Remember When (Alan Jackson song)

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"Remember When"
Single by Alan Jackson
from the album Greatest Hits Volume II
Released October 27, 2003
Format Promo-only CD single
Genre Country
Length 4:30
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Alan Jackson
Producer(s) Keith Stegall
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Alan Jackson singles chronology
"It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"
"Remember When"
"Hey Good Lookin'"

"Remember When" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Alan Jackson. It was released in October 2003 as the second and final single from his compilation album, Greatest Hits Volume II. This song is based on early flashbacks that Alan remembers. This song held two weeks at number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in February 2004 and peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]


In "Remember When" Alan Jackson looks back on his life with his wife. He describes their love from their first time together, through raising their children, and describes how he and his wife will "remember when" the children were young after they are grown.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy and was released in January 2004.


Billboard called the single "the most poignant, well written country song to hit the format in a long time."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"Remember When" debuted at number 45 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of November 8, 2003.

Chart (2003–2004) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 29

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 2


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Chuck (2003-11-15), "Remember When (Music)". Billboard. 115 (46):23
  3. ^ "Alan Jackson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alan Jackson.
  4. ^ "Alan Jackson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Alan Jackson.
  5. ^ "Best of 2004: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2004. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
Preceded by
"There Goes My Life"
by Kenny Chesney
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

February 7-February 14, 2004
Succeeded by
"American Soldier"
by Toby Keith

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