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.

If you are religious and you play this song you are going to HELL!

You're going to hell!

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

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2 Stupid Hoe - Nicki Minaj

Only at Nicki Minaj's funeral. - Userguy44

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

This song shouldn't be played at all much less during a funeral

What a song to play at a funeral.

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3 The Best Day Ever - SpongeBob SquarePants

I'll play this at Kim Jong Un's funeral. - RoseWeasley


I should've voted for this one. - Misfire

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.

I honestly want this played at my funeral. - Misfire

Honestly, I would love it if this was played at my funeral. - LarryLarrington

I NEED this songs at my funeral

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5 Celebration - Kool and the Gang

This song is actually quite appropriate, it's calling on us to celebrate the good life of the deceased person. - QueenieAG

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

If Hitler had a funeral this would be playing - Himalayansalt

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

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6 Ha Ha You're Dead! - Green Day

I think the title explains it's self

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

That’s just cruel. - Misfire

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

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7 Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees

Only at Barry Gibb's funeral. - QueenieAG

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

Lol imagine this at a funeral. Awesome! Jk - Misfire

Stayin dead, stayin dead, stayin dead. - Gehenna

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8 Happy - Pharrell Williams

My guy, who is happy.

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.

That would be so offensive.

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

Don’t fer the reaper Buck!

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10 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj

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

Who in the right mind would play this

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

Everyone else will die! - Neonco31

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The Contenders

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

Brilliant - CygnusX99

12 Problem - Ariana Grande

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

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13 Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead

Yea if it's at hillary or Obama's

I want this played at my funeral

Only if it's played at Trump's funeral

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

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14 You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi

I want this song @ my funeral! LOL - Addie7

You give Death a Bad Name. - Gehenna

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15 I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

Bwahahaaha! - Gehenna

Jk I'm dead lol - codydoestuff

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16 Loyal - Chris Brown UListen to Sample
17 Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae) - Silento

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

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18 Friday - Rebecca Black

This song should not be played in any circumstances

But...it's Monday.

Especially of the person died on friday

Especially if that person died on Friday - Neonco31

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19 A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold

Oh my god.. just imagine this.

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20 Don't Close Your Eyes - Kix UListen to Sample
21 Sweet Victory - David Glen Eisley UListen to Sample
22 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

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23 Best Day of My Life - American Authors UListen to Sample
24 Why Should I Worry? - Billy Joel UListen to Sample
25 Let It Go - Idina Menzel UListen to Sample
26 As Deep as the Knife Will Go - Cannibal Corpse


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27 Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

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

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

Who'd play this at a funeral?

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

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28 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

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29 Dance (A$$) - Big Sean UListen to Sample
30 The Stroke - Billy Squier UListen to Sample
31 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

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32 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

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33 Look at Me Now - Chris Brown UListen to Sample
34 Don't Wake Me Up - Chris Brown

Jesus christ - venomouskillingmachine

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35 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.

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36 Bumbag - The Zutons
37 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

38 Down With the Sickness - Disturbed

Well, at least it's catchy. - RiverClanRocks

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39 Burn - Three Days Grace UListen to Sample
40 The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) - Ylvis UListen to Sample
41 The Final Countdown - Europe UListen to Sample
42 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

I love this song but not at a funeral.

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43 So Happy I Could Die - Lady Gaga UListen to Sample
44 Don't Bring Me Down - Electric Light Orchestra UListen to Sample
45 Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson UListen to Sample
46 Teletubbies Say Eh Oh! - The Teletubbies

Lmfao I love this song 😂

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47 Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin

Playing this at my best friend's funeral! Don't judge me.

At a funeral?

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

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48 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift UListen to Sample
49 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

I want to Play that Song in my Funeral

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.

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50 We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus

That would really stupid and offensive.

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

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Top Remixes (15)

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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