songs about grief and loss

64 Songs About Grief and Loss: Volume 1

I don’t think we talk about music nearly enough at What’s Your Grief. You know I don’t even think we have a good excuse, it seems we just take the healing power of music for granted. I know I do.

I lived in a very musical house growing up. My father was a professional opera singer until he retired to spend his days writing children’s operas and rolling around on the floor with his grandchildren. My mother, who played the piano and the guitar, could often be found accompanying my father, directing the church choir, or playing through music books with one of her six children looking for the perfect audition song for the high school musical. Everyone in my family sang – at church, in school, and at every wedding, funeral or family party imaginable. I assumed this was what every family did; just as I assumed it was totally normal to miss school in order to perform the role of angry alveoli in your father’s production of The Night Harry Stopped Smoking. No???

It wasn’t until I was older when I realized that, while we were anything but normal, we were the same in the sense that everyone has their own unique relationship with music. As I became more aware of true pain and suffering I began to understand how ingrained music is in personal coping, familial coping, and the coping of our human race as a whole.

It is scientific fact that music has the capacity to heal with studies showing it can reduce the intensity of pain, motivate, increase endurance, improve sleep, reduce eating, enhance blood vessel function, reduce stress, induce meditative states, relieve symptoms of depression, raise spirits and enhance mood, improve cognitive performance, help people perform better under stress, reduce anxiety, relax, and the list goes on. Although fields like music therapy are relatively new, people have been using music since forever for all the above mentioned purposes. And because no one illustrates this fact better (or more sensationally) than Hollywood, here are a few movie examples.

Roll, Jordan Roll in 12 Years a Slave

Nearer My God to Thee in The Titanic

Bye, Bye Baby in Love Actually

Most grievers, whether they know it or not, have a grief playlist; but because grief is a quiet and personal struggle, our songs are different. The tracks we choose are influenced by our own personal music taste, the music tastes of those we’ve lost, our relationship with the deceased, and the meaning we make of the loss. You may even have several volumes because sometimes you want to listen to songs that make you feel sad, sometimes you want to listen to songs that make you feel hopeful, and oh my goodness there are so many songs to choose from.

A few weeks back we asked our readers to tell us which songs resonate with them in their grief and they gave us some great suggestions. We’ve compiled these along with a few more to make up the playlist, 64 Songs About Grief and Loss: Volume 1. You can view the songs via this iTunes playlist:

Or via the list below:

1.  Stars – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

2.  When I Get Where I’m Going – Brad Paisley

3.  Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel

4.  C’est la Mort – The Civil Wars

5.  Angel Band – The Stanley Brothers

6.  Who You’d Be Today – Kenny Chesney

7.  Shine Your Light – Robbie Robertson

8.  To Make You Feel My Love – Adele or Garth Brooks or Billy Joel or Bob Dylan

9.  Only Remembered – Sankey Arr. J. Tams & HBrough

10.  Calling All Angels – Jane Siberry

11.  Keep Me in Your Heart – Warren Zevon

12.  World Spins Madly On – The Weepies

13.  It Is Well With My Soul – River City Music

14.  Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley

15.  Times Like These – Foo Fighters

16.  After the Storm – Mumford & Sons

17.  Let It Be – The Beatles

18.  What Hurts the Most – Rascal Flatts

19.  Drink a Beer – Luke Bryan

20.  You’re Not Alone – Marie Miller

21.  I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons

22.  Life and Death – Paul Cardall

23.  I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy & Faith Evans

24.  All I Want – Kodaline

25.  Dancing in the Sky – Dani and Lizzy

26.  Only Time – Enya

27.  Angel – Sarah McLachlan

28.  Michigan – The Milk Carton Kids

29.  I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

30.  In My Life – The Beatles

31.  Lightening Crashes – Live

32.  One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey

33.  It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday – Boyz II Men

34.  Remember When – Alan Jackson

35.  From Where You Are – Lifehouse

36.  Tell Me I Was Dreaming – Travis Tritt

37.  You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

38.  Somewhere – Charlotte Church

39.  You’ll Never Walk Alone – Barbara Cook & Maureen Forrester

40.  Hurt – Johnny Cash

41.  Pretty Angry – Blues Traveler

42.  Song for Adam – Jackson Browne

43.  Fire and Rain – James Taylor

44.  Texas Girl at the Funeral of Her Father – Randy Newman

45.  Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

46.  Road to Perdition – Thomas Newman

47.  Valley of the Shadow – Thomas Newman

48.  Why – Rascal Flatts

49.  Address in the Stars – Caitlin & Will

50.  If Tomorrow Never Comes – Kent Blazy & Garth Brooks

51.  I Will Follow You Into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie

52.  Wake Me Up When September Ends – Greenday

53.  Hurt – Christina Aguilera

54.  Sweet Dream – Greg Laswell

55.  Here With Me – Dido

56.  Into the Mystic – Van Morrison

57.  God Be With You Til’ We Meet Again – Mormon Tabernacle Choir

58.  Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy

59.  Echo – Helen Jane Long

60.  Amazing Grace – Judy Collins

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Posted on April 7, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Thank you so much for this ! I have been playing the piano since I am 7 years old, am qualified to teach it, but don’t: I played for myself and my babies when I was pregnant. When one of our sons, our firstborn, died at the age of 18 from Non Hodgkins lymphoma, my piano became my grief therapy tool: it enabled me to express the whole scale of emotions. And now I still play, 22 years later, offering up the music to our son, wherever he is. His favourite piece was the variation on a theme of Paganini which became the theme song to the movie SOMEWHERE IN TIME.
I now have founded a support group for bereaved parents, as there was no such help here in this little Northern Ontario town. I always encourage parents who come to group to express feelings through music, whether it’s playing, listening to appreciate or singing along with their favourite songbird ! keep up the good work !



Posted on April 7, 2014 at 3:16 pm

My cousin Mark was the Principal Pianist and Vocal Coach for the Tulsa Opera. We played opera sons, and other classical music, many from friends and students, including Stephanie Blythe, during his last week. That part of his life literally lives on in those folks he coached, and it all is one part of his legacy. Not only does love live on, so does music.


Louisa Hill

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Thank you so much for offering this playlist. Music, indeed, helped me to survive during my husband’s journey with leukemia and his eventual home going. I walked miles on the beach, in parks and in my neighborhood listening to Gospel, R&B and oldies but goodies that soothed my broken heart and aching soul. I still do the same thing almost three years later. Some of the titles on my MP3 are: “Walk on by Faith” by Bishop Paul Morton, “On our Wedding Day” by Baby Washington, “I Do Love You” by Billy Stewart, “5,10, 15, 20, 25, 30 Years of Love”, and ” I Do” by Linda Jones and finally, “Learning to Lean” by The Evereadys. So many more that are too numerous to mention. Thank you again!



Posted on April 7, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
The Last Beat of My Heart – Devotchka
Catch the Wind – Donovan
Ripple – Grateful Dead
Angel Standing By – Jewel
I Will Remember You – Sarah McLachlan
Mother and Child Reunion – Paul Simon
Smile – Nat King Cole

Specific to Infant Loss:
I Will Carry You – Selah
Kailer’s Song – Adam Wesley
Lullaby – Billy Joel



Posted on April 8, 2014 at 12:37 am

A few of mine are a bit older. Some of these might not be considered grief songs for everyone but each one of them speaks to me.

How can I Help You Say Goodbye by Patty Loveless
Where’ve You Been by Kathy Mattea
Hallelujah by Jeff Beck- many renditions of this tune out there.
Leader Of The Band by Dan Fogelberg
The greatest man I never knew Reba Mcentire
Over You by Miranda Lambert
Into the Mystic Van Morrison



Posted on April 8, 2014 at 7:37 am

Music is definitely a great healer. It helps when you hear a song that makes you realize that someone else knows how you feel and can express it so beautifully.

I recently discovered Neko Case who has written some amazing grief songs. Check out ‘I wish I was the moon’ (written after her father’s death) and ‘South Tacoma Way’. Also the Wailin’ Jenny’s ‘the parting glass’ and The Wood Brothers “that’s what angels can do”



Posted on April 8, 2014 at 8:59 am


Oh my I know exactly what you mean about using the piano as a grief tool. My mother played to escape all her stresses and I was the only one of her children who really picked up the instrument (I am not good, but I get by). I’m noticing lately that I’m pulled towards the piano more and more when I need a break and as I play I’m immediately lost in a world of memory and meditation almost. I’m so happy you had this as your coping tool, I’m sure you know that Paganini piece by heart. That’s wonderful that you started a support group as a resources for bereaved parents. It takes a special kind of person to see a need in their grief and fill it. Thank you for the work you do!




Posted on April 8, 2014 at 9:03 am


It sounds like your cousin must have touched the lives of many. So many people walking around with memories of him and the lessons he taught them, living on in their hearts, memories and in the art they create. That’s an amazing mark to leave on the world.




