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Song About Loss: “Ue o Muite Arukō (Sukiyaki)” by Kyu Sakamoto

An emotional Japanese tune contains hidden layers of meaning

“Ue o Muite Arukō,” also known as “Sukiyaki,” by Kyu Sakamoto is a moving song about loss that translates across languages and cultures. It’s at once sorrowful and hopeful. The light melody bubbles at the surface and sparks joy in … Continue reading

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Memorial Song: David Byrne Sings “Buck Naked” In Memory Of His Mother Emma

It's one of two memorial songs he sang at her memorial service

David Byrne of the famous Talking Heads recently lost his mother Emma Anderson Byrne on June 24th. He was inspired to put a memorial of her life story online. It’s wonderfully written with lots of personal photos and family history. … Continue reading

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Cool Memorial Songs: American Idol Kris Allen Sings An Up Beat Rock Song

He belts out with fervor "Gotta live like we're dying"

“Live Like We’re Dying” is not your usual memorial song. The eighth season American Idol winner, 27 year old Kris Allen, almost screams as he sings his Live Like We’re Dying to instill an in the moment rush to grab … Continue reading

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Our Touching Funeral Songs Series: God Will

Johnny Cash sings "God will walk with me down the streets where no one else will"

A sweet hymn and most angelic funeral song, Johnny Cash reminds us God will be there no matter what: God will walk with me down the streets where no one else will walk God will talk with me of things … Continue reading

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Our Ongoing List of Touching Funeral Songs: Fire and Rain

James Taylor sings of loss: "But I always thought that I'd see you again"

One of the top classic funeral songs about the loss of a good friend: I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find … Continue reading

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