Little River Band - Reminiscing (1978) on Greatest Hits Album

Little River Band - Reminiscing (1978) on Greatest Hits Album

"Reminiscing" is a 1978 song written by Graeham Goble, and performed by Australian rock music group Little River Band. It remains their greatest success in the United States, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #10 on the Easy Listening chart. The song is about a couple reminiscing about the past, with certain music (such as Glenn Miller or Cole Porter tunes) reminding them of certain memories.

"Reminiscing" was given a BMI Five Million-Air award for five million plays on US radio – the highest achievement ever for any Australian popular song.

According to Albert Goldman's biography, John Lennon named "Reminiscing" as one of his favourite songs. May Pang, erstwhile girlfriend of Lennon, said "Oddly, with all the fantastic music he wrote, "our song" was Reminiscing by the Little River Band."

The original Little River Band song was used for the 2010 film The Other Guys starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.


  1. Features of This Track

    mellow rock instrumentation
    jazz influences
    repetitive melodic phrasing
    chromatic harmonic structure
    intricate melodic phrasing
    a clear focus on recording studio production
    mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
    major key tonality
    string section beds
    a vocal-centric aesthetic
    an electric guitar solo
    an emotional male lead vocal performance
    brass instrument solos
    electric pianos
    prominent percussion
    romantic lyrics
    vocal harmonies
    emphasis on instrumental arranging