songs The Best Songs About Memories  

Reference
Originally by
3.9k votes 1.6k voters 184.5k views 65 items

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. 

1
231 121
Ranker Video
Yesterday The Beatles

2
157 65
Ranker Video
Summer of '69 Bryan Adams

3
115 51
Ranker Video
In My Life The Beatles

4
78 52
Ranker Video
The Way We Were Barbra Streisand

5
60 36
Ranker Video
Crocodile Rock Elton John

6
82 47
Ranker Video
Glory Days Bruce Springsteen

7
63 41
Ranker Video
My Way Frank Sinatra

8
34 18
Ranker Video
Night Moves Bob Seger, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

9
55 32
Ranker Video
All Summer Long Kid Rock

10
42 26
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum

11
59 33
Ranker Video

12
35 23
Ranker Video
Tom Islava added I Will Remember You Sarah McLachlan, Macy Gray

13
30 26
Ranker Video
Reflections The Supremes

14
22 9
Ranker Video
urmetaldj666 added House of the Rising Sun Animals

14 Famous People Who Have PhDs

15
39 17
Ranker Video
Jack & Diane John Mellencamp

16
41 36
Ranker Video
Tom Islava added Memory Sarah Brightman

17
22 15
Ranker Video
I Wanna Go Back Eddie Money

18
60 48
Ranker Video
It Was a Very Good Year Frank Sinatra

19
19 14
Ranker Video

20
34 20
Ranker Video
SooZin added Photograph Nickelback

21
18 14
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added Good Times The Animals

The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders

22
27 15
Ranker Video
When We Was Fab George Harrison

23
11 9
Ranker Video
Tom Islava added An Old Fashioned Love Song Paul Williams

24
14 13
Ranker Video
'65 Love Affair Paul Davis

25
37 30
Ranker Video

26
22 13
Ranker Video
Reminiscing Little River Band

27
18 20
Ranker Video
American Honey Lady Antebellum

28
21 13
Ranker Video

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

29
16 8
Ranker Video

30
16 9
Ranker Video
Yesterday Once More The Carpenters

31
17 23
Ranker Video
In My Life Patti Austin

32
11 14
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory Johnny Thunder

33
12 6
Ranker Video
Sea of Love Phil Phillips

34
9 14
Ranker Video
Younger Us Japandroids

35
13 9
Ranker Video
Live Until I Die Clay Walker

The Very Best Indie Pop Bands & Artists

36
15 12
Ranker Video
For a Little While Tim McGraw

37
6 10
Ranker Video
DavidEndersby added Saturday Gigs Mott the Hoople

38
18 17
Ranker Video
Ocean Avenue Yellowcard

39
2 6
Ranker Video

40
3 8
Ranker Video

41
12 24
Ranker Video
Summertime DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

42
16 18
Ranker Video
Thinking About You Norah Jones

The Best Childish Gambino Music Videos, Ranked

43
11 12
Ranker Video
That Was Me Paul McCartney

44
8 9
Ranker Video
Where Did It Go? Burt Bacharach

45
8 10
Ranker Video
Kissin' in the Rain Toby Keith

46
8 11
Ranker Video
Hollyann Boston

47
6 9
Ranker Video
You Tell Me Paul McCartney

48
1 1
Ranker Video
BenjaminLatting added Wonderful World Louis Armstrong

49
2 3
Ranker Video
Melvin Foster added State of Mind Goldie - I clicked Clint Black's song! BOO HOO!

50
1 2
Ranker Video
Melvin Foster added Something Fine Jackson Browne