Don't Forget to Remember Me

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"Don't Forget to Remember Me"
Don't Forget to Remember Me (Carrie Underwood single - cover art).jpg
CD-single cover
Single by Carrie Underwood
from the album Some Hearts
ReleasedMarch 13, 2006 (U.S.)
FormatDigital download
Producer(s)Mark Bright
Carrie Underwood singles chronology
"Some Hearts"
"Don't Forget to Remember Me"
"Before He Cheats"
Music video
"Don't Forget To Remember Me" at

"Don't Forget to Remember Me" is a song written by Morgane Hayes (now known as Morgane Stapleton), Kelley Lovelace and Ashley Gorley, and recorded by American country music artist 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]


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 number two on Hot Country Songs and spent one week at that position.

Chart (2006) Peak
Canada Country (Billboard)[3] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 49
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 13

Commercial performance[edit]

As of August 13, 2013, the single has sold 403,000 copies and was certified gold by the RIAA.[7]


2007 ASCAP Country Music Awards[edit]

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


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 500,000^

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


  1. ^ Some Hearts (CD booklet). Carrie Underwood. Arista Records/19 Recordings. 2005. 71197.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Carrie Underwood Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "Carrie Underwood Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
  5. ^ "Carrie Underwood Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
  6. ^ "Best of 2006: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2006. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  7. ^
  8. ^ "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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