I Keep Forgettin'

"I Keep Forgettin'" is a song by Chuck Jackson, written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, and Garfield.[1] It appears on his second studio album Any Day Now. It peaked at No. 55 on the Billboard Top 100 and remained on the chart for 7 weeks. It did not chart on the R&B chart. This single is often cited as one of the most innovative yet least commercial singles written and produced by Leiber-Stoller.

"I Keep Forgettin'"
Single by Chuck Jackson
from the album Any Day Now
Format7" single
RecordedBell Sound Studios, New York, New York, U.S.
  • Jerry Leiber
  • Mike Stoller
Chuck Jackson singles chronology
"Come On and Love Me"
"I Keep Forgettin'"
"Who's Gonna Pick Up the Pieces"

In 1982, Michael McDonald released a song titled "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)", its similarity to Jackson's "I Keep Forgettin'" resulted in Leiber and Stoller being given a songwriting credit.

Track listingEdit

  1. "I Keep Forgettin'" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Garfield) – 2:43
  2. "Who's Gonna Pick Up the Pieces" (Florence Green, Van McCoy) – 2:47

Chart performanceEdit

Chart Position
Billboard Top 100 55

Cover versionsEdit


  1. ^ "Chuck Jackson - I keep Forgettin'". 45cat. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  2. ^ Checkmates, Ltd., "I Keep Forgettin'" single release Retrieved January 26, 2016.