Merle Haggard performs “My Favorite Memory” Live Video.

Debuted on Billboard’s country singles chart on September 19, 1981, and by November 28th it had arrived at the top spot. The song also reached number 3 in, Canadian RPM Country Tracks.

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About the song:

The song “My Favorite Memory” was composed and recorded by Merle Haggard, the recording was made in 1981, it was a single from Merle’s wonderful album “Big City”

“My Favorite Memory” debuted on Billboard’s country singles chart on September 19, 1981, and by November 28th it had arrived at the top spot, for Merle’s first of twelve number one songs for the Epic label and the 27th of his 38 chart-toppers.The song also reached number 3 in, Canadian RPM Country Tracks.



Some Versions

Merle Haggard (1981)
Cal Smith (1983)
Joe Nichols (2014)

Merle Haggard – Big City (Lp)
Merle Haggard – Big City (Lp)




Merle Haggard – guitar, vocals
Jimmy Belkin – fiddle
Roy Nichols – guitar, harmonica
Biff Adam – drums
Norm Hamlet – steel guitar, dobro
Dennis Hromek – bass
Tiny Moore – fiddle, mandolin
Bobby Wayne – guitar, background vocals
Leona Williams – background vocals
Mark Yeary – piano
Slyde Hyde – trombone
Don Markham – trumpet, saxophone





Merle Haggard – My Favorite Memory Lyrics

The first time we met
Is a favorite memory of mine
They say time changes all it pertains to
But your memory is stronger than time

I guess, everything does change
Except what you choose to recall
There’s a million good daydreams to dream on
But baby, you are my favorite memory of all

Like the night we made love in the hallway
Slept all night long on the floor
Like the winter we spent on Lake Shasta alone
Closer than ever before

And I remember than London vacation
It was you, made the whole thing a ball
There’s a million good times I could dwell on
But baby, you are my favorite memory of all

The first time we met
Is a favorite memory of mine
They say time changes all it pertains to
But your memory is stronger than time

I guess, everything does change
Except what you choose to recall
There’s a million good daydreams to dream on
But baby, you are my favorite memory of all

Merle Haggard My Favorite Memory(Single)
Merle Haggard My Favorite Memory(Single)