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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248 136
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The Beatles

2
168 75
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Bryan Adams

3
133 55
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The Beatles

4
71 45
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Frank Sinatra

5
88 51
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Bruce Springsteen

6
82 57
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Barbra Streisand

7
64 41
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Elton John

8
39 21
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Bob Seger, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

9
51 28
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punksnotdead added Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum

10
70 35
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43 25
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Tom Islava added Sarah McLachlan, Macy Gray

12
57 40
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Kid Rock

13
28 13
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14
32 29
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The Supremes

15
41 19
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John Mellencamp

16
25 16
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Eddie Money

17
46 41
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Tom Islava added Sarah Brightman

18
66 50
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Frank Sinatra

19
42 26
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SooZin added Nickelback

20
29 15
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George Harrison

21
22 18
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22
14 9
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Tom Islava added Paul Williams

23
42 31
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24
19 16
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punksnotdead added The Animals

25
21 9
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The Carpenters

26
25 14
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Little River Band

27
15 14
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Paul Davis

28
19 21
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Lady Antebellum

29
22 14
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30
14 7
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Phil Phillips

31
16 10
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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
21 19
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Yellowcard

37
17 14
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Tim McGraw

38
13 11
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Clay Walker

39
14 13
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Paul McCartney

40
4 9
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41
14 26
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DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

42
11 10
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Burt Bacharach

43
2 7
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44
17 19
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Norah Jones

45
3 0
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SeamusPM added Ringo Starr

46
4 2
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BenjaminLatting added

Louis Armstrong

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