Worst Songs to Play at a Funeral

The Top Ten

1 Highway to Hell - AC/DC

I want this played at MY funeral! Thanks for the idea. :-)

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.

This song is by far the worst one to play at a funeral. You're telling the person you're going it he'll.

You're going to hell! - Demon_Kitty

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2 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. - PositronWildhawk

What a song to play at a funeral.

Everyone else will die - Neonco31

Only at Nicki Minaj's funeral. - Userguy44

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3 The Best Day Ever - SpongeBob SquarePants

I'll play it at Bieber's funeral. - Goatworlds

For hitler, trump, osama, stalin, kim jong-un, and isis member it's the perfect song to play at a funeral

Not Trump he's not that bad and what bad things did Justin Bieber do except comment extremely minor crimes? - venomouskillingmachine

It's pretty funny that people are listing out names for which this song should be played for.

The best one actually - DarkBoi-X

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4 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. - Kiteretsunu

Just the base line playing low in the background...

Lol - Camaro6

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5 Celebration - Kool and the Gang

If Hitler had a funeral this would be playing - Himalayansalt

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

If Justin Bieber have a funeral, this is a great song to play.

I want this played at my funeral.

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6 Ha Ha You're Dead! - Green Day

...who in their right mind would play this? Hitler? - Gehenna

You're just making fun of the person that's dead

Defiantly not something to sing at a funeral. - egnomac

I think the title explains it's self

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7 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 will be truly ironic

Stayin dead, stayin dead, stayin dead. - Gehenna

Good one! :D

8 Happy - Pharrell Williams

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

That would be so offensive.

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

My guy, who is happy.

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9 (Don't Fear) the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

Don’t fer the reaper Buck!

10 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj

Don't play this... Just don't...

If you played this, then prepare to get killed while your at it. - Gehenna

Everyone else will die! - Neonco31

Who in the right mind would play this

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The Newcomers

? The Muffin Song - The Gregory Brothers & Tomska

The Contenders

11 Problem - Ariana Grande

I got one less problem without you... No - ToptenPizza

12 Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead

Only if it's played at Trump's funeral

I don't even... I'm crying! - bunnyluv070

I want this played at my funeral

Yea if it's at hillary or Obama's

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13 Ding Dong the Witch is Dead - Glinda and the Munchkins
14 I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

Bwahahaaha! - Gehenna

Jk I'm dead lol - codydoestuff

15 You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi

You give Death a Bad Name. - Gehenna

16 Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae) - Silento

If this was played at a funeral it would be disrespectful to the dead - christangrant

17 Loyal - Chris Brown
18 A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold

Oh my god.. just imagine this.

19 Don't Close Your Eyes - Kix
20 Friday - Rebecca Black

This song should not be played in any circumstances

Especially of the person died on friday

Especially if that person died on Friday - Neonco31

But...it's Monday.

21 Hells Bells - AC/DC

Almost as bad as highway to hell in terms of worst funeral songs AC/DC is a good band but don't play their songs at funerals

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..

We played hells bells and higway to hell and its was fantastic..the person was a acdc fanatic. All dressed in acdc clothes. Whats wrong with you people...play what the person loved

22 Why Should I Worry? - Billy Joel
23 Sweet Victory - David Glen Eisley
24 Let It Go - Idina Menzel
25 Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

Oh my God! This... at a funeral?!?! - PositronWildhawk

Well just don't play this, ever, whether you're at a funeral or not. - galaxyfox

Who'd play this at a funeral?

I hate this song and I hate it even more now! - Userguy44

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26 As Deep as the Knife Will Go - Cannibal Corpse

OH HELL NO - Demon_Kitty

27 Thriller - Michael Jackson

It will be bad, because the dead person will rise from the grave and attack the living. It's still a good song though. - Gehenna

28 The Stroke - Billy Squier
29 Dance (A$$) - Big Sean
30 Dominion / Mother Russia - Sisters of Mercy

I like this song, but I would not dare have it played at my funeral, or anyone that I respected. - PositronWildhawk

31 Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO

That would be so stupid and quite offensive

Try playing the music video on the side of the coffin

32 Look at Me Now - Chris Brown
33 Don't Wake Me Up - Chris Brown

Jesus christ - venomouskillingmachine

34 Best Day of My Life - American Authors
35 Sex Bomb - Tom Jones

Funny story regarding this. A local church used to let you pick what songs you want at a funeral but because somebody picked this song they don't allow you to choose anymore.

I've never heard this song, but the title. Oh, the title. - RiverClanRocks

36 Bye Bye Bye - NSync
37 Bumbag - The Zutons
38 Burn - Three Days Grace
39 Down With the Sickness - Disturbed

Well, at least it's catchy. - RiverClanRocks

40 The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) - Ylvis
41 So Happy I Could Die - Lady Gaga
42 Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
43 The Final Countdown - Europe
44 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
45 Don't Bring Me Down - Electric Light Orchestra
46 Teletubbies Say Eh Oh! - The Teletubbies
47 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

When I used to listen to Smells Like Teen Spirit and when he first said "Entertainers" I thought he was referring to strip clubs. No offense, I was just curious back then.

But yeah don't play this at a funeral because of the line "Entertainers."

For the record, the line is "Here we are now/ Entertain us"

Just listen to the lyrics. "Entertainers"? That's not something you should have at a funeral.

I want to Play that Song in my Funeral

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48 We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus

That would really stupid and offensive.

Don't. Just... just don't.

49 Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin

I'm surprised this isn't on here to be honest.

At a funeral?

50 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

I love this song but not at a funeral.

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Top Remixes (14)

1. Stupid Hoe - Nicki Minaj
2. Celebration - Kool and the Gang
3. You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
1. Stupid Hoe - Nicki Minaj
2. Highway to Hell - AC/DC
3. Celebration - Kool and the Gang
1. Loyal - Chris Brown
2. Highway to Hell - AC/DC
3. Problem - Ariana Grande

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