Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven - most popular song played at funerals

It looks like Zeppelin are number one in the after life as well!

Linus Åkesson  STAFF WRITER
Posted 06.05.2019 09:03
Updated 06.05.2019 10:13

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Your time has come, you’ve had a good run, but it’s time to say goodbye to the ones you love and lay your hellraising leather jacket to rest. Most people generally don’t think about their funeral until later on in life, but if you died suddenly, what song would you want playing at your funeral? Would you want a relative to pick your last number? You might just end up with a horrific pop tune or a morbid operatic number.


So what song would you want played at your funeral?

If you’re not quite sure, lucky, there’s an actual music funeral chart. Yes, music charts but for funerals!

The Co-operative Funeral, which is part of a large supermarket chain in the United Kingdom, has released its annual funeral charts which shows the most popular songs played at funerals across the country.

It was first launched back in 2002, for some bizarre reason!

Director, David Collingwood said:

“We all live such unique lives and funerals should completely reflect that. Each element of a funeral is a very personal decision which is why the music choice plays such an important and impactful role.

‘We’re always encouraging people to be more open about their funeral wishes, making it clear to their loved ones what they would want for themselves when the time comes. Even knowing what song someone would have wanted can bring such comfort at an incredibly hard time.”

Led Zeppelin - Stairway to heaven was the most popular song played at funerals in 2019 with Meatloafs - Bat Out Of Hell coming in second, and AC/DC - Highway to Hell coming in the top ten also! You can view the full list of all genres here.

What are the most popular songs played at funerals?

Top Ten Funeral Chart

Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Bat Out Of Hell - Meatloaf
Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
Who Wants To Live Forever - Queen
The Show Must Go On - Queen
Knocking On Heavens Door - Guns N Roses
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
AC/DC - Highway To Hell
Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen