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The Best Songs About Forgetting 

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Updated September 15, 2017 741 votes 328 voters 36.4k views 89 items

Forget what you know about music and refresh your memory with this list of songs about forgetting. Memory is a fickle thing, and musicians love to rewrite the past as is apparent from this of songs. Everybody has things in their past they would love to forget, and everybody has things in their past they would love to remember but can’t. This makes the topic of forgetting ripe territory for songwriting, and musicians have been plundering it for a long time. Listen to this list of songs about forgetting and you’ll find tracks you’ll never forget.

“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” was a hit for Simple Minds, known as the theme song to the film The Breakfast Club. Harry Nilsson wrote “Don’t Forget Me,” a track later covered by Neil Diamond.

Which of these songs about forgetting do you find unforgettable? Vote for your favorites! If any there are any forget songs you love that aren’t on this list, please don’t forget to add them (see what I did there?)

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Big Time Rush
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Demi Lovato
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The Go-Go's
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Dusty Springfield
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Martha and the Vandellas
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Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Mariah Carey
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Celine Dion
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Nas, Chrisette Michele
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Carrie Underwood
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Gloria Estefan
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Leonard Cohen
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Harry Nilsson