Worst Songs to Play at a Funeral

The Top Ten

1 Highway to Hell - AC/DC

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

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

No. No it wouldn't. It would be somewhat offensive. - PositronWildhawk

A classmate once told me that her phone rang during a funeral. And the ringtone was Highway to Hell! This isn't a good song to play at a Funeral. It's like you're saying that the dead person will go to hell. - TheFourthWorld

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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

Don’t play this song EVER!

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3 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen

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

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

I think this should be 2nd.

Lol I got this from someone else but "and another one down"

4 Ha Ha You're Dead! - Green Day

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

Defiantly not something to sing at a funeral. - egnomac

The title says it all - ToptenPizza

This is actually a song

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5 Celebration - Kool and the Gang

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

If Hitler had a funeral this would be playing - Himalayansalt

I want this played at my funeral. - isaaonrtdmtr

Celebration to JB's funeral for his retirement.

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6 Happy - Pharrell Williams

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

That would be so offensive.

You're happy that person died - Neonco31

7 The Best Day Ever - SpongeBob SquarePants

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. - isaaonrtdmtr

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

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

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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 will be truly ironic

Good one! :D

9 Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead

Only if it's played at Trump's funeral

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

If it was trump, hitlers, and Osama bin ladens funeral it would be #1 in best funerals song

Perfect for hillarys funeral

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10 Problem - Ariana Grande

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

The Newcomers

? Kill You - Eminem

The Contenders

11 Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
12 You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
13 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj

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

Everyone else will die! - Neonco31

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

Oh, GOD... That actually might work - bunnyluv070

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

Don’t fer the reaper Buck!

15 Loyal - Chris Brown
16 Ding Dong the Witch is Dead - Glinda and the Munchkins
17 Friday - Rebecca Black

Especially of the person died on friday

This song should not be played in any circumstances

Especially if that person died on Friday - Neonco31

But...it's Monday. - isaaonrtdmtr

18 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

19 A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold
20 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

21 As Deep as the Knife Will Go - Cannibal Corpse
22 Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

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

Too offensive - malamJONES

23 Thriller - Michael Jackson
24 Kim - Eminem


25 I Hate Everything About You - Three Days Grace
26 Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae) - Silento

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

27 Bumbag - The Zutons
28 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

29 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

30 Best Song Ever - One Direction

It would be a double funeral

31 Burn - Three Days Grace
32 Don't Wake Me Up - Chris Brown

Jesus christ - venomouskillingmachine

33 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."

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

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

Listen to the lyrics. "Entertainers"? That is not what you should have at a funeral.

34 I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
35 Down With the Sickness - Disturbed

Well, at least it's catchy. - RiverClanRocks

36 Chop Suey! - System of a Down
37 We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus

That would really stupid and offensive.

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

38 Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin

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

39 Dance (A$$) - Big Sean
40 Raise Your Glass - P!nk
41 The Final Countdown - Europe
42 Dead - Korn
43 Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) - Cheeky Girls
44 Ayo - Chris Brown
45 Bye Bye Bye - NSync
46 Benny Hill Theme - Benny Hill
47 A Day in the Life - The Beatles

Think about it:
"I read the news today, oh boy
About a lucky man who made the grave
And though the news was rather sad
But I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph"
Not a good song to play to remember someone, particularly if what happened in the song is what really happened!

48 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
49 It's the End of the World as We Know It - R.E.M.
50 Dead Memories - Slipknot

"And we won't be born again! "
Definitely not a good idea to play this.

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Top Remixes (13)

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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