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The Best Meaningful Songs For A Mother's Funeral  

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Losing your mother is an emotionally devastating experience and funerals, while difficult, are an important part of the grieving process. Music can often help verbalize your underlying emotions, so picking the best possible funeral songs for mom is important for many people. Below, you'll find a collection of songs from all different genres to help commemorate and honor your mother. 

Plenty of artists wrote songs explicitly honoring their mothers or mothers in general. Celine Dion's acclaimed "Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)" is about the fear of losing her mom and contemporary artists like Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood have penned touching songs about their own mothers. Songs for funerals don't necessarily have to be sad, however. You may want some upbeat songs, like the catchy "Mama Said" by The Shirelles. 

Below, vote up the best songs to play at a mother's funeral and feel free to add any good songs you think are missing. 

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Boyz II Men
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Monk & Neagle
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Carrie Underwood
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Bette Midler
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Josh Groban
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Kieran Brennan
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Il Divo
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Blake Shelton
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Karen Taylor-Good
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Carrie Underwood
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Mark Masri and Jim Brickman
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The Band Perry
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Ozzy Osbourne
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Backstreet Boys
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Taylor Swift
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Elvis Presley
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Ashanti
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The Intruders
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B.J. Thomas
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The Shirelles
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Stephen Sondheim/Into the Woods
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Jon Barker
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Carly Simon