Don't Forget to Remember Me

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This article is about the Carrie Underwood song. For the Bee Gees song, see Don't Forget to Remember.
"Don't Forget to Remember Me"
Single by Carrie Underwood
from the album Some Hearts
Released March 13, 2006 (U.S.)
Format Digital download
Genre Country
Length 4:00
Label Arista
Writer(s) Morgane Hayes, Kelley Lovelace, Ashley Gorley[1]
Producer(s) Mark Bright
Carrie Underwood singles chronology
"Some Hearts"
(2005)
"Don't Forget to Remember Me"
(2006)
"Before He Cheats"
(2006)
Some Hearts track listing
"Wasted"
(1)
"Don't Forget to Remember Me"
(2)
"Some Hearts"
(3)
Music video
"Don't Forget To Remember Me" at CMT.com

"Don't Forget to Remember Me" is a song written by Morgane Hayes, Kelley Lovelace and Ashley Gorley, and recorded by American country music Carrie Underwood. It was released in March 2006 as the fourth single from Underwood's debut album, Some Hearts. It is also her second release to country radio. The song peaked at number two on the Billboard country charts in early 2006, and number 49 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has sold 403,000 copies.[2]

Song description[edit]

Underwood tells a story of good-bye when she is ready to leave home after graduating high school. When she is ready to leave the house to move on with her life, her mother tells her not to forget her. Underwood has to accept the fact that now she is living all by herself as she relates in her lyrics.

Music video[edit]

In the music video, which was premiered on CMT on March 12, 2006 Underwood is shown walking off a bus and immediately signing autographs, as the song moves on Underwood, in her new house, has flashbacks of when she is loading up her Chevy with equipment and hugging her mother as she sings in the song "We were loading up that Chevy both tryin' not to cry." Underwood also sings while approaching a public telephone to call her mother and at the end of the music video she takes the stage and sings to an empty large auditorium.

Underwood's mother appears in the video as herself.

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at number 54 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It entered the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at number 98 after two weeks of being in the Top 30 on the country charts. It reached numbered two on Hot Country Songs and spent one week at that position.

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 49
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 13

Awards[edit]

2007 ASCAP Country Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2007 "Don't Forget to Remember Me" Most Performed Song of the Year Won

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Some Hearts (CD booklet). Carrie Underwood. Arista Records/19 Recordings. 2005. 71197. 
  2. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/465548/ask-billboard-idol-izing-carrie-underwood-lauren-alaina
  3. ^ "Carrie Underwood Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Carrie Underwood. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
  4. ^ "Carrie Underwood Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Carrie Underwood. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
  5. ^ "Best of 2006: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2006. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ "American single certifications – Carrie Underwood – Don%27t Forget to Remember Me". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 10, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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