Top 100 Memorial Songs For Remembering Loved Ones + Lyric Quotes

Updated on February 1, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell (Editor of My Wedding Songs and wedding DJ)

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Music accompanies all phases of life. Birth. Graduation. Marriage. Holidays. Death.

Music is power. It communicates with our souls — our very beings. Where words fail, music takes the lead.

Here is a list of the best memorial songs to remember loved ones.

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Why Have Memorial Songs at a Wedding?

Unfortunately, life is complicated. Yes, a wedding day is one of the most important days for a bride. She has been planning it since her childhood.

However, not every wedding is a fairytale wedding — at least not the Disney kind.

Though you may have wished your father could walk you down the aisle, sadly, he has passed. Maybe you dreamed your mother would help plan all of the wedding details.

More than we’d like, life is not what is expected and special people close to us pass away, whether it be a parent, sibling, special relative, or friend.

Memorial songs allow you to make room on your special day to celebrate the life and memories of your lost loved one.

Top 3 Father Memorial Songs

  1. “Dance With My Father” by Luther Vandross
  2. “In the Living Years” by Mike & the Mechanics
  3. “Thank You for Being My Dad” by Jon Barker

Top 3 Mother Memorial Songs

  1. “Two Of Us” by Louis Tomlinson
  2. “Bye Mom” by Chris Janson
  3. “Supermarket Flowers” by Ed Sheeran

Top 3 Child Memorial Songs

  1. “Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton
  2. “Heaven Bound Balloons” by Granger Smith
  3. “Who’d You Be Today” by Kenny Chesney
 

Top 3 Friend Memorial Songs

  1. “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
  2. “Drink A Beer” by Luke Bryan
  3. “Broken Halos” by Chris Stapleton

Top 3 A Loved One Memorial Songs

  1. “Sad Song” by We The Kings featuring Elena Coats
  2. “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith
  3. “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion

Top 3 Military Memorial Songs

  1. “Arlington” by Trace Adkins 
  2. “The Ones Who Didn’t Make it Back Home” by Justin Moore
  3. “Some Gave All” by Billy Ray Cyrus

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What are popular memorial songs by genre?

You will enjoy a list of the most popular and unique memorial songs for a special dedication.

Every couple’s music tastes are different. Thus, we selected memorial songs that include many different eras and music styles.

 

Country

Red Bird – HunterGirl

Released in 2022, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

‘Cause I could use a redbird right now
One from the other side of the clouds
I’m feeling lost and empty
Letting me know that you’re still with me

Beat You There – Will Dempsey

Released in 2022, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

And just hold on to those moments
And the memories we shared
We’re both headed for the same place anyway
I just beat you there

Bye Mom – Chris Janson

Released in 2021, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

And that’s a special kind of love
And it’s only there for a lifetime, then it’s gone
And it’s bye mom

Liam’s Song – Tainted Lyric

Released in 2021, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

Do you feel pain because I hurt the same
I’d give anything for one more day

Heaven Right Now – Thomas Rhett

Released in 2021, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

If you and God get to hanging out
I look forward to catching up when my time comes around
I wonder what you’re doing in Heaven right now

 

Show Me Around – Carly Pearce

Released in 2020, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

And we’ll get to spend forever talkin’ ’bout whatever
When I get there, promise you’ll track me down
And show me around

Knowing You – Kenny Chesney

Released in 2020, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

Holdin’ my breath ’til the moment
When you were gonna leave me too soon
But I’d do it all over
‘Cause damn, it was good knowin’ you

Drowning – Chris Young

Released in 2019, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

How you were taken way too soon
It ain’t the same here without you
I gotta say, missing you comes in waves
And tonight I’m drowning

The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost – Craig Morgan

Released in 2019, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

Pour a cup of wake-me-up and try to rouse up some ambition
Go outside, sit by myself but I ain’t alone
I’ve got the Father, my son, and the Holy Ghost

Heaven Bound Balloons – Granger Smith

Released in 2019, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

Sometimes I guess you gotta see it to believe it
‘Cause right then I knew those blue sky prayers were gettin’ through
When we let go of those heaven bound balloons

