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About Remember Then

"Remember Then" is a pop song written by Tony Powers and Beverly Ross, and first recorded in 1962 by doo-wop vocal group The Earls. Original copies of The Earls' version, on the Old Town label, show only Powers as the writer, while some later versions give a writing or co-writing credit to record producer Stan Vincent. BMI lists all three as co-writers. In late 1962 and early 1963, the song spent nine weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 24, while reaching No. 29 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart. The song has since become widely used by rock and roll revival acts and remains well known for its chorus of "Re-meh-meh, re-meh-meh-mem-ber (oop-shoop) / Re-meh-meh, re-meh-meh-mem-ber (oop-shoop)...." Tony Powers later remembered the song being written with Ross (who also co-wrote the song "Lollipop"): "Beverly and I made a plan to try and write something at her apartment between Broadway and 8th Avenue.... I remember sitting with her at the piano and just riffing on stuff... and somewhere in that process of tossing out ideas one of us must have hit on "Remember When" (its original title....). I'm sure the second we hit on the title we had the riff: "Re-meh-meh, Re-meh-meh-mem-ber, Re-meh-meh, Re-meh-meh-mem-ber, Re-meh-meh, Re-meh-meh-mem-ber, When, When, Remember when..." Either she started the music lick, or I started the lyric lick, or vice-versa...and off we went...once we had that the song just basically wrote itself. Beverly was doing business with Aaron Schroeder at his January Music, so we brought the song there, he loved it, got it to Hy Weiss, and that was that. What I do remember vividly though was walking in Central Park after it hit the charts and passing someone with a radio... and "Remember When" was playing...that was the very first time I ever heard a song of mine being played over the air...wow!" 


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Re-mem-mem
Re-mem-mem-mem-ber
Re-mem-mem
Re-mem-mem-mem-ber
Re-mem-mem
Re-mem-mem-mem-ber
Then, then, remember then

Whoa, oh, oh...

That night we fell in love
Beneath the stars above
That was a lovely summer night
Remember then, then
Then, then, then

Remember
Re-mem-mem
Re-mem-mem-mem-ber
Re-mem-mem
Re-mem-mem-mem-ber
Re-mem-mem
Re-mem-mem-mem-ber
Then, then, remember then

Whoa, oh, oh
Remember then

Summer's over
Our love is over
To lose that love was such a sin
Remember then, then
Then, then, then

Remember, re-mem-mem
Mem-mem-mem-mem-ber

Our love is in the past
(Patta past)
Oh, has it gone so fast
(Patta past)
Why couldn't our love last
(Can't last)
Wop, wop, patta patta pop pop
Shoo wop-doo bop bop, ooh

I'm broken hearted now
Since we have parted now
My mind wanders now and then
Remember then, then
Then, then, then

Remember
Re-mem-mem
Re-mem-mem-mem-ber
Re-mem-mem
Re-mem-mem-mem-ber
Re-mem-mem
Re-mem-mem-mem-ber

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The Earls

The Earls, sometimes credited as Larry Chance and the Earls, were a popular recording group from the 1960s formed in The Bronx, New York. In 1962, their single "Remember Then" was a hit, and "Life Is But a Dream," "Never" and "I Believe" also charted. As the oldies revival scene started a strong run in the early 1970s and 1980s, the Earls became one of the most requested groups in the doo-wop genre. They are still actively performing and remain on the oldies circuit. Other recordings included "Looking For My Baby" and "Kissing." Albums included Remember Me Baby, The Earls: Today, The Earls - Live, Earl Change, and Streets of the Bronx. more »

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Written by: TONY POWERS, BEVERLY ROSS, STAN VINCENT

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