Posted on April 8, 2014 at 9:04 am


Thank you for the song suggestions. Were any of these favorites of your husbands or are they just songs that remind you of him?




Posted on April 8, 2014 at 9:05 am

Thank you for the song suggestions. I love Billy Joel’s Lullaby….and Smile always gets me as well.



Posted on April 8, 2014 at 9:06 am

Candice, as long as they speak to you that’s all that matters!



Posted on April 8, 2014 at 9:08 am

Thank you for those suggestions I am excited to check these out. I totally agree, sometimes even though you just can’t put it in your own words it helps to hear someone else who has.



Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:30 am

Thank you Eleanor. But it ends up being the parents that I meet who are teaching me! They are all very kind and searching for someone to listen to them, that’s all. I simply accompany them , facilitating telling their story, in a safe place, we call our Telling Room. ( our space at the local public library, which is donated to us every week for 10 weeks. Can you believe their kindness in lending me this community room, at no charge! and also photocopying the workbook I wrote, free of charge ! That’s what I mean by people who are kind. I wish this was also more celebrated in the media!
Maybe for those who do not play an instrument, they could try a REVERIE HARP. This beautiful instrument is simply strummed and the most relaxing melodies emanate from it…no previous training required. It is great for relaxation and meditation! I have used it in my special needs classes to soothe the children: the delight on their faces was almost tangible ! And now it really adds to my meditation life. Just Google it under video!
Thanks again for bringing this subject.


Helene Domi

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Hi Eleanor,
I read your blog faithfully.
Off topic, my sister’s name is Eleanor.
I’m very interested in the 64 songs, but I am technologically challenged. Are they only available on iTunes? I hope not.



Posted on April 8, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Hey Helene,

The playlist we put together was through iTunes but really just because no where else had all the songs that had been suggested. The previews in the playlist that should show up in the post are all that the playlist plays unfortunately.




Posted on April 8, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Avril Lavigne- Wish you were here, When you’re gone
Colbie Caillat cover of Breakeven
Miranda Lambert- Over you



Posted on April 9, 2014 at 12:46 am

Thank you for your “grief mix”. I have many of the songs on you list….”Stars” is my favorite. Here are a few more suggestions. They need a grief station on Pandora!

Coldplay “The Scientist”
Gary Allan “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful”
Rodriguez “I Think of You”



Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:34 am

I’m working on an entire set of songs that are specific to grief. Most of them came from my own grief in dealing with the loss of my dad, some from past grief that became deeper in meaning. One of them is called “Next Round of Tears” and I would love to share it, if I may.



Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:04 am

Thank you. I love the nod to Rodriguez!



Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:05 am

Thank you for the suggestions!



Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:05 am

We’d love to hear!


Nicole Torres

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Avril Lavigne “wish you were here”
Supertramp “goodbye stranger”
Both played on repeat when my younger brother died.



Posted on April 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Here is the You Tube link to “Next Round of Tears” – thank you for letting me share! <3



Posted on April 9, 2014 at 8:17 pm

So glad to come across your blog. My son died nearly 3 years ago and music has been such a comfort to me. I have burned several CD’s with songs that minister and speak to me. I have given them as gifts to grieving friends. Here is some of my favorites! Fall on My knees-The Browders, Homesick-Mercy Me, Fall Apart-Josh Wilson, All The Broken Pieces-Matthew West, Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus-Casting Crowns, Busted Heart-For King and Country, Save a Place for Me-Matthew West, Need You Now-Plumb, Not Right Now-Jason Gray, Love Will Have the Final Word-Jason Gray. Any old hymn brings comfort as does anything by Steven Curtis Chapman.



Posted on April 13, 2014 at 3:10 am

Lots of great ones on this list, here a few more:

I Want You To Live – George Canyon
Thank You – Johnny Reid
Hallelujah – KD Lang
Go Rest High On That Mountain – Vince Gill
Forever Love – Reba McEntire
The Dance – Garth Brooks
To Where You Are – Josh Groban
If I Don’t Make it Back – Tracy Lawrence
Not A Day Goes By – Lonestar
Damn Right – Terri Clark
Who Knew – Pink
Probably Wouldn’t Be This Way – Leann Rimes
How Do I Let Go – Lisa Brokop
There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
Round About Way – George Strait
Goodbye – Lionel Richie
Thank You For Giving to the Lord – Ray Boltz
Beautiful – Amy Grant & Vince Gill
Please Remember – Leann Rimes
In This Life I Was Loved By You – Colin Raye
One More Day – Diamond Rio



Posted on April 13, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Oh my goodness, thank you for your suggestions!! I think we are going to end up with quite a few volumes =)



Posted on April 30, 2014 at 2:24 pm

I’ll see you again- Westlife
Anchor me-TheTenors (used to be Canadian tenors)



Posted on May 2, 2014 at 9:37 am

Love Never Dies – Pattie LaBelle



Posted on June 16, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Radios in Heaven – Plain White T’s
Calling Heaven – Kelly Family
Will the Circle be unbroken — Johnny Cash
Tonight – Fm Static
In loving Memory – Alter Bridge
Someone’s watching over me – Hillary Duff
If you could see me now – The Script
My Soul and my Spirit will go on – Dragonforce
An Irish Blessing (May the road rise to meet you)
the Lord Bless you and Keeep you – John Rutter



Posted on September 9, 2016 at 5:49 pm

Alter Bridge…I played that song over and over and over.



Posted on June 30, 2014 at 4:43 am

Happy ending- mika
Grace- kate Havnevik
Irish rose- oar
Cab- train
Daedalus- errolyn wallen



Posted on July 16, 2014 at 8:50 pm

Thank you for sharing these. I need to get another volume together!



Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:38 am

Forever by Rascal Flatts



Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:39 am

-I hope You’ll Dance
-I’ll Be Missing You-Puff Daddy & Faith Evans
-Breathe Me-Sia



Posted on July 23, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Kill Switch Engage’s song called Rose of Sharyn.



Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Music has always been my biggest coping mechanism. It’s the way I got through my dad’s funeral when I was 19-I volunteered to sing at it. The calmest I felt was standing on that platform/stage. I hated sitting there.
These are a few songs I listen to a lot:
Beam Me Up-Pink
Bang the Drum Slowly-Emmylou Harris
Farther Along-(folk song, lots of people have done it)
Goodbye to You-Michelle Branch
Pretty Angry-Blue’s Travelers (a good song when you’re angry at death.)
When You Come Back to Me Again-Garth Brooks
Clouds-Zach Sobiech (a boy who had cancer and wrote this song before he died. It’s on iTunes and YouTube.)

And most of all, I listen to the song, Landslide, by The Dixie Chicks, (originally done by Fleetwood Mac) I hope no one minds, but I made a video to this song about my dad, and about my struggle to find myself after his death and wanted to share it:



Posted on July 23, 2014 at 6:25 pm

“My Man’s Gone Now” from ‘Porgy & Bess’



Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:55 pm

One I never thought of in terms of loss but gets me every time I hear it now, after the death of my son. “You are so Beautiful to Me.”



Posted on August 9, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Goodbye My Lover by James Blunt is my choice


Lou Stellato

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:38 am

I don’t see the list. Where is it?



Posted on August 18, 2014 at 10:50 am

It’s an iTunes playlist at the bottom of the post. Sometimes it takes a minute to load. Here it is in list form if that doesn’t work.


Lou Stellato

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 11:35 am

Am I not seeing it in the post? At the bottom, I see the name and it is italicized but it is not a hyperlink. Thank you for the list but wondering what I am not seeing in the actual post.



Posted on September 9, 2016 at 6:03 pm

Would you like me to send you the list or copy & paste it in the comments?


Lou Stellato

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 11:41 am

I’d also like to add/suggest Sarah Mclachlan “Wintersong”. It’s a Christmas-themed song but one about someone not there. If you need an emotional release, starting at about 1:34 it should all come to the surface.


Joan Enderle

Posted on September 20, 2014 at 4:50 pm

I found this site by chance while looking for a song to answer the question “If your life were a song, what song would it be?” for a wellness class. I am so grateful that I did. I love music and have been listening to playlists that I had prior to my husband’s death in May. I had no idea that it was possible to be in this much pain and not be physically injured. The music helps so much. I will be looking for some of these songs. One of my favorites is “On Eagle’s Wings” done by any number of artists. Thank you for letting me share.



Posted on September 21, 2014 at 9:50 am

Glad you stumbled on our site, Joan! A friend of mine sang On Eagle’s Wings at my dad’s funeral. It is a beautiful song!



Posted on November 3, 2014 at 1:55 am

After many deaths, I listened and sung a dew songs, even though I can’t sing past the second verse without crying.

