This list of the 10 Best Funeral Songs for Your Wife is a part of our series highlighting the most popular funeral songs of all time. If you would like to see our main post, which features hundreds of funeral song ideas, please click here. Keep reading below to discover the top funeral songs for your wife.
Search the World Wide Web for “funeral songs” and you’re bound to found page upon page of song ideas befitting of a final goodbye. While it’s great to have so many options, when you’re in the middle of grieving the loss of your beloved spouse, it can be overwhelming to comb through them all.
We’ve taken the stress out of your search by collecting the 10 best funeral songs we could find that are fitting for the loss of a wife. Whether she loved country music, soft pop, or big band-era sounds, we’ve got you covered.
BEFORE WE GET STARTED…
Because your visit to this page infers the recent loss of your wife, let us first offer you and your family our deepest condolences. While you browse through these songs, it is our sincere hope that the melodies and lyrics you hear will bring you a little bit of peace and comfort as you prepare to say goodbye.
Top 10 Funeral Songs for Your Wife
Songs appear in alphabetical order by title.
- All I Ask by Adele
- Angels by Robbie Williams
- Candle in the Wind by Elton John
- Go Rest High on That Mountain by Carrie Underwood
- I’ll See You Again by Westlife
- Kathy’s Song by Paul Simon
- Memory by Susan Boyle
- Remember When by Alan Jackson
- To Where You Are by Josh Groban
- We’ll Meet Again by Vera Lynn
Below you will find videos/audio clips for each of these songs, as well as descriptions and downloading options.
1. All I Ask by Adele (2015)
In Adele’s All I Ask, from her album 25, she sings of yearning for more time with a loved one who is not going to be by her side for much longer. Her smoky vocals blended with the peaceful sounds of the piano create a perfect harmony.
2. Angels by Robbie Williams (1997)
Angels describes missing someone who’s gone beyond comprehension, but knowing that they’ll always be with you, even if only in memory. This classic ballad from Robbie Williams is perfect to honor your beloved wife.
3. Candle in the Wind by Elton John (1997)
Elton John originally penned Candle in the Wind in 1973, but rewrote it for the funeral of Princess Diana in 1997. It’s a song befitting of a princess…the perfect funeral song for the wife who meant the world to you.
4. Go Rest High on That Mountain by Vince Gill (1995)
This recognizable hymn is one of the most popular funeral songs of all time. Vince Gill’s smooth crooning provides a gentle reminder that your wife is now in a better place.
5. I’ll See You Again by Westlife (2009)
When you are in the midst of grief, hearing this song is like taking a deep breath of fresh air. Choose I’ll See You Again as a funeral song for your wife if you are looking for something a bit more inspirational.
6. Kathy’s Song by Paul Simon (1966)
The signature nostalgic folk sounds of Paul Simon are never more evident than in Kathy’s Song. In this song, he reminisces about a lost love and his longing to be with her once more.
7. Memory by Susan Boyle (2012)
This beautiful tune, originally featured in the musical “Cats,” is given new life thanks to the powerful, crystal clear vocals of British singer Susan Boyle. In Memory, Boyle sings about good times gone by while also looking forward to creating new memories.
8. Remember When by Alan Jackson (2003)
In Remember When, country singer Alan Jackson paints us a sweet, melancholic picture of a couple and the life they shared together.
9. To Where You Are by Josh Groban (2001)
Josh Groban sang this flowing ballad in memory of his grandmother. But the lyrics prove just as meaningful as a funeral song for your wife, and expression of your longing to go To Where You Are.
10. We’ll Meet Again by Vera Lynn (1943)
Last but not least on our list of the best funeral songs for your wife is this vintage gem by Vera Lynn. We’ll Meet Again is a jazzy crooner standard, originally recorded for the 1943 film by the same name. This is a relatively peppy song, in which she sings about looking forward to one day being reunited with her love.
Thank you for reading through our list of the top funeral songs for your wife. While the goal was for you to find the perfect song(s) for your beloved’s funeral, let us reiterate our hope that this list brought you, in the very least, a bit of comfort as you continue to plan her service and prepare to say goodbye.
And again, for even more funeral songs that honor the memory of your wife, take a look at our master list, The Most Popular Funeral Songs of All Time, right here.
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Aubrey is a lifelong writer who has served in the funeral industry since 2016. After graduating from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, she knew she wanted to continue to serve families through her writing, but didn’t know how.
Soon after, Aubrey experienced a “lightbulb” moment and started her eulogy writing business, Eulogies by Aubrey, in 2019.
Aubrey has written professionally since 2012, covering not only funeral-related topics and gift trends, but also for TV guide listings, as well as legal topics. She began writing for US Urns Online in 2019.
Aubrey’s work has been featured in Huffpost, Coming of Age Magazine, and 1800Flowers.com. Increasingly interested in prenatal and postpartum mental health, as of 2023 Aubrey is a trained and certified birth and bereavement doula (SBD), and is currently studying toward her degree in Health Science. She also holds additional certifications in Cremation Arrangement (ICCFA) and Burial at Sea (NEBAS).