About the song

If you are a fan of country music, you probably know the song “Remember When” by Alan Jackson. It is one of his most popular and emotional songs, and it tells the story of his life and love with his wife Denise. In this blog post, we will explore the history of this song, how it was written, what it means, and why it resonates with so many people.

“Remember When” was released in October 2003 as the second and final single from Jackson’s compilation album, Greatest Hits Volume II. It spent two weeks at number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in February 2004 and peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has since become one of Alan’s most beloved tracks.

The song was written entirely by Jackson himself, as a tribute to his wife Denise, whom he met when they were teenagers at a Dairy Queen in Newnan, Georgia. They married in 1979 and moved to Nashville in 1985 to pursue Jackson’s musical career. They had three daughters in the 1990s, but also faced some challenges and hardships along the way. They separated briefly in 1998 due to the pressures of fame, but reconciled after going to therapy and renewing their faith .

In “Remember When”, Jackson looks back on his life with Denise, from their first time together, through raising their children, to growing old together. He describes the joys and sorrows, the highs and lows, and the memories they share. He also expresses his gratitude and devotion to his wife, and his hope for their future.

The song is a heartfelt and honest reflection of Jackson’s personal journey, and it touches many listeners who can relate to his experiences or aspire to have a similar kind of love. The song is also accompanied by a music video that features Jackson singing the song while sitting on a stool playing a guitar, as home movie footage of his childhood and family plays in the background. He is also seen dancing with Denise in some scenes.

“Remember When” is more than just a song; it is a testament to Jackson’s enduring love for his wife and his appreciation for his life. It is a song that celebrates the power of love, the beauty of memories, and the importance of faith. It is a song that makes us remember when.



Remember when I was young and so were you
And time stood still and love was all we knew
You were the first, so was I
We made love and then you cried
Remember when
Remember when we vowed the vows and walked the walk
Gave our hearts, made the start and it was hard
We lived and learned, life threw curves
There was joy, there was hurt
Remember when
Remember when old ones died and new were born
And life was changed, disassembled, rearranged
We came together, fell apart
And broke each other’s hearts
Remember when
Remember when the sound of little feet
Was the music we danced to week to week
Brought back the love, we found trust
Vowed we’d never give it up
Remember when
Remember when thirty seemed so old
Now lookin’ back, it’s just a steppin’ stone
To where we are, where we’ve been
Said we’d do it all again
Remember when
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
Remember when
Remember when