|Single by Little River Band|
|from the album Sleeper Catcher|
|B-side||"So Many Paths"|
|Length||4:11 (album version)|
3:29 (7" version)
|Producer(s)||John Boylan, Little River Band|
|Little River Band singles chronology|
|Single by Madison Avenue|
|from the album The Polyester Embassy|
|Released||5 March 2001|
|Producer(s)||Andy Van Dorsselaer|
|Madison Avenue singles chronology|
"Reminiscing" is a 1978 song by Australian soft rock music group Little River Band, from their album Sleeper Catcher. The song was written by the band's guitarist, Graeham Goble, and sung by their lead singer, Glenn Shorrock. "Reminiscing" remains the band's greatest success in the United States, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #10 on the Easy Listening chart. The song is about a couple reminiscing about the past, with certain music (such as Glenn Miller tunes and the song "Night and Day") reminding them of certain memories.
"Reminiscing" was given a BMI Five Million-Air award for five million plays on US radio—the highest achievement ever for any Australian popular song.
According to Albert Goldman's biography, John Lennon named "Reminiscing" as one of his favourite songs. May Pang, erstwhile girlfriend of Lennon, said "Oddly, with all the fantastic music he wrote, "our song" was Reminiscing by the Little River Band."
Goble, Shorrock and Beeb Birtles, three of the original members of Little River Band, who reformed under the name Birtles Shorrock Goble, recorded "Reminiscing" under that name for their 2003 CD Full Circle, as well as on several subsequent live recordings.
Little River Band, now with lead singer Wayne Nelson, recorded the song for their 2016 album The Hits - Revisited.
In popular culture
- During American Idol’s 2007 broadcast of Idol Gives Back, Ben Stiller jokingly threatened to sing the song nonstop until $200 billion in donations was achieved.
- The song is featured in the Freaks and Geeks episode "Kim Kelly Is My Friend."
- The song is featured in the film Monsters vs. Aliens.
- The song is heard playing in the background during a scene in Knocked Up with Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd at a Las Vegas hotel room.
- The song was used in the 2010 film The Other Guys.
- The song is featured in the HBO series Divorce.
- The song was used as a bumper for Tom Hatten's Family Film Festival.
Madison Avenue version
Australian band Madison Avenue covered the song during 2001. Their version became a top ten success in their home country.
Formats and track listings
- Australian CD Single
- "Reminiscing (Da Classic Remix - Edit)" – 3:31
- "Reminiscing (Original Mix - Edit)" – 3:24
- "Everything You Need (Olav Basoski Remix)" – 7:32
- "Reminiscing (Da Classic Remix)" – 5:06
- "It's Alright (Album Mix)" – 5:12
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||9|
|Australian ARIA End of Year Singles Chart||9|
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