Reminiscing

Little River Band

About Reminiscing

"Reminiscing" is a 1978 song written by Graeham Goble, and performed by Australian rock music group Little River Band. It remains their 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 or Cole Porter tunes) 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." 


Year:
1978
4:13
150 
#3

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Friday night it was late, I was walking you home
We got down to the gate, I was dreaming of the night
Would it turn out right?
How to tell you girl, I want to build my world around you
Wanna tell you that it's true
I wanna make you understand I'm talking about a lifetime plan

Well that's the way it began, we were hand-in-hand
Glen Miller's band was better than before
We yelled and screamed for more
And those Porter's tunes made us dance across the room
It ended all too soon
On the way back home I promised you'd never be alone

Hurry, don't be late
I can't hardly wait
I said to myself when we're old
We'll go dancing in the dark, walking through the park
And reminiscing

Friday night it was late, I was walking you home
We got down to the gate, I was dreaming of the night
Would it turn out right?
Now as the years roll on, each time we hear our favorite song
The memories come along
Older times we're missing, spending the hours reminiscing

Hurry, don't be late
I can't hardly wait
I said to myself when we're old
We'll go dancing in the dark, walking through the park
And reminiscing

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Little River Band

Little River Band or LRB is an Australian rock band, formed in Melbourne in early 1975. more »

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Written by: GRAEHAM GEORGE GOBLE, GRAHAM GEORGE GOBLE

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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11 facts about this song

Band history
"Reminiscing" was performed by the band Little River Band, an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1975.
Release information
The song was first released as a single in 1978 from their fourth studio album "Sleeper Catcher".
Chart performance
"Reminiscing" is the band's greatest success in the United States, reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978.
Sales achievement
The song quickly became one of their most recognizable and has received over 5 million US radio plays till date.
Song writing
"Reminiscing" was penned by the band's guitarist, Graeham Goble.
Inspirations and Influences
The song was inspired by Goble's fondness for the music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
Cover versions
Numerous artists have covered the song, including Barry Manilow and Gregory Porter, further testifying to its enduring popularity.
Film featuring
The song was featured in the movie "The Other Guys" starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, introducing it to a new generation of listeners.
John Lennon connection
It's reported that "Reminiscing" was the favorite song of Beatles member John Lennon during his final years.
Genre and style
The song is known for its smooth, relaxed style and is considered a classic of the soft rock and adult contemporary genres.
Certification
In 2018, the song received a Million-Air certificate from BMI for more than 5 million US radio plays. The term "Million-Air" is used to honor songs that have reached over a million broadcast performances.

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