When helping families select music for their Candle Lighting Service I ask the following questions to help them select a song that best fits the moment:

  • Who are they?
  • How are they related?
  • What do they do for a living?
  • Where are they coming from?
  • What are their likes, dislikes?
  • and what experiences have they shared together?

Keep in mind that many songs selected for one category may work well in another. I tried to avoid repetition of songs in more than one category so it will benefit you to peruse the entire list with your client’s needs in mind.

With that, here’s my list…

To Life
Simon Tov Mazel Tov
I Just Called To Say I Love You
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
In The Mood
Sunrise Sunset
You Light Up My Life
Young At Heart
The Way You Look Tonight
Circle Of Life
Forever Young
Get On Your Feet
Everlasting Love
This Will Be An Everlasting Love
Your Mama Don’t Dance
How Sweet it Its To Be Loved By You
Still The One
Love And Marriage
I Got You Babe
More Today Than Yesterday
When I’m 64
Simply The Best
Honeymooners Theme
Higher Love
My First, My Last, My Everything
Hello Mother, Hello Father

We Are Family
I’m So Excited
We’re Having A Party
Higher And Higher
Family Affair
Stand By Me
We Got The Beat
We Like To Party
Beautiful Life
I’ll Be There For You (Friends Theme)
With A Little Help From My Friends
Got To Have Friends
We Go Together
You Got A Friend
You’ve Got A Friend In Me
Lean On Me
Call Me
That’s What Friends Are For
We Are The Champions
We Will Rock You
You’re My Best Friend
Livin’ La Vida Loca
Friends In Low Places
Where You Lead

Out Of Towners
Boy From New York City
California Dreaming
California Girls
Blame Canada
Born In The USA
New York State Of Mind
Georgia On My Mind
On The Road Again
Get Here
So Far Away
From A Distance
Wild,  Wild West
Chicago, My Kind Of Town
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Kansas City
New York, New York
Sweet Home Alabama
Thank God I’m A Country Boy
Leaving On A Jet Plane
Jet Airliner
Deep In The Heart Of Texas
All My Exe’s Live In Texas
God Blessed Texas
By The Time I Get To Phoenix
On Broadway
Philadelphia Freedom

Something For Everyone
A Night To Remember
All You Need Is Love
Everybody, Everybody
Good Times
Fun, Fun, Fun
Let’s Go Crazy
Walking On Sunshine
What I Like About You
It Had To Be You
Where’s The Party
The Gambler
Everybody Have Fun Tonight
Can’t Smile Without You
Boogie Wonderland
Godfather Theme
She’s A Lady
American Woman
Get Down Tonight
Cup Of Life
Take This Job And Shove It
Bad Girls
She Works Hard For The Money
Drive My Car
Feelin’ Groovy
I Love The Night Life
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
Take Me Out To The Ball Game
Girls (Beastie Boys)


Ladies Night
Pretty Woman
This Is Your Night
Isn’t She Lovely
Doo Wah Diddy
Thank Heaven For Little Girls
I’m Every Woman
Get This Party Started
Let’s Get Loud
You Drive Me Crazy
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Material Girl
My Girl
Uptown Girl
Brown Eyed Girl
She Drives Me Crazy
All She Wants To Do Is Dance


I’m Too Sexy
Both To Be Wild
Wild Thing
Soul Man
Bad Boys (Cops Theme or Wham)
Bad To The Bone
Sharp Dressed Man
The Boys Are Back In Town
Macho Man
Get Ready For This
He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother
Let’s Hear It For The Boy
Rocky Theme
Just The Two Of Us
Star Wars Theme
All Star
Walk Like A Man
Pretty Fly For A White Guy
All The Small Things
Mr Big Stuff
The Boss


Somewhere Out There
Memories (Cats)
One Sweet Day
I Will Remember You
Tears In Heaven
Missing You
Candle In The Wind
My Heart Will Go On
In My Life