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The Best Meaningful Songs For A Brother's Funeral

Updated 21 Sep 2019 414 votes 181 voters 13.0k views27 items

Losing a brother is devastating and music can help put feelings into words. The best funeral songs for a brother represent the unbreakable bond of siblings. Some songs about the death of a brother are slow, soft ballads, while other memorial songs for brothers are more upbeat, to help you celebrate his life and remind you of the times you shared. A few songs to play at a funeral for a brother are even iconic rock opuses.

What songs to remember your brother will you find on this list? "The Great Gig in the Sky" by Pink Floyd has to be near the top, especially for classic rock fans. "I am not frightened of dying / Any time will do, I don't mind / Why should I be frightened of dying? / There's no reason for it, you've gotta go sometime," are among the poignant lyrics of the Dark Side of the Moon track. 

"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" by Glen Campbell is one of the many good country funeral songs for brother. Blake Shelton’s "Over You" is another of the great (yet melancholic) songs about losing a brother.

It's cathartic to cry, but sometimes it feels better to rock in a celebration of life. "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd and "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" by Guns N' Roses are two great rock songs to use as upbeat funeral songs for a brother's service.

Below, please vote up the best songs to play at a brother's funeral. And if we missed any modern funeral songs for brother, feel free to add them.

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