Today’s Monday’s Music Moves Me theme is the brainchild of John from The Sound of One Hand Typing. He wants us to focus our playlists on songs about remembering or forgetting. I’ve put a playlist together utilizing songs about both. Some songs have the words Remember or Forget in the title and others are simply about remembering or forgetting.
Music, for me, in addition to simply digging the sound, is about nostalgia. Those who know me know I’m incredibly nostalgic. I love the past. That’s no secret when you walk into my house and see my orange crushed-velvet wingback chair from the 60s, my art deco bar, the funky retro floor lamp, the abstract and modern art on the walls and the far-out table lamps that came from my childhood home in the 70s.
Sure, I have a ton of regrets and life hasn’t always been all things rosy but for a good chunk of time, my years in the 60s and 70s were fantastic and fun. Music and nostalgia being undeniably intertwined is why Classic Rock is my genre of choice. It’s my time-machine back to those days.
Songwriters are well aware of the link between lyrics and memories and have crafted some wonderful time-travel tunes, tapping into the desires of those who want to remember or those who want to forget. My playlist for today’s 4M post are full of songs with lyrics that speak to remembering past times. I’ve also included songs that specifically have the target words of “remember” or “forget” in their titles.
Being short on time, I’m simply listing the song titles and their artists or bands. I hope you enjoy. In the Comments section, tell me some of your favorite Remember or Forget songs.
How Soon We Forget by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams
Remember (Walking in the Sand) by Aerosmith
Against the Wind by Bob Seger
Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds
Remember Me by Fleetwood Mac
Fields of Gold by Sting
Tuesday’s Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Those Were the Days by Mary Hopkin
Glory Days by Bruce Springsteen
Kodachrome by Paul Simon
Brown-Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
Do You Remember by Phil Collins
I Don’t Remember by Peter Gabriel
These Are Days by 10,000 Maniacs
I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan
Reminiscing by Little River Band
Don’t You Remember by Adele
Just Remember I Love You by Firefall
Don’t Forget to Dance by The Kinks
Don’t Forget to Remember Me by Carrie Underwood
I Won’t Forget Her by A-ha
Forget Me by Shania Twain
Forget About Us by Tim McGraw
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) by Green Day
American Pie by Don McLean
Crocodile Rock by Elton John
Honey by Bobby Goldsboro
Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding
My Hometown by Bruce Springsteen
Cat’s in the Cradle by Harry Chapin
All Summer Long by Kid Rock
Nights I Can’t Remember, Friends I’ll Never Forget by Toby Keith
Yesterday by the Beatles
In My Life by the Beatles
My Way by Frank Sinatra
There are tons of songs that can fit into this theme. What are some of your favorite “Forget” or “Remember” songs? Do you prefer “time-traveling” with music or are you more into staying on top of today’s new music? Let’s chat in the Comment section below.
And remember: Monday’s Music Moves Me (4M) is a blog hop hosted by X-Mas Dolly, and co-hosted by JAmerican Spice, Stacy Uncorked and Curious as a Cathy. Be sure to stop by the hosts and visit the other participants.