 

The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home – Justin Moore

Released in 2019, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

But they sure left a hole down here
We just go on livin’ and go on missin’ the ones
The ones that didn’t make it back home

I’ll Carry You Home – Trisha Yearwood

Released in 2019, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

But if you wander too far into the great unknown
You know I will find you, I’ll carry you home

Broken Halos – Chris Stapleton

Released in 2017, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

Seen my share of broken halos
Folded wings that used to fly
They’ve all gone wherever they go

Forever Loving You – Tanya Tucker

Released in 2017, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

I don’t know why it has to be this way but there’s nothing I can do
So I’ll go on living, forever loving you

Fishing in the Sky – Travis Smith

Released in 2017, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

I know my dad is happy
I wouldn’t wish him here
Oh, how I miss him so

 

You Should Be Here – Cole Swindell

Released in 2016, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

And you know that if I had just one wish it’d
Be that you didn’t have to miss this
You should be here

Drink A Beer – Luke Bryan

Released in 2013, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

So long my friend, until we meet again
I’ll remember you

If Heaven Was Needing A Hero – Jo Dee Messina

Released in 2010, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

You’re such a part of who I am
Now that part will just be void
No matter how much I need you now
Heaven needed you more

People Are Crazy – Billy Currington

Released in 2009, Genre: Country
Why Play: This is our oddball pick but one of our favorites. The song is about a man meeting a second man in a bar and the second man passes away.  The chorus of the song is said by the second man at the bar – God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.  The first man leaves a six-pack on the dead man’s grave out of respect.
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Lovable Lyrics:

And I drop by today
To just say thanks and pray
And I left a six-pack right there on his grave
And I said
God is great, beer is good
And people are crazy

Cryin’ For Me (Wayman’s Song) – Toby Keith

Released in 2009, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

I’m going to miss that smile
I’m going to miss you my friend
Even though it hurts the way it ended up
Id do it all again

 

When I Get Where I’m Going – Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton

Released in 2005, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

I will love and have no fear
Yeah, when I get where I’m going
Don’t cry for me down here

Arlington – Trace Adkins

Released in 2005, Genre: Country
Why Play: This is a great military-themed song. Our soldiers are our heroes and should be remembered and never forgotten.  They have provided us with our freedom.
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Lovable Lyrics:

We can rest in peace, ’cause we are the chosen ones
We made it to Arlington, yeah dust to dust
Don’t cry for us, we made it to Arlington

Remember When – Alan Jackson

Released in 2003, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

We won’t be sad, we’ll be glad
For all the life we’ve had
And we’ll remember when

I Miss My Friend – Darryl Worley

Released in 2002, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

The one who knew just what to say to make me laugh again
And let the light back in
I miss my friend

Song For Dad – Keith Urban

Released in 2002, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

And he did the best that he could
And I only hope when I have my own family
That every day I see a little more of my father in me

 

One More Day – Diamond Rio

Released in 2001, Genre: Country
Why Play: This is a great generic song for all the loved ones lost too early.  One More Day is themed around having just one more day with a deceased friend or loved one and what we would do if we had the day.
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Lovable Lyrics:

I’d hold you every second
Say a million I love you’s
That’s what I’d do with one more day with you

Angels In Waiting – Tammy Cochran

Released in 2001, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

They were angels in waiting
Waiting for wings to fly from this world
Away from their pain

Wish You Were Here – Mark Wills

Released in 1998, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

The weather’s nice, it’s paradise
It’s summertime all year and there’s some folks we know
They say, “Hello, I miss you so, wish you were here”

Holes In The Floor Of Heaven – Steve Wariner

Released in 1998, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

‘Cause there’s holes in the floor of Heaven
And her tears are pouring down
That’s how you know she’s watching
Wishing she could be here now

Go Rest High On That Mountain – Vince Gill

Released in 1995, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

Go rest high on that mountain
Son your work on earth is done
Go to heaven a-shoutin’
Love for the Father and the Son

 

Angels Among Us – Alabama

Released in 1993, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

I believe there are angels among us
Sent down to us from somewhere up above
They come to you and me in our darkest hours
To show us how to live, to teach us how to give
To guide us with the light of love

Some Gave All – Billy Ray Cyrus

Released in 1992, Genre: Country
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Lovable Lyrics:

And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some Gave All

If your father passed away, you can choose to have a relative step in for a special dance. Popular alternatives for a dance or dedication are to play a mother and daughter song and a sister and brother song. If you have a stepfather that filled the role of “dad”, play a stepdad and stepdaughter song.

