Special Songs To Be Played
At A Mother's or Grandmother's Funeral

Here is a list of special songs with Youtube videos which can be played at a mother's or grandmother's funeral.

1. Angels Among Us

""Angels Among Us" is a song written by Don Goodman and Becky Hobbs and recorded by the American country music band Alabama. The song was released in December 1993 as a Christmas single from the band's 1993 album Cheap Seats. It charted twice on the Hot Country Songs charts. The song features backing vocals from the Sanctuary Choir and Young Musicians Choir of the First Baptist Church of Fort Payne, Alabama.

2. Dance With My Mother

"Dance with My Father" is the RIAA Gold-certified title track to singer and songwriter Luther Vandross' fourteenth studio album. With Richard Marx, Vandross wrote the song based on his personal experience. The lyrics recall childhood memories with Vandross' father, who used to dance with him and his mother. Despite the lack of promotion due in part to Vandross' hospitalization, "Dance with My Father" became one of the most requested songs at the time. This song was changed to "Dance with my Mother" to accomadate men.

3. Mom

"Mom" is a song from the deluxe version of Meghan Trainor's second studio album, Thank You. It features Meghan's mother, Kelli Trainor. It is the fourth promotional single from the album, and was released on April 29, 2016.

4. I'll Always Be Your Mom


I'll Always Be Your Mom is an English language song and is sung by Aimee Zimmermann. I'll Always Be Your Mom, from the album I'll Always Be Your Mom, was released in the year 2010.

5. Mom - Garth Brooks

The song was first recorded by Bonnie Tyler for her 2013 album Rocks and Honey. The Welsh singer originally came across the tune when it was performed during a session in Nashville's Bluebird Cafe. Garth Brooks: "Everyone knows how much I loved my mom. Why no one has ever written this song before, I don't know."

6. A Mother's Prayer (Hannah's Song)


The Song of Hannah is a poem interpreting the prose text of the Books of Samuel. According to the surrounding narrative, the poem was a prayer delivered by Hannah, to give thanks to God for the birth of her son, Samuel. 

7. A Mother's Prayer (Celine Dion)


A re-recorded solo version by Celine Dion (renamed "A Mother's Prayer") appeared on her 2004 album Miracle. Dion performed "The Prayer" live during her Taking Chances Tour as a virtual duet with Bocelli on the screen; the performance was released in the Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert CD/DVD.

8. I Called Mama (Tim McGraw)


" I Called Mama " is a song recorded by American country artist Tim McGraw. It was released in May 2020 as the lead-off single to his sixteenth studio album Here on Earth, and is his first single since returning to Big Machine Records earlier in the year.

9. Goodbye (The Saddest Word) (Celine Dion)


"Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)" is a song recorded by Canadian recording artist Celine Dion for her seventh English-language album A New Day Has Come (2002). The song was written and produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange, while Lange and his then-wife, country singer Shania Twain did the backing vocals. Lyrically, the song speaks about motherly love and fear of losing one's mother. It was released as the album's third and last commercial single on 18 November 2002.

10. Like My Mother Does


""Like My Mother Does" is a song written by Nathan ChapmanLiz Rose, and Nikki Williams. It was first recorded by American country music artist Kristy Lee Cook from her 2008 album, Why Wait. It was later recorded and released as a single by country music singers Jesse Lee and Lauren Alaina in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Alaina's recording became the first version of the song to chart; it debuted at number 49 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, and later reached a peak of number 36 on the chart in October 2011.

11. A Mother's Love - Dena Hill


A Mother's Love is a English album released on Jan 2001. A Mother's Love Album has one song sung by Mr. Keith Little. 

12. In My Daugther's Eyes - Martina McBride


" In My Daughter's Eyes " is a song written by James T. Slater and recorded by American country music singer Martina McBride. It was released in November 2003 as the second single from her seventh studio album, Martina (2003). The song peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 2003 and at number 3 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 2004.

