I Remember When I Was Young

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I Remember When I Was Young: Songs from The Great Australian Songbook
Studio album by John Farnham
Released 6 November 2005 (Australia)
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop, rock
Length 53:08
Label Sony BMG, RCA, Gotham
Producer Ross Fraser, John Farnham
John Farnham chronology
John Farnham & Tom Jones - Together In Concert
I Remember When I Was Young: Songs from The Great Australian Songbook

I Remember When I Was Young (subtitled Songs from The Great Australian Songbook) is an album by Australian vocalist John Farnham, released on 6 November 2005.[1] It consists of cover versions of songs written or recorded by prominent Australian artists, including James Reyne of Australian Crawl, The Whitlams, Cold Chisel, Men At Work, Renee Geyer, Mondo Rock featuring Ross Wilson, Richard Clapton, The Badloves and Leonardo's Bride. The album's title track was written by Matt Taylor of the band Chain.


The album debuted on the ARIA charts at #2 and soon after its release it peaked at #1.[2] John Farnham performed Downhearted live on the Australian version of Dancing With the Stars.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Come Back Again" (R. Wilson) – 3:40
  2. "Heading In The Right Direction" (M. Punch, G. Paige) – 3:48
  3. "One Perfect Day" (R. Wells) – 3:42
  4. "I Remember When I Was Young" (M. Taylor) – 4:31
  5. "Downhearted" (B. McDonough, G. McDonough, S. Higgins) – 3:30
  6. "Even When I'm Sleeping" (D. Manning) – 4:35
  7. "Green Limousine" (M. Spiby) – 3:43
  8. Girls on the Avenue (R. Clapton) – 4:14
  9. "Forever Now" (S. Prestwich) – 4:06
  10. "Reckless" (J. Reyne) – 3:56
  11. Come Said The Boy (E. McCusker) – 4:31
  12. "No Aphrodisiac" (T. Freedman, G. Dormand, M. Ford) – 5:12
  13. "Overkill" (C. Hay) – 3:42


Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2005 Australian Recording Industry Association Albums Chart 1


  1. ^ Holmgren, Magnus; Reboulet, Scott; Albury, Lyn; Birtles, Beeb; Warnqvist, Stefan; Medlin, Peter. "John Farnham". Passagen.se. Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 27 November 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Hung, Steffen. "John Farnham Discography". Australian Charts Portal (Hung Medien). Retrieved 30 August 2009.  Note: Australian albums and singles information, used for chart peak positions of later John Farnham releases after Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) regulated the charts itself and is based on information supplied by ARIA.