George Strait has been dubbed the ‘King Of Country’, and rightfully so. The Texan has been putting out hits after hits for almost 50 years. Country songs are known for moving their audience which makes it ideal to include them in funeral playlists.
When choosing funeral songs to include in the playlist for your loved one, it’s important to keep in mind that the song selections should be in accordance with your loved one’s tastes, rather than just playing popular songs.
Funerals can be somber affairs, and it should be noted that creating a playlist and playing it is done in accordance with the deceased’s wishes from when they were alive. In case your loved one was a George Strait fan, or you would like to include a couple of his songs in a funeral playlist, we’ve got you covered.
But with the vast variety of songs that exist, coming up with a mere 10 or 20 songs can seem like a daunting task. Which songs to include? Which ones would be apt? Well luckily for you, we’ve made a list of the top 10 George Strait funeral songs to play at funeral or memorial service.
1) So Much Like My Dad
A song with a somewhat misleading title, So Much Like My Dad is actually a song about Strait’s relationship with his mother and how she has influenced him.
2) The Breath You Take
A timeless ballad, The Breath You Take is about living life to the fullest without taking any moment for granted. It’s sung from the perspective of a father advising his child, adding further depth to the song.
3) Love Without End, Amen
As the title of the song suggests, this song is all about love, and it maintains this theme throughout the song. Love Without End, Amen is about the love that is shared between a father and a son.
Growing old is something that everyone goes through. Although it’s a universal phenomenon, people treat it very differently. With many songs in country music focusing on pain, Troubadour is a refreshing country funeral song about how people can remain young at heart even if they age physically.
5) Carrying Your Love With Me
A perfect song to express the love that you have for your loved ones, Carrying Your Love With Me encapsulates how we carry on the love that we receive from others.
6) Baby Blue
Losing a child is perhaps the worst thing that could happen to a parent. Strait lost his daughter Jenifer to an automobile accident when she was just 13. Baby Blue was inspired by this painful experience.
7) Carried Away
Love changes people. Carried Away is a song about how even the most hardened people will soften a bit when they’re truly in love.
8) You Look So Good In Love
With many things, we never truly realize their value until we no longer have it. In You Look So Good In Love, Strait sings of how an ex-lover looks better when they have moved on and is in love with someone else.
9) You’ll Be There
An ode to those who’ve passed, You’ll Be There is about meeting your loved ones when you too pass away and they’ll be there waiting for you.
10) I Just Want To Dance With You
A song about living in the moment, I Just Want To Dance With You is a jovial song about making merry with those precious to you while you still have the time.
Funerals can be somber affairs, and it should be noted that creating a playlist and playing it is done in accordance with the deceased’s wishes from when they were alive. For a more comprehensive guide on creating a general playlist, check out the Top 30 Funeral Songs of All Time.