Songs The Best Songs About Forgetting  

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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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Demi Lovato

4
10 3
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11 4
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12 5
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14 9
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Big Time Rush

8
10 6
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8 4
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Deadmau5

10
6 2
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Mariah Carey

11
6 2
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6 2
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6 2
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Red Hot Chili Peppers

14
6 3
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15
6 3
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Leonard Cohen

16
5 2
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17
4 1
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Celine Dion

18
4 1
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Lynyrd Skynyrd

19
3 0
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Sonic Youth

20
3 0
Forgiven Not Forgotten is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Forgetting
Coolza added The Corrs

21
7 5
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Pearl Jam

22
6 4
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23
6 4
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New Found Glory

24
5 3
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25
5 3
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26
4 2
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27
4 2
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Shania Twain

28
4 2
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Patsy Cline

29
4 2
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Harry Nilsson

30
3 1
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31
3 1
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Dusty Springfield

32
3 1
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The Go-Go's

33
3 1
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Breaking Benjamin

34
3 1
Forget About Us is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Songs About Forgetting
Tim McGraw

35
3 1
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Nas, Chrisette Michele

36
2 0
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Enrique Iglesias

37
2 0
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dimither-malamov added

38
2 0
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Hüsker Dü

39
2 0
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Serj Tankian

40
2 0
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41
2 0
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Del tha Funkee Homosapien

42
2 0
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Howlin' Wolf

43
7 6
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Slipknot

44
6 5
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Carrie Underwood

45
3 2
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Dolly Parton

46
3 2
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Marvin Gaye

47
3 2
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48
3 2
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49
2 1
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50
2 1
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Tony Bennett