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"'Remember'" is a popular song about nostalgia by Irving Berlin, published in 1925. The song is a popular standard, recorded by numerous artists.

In the lyric, Berlin uses an interesting poetic technique by extending the sound of the word "forgot" into "forget me not" then placing the original word (forgot) and the base form of its opposite (remember) at the end of the next two lines:

Remember we found a lonely spot,

And after I learned to care a lot,

You promised that you'd 'forget' 'me' 'not',

But you 'forgot'

To 'remember'.

Film appearances

*Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938) - performed by Alice Faye

*Moontide (1942) - instrumental

*So This Is Love (1953) - sung by Kathryn Grayson

*There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) - sung by the cast and later by Ethel Merman and Dan Dailey

*Isn't It Shocking? (1973) Unknown vocalist, orchestrated by David Shire.

Recorded versions

*Betty Carter

*The Ray Conniff Singers (Young at Heart LP)

*Bing Crosby included the song in a medley on his album 'On the Sentimental Side' (1962) and he also recorded it for the album Bing Crosby's Treasury - The Songs I Love (1968 version).

*Cliff Edwards

*John Fahey (instrumental)

*Michael Feinstein and Liza Minnelli

*Ella Fitzgerald

*Benny Goodman (instrumental)

*Erskine Hawkins

*Billie Holiday

*Julie London

*Hank Mobley (instrumental)

*Moon Mullican and the Modern Mountaineers

*Red Norvo (instrumental)

*Joshua Redman (instrumental)

*Patrice Rushen

*Dinah Shore in the medley: 'Remember / All Alone / Always'

*Frank Sinatra

*Andy Williams

*Thelonious Monk (Instrumental)

*Wes Montgomery (Instrumental)

*Sarah Vaughan and Billy Eckstine (1957)


Category:Songs about nostalgia

Category:1925 songs

Category:1925 singles

Category:Songs written by Irving Berlin

Category:Liza Minnelli songs

Category:Andy Williams songs

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