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Milicentbystander72 Tue 18-Aug-20 07:37:11

We are arranging a funeral for my DM and struggling a bit for music as my mum wasn't a big music listener.
We have a nice instrumental piece for her entering the Crem and Kirsty McColl 'Days' for a reflection piece with photos etc.
We need one more piece as we are leaving the Crem. Something suitable but with a uplifting feel. Not utter doom and gloom.

Any ideas? Mum liked 50's and 60's music (not late 60's). More like the stuff you'd find in Heart Beat (the tv show).

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Mommabear20 Tue 18-Aug-20 07:55:24

Hero by Mariah Carey
Hero by Enrique inglesias
My way by frank sinatra
Over the rainbow by Judy garland
You raise me up by westlife

So sorry for your loss ❤️

wowfudge Tue 18-Aug-20 08:00:04

If appropriate, what was the first dance at her wedding? Perhaps choose something by her favourite group or can any of her friends help?

Pipandmum Tue 18-Aug-20 08:04:23

I used a song from my wedding at my husbands funeral, so using one from hers as @wowfudge suggested would be lovely.

ElizabethinherGermanGarden Tue 18-Aug-20 08:14:41

I was astonished when my dad chose Ed Sheeran's Supermarket Flowers for my nanny's funeral but it was lovely - very sweet and sad with lovely lyrics, and it didn't seem out of place even at a 90-something's funeral. It is really respectful and tender.

TinyMetalBirds Tue 18-Aug-20 08:15:56

Bridge Over Troubled Water?

DefinitelyMaybeBaby Tue 18-Aug-20 08:21:42

Sorry for your loss. Was there a musical or a film she liked which may have a suitable song in?

TorysSuckRevokeArticle50 Tue 18-Aug-20 08:24:35

If she liked 50s/60s music how about

Johnnie ray - cry
Engelbert Humperdinck - The last waltz
The Beatles - I want to hold your hand, here comes the sun or In my life
Danny Williams - Moon river
Ben Selvin and the crooners - happy days are here again
Louis Armstrong - what a wonderful world

Milicentbystander72 Tue 18-Aug-20 15:26:19

Thank you for suggestions.

We've gone for Days by Kirsty McColl and What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong.

I have no idea what song she had at her wedding in 1962. Not many people left alive to remember!

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