Ireland's Favourite Funeral Song Revealed

Ireland's Favourite Funeral Song Revealed

27 May 2018

It's been announced that "Time To Say Goodbye" by Andrea Bocelli is the country's most popular funeral song.

A survey of over 4,000 Irish people found that almost 1 in 5 of us (19.81%) would choose to have the classical opera song played at our funeral.

Also appearing high on the list of songs most likely to be played at an Irish funeral were “The Lord’s My Shepherd,” chosen by 13.73% of respondents and “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong (12.68%).

The research undertaken by AA Life Insurance also found that some people opt for a more humorous approach.

14.53% of respondents would opt for “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” from Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

Meanwhile, 2.38% of those surveyed stated that where were likely to choose the ‘Countdown’ theme music.

Here's a few of the response from the 4,319 surveyed: 

Time to Say Goodbye - 19.81%

Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life - 14.53%

The Lord's My Shepherd - 13.73%

What a Wonderful World - 12.68%

Wind Beneath My Wings - 9.01%

Over the Rainbow - 7.00%

My Way - 6.42%

Tears in Heaven - 5.80%

Angels - 5.55%

Nothing Compares to You - 2.56%

Countdown theme tune   2.38%

My Father's Eyes - Eric Clapton   2.10%

Other 21.85%