At some point, we have a departed loved one that we cherished so much. They end up popping in our minds from time to time as things in our lives remind us of them. Below is a list of songs about remembering someone:
1. Taylor Swift – Coney Island
Taylor Swift uses back and forth conversational lyrics to evoke a heavy feeling of loss and nostalgia for a past relationship that ended because one party was not putting in an equal amount of effort.
2. Taylor Swift – Marjorie
Marjorie was an opera singer who passed in 2003. She helped inspire Taylor Swift to get into the music industry. Taylor describes the lessons Marjorie taught her that still live on in her.
3. Ed Sheeran – Supermarket Flowers
The song is a tribute to his late grandmother but written from his mom’s point of view. His grandmother was very ill during the time he was making the record and passed at the end of him making the record.
4. Green Day – Wake Me Up When September Ends
Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong wrote this about his father who died of oesophageal cancer on September 1st, 1982. The title of the song comes from what 10-year-old Billie told his mother after his father’s funeral. He had locked himself in his room and when his mother knocked he said, “Wake me up when September ends.”
5. Linkin Park – One More Light
The song was a tribute to a friend of the band’s who worked for the label. She got cancer and passed away.
6. Maroon 5 – Memories
Lyrically, the song looks back at the past and pays homage to those in our lives who may no longer be with us.
7. Ben Platt – In Case You Don’t Live Forever
The track was inspired by Platt’s great uncle. He sang about all the things he wished he could have vocalized to him before he passed away. He was the only other queer member of his family he knew about.
8. Ed Sheeran – Visiting Hours
The song was dedicated to renowned Australian music promoter Michael Gudinski who passed away in 2021.
9. Justin Bieber – Ghost
The song was inspired by the loss of his paternal grandfather who passed away unexpectedly in his house.