Worst Songs to Play at a Funeral

The Top Ten
1 Highway to Hell - AC/DC

I grew up in a funeral home. I've accidentally played loud music many times during wakes, for which my father would come upstairs to yell at me; once a week at least. I actually have a sample base to compare data. Yes, this one is the worst, since I've done it. Dad: "Of all the damn songs, you pick that one? They're STILL talking about it, they'll want some money back. They think you did it on purpose... "
Yep. Truth. He almost made me go down and apologize.
This one wins.

Let's face it, the only thing AC/DC sings about is Crime, Sex, and Hell. None of these things should be mentioned at a funeral whatsoever. This applies to all their songs, but this one in particular would be the most tasteless of them all.

2 Ha Ha You're Dead! - Green Day

Definitely not something to sing at a funeral.

3 Celebration - Kool and the Gang

Honestly, this list made me laugh so hard, especially all the happy songs.

What are we celebrating? Are we happy the person is dead?

4 The Best Day Ever - SpongeBob SquarePants

Someone put this as a song to play at Justin Bieber's funeral. I know. The Toptenners these days can be so immature that it's actually embarrassing.

Why would you fricking play THIS song?! You'd get the stink-eye and then get thrown into a coffin yourself!

I can just picture the look on my family's face when the hear this playing at my funeral

5 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen

My best friends' grandmother passed away recently, and I was close to all of his family so of course I went. His grandmother loved Queen, and it was literally in her will to have this song played at her funeral.

Haha! The song is really great but as the title suggests, don't ever play it at the funeral.

The last song anyone should play at a funeral. If you like Queen, there are better songs to play.

6 Stupid Hoe - Nicki Minaj

Under no circumstances EVER play this song at a funeral. You'll need a funeral after the family are done with you.

Why not play the music video on the side of the coffin while you're at it.

What a song to play at a funeral.

7 Happy - Pharrell Williams

Inappropriate for a funeral. Maybe a for a celebration if someone's back on their feet.

This is a similar one to my other one, Don't Worry Be Happy.

8 Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees

Just imagining the last Bee Gee standing over the graves of the others singing along to this. Poor bugger.

This would be a great one to play because of the ironic words!

Would be Ironic yet actually true because everyone attending the funeral would be Stayin' Alive

9 Ding Dong the Witch is Dead - Glinda and the Munchkins

Just imagine if this was around during the Salem Witch trials...that would be bad.

10 Best Day of My Life - American Authors

Why-exactly-is it the best day of everyone's life?

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The Contenders
11 (Don't Fear) the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
12 Problem - Ariana Grande

I got one less problem without you... No

This would be offensive to say <<I got one less problem without you>>

13 Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead
14 You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi

Any song that can be taken as badmouthing its subject fits on this list.

Shot through the heat and you're to blame...

15 I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
16 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj

I hope your grandma isn't at a funeral playing this...

Trust me, hpthere's fonna be another person and another casket after this...

17 Hells Bells - AC/DC

I mean obviously its bad if it includes anything to do with hell or excitment about persons death...I mean look at Highway to Hell..

18 A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold
19 Loyal - Chris Brown
20 Friday - Rebecca Black
21 F.O.D. - Green Day

Good song but a bad one to play at a funeral especially all the parts after the second chorus.

22 Don't Close Your Eyes - Kix
23 Bye Bye Bye - NSync

Who would even dare to play this. It's a good song but not a a funeral. Whoever plays that at a funeral is an idiot.

24 Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

I hate this song and I hate it even more now!

25 As Deep as the Knife Will Go - Cannibal Corpse
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