So I was asked by One Pretentious Bastard for a Memory Playlist. This is (by far) not an exhaustive list, but it’s a start. Not all these songs are memories just of my parents, but all of them are songs that have very strong emotional memories attached to them. If I’ve put the title in Italics, it’s an album.

And yes, my tastes in music are… uh… varied. If anyone wants to know the story behind any of these, let me know and I’ll happily regale you!

  • 1st Suite in Eb, Gustav Holst
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas, Vince Guaraldi
  • All Star, Smashmouth
  • Americans We, Henry Fillmore
  • Appalachian Spring – Aaron Copland
  • Autumn Leaves, Bill Evans Trio
  • Autumn Leaves, John Coltrane and Miles Davis
  • Bartender, Dave Matthews Band
  • Beautiful Day, U2
  • Blackbird, The Beatles
  • Buena Vista Social Club
  • Chant – Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo
  • Clarinet Concerto in A, K622, Mozart
  • Clocks, Coldplay
  • Come Fly with Me, Frank Sinatra
  • December, George Winston
  • Dude (Looks like a Lady), Aerosmith
  • Fantasia 2000 (Soundtrack)
  • Firebird Suite, Stravinski
  • Fly Me To the Moon, Frank Sinatra
  • Four Scottish Dances, Malcolm Arnold
  • Four Seasons, Vivaldi
  • Frankly Basie, The Basie Band
  • Hell, Squirrel Nut Zippers
  • Hip to be Square, Huey Lewis and the News
  • How Bizarre, OMC
  • Jessica, The Allman Brother’s Band
  • Jetpack, Eve6
  • Kind of Blue, Miles Davis
  • Lil’ Darlin, The Basie Band
  • Messiah – Handel
  • Only Wanna Be With You, Hootie & the Blowfish
  • Oompa Loompa, Harry Connick Jr.
  • Pines of Rome, Ottorino Respighi
  • Pony Boy, The Allman Brother’s Band
  • Premiere Rhapsodie, Debussy
  • Puella Christi, Altramar
  • Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin
  • Rocky Raccoon, The Beatles
  • Rose Liz Printemps Verdure, Machaut
  • Scarborough Fair, Simon and Garfunkel
  • Sleepers, Wake, J.S. Bach
  • Snow is falling on Douglas Mountain, Raffi
  • Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Aaron Copland
  • Sounds of Silence, Simon and Garfunkel
  • Stantipe Smarmore, Altramar
  • Stellar, Incubus
  • Stop Time Rag, Scott Joplin
  • Suite of Old American Dances, Robert Russell Bennet
  • Swingin’ For the Fences, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
  • Symphony 40, Mozart
  • The Liberty Bell, John Philip Sousa
  • The Nutcracker Suite, Tchaikovsky
  • The Planets, Gustav Holst
  • Toccata and Fugue in d BWV 565, JS Bach
  • Variations on ‘America’, Charles Ives
  • Waking Ned Divine (Soundtrack)
  • Watermark, Enya
  • Where do we get ’em and why?, Truly Carmichael
  • Where the Streets Have No Name, U2
  • When you wish upon a star, Pinnochio (Disney)
  • Who Needs Sleep, Barenaked Ladies
  • XXL, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
  • You Call This a Living, Wayne Bergeron
Memory Playlist

2 thoughts on “Memory Playlist

  • June 15, 2008 at 11:27 am


    Keep this list in mind, as I am going to go meme tagging for “life changing songs” on tuesday!

  • February 12, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    I’m DYING to know how a song of mine got on a “memories Playlist”

    Will you tell me?

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