Indie

Paper Airplanes – Ruth B.

Released in 2022, Genre: Indie
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Lovable Lyrics:

And I’ll spend the rest of my days
Lost in this craze for you
Sending paper airplanes to the moon

One More I Love You – Alex Warren

Released in 2021, Genre: Indie
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Lovable Lyrics:

‘Cause there ain’t nothing in this world
Nothing in this world I wouldn’t do
To say one more I love you

Sad Song – We The Kings featuring Elena Coats

Released in 2013, Genre: Indie
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Lovable Lyrics:

Without you, I feel broke
Like I’m half of a whole
Without you, I’ve got no hand to hold

 

Rock

Lifetime – Three Days Grace

Released in 2022, Genre: EXPLOSIONS
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Lovable Lyrics:

You were the one that I wasn’t supposed to lose
I thought I’d have you for a lifetime

Birds – Imagine Dragons

Released in 2018, Genre: Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

Love will never die, die, die
I know that, ooh, birds fly in different directions
Ooh, I hope to see you again

Coming Back Down – Hollywood Undead

Released in 2011, Genre: Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

So I guess you had to leave
You were born with wings
But you were never happy
Til the angels sing

So Far Away – Avenged Sevenfold

Released in 2010, Genre: Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

Now and then I try to find
A place in my mind
Where you can stay
You can stay away forever

Goodnight, Travel Well – The Killers

Released in 2008, Genre: Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

There’s nothing I can say
There’s nothing we can do now
Goodnight, travel well

 

Go On – Jack Johnson

Released in 2008, Genre: Folk Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

There’s still so many things
I wanna say to you
Just go on

Call Me – Shinedown

Released in 2008, Genre: Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

I’ll always keep you inside
You healed my heart and my life
And you know I’ve tried

Tangled up in You – Staind

Released in 2008, Genre: Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

In this world
Where nothing else is true
Here I am
Still tangled up in you

Through Glass – Stone Sour

Released in 2006, Genre: Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

When no one ever tells you that forever feels like home
Sitting all alone inside your head
And it’s the stars
The stars that shine for you

Breathe No More – Evanescence

Released in 2005, Genre: Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

Lie to me, convince me that I’ve been sick forever
And all of this will make sense when I get better

 

The Last Song – Foo Fighters

Released in 2005, Genre: Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

This is the last song (This is the last song)
That I will dedicate to you
Made my peace and now I’m through
(This is the last song) That I will dedicate to you

In Loving Memory – Alter Bridge

Released in 2004, Genre: Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

But now I come home and I miss your face
So smiling down on me
I close my eyes to see

When I Look To The Sky – Train

Released in 2004, Genre: Rock
Why Play: This song is a great current mainstream rock song that reminds you that someone is always there with you even after passing on.
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Lovable Lyrics:

‘Cause when I look to the sky something tells me you’re here with me
And you make everything alright

Keep Me In Your Heart – Warren Zevon

Released in 2003, Genre: Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

When the winter comes
Keep the fires lit
And I will be right next to you

An Original Man (A Song for Keith) – Yardbirds

Released in 2003, Genre: Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

In many ways
People copy
Take and steal
But my friend he was for real

 

Last Kiss – Pearl Jam

Released in 1999, Genre: Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

Oh, where oh where can my baby be?
The Lord took her away from me
She’s gone to heaven, so I got to be good
So I can see my baby when I leave this world

August 7, 4:15 – Jon Bon Jovi

Released in 1997, Genre: Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

I know tonight that there’s an angel
Up on Heaven’s highest hill
And no one there can hurt you baby
No one ever will

Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton

Released in 1992, Genre: Rock
Why Play: Eric wrote this song after the passing of his son. 
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Lovable Lyrics:

Beyond the door
There’s peace, I’m sure
And I know there’ll be no more
Tears in heaven

100% – Sonic Youth

Released in 1992, Genre: Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

A 100% of my love up to you true star
It’s hard to believe you took off, I always thought you’d go far

I’ll Be There – Escape Club

Released in 1991, Genre: Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

Because I’m on your side
And I still care
I may have died
But I’ve gone nowhere
Just think of me
And I’ll be there

 

The Living Years – Mike + The Mechanics

Released in 1988, Genre: Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

I wasn’t there that morning
When my Father passed away
I didn’t get to tell him
All the things I had to say

One Tree Hill – U2

Released in 1988, Genre: Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

The moon is up
And over one tree hill
We see the sun go down
In your eyes

Afterimage – Rush

Released in 1984, Genre: Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

I learned your love for life
I feel the way that you would
I feel your presence
I remember

Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

Released in 1975, Genre: Rock
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Lovable Lyrics:

What have we found?
The same old fears
Wish you were here

If your mother passed away, you can choose to have a relative step in for a special dance. Popular alternatives for a dance or dedication are to play a father and son song, a sister song,  and a brother song. If you have a stepmother that filled the role of “dad”, play a stepmom and stepson song.

Pop

Bigger Than The Whole Sky – Taylor Swift

Released in 2022, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
You were bigger than the whole sky
You were more than just a short time

 

Let Somebody Go (Piano Version) – Coldplay X Selena Gomez

Released in 2022, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

Now turn off all the stars, ’cause this I know
That it hurts like so
To let somebody go

Visiting Hours – Ed Sheeran

Released in 2021, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

I wish that Heaven had visiting hours
And I would ask them if I could take you home

Million Miles – Angelina Jordan

Released in 2020, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

He said I’m watching you from the moon
I’m everywhere, see everything you do
I can’t see you but I know your here
It’s like you’re in my tears

Not Far Away – Love Street Lovers

Released in 2020, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

Even after you’re gone
Your smile remains
Everyday

Two Of Us – Louis Tomlinson

Released in 2019, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

So I will keep you, day and night
Here until the day I die
I’ll be living one life for the two of us
I will be the best of me

 

Heaven’s Not Too Far – We Three

Released in 2018, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

But Heaven’s not too far away
I know someday you’ll visit
And I didn’t think it’d go this way
Can I please have one more minute?

Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran

Released in 2017, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

You were an angel in the shape of my mum
When I fell down you’d be there holding me up
Spread your wings as you go

Dancing in the Sky – Dani and Lizzy

Released in 2016, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

I hope you’re dancing in the sky
And I hope you’re singing in the angel’s choir
And I hope the angels know what they have
I’ll bet it’s so nice up in Heaven since you arrived

If You Could See Me Now – The Script

Released in 2012, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

I’m tryna make you proud
Do everything you did
I hope you’re up there with God
Saying, “That’s my kid”

Gone Too Soon – Simple Plan

Released in 2011, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

You’re a part of me
And I’ll never be the same here without you
You were gone too soon
Shine on

 

Are You Here – Corinne Bailey Rae

Released in 2009, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

Are you here, are you here?
Are you here ’cause my heart
Recalls that it all seems the same

Bye Bye – Mariah Carey

Released in 2008, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

Still, I’d give the world to see your face
And be right here next to you
But it’s like you’ve gone too soon and the hardest thing to do is say bye

Wonderful Life – Gwen Stefani

Released in 2006, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

It’s a wonderful, wonderful life (so wonderful)
Why’d you have to say goodbye?

