Checkout the below listed latest top 10 best Songs For Old Memories in 2017, Everybody has old memories. Some are pleasant, some are heart wrenching. It may be a memory of when you first fell in love, or perhaps when you and your lover broke up and went your separate ways. Perhaps it’s a memory of the birth of a child, or even the death of a loved one. Could be a memory of some momentous event, such as a graduation or birthday. Or maybe you were on a trip, perhaps a vacation, and you were walking on a beach when you heard some special song wafting through the air, and the song marked the occasion for you for the rest of your life.
Songs help us mark all sorts of occasions. They instantly transport us back in time to that special moment when the memory we now have was first created. There are lots of songs written about such reflections, and we’ve come up with our list of these, the Top Ten Best Songs For Old Memories.
- 10. I WANNA GO BACK – Eddie Money
- 9. MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS – Dean Martin
- 8. NIGHT MOVES – Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band
- 7. THE WAY WE WERE – Barbra Streisand
- 6. HAPPY TRAILS – Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
- 5. REMINISCING – Little River Band
- 4. MEMORIES – Elvis Presley
- 3. JACK AND DIANE – John Cougar
- 2. YESTERDAY – The Beatles
- 1. SAME AULD LANG SYNE – Dan Fogelberg
Here we present the list of top 10 best Songs For Old Memories in 2017.
10. I WANNA GO BACK – Eddie Money
Originally recorded by American rock band Billy Satellite, I Wanna Go Back appeared on rocker Eddie Money’s 1986 album Can’t Hold Back. The video for the song has Money revisiting his old high school, pining for the days that are gone forever. But soon, he has to perform a concert and leave the old memories behind. I Wanna Go Back charted at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
9. MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS – Dean Martin
Recorded by many artists, including Frank Sinatra, Little Richard and Johnny Cash, Memories Are Made Of This found its greatest success with velvety crooner Dean Martin, who recorded it in 1955, with the backing of The Easy Riders. A song all about fond memories, the hit soared to number one on Billboard’s Top 100 chart and stayed there for five weeks in 1956, becoming a gold record and Dino’s biggest hit.
8. NIGHT MOVES – Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band
It took nine albums, but Night Moves was the smash hit that put Detroit rocker Bob Seger on the map, and catapulted him to stardom. The hit is a coming of age story about young love and his memories attached to it, from being in the back seat of a ’60 Chevy, to “working on mysteries without any clues.” Night Moves sailed to number four on the Billboard Hot 100, and propelled the album of the same name into success.
7. THE WAY WE WERE – Barbra Streisand
Recorded in 1974, The Way We Were tells the story of a melancholy relationship between the two lead characters in the film of the same name. The biggest hit of the year went to number one in the U.S. and Canada, and reinvigorated Streisand’s career. Selling over a million copies, the song also charted in Australia and the U.K., and won its writers two Academy Awards.
6. HAPPY TRAILS – Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
Legendary cowboy couple Roy Rogers and Dale Evans popularized Happy Trails on their radio show from the 1940’s and 50’s, and then on their television show, where they bid viewers farewell after each episode with the song. Dale Evans wrote the song, which was released in 1952, and reissued in 1957. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.
5. REMINISCING – Little River Band
Australian rock group Little River Band’s biggest hit in America is heavy on memories, as the lead singer tells of a couple’s walk down memory lane, recalling Glenn Miller songs. Reminiscing peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number ten on the Easy Listening chart, as well as being rewarded with a BMI Five Million-Air award for five million plays on US radio—the highest achievement ever for any Australian popular song. The hit was also noted by former Beatle John Lennon as one of his favorite songs.
4. MEMORIES – Elvis Presley
For several years in the 1960’s, the King Of Rock and Roll concentrated on his film career. By 1968, he was ready to return to live performances, and filmed his “Comeback Special” for NBC television. Recording artist Mac Davis was commissioned to write a song which reflected over Presley’s life through the years, and he penned Memories in one night. The song charted number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969.
3. JACK AND DIANE – John Cougar
John Mellencamp’s 1982 big hit Jack And Diane is all about a look at days of yesteryear for an average teenage couple “growing up in the heartland.” From the album “American Fool,” the song was chosen by the Recording Industry Association of America as one of the Songs of the Century. The single spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982, and, to date, is Mellencamp’s most successful hit single.
2. YESTERDAY – The Beatles
Possibly the most “un-Beatles” song the Beatles ever recorded, Yesterday was written and sung by Paul McCartney, and included on the 1965 album “Help!” The song is a sad ballad about the break-up of two lovers, and the melancholy look back at her leaving because of something he sad. McCartney was the only Beatle to perform on the song, featuring only his guitar and the backing of a string quartet. The international smash hit has received numerous awards and commendations, including being voted as the number one pop song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine and MTV.
1. SAME AULD LANG SYNE – Dan Fogelberg
Few songs, if any, recall the painful memories of lost love as poignantally as Same Auld Lang Syne, Dan Fogelberg’s big 1980 hit from his album “The Innocent Age.” In the song, two old lovers are reunited at a chance meeting in a grocery store, and they rekindle their old flame in the parking lot, while drinking a few beers in her car, as the snow falls. While reminiscing over old memories, and the loss of their relationship, the heartache is almost overwhelming, as she drives away, and the snow turns into rain, as a sad saxophone plays the mournful strains of Auld Lang Syne. Few songs recall such painful memories as effectively as this one.
Songs are atached to memories, and mark such occasions, whether happy or sad for us, for the rest of our lives. How about you? Which song comes to mind when you reflect on the memories of your life?
A trip down memory lane has a soundtrack attached to it, and helps us recall those momentous times in our lives.