37 Upbeat Songs for Funerals

Attending a funeral can be a somber event. To offer a more uplifting environment that helps to celebrate the life of an individual, check out these upbeat songs for funerals. These fall somewhere between sad and happy, allowing your farewell to be unique and special.

Asleep – The Smith’s
At Your Funeral – Saves The Day
Blaze of Glory – Jon Bon Jovi
Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo
Don’t Fear The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
Dropkick Me Jesus – Bobby Bare
Elephant Gun – Beirut
Feels Like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away – Dan Hicks
I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight – Cutting Crew
I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing – The Hillside Singers
I’ll Fly Away – Hank Williams
I’m Gonna Live Until I Die – Frank Sinatra
Jimmy Collins’ Wake – Dropkick Murphys
Keg On My Coffin – The Push Stars
Live and Die – The Avett Brothers
Oh My Darling Clementine – Some Terrible Person
Only The Good Die Young – Billy Joel
People Who Died – Jim Carroll Band
Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die) – Joe Diffie
Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die – Willie Nelson
Roses and Lollipops – Jack Jones
Satisfied Mind – Jeff Buckley
Seasons in the Sun – Terry Jacks
Send Me To Glory In A Glad Bag – John Biggs
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole
Spirit In The Sky – Norman Greenbaum
Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths
Walking on Sunshine – Katrina And The Waves
Xanadu – Olivia Newton John
You Can Close Your Eyes – James Taylor

Here is a look at the top ten songs to play at a funeral. These will help to quicken the grieving process and bring some peace of mind.