I Just Wanted You To Get Old-Nataly Dawn
Say Goodbye to Yesterday-Boys 2 Men
Orphan’s Lament -Huun Huur Tu



Posted on November 30, 2014 at 9:43 pm

i can’t listen to Lullabies by All Time Low without crying because it just means so much to me and makes me miss my mom so much. amazing song.



Posted on December 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm

When my grandad died 6 months ago I could talk to anyone so I started to listen to songs that described how I felt and my situations I still struggle to cope even though it’s been half a year already here are a few songs I listen to while I still grieve
My legs are weak- paloma faith
Hurt- Christina agularia
I will see you again- weatlife
Too hard to say goodbye – weatlife
If heaven was needing a hero- jo dee
Slipped away – Avril lavigne
Lullaby – professor green
With you- ghost the musical
In the arms of the angle- Sarah mclachlan
Missed – Ella Henderson
Tied together with a smile- Taylor swift
I will remember you- Sarah mclachlan
Drink a beer – luck Bryan



Posted on January 7, 2015 at 2:17 am

Another that wasn’t mentioned is
When I Get Where I’m Going – Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton


Jayne Flaagan

Posted on January 18, 2015 at 9:24 pm

I lost almost a whole day checking out and downloading many of the songs from your two lists. There were some great songs on the two volumes. Thanks for posting them!


Michael in SoCal

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 1:11 pm

On song I’d like to add is On And On And On by Wilco.



Posted on April 5, 2015 at 7:26 pm

John Lennon – mother
barry manilow – can’t smile without you
barry manilow – i made it through the rain
stevie wonder – all in love is fair
The Beatles – I’m so tired
Oh wonder – all we do
glimpse & madi Larson – dream killer
james blake – retrograde
irreplaceable – madilyn paige
the dancer – Christopher Ferreira
michael dulin – waltz
Lee brooks – shine a light
Paul Cantelon – execution
Passacaglia – secret garden
silent wings – secret garden
Appassionata – secret garden
Adagio – secret garden



Posted on May 14, 2015 at 2:18 am

Since my hubbie died i find i listen to a lot of songs that reflect the way i feel, theres a few by don wiliams, Your my best friend, Ive been loved by best and a few of his others, but i think the one that knocked me for 6 when i first heard it was Beyond the sunset by Daniel Odonnell



Posted on May 17, 2015 at 10:40 am

Thanks Lynn! I will definitely check these songs out!



Posted on May 14, 2015 at 4:37 am

Hi there. When my 15 year old daughter died 3 and a half years ago, I have found music to be a trigger, and has helped me.

These are the songs that remind me of her, help me to grieve, and keep me close to her.

Waiting on an Angel , Ben Harper
Fix you – Coldplay
Warning sign – Coldplay
Grace – Kate Havnevik (be warned.. hits you right in the ouchy parts)
Dancing in the sky – Dani & Lizzie
Wish you were here – Pink Floyd
Daughter – Pearl Jam
The Healing Room – Sinead O’Connor
The universe and u – KT Tunstall



Posted on May 17, 2015 at 10:42 am

This is such a great list, Mandy!! When my dad died I listened to Waiting in an Angel obsessively. Every time I hear that song now it reminds me so much of my dad and that time in my life. Haven’t listened to it in a while and probably will after I finish this comment 🙂



Posted on June 16, 2015 at 6:45 am

Would it be too personal a gesture to send someone a link to a song that I feel may sooth them. I subscribe to him on Youtube and have been following his story about the decline and subsequent death of a loved one – but he does not know me. From his favourites list I have been able to ascertain that we share similar taste in music and religious beliefs. The song hints at an afterlife.



Posted on June 16, 2015 at 1:41 pm

I think it is a nice gesture and if you acknowledge that grief is different and it may or may not be of comfort, I think you are safe! As much as we never want to say or do the wrong thing after a loss, we don’t want our fear to lead us to do nothing at all!



Posted on June 29, 2015 at 1:58 pm

“death of a loved one” by becky & friends



Posted on July 24, 2015 at 11:04 am

I’m confused, where is the list of 64 songs?



Posted on September 3, 2015 at 10:59 am

It was not a song of grief and loss until that day in May 2010, my father’s memorial service. He was always a big Pink Floyd fan so we sent the song “Wish You Were Here” out to him. Also, Dani and Lizzy’s “Dancing in the Sky”


Helen Zz

Posted on October 17, 2015 at 7:06 pm

Where’s mine, I put the translation below.

“Thorns, are all that’s left in me,

The flowers you gave me withered in the meantime.

Ways, in which I went,

Now I’m retracing my footsteps,

after I couldn’t find what I was looking for.