Stop Crying Your Heart Out – Oasis

Released in 2002, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

‘Cause all of the stars
Are fading away
Just try not to worry
You’ll see them someday

For Always – Josh Groban

Released in 2001, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

Beyond here and on to eternity
For always
And ever
You’ll be a part of me

 

Being Boring – Pet Shop Boys

Released in 1999, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

Time would come to an end
We were always hoping that, looking back
You could always rely on a friend

My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion

Released in 1997, Genre: Pop
Why Play: This was the main theme song of the movie Titanic. The song is about how to carry on after the death of a loved one.
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Lovable Lyrics:

We’ll stay forever this way
You are safe in my heart and
My heart will go on and on

Candle In The Wind – Elton John

Released in 1997, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did

Angels – Robbie Williams

Released in 1997, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

I know that life won’t break me
When I come to call, she won’t forsake me
I’m loving angels instead

Angel Standing By – Jewel

Released in 1995, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

So don’t you worry
I’m your angel standing by

 

Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro) – Sarah Brightman

Released in 1995, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

Time to say goodbye
Countries that I never
Saw and shared with you
Now yes I will live them
I will leave with you

I Will Remember You – Sarah McLachlan

Released in 1995, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

I will remember you, will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

Gone Too Soon – Michael Jackson

Released in 1993, Genre: Pop
Why Play: This song was dedicated to the memory of Micheal’s friend Ryan White, who was expelled from school for HIV/AIDS.
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Lovable Lyrics:

Born to amuse, to inspire, to delight
Here one day
Gone one night
Like a sunset
Dying with the rising of the moon
Gone too soon

Wish You Were Here – Bee Gees

Released in 1989, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

Ah I wish you were here,
drying these tears I cry
They were good times

Life In A Northern Town – Dream Academy

Released in 1985, Genre: Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

And though he never would wave goodbye
You could see it written in his eyes
As the train rolled out of sight
Bye-bye

If your Mom passed away before your wedding, read 5 Ways of Honoring Your Mother’s Memory At Your Wedding.

 

R&B

Lift Me Up – Rihanna

Released in 2022, Genre: R&B
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Lovable Lyrics:

(Lift me up) Lift me up in your arms
(Hold me down) I need love, I need love, I need love
(Keep me close) Hold me, hold me

A Mother’s Prayer – K. Michelle

Released in 2013, Genre: R&B
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Lovable Lyrics:

Last night I prayed on a fallen star
That you never have a broken heart
Though the world is cold, please remember who you are

Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross

Released in 2003, Genre: R&B
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Lovable Lyrics:

Another walk, another dance with him
I’d play a song that would never ever end
How I’d love, love, love to dance with my father again

It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday – Boyz II Men

Released in 1991, Genre: R&B
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Lovable Lyrics:

How do I say goodbye to what we had?
The good times that made us laugh
Outweigh the bad

Missing You – Diana Ross

Released in 1984, Genre: R&B
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Lovable Lyrics:

All those dreams we shared together
Where did you run to, boy?
I’m missing you

 

Hip Hop

See You Again – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

Released in 2015, Genre: Hip Hop
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Lovable Lyrics:

We’ve come a long way (yeah, we came a long way)
From where we began (you know we started)
Oh, I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again (I’ll tell you)

Dance – NAS

Released in 2002, Genre: Hip Hop
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Lovable Lyrics:

But mom you could never be replaced
I’d give my life up
Just to see you one more day

I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy & Faith Evans

Released in 1997, Genre: Hip Hop
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Lovable Lyrics:

Every step I take, every move I make
Every single day, every time I pray
I’ll be missing you

Tha Crossroads – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Released in 1996, Genre: Hip Hop
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Lovable Lyrics:

While you laughin we’re passing, passing away
So y’all go rest y’all souls
‘Cause I know I’ma meet you up at the crossreads

Folk

Jealous of the Angels – Jenn Bostic

Released in 2021, Genre: Folk
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Lovable Lyrics:

God must need another angel
Around the throne tonight
Your love lives on inside of me
And I will hold on tight

 

21 Days – Brian Fallon

Released in 2020, Genre: Folk
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Lovable Lyrics:

We do the leaving
We do the crying
We do the healing
And they say
21 days ’til I don’t miss you

On Your Side – The Innocence Mission

Released in 2019, Genre: Folk
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Lovable Lyrics:

