25 Best Funeral Songs For A Sister

Losing a sister can feel like losing a part of you. Our siblings are among our best friends. Though we don’t choose our sisters, that relationship often grows into something beautiful, and helps shape the person we are.

So it’s only right we cover some of the best funeral songs for a sister so everyone remembers her as you do.

1. “evergone” by Christina Perri

Song year: 2022

Starting our list with a beautiful and more uplifting song, “evergone” finds positivity in death by the concept that our loved ones never leave us entirely. Christina Perri’s voice is gentle and soothing.

Our sisters are beautiful in heart and soul, and they stay with us through the hopes and dreams they share with us that we carry on for them.

2. “Autumn Leaves” by Ed Sheeran

Song year: 2011

This beautiful Ed Sheeran song paints death in a warm light. “Autumn Leaves” is gentle in its heartache, and the lyrics refer to the stars and autumn leaves floating in the sky as a metaphor for how quickly things change. Night and day. Spring and fall.

Losing someone feels like that. One day they are there, and the next, they’re not. It’s devastating, and it’s because we love them that their lack of presence is so painful.

3. “Two of Us” by Louis Tomlinson

Song year: 2019

A song that perfectly describes the emotions we face as we grieve, “Two of Us” borderlines on the brink of sadness and inspiration.

Written about Tomlinosn’s mother, who passed away, this song is about moving forward, taking the pain as you go because you continue your life for yourself and them.

Our sisters have always been there for us, and the least we can do is make our lives better and live for them. Keep their memory alive within our hearts and never forget them. 

4. “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth

Song year: 2015

“See You Again” was written about Fast And Furious star Paul Walker, and it captures the pain of losing a close friend or family member, someone we told everything to, trusted, and loved with all our hearts.

This song is uplifting because of the promise it holds. Instead of saying goodbye, this song confirms that it’s not the end.

A bond like family is unbreakable. It’s painful losing our sister, but it’s a remarkable love that will never die. We’ll see them again in the end.

5. “Unsteady” by X Ambassadors

Song year: 2015

As a song that references a broken home and a singer reaching out to their parents for help, “Unsteady” works very well as a funeral song for a sister. X Ambassadors do a remarkable job of evoking that raw pain in their song.

Your entire family is grieving this loss, and you’re all feeling that unbearable weight in your chest.

6. “Yellow” by Coldplay

Song year: 2011

“Yellow” is a song about someone special and bright in your life, and for many people, that’s a sister. One of Coldplay’s most famous songs also makes for a beautiful funeral song. It’s slightly uplifting because it’s a song to remember them through the life they led.

They were vibrant, a force, a friend, and beautiful inside and out, and you loved them for all of it. It’s a song that acknowledges how amazing that bond and love are.

7. “Repeat Until Death” by Novo Amor

Song year: 2018

A much more heartbreaking song about a sister dying, “Repeat Until Death,” features stunning piano, and Novo Amor has a hauntingly beautiful voice. It’s a song about not wanting to accept the loss because losing a loved one is losing part of who you are.

It’s a song stuck within the stages of grief and denial. Letting someone go who's already gone can feel impossible. Heartache can make it hard to breathe.

8. “Till Forever Falls Apart” by Ashe, FINNEAS

Song year: 2021

“Till Forever Falls Apart” is about having someone at your side that you know will always be there, even when they aren’t.

The beautiful bond siblings share is one we carry through our lives, and no matter the heartaches and hardships we face, the people that come and go, sisters are there through it all. As a funeral song, it’s sad in its uplifting nature, but the message remains the same in death.

9. “The Letter” by Kehlani

Song year: 2015

Kehlani, in her song “The Letter,” refers to a death by suicide. It’s a heartbreaking song about the emotions we have to cope with on top of our grief. It’s the loss of friendship and love, the frustration of being left behind, and the regret of not being able to help. 

Losing a sister this way is unfathomable, especially when you’ve had the connection and relationship to tell one another everything.

10. “The Best Day (Taylor’s Version)” by Taylor Swift

Song year: 2021

“The Best Day” is a beautiful song about growing up with someone who makes every day better no matter how hard growing up can be. It’s reminiscent, and if you’ve lost an older sister who took care of your heart when you couldn’t, this song honors them.

Originally written about Swift’s mother, this song still captures that familial love we receive unconditionally.

11. “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac

“Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac

Song year: 1975

A song about facing changes and hardships in life, “Landslide,” has been popularly used at funerals before because of how fitting it is to lose someone close to us.

Stevie Nicks commented how this song derived from the actual idea of a landslide and how that would change her life forever to be caught in one.

A sister especially is a loss that alters our hearts and minds and, inevitably, the course of our lives.

12. “The Love You Left Behind” by Michael Schulte

Song year: 2018

“The Love You Left Behind” is a song about losing someone we’ve had with us for the majority of our lives. Losing them will forever leave a void in our hearts that no one could replace, a love we could never give to another the same way.

Yet, we still feel the love our sister gave us, and we’ll carry that love with us until we reach our end. 

13. “Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane

Song year: 2009

“Somewhere Only We Know” is a song that captures the bond and love we share with someone and how powerful it can be. It can give us strength and remind us of so many life lessons.

Sister bonds are some of the strongest. Women grow stronger together and rely on one another to make it through. This song highlights the truth of the secrets and memories you’ve shared that only the two of us know.

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