I Remember You (1941 song)

"I Remember You" is a popular song about nostalgia [1] with music by Victor Schertzinger and words by Johnny Mercer, and first released by Jimmy Dorsey in December 1941.[2]

"I Remember You"
Song by Dorothy Lamour
Composer(s)Victor Schertzinger
Lyricist(s)Johnny Mercer
"I Remember You"
Single by Frank Ifield
from the album I'll Remember You
B-side"I Listen To My Heart"
Released29 June 1962
Format7" single
Recorded27 May 1962
StudioAbbey Road Studios, London, England, United Kingdom
LabelColumbia (UK)
Vee-Jay (US)
Producer(s)Norrie Paramor
Frank Ifield singles chronology
"I Remember You"
"Lovesick Blues"
I Remember You melody on alt sax

The song was one of several introduced in the film The Fleet's In (1942).[2] It was sung in the film by Dorothy Lamour.[2]

Chart versionsEdit

Australian singer Frank Ifield recorded the song in a yodeling country-music style on 27 May 1962,[3] and his version went to number one on the UK Singles Chart selling 1.1 million copies in the UK alone.[4] The recording stayed at No.1 for seven weeks.[2] It also reached number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the U.S. Easy Listening chart.[5]

A version by The Beatles can be found on the album "Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962".

Slim Whitman covered the song on his 1966 album "Travellin' Man". His version was later included on the 2003 soundtrack for Rob Zombie's debut movie, House of 1000 Corpses.

Glen Campbell covered the song on his 1987 album Still Within the Sound of My Voice. His version peaked at number 32 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1988.[6]

Björk covered the song for one of the two versions of her 1993 single “Venus as a Boy”.

George Michael recorded I Remember You on his 1999 cover album "Songs from the Last Century".

In 2019 Seth MacFarlane featured the song on his fifth album, Once in a While.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Browne, Ray Broadus; Ambrosetti, Ronald J. (1993). Continuities in Popular Culture: The Present in the Past & the Past in the Present and Future. ISBN 9780879725938.
  2. ^ a b c d Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 66. ISBN 0-85112-250-7.
  3. ^ Lewisohn, Mark (2013-11-14). The Beatles - All These Years - Extended Special Edition. ISBN 9781408705452.
  4. ^ Ami Sedghi (4 November 2012). "UK's million-selling singles: the full list". Guardian. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 121.
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Hot Country Songs 1944–2012. Record Research, Inc. p. 63. ISBN 978-0-89820-203-8.

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