Alan Jackson Reflects On His Life & Marriage On Twentieth Anniversary Of Fan Favorite “Remember When”

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Alan Jackson’s hit song “Remember When” is a classic.

The song is often mentioned in conversations about the best from Alan’s catalog, and with its heartfelt lyrics it’s not hard to see why:

“Remember when we said when we turned gray
When the children grow up and move away
We won’t be sad, we’ll be glad
For all the life we’ve had
And we’ll remember when”

And it’s hard to believe that the song turned twenty years old this week.

In honor of the single’s milestone, along with the significance it still carries among fans, Jackson has been having some fun on social media discussing the song’s meaning and playing a little trivia.

The song, written by Jackson, depicts the sweet love story between him and his wife, Denise. The lyrics take the listener through all their stages of love, from the first time they meet, getting married, raising a family, and “remembering when” all of these milestones in their relationship occurred.

Critics praised the heartfelt and emotional song from the beginning, with Billboard noting that the single was one of the most well-written country songs of the time.

While the song carries significant weight for Jackson and his marriage, the lyrics are also relatable for many other couples, and it is one of Jackson’s singles that connects him heavily to his audience.

Reflecting on the lyrics, Jackson said:

“Denise and I met as kids, and all that’s true. Most of that is just reflections of our life and some of it looking again.”

But I’ve had many comments saying, ‘Hey, that’s one of my favorite songs,’ or ‘That’s our song.’ I have so many couples come up and say, ‘That’s our song,’ and all of that stuff. 

And how many times everybody said, ‘Remember When?’ You know?

‘Remember when we did this? Remember when we did that?’

So again, it connected with a certain audience, I guess.”

There is no doubt that this song does connect with his audience.

It’s only human nature to reflect on fond memories and the past, and the lyrics effortlessly capture those memories while packaging up that feeling into the sweetest love story.

The four-time platinum single charted at number one in 2004 and landed in the top 50 of the all-genre chart.

The success of the song can be attributed to the well-thought-out lyrics and calming melody that accompanies Alan Jackson’s silky smooth vocals.

This song has become one of his most beloved songs among fans, so it is not surprising that his team is celebrating the single turning twenty.

“Remember When” the song was just released, and hoping it would be a hit…20 years later, I bet this song has exceeded all of those hopes and aspirations.

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