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You'll Never Walk Alone is this year's most popular funeral song

You'll Never Walk Alone by Gerry and the Pacemakers has taken the top spot on the list of most popular funeral songs this year. 

The song has knocked Frank Sinatra's My Way from the number one position, while Eric Idle's Always Look on the Bright Side of Life was third, research from Co-op Funeralcare found. 

The anthem, which has long been associated with Liverpool Football Club, spent a month at the top of the charts in 1963 and was covered by Sir Captain Tom Moore, Michael Ball and the NHS Voices of Care Choir in April 2020.  

Elsewhere on the top ten charts was Dame Vera Lynn's We'll Meet Again, which also topped the charts during the pandemic after being re-released as a duet between Katherine Jenkins and Dame Vera. 

You'll Never Walk Alone by Gerry and the Pacemakers, pictured in 1966,  has taken the top spot on the list of most popular funeral songs this year

Elsewhere on the top ten charts was Dame Vera Lynn's We'll Meet Again, which also topped the charts during the pandemic after being re-released with Katherine Jenkins  

From modern pop songs to tradition hymns: The most popular funeral songs of 2021  

TOP TEN FUNERAL SONGS  

  1. You'll Never Walk Alone – Gerry and the Pacemakers
  2. My Way – Frank Sinatra
  3. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Eric Idle
  4. Simply the Best – Tina Turner
  5. Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
  6. Time to Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
  7. The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
  8. Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
  9. We'll Meet Again – Vera Lynn
  10. This Is Me – The Greatest Showman

TOP TEN TRADITIONAL HYMNS  

  1. Abide With Me
  2. The Lord Is My Shepherd
  3. Amazing Grace
  4. Jerusalem
  5. How Great Thou Art
  6. All Things Bright and Beautiful
  7. Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
  8. Morning Has Broken
  9. Old Rugged Cross
  10. Lord of Hopefulness

TOP MODERN POP SONGS 

  1. Supermarket Flowers - Ed Sheeran    
  2. You Raise Me Up - Westlife 
  3. Dancing Queen - ABBA 
  4. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol 
  5. Dancing In The Sky - Dani and Lizzi 
  6. See You Again - Wiz Khalifa 
  7. Valerie - Amy Winehouse 
  8. Angels - Robbie Williams 
  9. Lost Without You- Freya Ridings 
  10. A Thousand Years - Christina Perri 

TOP TEN CLASSICAL SONGS  

  1. Time To Say Goodbye - Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
  2. Nimrod - Edward Elgar
  3. Canon in D - Pachelbel
  4. Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
  5. The Four Seasons - Vivaldi 
  6. Nessun Dorma - The Three Tenors
  7. Adagio For Strings - Samuel Barber
  8. Air on a G String - Bach 
  9. Blue Danube - Andre Rieu
  10. Clair De Lune - Claude Debussy

TOP FILM AND TV SONGS  

  1. Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life - Eric Idle 
  2. This Is Me - The Greatest Showman 
  3. (I've had) The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
  4. Vicar of Dibley - Theme 
  5. Only Fools and Horses - Theme 
  6. Match of the Day - Theme 
  7. Bring Me Sunshine - Morecambe and Wise
  8. Last of the Summer Wine - Theme
  9. My Heart Will Go On - Titanic 
  10. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

New entries in the top ten songs included Tina Turner's Simply the Best at number four, Fleetwood Mac's The Chain which resurfaced at number seven and The Greatest Showman's This Is Me which made the list for the first time. 

Classics such as Time To Say Goodbye by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman, 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' by Eva Cassidy - all of which made the list in 2019 - remain popular this year. 

Among the controversial choices this year was W.A.P by Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion; Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead from The Wizard of Oz and Ha Ha You're Dead by Green Day. 

Other unconventional choices included  Girl On Fire by Alicia Keys and F*** Forever by Babyshambles.   

This Is Me from The Greatest Showman entered the top 10 most-played funeral songs in the UK for the first time in 2020 

Frank Sinatra's My Way was knocked off the number one position after topping the list the last time it was compiled in 2019 

New entries in the top ten songs included Tina Turner's Simply the Best. She is pictured performing earlier this year 

This is the second time that traditional hymns do not feature in the top 10 with The Lord's My Shepherd, All Things Bright and Beautiful and Abide With Me usually proving popular.  

The 2016 featured the hymns Abide With Me, The Lord is My Shepherd and All Things Bright and Beautiful, while in 2019 none topped the list. 

Sam Tyrer, managing director of Co-op Funeralcare, added: 'Music plays such a big part in all of our lives, it's no surprise that our favourite songs play a role in the way we say goodbye too.

'The songs we choose for a funeral all hold unique and personal meaning for ourselves and loved ones but naturally some songs remain more popular than others and we're delighted to unveil this year's music chart.'