Music is such a personal thing – understanding which tracks other people have chosen for their loved ones’ service probably won’t help you much if you’re struggling for inspiration, but what might help is understanding why they chose them.
Below you’ll find some of the reasons that families I work with have given for choosing particular tracks, which I know have helped other families decide on music choices that are genuinely meaningful to them.
”It was ‘our song’ when we were dating”
”He always used to sing that song – very loudly and very badly”
”It was the first dance at our wedding”
“It makes me think of her whenever I hear it”
”We saw the band together as a family, and it was just one of those family days that we always remember”
”He wasn’t much of a music fan, but he loved Cricket, so he loved that theme tune”
”It’s the music that his team walk onto the pitch to at every home game”
”It was from her favourite film, and she loved it because of that”
”After the dementia took hold, music was one of the only things that brought her back – when we played this, she was back to her normal self”.