(Closed) Is "What a wonderful world" a funeral song?

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
30 posts

I’ve definitely never thought of it as a funeral song! In fact, if I heard it at a funeral, I’d probably say, “Hang on a minute…this is a wedding song!”

Post # 4
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve never thought of it this way. Is it common in your area to play at funerals?

I never thought of calla Lillies as a funeral flower but my FH insistsfibers remind him of funerals. I guess people have different expectations.

Post # 5
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We had it on our wedding playlist, so safe to say neither we nor the friend who put the music together for us thought of it as a funeral song.

Post # 6
423 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think it’s a song about life in general.  I wouldn’t be surprised to hear it at either a wedding or a funeral, and think it would be beautiful (for different reasons) at both!

Post # 7
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

A lot of the musicians I looked at for the ceremony listed this as a popular wedding song, so I would think of it as a wedding song.

Post # 8
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve heard it as the mother-son dance at a few weddings. I don’t think it would be out of place at all.

Post # 9
5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

I hope not, cause we used it as our mother son dance. 

Post # 10
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I hope not because that’s the song my FMIL wants to use when she dances with FI at our wedding.  I’ve not heard it used at funerals before.  

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