their demise, but have you ever stopped to consider how you want to be remembered on your way out? The music played at your funeral will stick in the minds and hearts of many attending for the rest of their lives.

So what is the top played songs at most funerals? Still remaining in the number one position is Frank Sinatra’s “I Did It My Way”—a complete kick in the face to our God, in my opinion.

People don’t always remember the eulogy, but they will remember the music. I’m talking about something other than the sedate background music broadcast in most funeral homes.

When a loved one plans a music list for a funeral, some will scrutinize the lyrics as an epitaph. The lyrics will sear your life’s purpose and existence into those attending.

If you are planning your last will and testament, I think it’s important to include poems and/or songs which reflect your true nature and demeanor.

Here is a list I assembled of the “Top Ten Contemporary Christian Funeral Songs” which I believe should be played at most funerals.

  1. “Where I Belong” – Building 429
  2. “Ain’t No Grave” – Selah
  3. “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” – Chris Tomlin
  4. “Indescribable” – Chris Tomlin
  5. “I Can Only Imagine” – Mercy Me
  6. “I Will Rise” – Chris Tomlin
  7. “There Will Be A Day” – Jeremy Camp
  8. “Cry Out To Jesus” – Third Day
  9. “In The Blink of An Eye” – Mercy Me
  10. “With Hope” – Steven Curtis Chapman

What’s the number one song you want at your funeral? Sound off and let the world know!