13. Mother - Sugarland


May 10, 2018 · Sugarland had their new album "Bigger" coming out this summer, but they released tracks off it ahead of time! They released one called "Mother" ahead of momma's day. Lead singer Jennifer says it's all about celebrating what's wonderful about mothers, what they love most about their moms, and the love moms always give out!

14. A Mother's Song


This song basically describes all the lengths a mother would go to just for her children; it doesn’t lie and it will make you dream and fly. It was released in 2010 under the album Intimacy. 

15. Thank You (Mom's Song) - Susan G. Acheson


"Thank You (Mom`s Song)" was written to honor my beautiful & amazing Mom, Janis Ann Acheson (1947 - 2005). Vocalist: Susan G. Acheson. Pianist: Tara Dettman. © Music & Lyrics by Susan G. Acheson.

16. Count On Me


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17. God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton


"God Gave Me You" is a song written and originally recorded by American contemporary Christian music singer Dave Barnes. It was released in January 2010 as the lead single from the album, What We Want, What We Get

18. Dust in the Wind - Kansas


Dust in the Wind is a 1986 film by Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien. It is based on co-screenwriter Wu Nien-jen 's own experiences, and is the final part of Hou's coming-of-age trilogy, with the others being A Summer at Grandpa's (1984) and The Time to Live and the Time to Die (1985).

19. One Sweet Day

 

"One Sweet Day" is a song by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey and R&B group Boyz II Men. The song was released on November 14, 1995 as the second single from Carey's fifth studio album, Daydream by Columbia Records. The artists co-wrote the song with Walter Afanasieff, who co-produced it with Carey. Lyrically, the song speaks about the death of a loved one, how the protagonist took their presence for granted and misses them, and finally about seeing the person in heaven. Both Carey and Boyz II Men wrote the song about specific people in their lives, being inspired by sufferers of the AIDS epidemic, which was globally prevalent at the time.

20. Praise to the Lord, The Almighty


"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" is a Christian hymn based on Joachim Neander 's German-language hymn " Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren ", published in 1680.

21. Goodbye - Lionel Richie

This is a song about the pain of losing a loved one by Lionel Richie. Kenny Rogers below also sung this as his very last song.

22. Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)

"Amazing Grace" is a Christian hymn published in 1779, with words written in 1772 by the English poet and Anglican clergyman John Newton (1725–1807). It is an immensely popular hymn, particularly in the United States where it is used for both religious and secular purposes. Newton wrote the words from personal experience.

23. The Cowboy Rides Away - George Strait

The Cowboy Rides Away" is a song written by Sonny Throckmorton and Casey Kelly, and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in January 1985 as the second single from his album Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind. It peaked at number 5 on the United States Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, and at number 3 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada. It is the song used by Strait to close out his performances. 

24. Seems Like Yesterday

Melissa Smith recently recorded one of those songs “Seems Like Yesterday” for her oldest son Christopher for his wedding day. “It was so rewarding and meaningful to me to dance as mother and son to a song I wrote from my heart.” Melissa has been working with a local music producer this past year and is anticipating her first album in the future.

25. This is Not Goodbye - Sidewalk Prophets

This special devotional from Sidewalk Prophets comes from their song “This Is Not Goodbye.” The verses that inspired this song come from Phillipians 1: 3-11 which says, “I thank my God every time I remember you."

26. Time to Say Goodbye - Andrea Bocelli

"Time to Say Goodbye" (Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman song), a version of Andrea Bocelli's song "Con te partirò" with Sarah Brightman; Time to Say Goodbye, a 1997 album by Sarah Brightman; Time to Say Goodbye?, a 1997 American film "Time to Say Goodbye" (Antique song), 2003.

27. I Want to Grow Old With You

This is from the animated movie UP with Westlife's "I Wanna Grow Old With You" soundtrack.

28. The Garden

Who can't be moved by the lyrics of this song: Child I have come to lead you home. He wrapped his arms around her. And lifted her to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful. He always takes the best?"

