Memories (Within Temptation song)

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Single by Within Temptation
from the album The Silent Force
  • "Destroyed"
  • "Aquarius"
Released31 January 2005
  • 3:51 (album version)
  • 3:28 (single version)
Producer(s)Daniel Gibson
Within Temptation singles chronology
"Stand My Ground"
Music video
"Memories" on YouTube

"Memories" is a ballad-song by Dutch symphonic metal and rock band Within Temptation from their third studio album, The Silent Force. It was released as the second single from the album on 31 January 2005 also accompanying a music video. The song was covered by American classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho for her third studio album, Awakening.[1]

Track listing[edit]

CD single
  1. "Memories"
  2. "Aquarius" (orchestral version)


The band playing inside an old manor on the "Memories" music video (2005)

The Memories video tells the story of an aged Sharon den Adel who returns to her old house, which is now for sale. As she enters her old home, she is transformed into her younger self and the house is restored to how it is in her memories. In some scenes, den Adel walks around the house, haunted by memories of her old lover and in others, she is in a room with other band mates singing. Jeroen, the bands bassist, plays a double bass in one of the scenes from the past, while Martijn, their keyboard player, plays the piano.

As she leaves the house towards the end, she becomes her aged self again, and the house falls back into its current disrepair.


Chart (2005) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 44
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 26
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[4] 8
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[5] 19
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 17
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 11
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 18
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 45


  1. ^ "Jackie Evancho to Release New Album in September @ARTISTdirect". Retrieved 2016-02-02.
  2. ^ " – Within Temptation – Memories" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  3. ^ " – Within Temptation – Memories" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  4. ^ " – Within Temptation – Memories" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Within Temptation: Memories" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  6. ^ " – Within Temptation – Memories". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Within Temptation" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  8. ^ " – Within Temptation – Memories" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  9. ^ " – Within Temptation – Memories". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 6 August 2014.