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Here is a selection of secular songs for funerals.

These are songs you might want to be played at your funeral or that of a loved one whose funeral you are arranging.

Bear in mind the time limitations at most funeral ceremonies, so put your chosen songs in a playlist for the reception.

Always On My Mind: Elvis Presley

Angel: Aretha Franklin

Bright Eyes: Art Garfunkel

Candle in the Wind: Elton John

Death is not the End: Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue

Everything Must Change: Billy Paul/Nina Simone/

Randy Crawford/Quincy Jones

Fields of Gold: Eva Cassidy/Sting

Let It Be: The Beatles

Goodbye: Frank Sinatra

Time to Say Goodbye: Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli

I Can See Clearly Now: Johnny Nash/Jimmy Cliff

Stones: Neil Diamond

Songbird: Eva Cassidy

Morning Has Broken: Cat Stevens

They Long To Be Close To You: The Carpenters

My Heart Will Go On: Celine Dion

I Will Always Love You: Whitney Houston

Somewhere: Tom Waits

Dido's Lament: Jeff Buckley

Wind Beneath My Wings: Bette Midler/Celine Dion

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Jim Knowles-Tuell wrote on 19 Aug 13 at 10:36pm
Jim Knowles-Tuell

I find it incredible that no where on any of the 5 lists is the song "Into the West" from Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. That is especially incredible given that this list and website originates in the United Kingdom.

Paul Brown wrote on 8 Dec 10 at 5:01pm
Paul Brown

I love these secular funeral songs you've selected :-)

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