29. The Baby

About “The Baby” In “The Baby,” Blake describes the relationship between a mother and her youngest child. It’s based on the life of country singer Michael White, who co-wrote the song.

30. You Will Always Be My Son

‘You Will Always Be My Son’ is a heart-warming track portraying Caleb Grimm’s feelings towards his son. He makes confident use of cheesy lyrics, while skillfully eliminating any awkwardness.

31. Thank You (Mom's Song)

"Thank You (Mom`s Song)" was written to honor my beautiful & amazing Mom, Janis Ann Acheson (1947 - 2005). Vocalist: Susan G. Acheson Pianist:Tara Dettman.

32. 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

"10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" is a worship song co-written by the English Christian singer-songwriter Matt Redman and the Swedish songwriter Jonas Myrin, first recorded by Redman for his 10,000 Reasons album, released in 2011 on Kingsway Music, and subsequently included on a number of compilations, covered by other artists and included as congregational worship music in English or in translation around the world.

33. Graves Into Gardens

Graves into Gardens is the eighth live album (twelfth album overall) by American contemporary worship band Elevation Worship. It was released on May 1, 2020, via Elevation Worship Records alongside Provident Label Group. The album contains guest appearances by Brandon Lake of Bethel Music, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, Tauren Wells and Isaiah Templeton.

34. Build My Life

"Build My Life" is a contemporary Christian song created and originally performed by the band Housefires. Its lyrics give glory to the solid foundation upon God provides to build your life. As Jesus gives the parable of the house built on rock rather than sand, let us build our lives upon the foundation of God's love.

35. Way Maker


"Way Maker" is a contemporary worship song written by Nigerian gospel singer Sinach and released as a single on 30 December 2015. The song has been covered by a number of Christian music artists including Michael W. Smith, Mandisa, Leeland, Christafari, Passion Worship Band, and Bethel Music.

36. If You Love Me (Really Love Me)

The song If You Love Me (Really Love Me) was written by Geoffrey Parsons [GB], Marguerite Monnot and Edith Piaf and was first released by Vera Lynn with Orchestra and Chorus directed by Roland Shaw - Charles Smart at the Organ in 1953.

37. Stairway to Heaven

"Stairway to Heaven" is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in late 1971. It was composed by the band's guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for their untitled fourth studio album (usually called Led Zeppelin IV ).


The song has three sections, each one progressively increasing in tempo and volume. The song begins in a slow tempo with acoustic instruments (guitar and recorders) before introducing electric instruments. The final section is an uptempo hard rock arrangement highlighted by Page's guitar solo (considered by many to be one of the greatest ever accompanying Plant's vocals that end with the plaintive a cappella line: "And she's buying a stairway to heaven."

38. Like I'm Gonna to Lose You

"Like I'm Gonna Lose You" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter/producer Meghan Trainor featuring American singer John Legend. Epic Records serviced it to contemporary hit radio on June 23, 2015, as the fourth and final single from Trainor's debut major-label studio album Title. Trainor co-wrote it with Justin Weaver and Caitlyn Smith, and co-produced it with Chris Gelbuda.

39. When I'm Gone

"When I'm Gone" is a song by American rock band 3 Doors Down. It was released in October 2002 as the lead single from their second album, Away from the Sun. It peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in April 2003. The song also spent seventeen weeks atop the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart from November 2002 through March 2003, becoming one of the longest-running number-one singles on that chart.

40. Yesterday - Beatles

"Yesterday" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney. It was first released on the album Help! in August 1965, except in the United States, where it was issued as a single in September. The song reached number one on the US charts.

41. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" is a song written by English singer Elton John and his lyricist Bernie Taupin. It was originally recorded in 1974 by Elton John for his studio album Caribou and was released as a single that peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and reached number 16 on the UK Singles Chart.

42. The Perfect Fan - Backstreet Boys

“The Perfect Fan” is written by Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell, along with Thomas Smith. It was written while Brian was on tour in Europe, and he originally was writing about a Backstreet Boys fan that transformed into a song about his mother.

