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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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Yesterday The Beatles

The Best Country Songs About Memories The Best Dogs for First-Time Owners

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Summer of '69 Bryan Adams

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Mark Lanzarotta added In My Life The Beatles

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The Way We Were Barbra Streisand

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63 35
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Glory Days Bruce Springsteen

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49 32
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My Way Frank Sinatra

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50 33
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Crocodile Rock Elton John

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Night Moves Bob Seger, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

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All Summer Long Kid Rock

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28 17
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punksnotdead added Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum

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Reflections The Supremes

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28 15
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Jack & Diane John Mellencamp

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urmetaldj666 added House of the Rising Sun Animals

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Tom Islava added I Will Remember You Sarah McLachlan, Macy Gray

The Best Cover Songs of Recent Memory pt. 1 The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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It Was a Very Good Year Frank Sinatra

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When We Was Fab George Harrison

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Tom Islava added Memory Sarah Brightman

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I Wanna Go Back Eddie Money

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punksnotdead added Good Times The Animals

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Reminiscing Little River Band

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'65 Love Affair Paul Davis

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Tom Islava added An Old Fashioned Love Song Paul Williams

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American Honey Lady Antebellum

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In My Life Patti Austin

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punksnotdead added You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory Johnny Thunder

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The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders 13 Worst Things About Being A Super Sensitive Person

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Yesterday Once More The Carpenters

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SooZin added Photograph Nickelback

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Sea of Love Phil Phillips

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Summertime DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

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For a Little While Tim McGraw

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Younger Us Japandroids

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punksnotdead added Memories Public Image Ltd

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DavidEndersby added Saturday Gigs Mott the Hoople

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Thinking About You Norah Jones

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Ocean Avenue Yellowcard

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That Was Me Paul McCartney

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Live Until I Die Clay Walker

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Kissin' in the Rain Toby Keith

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Where Did It Go? Burt Bacharach

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You Tell Me Paul McCartney

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Hollyann Boston

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Tom Islava added Try to Remember Harry Belafonte

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