I have not gone
She’d say, The light is bright around you now
And I’m always on your side

Thank You for Being My Dad – Jon Barker

Released in 2011, Genre: Folk
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Lovable Lyrics:

Thank you for giving me life
Thank you for showing me good from bad
I guess I’m only really trying to say
Thank you for being my Dad

Other

With Me – Sum 41

Released in 2007, Genre: Punk
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Lovable Lyrics:

I’ll hold on to this moment, you know
As I bleed my heart out to show
And I won’t let go

Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Released in 1990, Genre: World
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Lovable Lyrics:

Someday I’ll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney top that’s where you’ll find me

Have a favorite, not on our list? Be sure to share your song at the bottom of the list.

Listen to our podcast about the memorial songs.

 

When Can a Memorial Song Be Played at My Wedding?

At wedding ceremonies or receptions, a memorial song can be played in remembrance of a special person who has passed away. When is up to you? As always, we recommend chatting with your wedding planner and professional DJ.

When remembering a loved one during a wedding, we recommend having a special object at the wedding ceremony and wedding reception in their honor. An example would be to have a lit candle in remembrance.

How Do I Choose A Good Memorial Song To Play at My Wedding?

When selecting memorial songs, we suggest finding a song that was special between the wedding couple and the person no longer living. It can be any song you like. It doesn’t have to be a slow or sad song either. It’s a time set aside to honor your parent, friend, or family member. If you do not have a specific song in mind, we have listed our Top 100 Memorial Songs. Maybe one of these songs will We have songs from all genres to meet your needs. We have rap, rock, country, jazz, r&b, and much more.

 

Looking Down From Heaven

If you would like to think of someone who has passed away looking down on the bride and groom and/or looking over them, we would suggest the following songs: “Holes In The Floor Of Heaven” by Steve Wariner and “Angels Among Us” by Alabama. If it was a child that passed away, we suggest “Angels In Waiting” by Tammy Cochrane or “Tears In Heaven” by Eric Clapton. Eric Clapton wrote the song after he lost his son.

If you would like to remember a soldier, we suggest “Arlington” by Trace Atkins or “Live Like We Were Dying” by Tim McGraw. The song played for Princess Diana, “Candle In The Wind” by Elton John, would be great for remembering a classy woman.

People come and go, but their memories will live on. It is very difficult for you, as the wedding couple, to have a special loved one pass early and not be able to attend your wedding. Honoring them in song helps.

 

What Music Is Appropriate for a Funeral?

What songs should you play at a funeral or celebration of life? We have some suggestions for how you can celebrate a loved one’s passing with one of the above memorial songs.

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About Matthew Campbell

Wedding Music Expert

Matthew (Matt) Campbell is the founder & editor of My Wedding Songs. He is a veteran wedding DJ and knows the latest music trends to help you pick your wedding songs quickly. His articles will help you find the bangers and romance for your wedding day – or simply earbud happiness. He is an active member in wedding planning and DJ Facebook groups. Matthew lives in Las Vegas, NV, and loves traveling with his wife in his spare time. Read Full Bio.

12 Comments

  1. I lost my son Michael who was only 18 tragically to a dui driver 2 months ago. Some very good songs are “Call Me” Shinedown “Pieces” Sum 41 Stonesour “Through the glass” “Coming Back Down” Hollywood Undead “Tangled up in you” Staind “Gone too soon” Simple Plan “Stop Crying Your eyes out” Oasis “If you could see me now” The Script “With Me” Sum 41 hope this helps some people out there as much as they’ve helped me.

    1. Hi Charles. Sorry to hear about your son. Prayers for you and your family. Thank you for the song suggestions. We will add them to the list!

  2. These are all really great suggestions but I have another that might be fitting… “if heaven wasn’t far away” by Justin Moore

    1. Hi Donna. Sorry for your loss. Many of the songs above are great. However, I would suggest playing songs more to his personality. For example, If he was an upbeat, fun loving guy, then have happy songs in celebration of his life instead of the stereotypical songs played at memorials. Hope this helps. God Bless.

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