Everyone has the right to dream,

Paper boats in the water,

I only wanted to sail as far away as I could.

I’m a man from nowhere,

looking for just a reason to breathe.

Look, I built us a house,

when he was born I gave what I didn’t have.

Thorns, forcefully reminding,

Not allowing to forget,

Stabbing us and not letting go.”



Posted on January 9, 2016 at 9:21 am

My favorite grief song is an After-Death Communication song sung by Tiffany Coburn…. Until We’re Together Again. It’s a song FROM somone who passed TO those left behind.


Kathryn Rose Wood

Posted on January 18, 2016 at 10:37 pm

I wrote a song specifically for my brother, who killed himself last year, and to those who are suicidal, hopeless and so forth, as well as those in my grief situation. Perhaps this will help those who are navigating the murky waters of processing all that has happened.


Lynn Cyr Crawford

Posted on February 18, 2016 at 3:37 pm

“Fly” sung by Celine Dion on her 1996 Falling Into You album. Also “How Can I Help You Say Goodbye” sun by Pattie Loveless on her 1993 Only What I Feel album. There are many more but these two come to mind in my present hurt.



Posted on February 26, 2016 at 8:45 pm

I watched Titanic. It’s the one reminds me most of Eric’s death. I CAN’T watch ‘World Trade Center.’ I think it’s ridiculous to expect a family member of a victim to be able to watch that. Titanic was close enough and it made me cry anyway. The other song, the one with words saying “far across the distance…”


Marianne broom

Posted on February 29, 2016 at 1:00 am

Celine Dion every mothers pray beautiful song played it at my daughters funeral Es Sherans small bump x


Jewel Monague

Posted on March 12, 2016 at 4:50 am

Just a few that came to mind, my sister lost her husband two months ago, he was her everything, we are still baffled as to why he would take his own life. It was always just the two of them for 20yrs, now she is a young widow with no one.

Ghost – weighty
Lord I hope this day is good – Don Williams
When I’m good and gone – Buddy Jewell & Leslie Satcher
What a difference you’ve made in my life – Ronnie Milsap



Posted on September 9, 2016 at 6:43 pm

I lost the person I was going to marry to suicide. We were together for the majority of a decade. Losing someone to Suicide is the most devastating life altering thing I’ve ever encountered. I don’t know what it is with my family, but no one called…or has called. I called to tell one of them and their response was “that was effing stupid. What a dumbf***”. I have no one supportive in my life. I’m blamed for his death. My support is from strangers on the Internet, or used to when I had it in me to somewhat participate in SOS groups on FB. If your sister is on Facebook I would recommend SOS groups (closed ones only) if and when she’s ready. I’m in some of the best and I can recommend them, however I wouldn’t be able to post them here (To protect my identity and respect the groups). I’ll keep your sister and family as well as her husband’s family in my prayers “until”. I apologize for my rambling. I haven’t left my house or really talked to anyone for about two years. I feel I’ve forgotten how to have fluid conversations. A song for her: In loving memory by Alter Bridge. Prayers and blessings❤️🙏


Kait Jenkins

Posted on May 19, 2016 at 2:57 pm

In the arms of an Angel by Sarah Mclachlan, so emotional yet moving😥❤️


Anna M.

Posted on May 25, 2016 at 12:31 pm

I lost one of my best friends on Sunday. And I found the song,”Welcome to the Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance,to be quite healing in the process. I’ve told my friends that my best friend had joined the black parade,since she loved band.



Posted on July 9, 2016 at 1:19 am

“Guaranteed” by Eddie Vedder
“Just Breathe” and “Sirens” by Pearl Jam


April Nettum

Posted on August 2, 2016 at 7:26 pm

The song that speaks to me most about the death of my best friend is “Your Goodbye” by Richard Marx. I also really like “Heaven Was Needing a Hero” by Jo Dee Messina.



Posted on September 9, 2016 at 6:09 pm

I haven’t been able to listen to music (other than the few days after he took his life I listened to In Loving Memory, Alter Bridge and How to Save a Life, The Frey many times) since he took his life.


Kristie Townsend

Posted on October 7, 2016 at 11:06 pm

Thank you



Posted on October 31, 2016 at 12:20 pm

thank you all for commenting all these songs. I just lost my great grandmother last week and she was my entire world. I know that she wouldn’t want me doing anything wreckless and would want me happy that shes finally in her permanent home. God and music are the only two things thatre making me feel better at this time so that is what im trying my best to do most of. thank you all.