Songs The Best Songs About Memories  

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It's not uncommon for musicians to reflect on the past and write a song about a certain memory. This is a ranked list of the best songs about memories, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "memory," "memories," or "looking back on fond memory" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about reminiscing as a theme. The songs on this list are about childhood memories, school memories, memories of parents, and more. 

Vote up the songs about looking back on fond memories that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including classic rock, contemporary pop, and crooner standards. 
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246 135
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The Beatles

2
164 74
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Bryan Adams

3
130 55
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The Beatles

4
87 50
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Bruce Springsteen

5
81 57
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Barbra Streisand

6
63 40
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Elton John

7
68 45
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Frank Sinatra

8
38 21
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Bob Seger, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

9
48 28
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punksnotdead added Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum

10
57 38
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Kid Rock

11
68 35
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43 25
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Tom Islava added Sarah McLachlan, Macy Gray

13
27 12
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14
31 28
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The Supremes

15
41 19
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John Mellencamp

16
24 16
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Eddie Money

17
44 41
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Tom Islava added Sarah Brightman

18
65 50
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Frank Sinatra

19
41 25
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SooZin added Nickelback

20
28 15
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George Harrison

21
21 18
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22
13 9
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Tom Islava added Paul Williams

23
19 16
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punksnotdead added The Animals

24
41 31
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25
20 9
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The Carpenters

26
24 14
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Little River Band

27
14 14
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Paul Davis

28
19 21
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Lady Antebellum

29
22 14
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30
16 10
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31
13 7
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Phil Phillips

32
18 25
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Patti Austin

33
12 16
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punksnotdead added Johnny Thunder

34
10 15
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Japandroids

35
8 11
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DavidEndersby added Mott the Hoople

36
20 19
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Yellowcard

37
16 14
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Tim McGraw

38
13 11
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Clay Walker

39
4 9
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40
13 13
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Paul McCartney

41
2 7
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42
17 19
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Norah Jones

43
13 26
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DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

44
10 10
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Burt Bacharach

45
4 2
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BenjaminLatting added Louis Armstrong

46
2 0
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SeamusPM added Ringo Starr

47
9 11
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Boston

48
9 11
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Toby Keith

49
6 20
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Tom Islava added Harry Belafonte

50
2 3
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Melvin Foster added Jackson Browne