Any suggestions for memorial music?

This is to honor my mom, who loved all the family, and died at 91 yrs. Since I am 62 and have two late sisters, I thought to make it an occasion to celebrate mom and their two lives. I'm not really familiar with songs from the 90s to current times. I heard a song on a TV show, but though my google fu is strong, I can't find the person or the song lyrics.

So I thought I would throw this out and ask for song suggestions, preferably those songs which are not the constant suggestions from the past. Please nothing from a choir book either. I got their favorites from there already. Anything newer than "The Rose" or "Bridge over troubled water" would be great. I don't have any hip-hop, and anything from those gendres.

Thanks for all suggestions, whether I use them or not, I might make a lst.

The older I get, the more these types of questions come up.

3 Answers

  • Blah
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    So sorry for the loss.  I hope you're able to have a good memorial to remember the good times <3

    Saturn - Sleeping at Last

    Daughter - Sleeping at Last

    How You'll Be Remembered - Aron Wright

    Stories in the Dark - Paradise Fears

    Stargazing - Kygo ft. Justin Jesso

  • 2 months ago

    Here are a few that may be appropriate, in different ways; some may not be but better to have the option, not knowing your preferences.

    There are quite a few older ones as well as not so old..

    Al Stewart - Time Passages

    Green Day - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

    Black Sabbath - Changes

    Tasmin Archer - Sleeping Satellite

    Deep Purple - Wasted Sunsets

    Free - Sail On

    Roachford - Only To Be With You

    David Gray - Babylon

    Daft Punk - Digital Love

    Mike & The Mechanics - The Living Years

    Atomic Kitten - Eternal Flame

    Delta Goodrem - Lost Without You

    XTM & DJ Chucky Presents Annia - Fly On The Wings Of Love

    DJ Sammy - Why

    Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere

    Adele - Chasing Pavements

    Nickelback - Photograph

    Avicii - Hey Brother

    Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand

    Coldplay - Magic

  • 2 months ago

    I am so sorry for your losses.

    I lost someone a few months ago and made a list of songs that helped me cope with it.

    Do You Realize?? by The Flaming Lips

    Brendan's Death Song by Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Closer to You by The Wallflowers (I don't think it's about death, but certain lines could be.)

    Life Ain't Always Beautiful by Gary Allan

    Fall by Single Gun Theory

    See You Again by Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa (Wiz Khalifa's part is rapping, but it's beautiful in my opinion, and I'm not a fan of rap.)

    Will the Circle Be Unbroken by Johnny Cash, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ricky Scaggs

    Afterlife by Arcade Fire (This is another one that might not be about death, but parts of it can be interpreted that way.)

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