Memories of the Phonograph

The "Our Song" Phenomenon

     

 

 

This 1945 magazine advertisement for the Crosley (probably known more for its radio than its phonograph) is an example of the idea that a song might have such strong associations that it gets designated as a couple's song (the "Our Song" or "Our Tune" phenomenon). It's music that is remembered for a particular reason, as a shared memory.

"This is "Our Tune...Remember?" says the ad.

 

 

This CD cover for the three CD set by TIME LIFE, titled "They're Playing Our Song" featured 36 hits by various artists playing "great romantic standards."

 

THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG - Original Cast LP

Music and lyrics by Marvin Hamlisch, Carole Bayer Sager. Original Cast stars Robert Klein and Lucie Arnaz. Casablanca NBLP7141 stereo 12" LP record album. Released 1979.

 

 

Our Song, Taylor Swift

 

 

READER'S DIGEST " These Were Our Songs- The Early '40's " 7 Record Set. Collector's Edition. RCA RB4-084

 

READERS DIGEST "They're Playing Our Song", 7 Record Box Set 33 LP

 

Jack Jones "Our Song" LP KAPP Stereo 1966

 

Little Anthony 45 RPM "Our Song" / Take Me Back 1965

 

 

Al Hirt "They're Playing Our Song" 1966 RCA Dynagroove Stereo LSP-3492

 

Jan Garber Orchestra They're Playing Our Song Decca 74543 Stereo Vinyl LP Record

 

1967 United Airlines: Our Song, Take Me Along Print Ad

 

 

Our Song by Jordanna Fraiberg, Publication Year: 2013 ISBN: 9781595142689

 

 

Play Our Song Again by Lynsey Stevens - Harlequin #2488 (Paperback, 1982)

 

 

 

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