43. Because You Loved Me

"Because You Loved Me" is a song recorded by Canadian singer Celine Dion for her fourth English-language studio album, Falling into You (1996). It was released on 20 February 1996, as the first single in North America, South America and Asia. It was released as the second single from the album in Australia, on 29 April 1996, and in May 1996 in Europe.

44. I Had (The Time of My Life)

"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" is a 1987 song composed by Franke Previte, John DeNicola, and Donald Markowitz. It was recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, and used as the theme song for the 1987 film Dirty Dancing.

45. Lead Me Home

This song, written by Thomas A. Dorsey in 1932, has a profound message of hope but came from a place of devastating tragedy. At that time, Thomas recently married his wife Nettie and she was expecting their first child.

46. When I'm Gone

The story behind country duo Joey + Rory 's 2012 song, "When I'm Gone," is indeed both. The track, which Joey Feek takes the lead on singing, is written from the perspective of someone who is dying and telling their loved one they'll be okay. Years later, Joey would be diagnosed with stage 4 terminal cancer and sadly passed away in 2016.

47. Go Rest High On That Mountain

"Go Rest High on That Mountain" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Vince Gill. It was released in August 1995 as the sixth single from his album When Love Finds You. It is a eulogic ballad. Gill began writing the song following the death of country music singer Keith Whitley in 1989

48. The Dance - Garth Brooks

""The Dance" is a song written and composed by Tony Arata, and recorded by American country music singer Garth Brooks as the tenth and final track from his self-titled debut album, from which it was also released as the album's fourth and final single in April 1990. It is considered by many to be Brooks' signature song.

49. I.O.U. - Jimmy Dean

"I.O.U." is a song written by Jimmy Dean and Larry Markes, and recorded most famously by Dean. A recitation with an instrumental backing that paid homage to mothers and motherhood, "I.O.U." became Dean's first top 10 country hit in 10 years and briefly sparked the comeback of sentimental-style recitations.

50. I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack

" I Hope You Dance " is a crossover country pop song written by Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers and recorded by American country music singer Lee Ann Womack with Sons of the Desert. (Drew and Tim Womack of Sons of the Desert are not related to Lee Ann.) It is the title track on Womack's 2000 album.

51. Mama Liked The Roses - Elvis Presley

"Mama Liked the Roses" is a song by Elvis Presley released in 1970. The song was released as the B-side to "The Wonder of You" 45 single on April 20, 1970, and on the 1970 RCA Camden reissue of Elvis' Christmas Album. Background. The song was recorded on January 16, 1969.

52. That's What Mama's Do


This is such a beautiful song that describes a wonderful relationship between a mother and her son.

53. I Dreamed About Mama Last Night

 
I Dreamed About Mama Last Night Hank Williams Sr (1951) Songwriter: Fred Rose. On a warm night in June, 1949, with his first number one record spilling out of radios across the country, a frail young man walked onto the stage of Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for his Grand Ole Opry debut. By 1953 Hank Williams was gone.

Johnny Cash's version of "I Dreamed About Mama Last Night", which appears on the album, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. Timeless" was also awarded the Grammy for Best Country Album.

54. The Best Day


This song is a love letter to Taylor Swift's mother, Andrea Swift, who usually accompanies her daughter while she's on tour. The country star told CMT Radio the story of this song, which she wrote out on the road and kept as a secret from her mom until Christmas. Swift explained: "In the first verse, I was talking about being 5 years old, so as a writer, it was really fun to go back to that place of the way that I used to talk when I was 5."

55. Mama Don't Forget To Pray For Me 


"Mama Don't Forget to Pray for Me" is a song written by Larry Cordle and Larry Shell, and recorded by American country music group Diamond Rio. It was released in November 1991 as the third single from their self-titled album. It peaked at number 9 in both the United States and Canada.

56. Somebody's Hero 

" Somebody's Hero " is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music artist Jamie O'Neal. It was released in April 2005 as the second single from her album Brave. It peaked at number 3 on the Hot Country Songs chart, giving O'Neal her sixth Top 40 country hit, and her third top ten hit.

57. Don't Forget To Remember Me


"Don't Forget to Remember Me" is a song written by Morgane Hayes, Kelley Lovelace and Ashley Gorley, and recorded by American country music artist Carrie Underwood. It was released in March 2006 as the fourth single from Underwood's debut album, Some Hearts. It is also her second release to country radio. The song peaked at number two on the Billboard country charts in early 2006, and number 49 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has sold 403,000 copies.

58. A Song For Mama


""A Song for Mama" is the title of a number-one R&B single by the American R&B group Boyz II Men. The tune, which was written and produced by Babyface, served as the theme song to the 1997 motion picture Soul Food, and spent two weeks at number one on the US R&B chart. To date, it is their last top 10 pop hit, peaking at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also appears on the group's album Evolution.

59. Heaven Was Needing A Hero


Set to a slow tempo, “Heaven Was Needing a Hero” was written by Messina following the death of the first female American soldier in the Iraqi War. Hence, it’s commonly used as a tribute song to all fallen soldiers.

60. Save A Place For Me


"Save A Place For Me" song is sung by Matthew West. The album Something To Say (Deluxe Edition) was released on May (2008). Listen Save A Place For Me song & download all mp3 Something To Say (Deluxe Edition) songs from Hungama.

61. Now You Belong To Heaven


“Now You Belong to Heaven” by Mari Olsen is another universal song about missing someone you love. The lyrics express the pain of unanswered questions we may have when a loved one dies. We can no hold them in our arms, but we hope that they’re somehow close to us and watching over us.

62. Gone Too Soon


Gone Too Soon is one of Michael Jackson 's songs in the album, Dangerous. This song was released on December 1, 1993 and was recorded in 1990-1991. This song was written by Larry Grossman and Buz Kohan and was produced by Michael Jackson (With co-production by Bruce Swedien). This song was written and dedicated in memory of one of Michael Jackson's friends, Ryan White, a haemophiliac who was diagnosed with the AIDS virus aged eleven years, and who died just after turning eighteen in April 1990.

63. Gone Too Soon - Simple Plan


This is a song Simple Plan is a Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec formed in 1999 titled "Gone Too Soon." The band's lineup consists of Pierre Bouvier (lead vocals and bass), Chuck Comeau (drums), Jeff Stinco (lead guitar), and Sébastien Lefebvre (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), with all four performing with the group since its inception. 

64. See You Again


"See You Again" is a song by American rapper Wiz Khalifa, featuring American singer Charlie Puth. The track was commissioned for the soundtrack of the 2015 action film Furious 7 as a tribute to actor Paul Walker, who died in a single-vehicle accident on November 30, 2013, in Valencia, California.

65. I Will Remember You


I Will Remember You" is a song written by Sarah McLachlan, Séamus Egan and Dave Merenda. The original inspiration came from Seamus Egan's instrumental song, "Weep Not for the Memories", which appeared on his album A Week in January. McLachlan and Merenda added lyrics and modified the melody for her version.

66. Heaven Got Another Angel


This song is about a man who lost a loved one. He says that nothing will ever be the same on Earth, but Heaven got another Angel that day. He misses her, but he knows that he will see her soon. So for now, he will close his eyes and dream of heaven.

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67. Jealous of the Angels


"Jealous of the Angels" is a 2012 song by the American country music and Christian music singer-songwriter Jenn Bostic. It was co-written and composed by Jen Bostik with Barrett Yeretsian, Zachary Runquist and Jimmy Fortune. It first appeared on her extended-play Change, and later in her album, Jealous. The album was released in the United Kingdom and Ireland in September 2012, and the song "Jealous of the Angels" was released as her debut single in the UK on December 17, 2012.

68. If There is a Phone In Heaven


If there’s a phone in Heaven. Put my mama on the line” For many people, this special person is a parent. That is the case for singer-songwriter Mike Manuel. His touching song ‘Phone In Heaven’ is the perfect way to express these sentiments. Mike Manuel Sings About Having A Phone In Heaven. It was originally written about his mother in heaven.

69. Candle In The Wind (Goodbye England's Rose) - Elton John


The Story Behind "Candle In The Wind". "Candle in the Wind" is one of Elton's best-known classics. It's really sad because it's dedicated to Marilyn Monroe. The song took its title from a newspaper cutting that was about the death of Janis Joplin, but the sentiment was for Marilyn Monroe. Bernie wrote “Candle in the wind” to illustrate how the Hollywood Star system could destroy that which it so desperatly sought to create.. He adapted the song years later and played it at Princess Diana's funeral in 1997.

70. I'm Already There


"I'm Already There" is a song recorded by American country music band Lonestar, written by lead singer Richie McDonald along with Gary Baker and Frank J. Myers. It was released in March 2001 as the lead-off single to their fourth studio album of the same name. It spent six weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song was the band's seventh Number One.

71. Love, Me


Collin Raye is singing about meeting the love of his life, when they planned to run away she couldn't meet him right away so she left the note. then when she was in the hospital, she left the same.

72. You Raise Me Up


You Raise Me Up" is a song originally composed by the Norwegian-Irish duo Secret Garden. The music was written by Secret Garden's Rolf Løvland, and the lyrics by Brendan Graham. After the song was performed early in 2002 by the Secret Garden and their invited lead singer, Brian Kennedy, the song only became a minor UK hit. The song has been recorded by more than a hundred other artists including American songwriter Josh Groban in 2003.

73. Here I Am Lord


"Here I Am, Lord", also known as "I, the Lord of Sea and Sky" after its opening line, is a Christian hymn written by the American composer of Catholic liturgical music Dan Schutte in 1979 and published in 1981. Its words are based on Isaiah 6:8 and 1 Samuel 3:4. It is published by OCP Publications.

74. On Eagles Wings


"On Eagle's Wings" is a devotional Hymn composed by Michael Joncas. Its words are based on Psalm 91, the Book of Exodus 19, and the Gospel of Matthew 13. Joncas wrote the piece in either 1976 or 1979, after he and his friend, Douglas Hall, returned from a meal to learn that Hall's father had died of a heart attack.

75. Be Not Afraid


Robert J. Dufford, S. J. (born 1943) is a Jesuit priest, a former member of the St. Louis Jesuits musical group, and a composer of Catholic liturgical music. His most popular song is "Be Not Afraid."

76. How Great Thou Art


"How Great Thou Art" is a Christian hymn based on a Swedish traditional melody and a poem written by Carl Boberg (1859–1940) in Mönsterås, Sweden, in 1885. It was translated into German and then into Russian. It was translated into English from the Russian by English missionary Stuart K. Hine, who also added two original verses of his own.

77. My Heart Will Go On


"My Heart Will Go On" is a song recorded by Canadian singer Celine Dion. It serves as the main theme song to James Cameron's blockbuster film Titanic, based on an account of the transatlantic passenger liner of the same name which sank in 1912 after colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean.

78. Angels


"Angels" is a song by Robbie Williams. It was included on Williams's debut solo album Life thru a Lens (1997), and released as a single in December 1997. " Angels" was written by Williams and Guy Chambers, based on an earlier song written by Ray Heffernan.

79. (God Must of Spent) A Little More Time On You


"(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You" is a song by American boy band NSYNC. It was released as the third single from their self-titled debut album in the U.S. While some of the previous singles were released in Europe, this one was not, and subsequently only charted in Australia and the U.S., reaching number 46 and number 8 respectively. 

80. You've Got A Friend In Me


"You've Got a Friend in Me" is a song by Randy Newman. Used as the theme song for the 1995 Disney/Pixar animated film Toy Story, it has since become a major musical component for its sequels, Toy Story 2 (1999), Toy Story 3 (2010) and Toy Story 4 (2019) as well as a musical leitmotif throughout the whole Toy Story franchise.