Country songs are known for moving their listeners, and there are few who are better known for their country songs than Alan Jackson. While his rich and deep voice is naturally suited to country, he has often forayed into other genres as well. But no matter what genre he sings, his lyrics will strike a chord within your heart.
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 an Alan Jackson 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 Alan Jackson songs to play at a funeral.
1) Sissy’s Son
A song written in memory of a woman who worked for Alan Jackson, Sissy’s Son can serve as a comforting reminder that people who have lost a special someone are still living life.
2) Drive (For Daddy Gene)
A song for the dads who were all about their cars, Drive (For Daddy Gene) celebrates the motorhead that your loved ones once were.
3) I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You
I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You is a song about being together with your loved one even in death. Jackson sings that he would want to stroll through heaven with his loved one by his side.
4) It’s Just That Way
A simple yet beautiful love song, It’s Just That Way has Jackson comparing everyday occurrences in life, singing about how some things are just a certain way
5) Sweet Hour of Prayer
A hymn by William W. Walford, Sweet Hour Of Prayer focuses on how prayer and being with God can help you eventually move on past your sorrows.
6) As Lovely as You
Sometimes, you only realize how much someone meant to you when you lose them. As Lovely As You is about wanting to reunite with your loved ones.
7) Monday Morning Church
People change when circumstances change. Sometimes, the loss of a loved one can drastically change who someone is. Monday Morning Church is about a man who begins to question his faith following the death of his wife.
8) I’d Love You All Over Again
A classic love song, I’d Love You All Over Again is about how love can make people the best versions of themselves. Jackson sings about how someone would repeatedly fall in love if it’s meant to be.
9) Look at Me
There’s nothing more heartbreaking than losing the love of your life. Look At Me celebrates how love transcends everything,
10) What a Friend We Have in Jesus
While Joseph Scriven’s original had a beauty of its own, Alan Jackson’s rendition of the song stands out for its melancholic arrangement.
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.