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I Forgot to Remember to Forget

Rating:
4.4 / 5

Words & Music: Stanley Kesler Charlie Feathers

I forgot to remember to forget her,
I can't seem to get her off my mind.
I thought I'd never miss her,
But I found out somehow
I think about her almost all the time.
The day she went away
I made myself a promise
That I'd soon forget we ever met.
But something sure is wrong,
'Cause I'm so blue and lonely.
I forgot to remember to forget.

The day she went away
I made myself a promise
That I'd soon forget we ever met,
Well, but something sure is wrong,
'Cause I'm so blue and lonely.
I forgot to remember to forget.

Recordingdate: 1955/07/11, first released on: single (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of I Forgot to Remember to Forget:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)

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old shep wrote on April 27, 2008
A really good early Elvis track, showing the country side of Elvis and written by Charlie Feathers and Stan Kesler (Playing For Keeps).A song I never get tired of, I remember watching an interview with Charlie Feathers in the 1970s where Charlie said some good things about Elvis, and one bad thing," I never did get paid for that song"
My boy, my boy wrote on December 28, 2008
Very nice track...Scotty's guitar parts are amazing...Elvis's singing sounds amazing and mature for a 20 year-old rookie !
Elvis Rimes wrote on December 28, 2008
Very catchy song, great guitar and amazing vocals.
Steve V wrote on December 28, 2008
One of the great ones. No one can touch this song. Perfection.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on February 17, 2009
One of the better one's to come from the "Sun" day's, Scotty is as good as ever !
Natha wrote on February 17, 2009
A fabulous recording from the early Sun days, recordings that give you that sunday feeling. Here the young Elvis shows his prowess in conveying he lyrics with so much heart that it sticks to your mind. Very often in the course of my life, when I realised I forgot to remember to forget, I recalled this song. That helped to ease the discomfort and made me smile again realising the folly of the mind.
dgirl wrote on February 17, 2009
One of The King's gems!
bajo wrote on February 17, 2009
A reminder of why I became a fan in the first place! Wonderful track!
Ton Bruins wrote on April 10, 2009
Love this song ! Beautiful lyrics. One of Elvis' best early songs.
derekd wrote on April 10, 2009
Five star +. Great lyrics, a gem, fabulous song, prefection, good backing, Elvis voice just fab, you could say i've always liked this recording. Never skipped.
JerryNodak wrote on April 10, 2009
Great early SUN track from Elvis. He doesn't top it, but Johnny Cash also cut a fine version of this song while at SUN.
JLpResLey wrote on August 15, 2009
Maybe not the best, but certainly one of the best sun tracks. It´s very charming and I like it a lot
pbeckham wrote on May 23, 2010
lovely,just close your eyes,and go back in time
Deano1 wrote on June 02, 2012
A straight forward country song delivered in style by Elvis and the A-side of his last Sun single. It was also Elvis first national number one hit as it spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard Country Sales chart ("Heartbreak Hotel" succeeded IFTRTF at #1 on this chart) and five weeks at #1 on the Billboard Country Jukebox chart. The song spent 39 weeks total on the country chart! Not my favorite Sun track, but it is great nonetheless.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 27, 2012
This is such a brilliant song and Elvis' rendition of it was spectacular. It rightfully was a #1 hit for Elvis back in 1955. It's one of the very finest Elvis Sun tracks.
Gorse wrote on November 21, 2012
When I bought the Golden Records Volume 1 album in the UK this track was included with 3 other Sun tracks. I liked it at first hearing and have liked it ever since that time. Fantastic vocal delivery and although a country ballad it is still one one of the stronger Sun sides.
sugartummy wrote on March 14, 2013
Some say that this is a early Sun track, but I think they mean, it's a early track recorded at Sun, because it's one of the last tracks recorded at Sun. Brilliant it is.
Cruiser621 wrote on December 23, 2015
One of my all time favorite Sun tracks. Brings back memories of when I received the 45 RPM Extended Play "Heartbreak Hotel" and "I Forgot To Remember To Forget" was the last song on the 2nd side. It was an Easter gift back in the day and I think I was either 11 or 12 years old. I'm now 70 and I still love this song; wish he had recorded more tunes when he was at Sun Records.
atomic powered poste wrote on May 10, 2018
Maybe my least favourite sun--single-side, but still great and easily a five star recording. Catchy song, elvis is as great as scotty on this track.
Gorse wrote on August 19, 2020
Not changed my opinion from years ago as to how good this track is, and as it was in the Country charts for so long always wondered whether the combination of Sun and RCA releases actually passed the million mark.
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