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The great part about music is that you can write a song about anything, but for this list we're ranking the best songs about the past. Do you have a favorite song that reminds you of your younger days? Whether it's rock, rap, country, or anything in between, we want you to vote up your favorites on this list of songs about the past. You can even add additional tracks to the poll if any good the past songs are missing, so feel free to contribute to the list. We've included YouTube videos to accompany the songs when available, so think of this page as playlist for music about the past.

Some of the songs below include Living in the Past by Jethro Tull, Advice From Christmas Past / Government Flu by Dead Kennedys, and Sleeping With the Past by Elton John. A song can qualify to be on this in two ways. First, the song has "past" in the title or lyrics, or some close variation of that word. Second, the song is conceptually about the past, even if it doesn't specifically mention that word.

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Tom Islava added Yesterday The Beatles

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Living in the Past Jethro Tull

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All Our Past Times Eric Clapton

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Heroes From Our Past Dropkick Murphys

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Tom Islava added American Pie Don McLean

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Past Is Dead Bad Religion

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When I Was Young is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Songs About The Past
punksnotdead added When I Was Young Eric Burdon & The Animals

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Tom Islava added Crocodile Rock Elton John

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Resolve the Past Jim Morrison

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I Regret My Past John Frusciante

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The Past Sure Is Tense Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

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File It Under Fun From the Past Marianne Faithfull

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Living in the Past Motörhead

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Phone Call to the Past Henry Mancini

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Out With the Old is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About The Past
punksnotdead added Out With the Old Argy Bargy

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The Past Korn

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Always in the Past Tears for Fears

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Destroy the Past They Might Be Giants

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Once Upon a Past Wax Tailor

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Tha Past Kurupt, Dave Hollister

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Leaving the Past Immortal Technique

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Cries of the Past Underoath

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Past 12 Kelly Rowland

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Places in My Past James Taylor

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The Past Recedes John Frusciante

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Afflicted Past Hatebreed

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A Past Gone Mad The Fall

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In the Past Above & Beyond

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Here’s to the Past A Day To Remember

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Shades of the Past Debbie Gibson

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Your Redneck Past Ben Folds Five

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Blast From the Past Quiet Riot

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The Past Untied Robin Trower