The Statler Brothers – Do You Remember These

The song reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. "Do You Remember These" was also The Statler Brothers sole entry on the Easy Listening chart, where it peaked at No. 18.

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Cover LP The Statler Brothers Mercury 1972
Cover LP The Statler Brothers Mercury 1972

“Do You Remember These” is a song written by Don Reid, Harold Reid and Larry Lee, and recorded by American country music group The Statler Brothers. It was released in March 1972 as the first single from the album Innerview. The song reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. “Do You Remember These” was also The Statler Brothers sole entry on the Easy Listening chart, where it peaked at No. 18.

The song was a landmark-of-sorts for the Statlers, as they began recording songs appealing to nostalgia. While part of that repertoire included covers of oldies and standards, several of their other biggest hits had lyrics that recalled good times of years past.



In the case of “Do You Remember These”, the Statlers recall 1950s popular culture and good times. Pop culture references include Saturday morning serials, big-screen cowboy heroes including Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, flat top haircuts, Studebakers, radio programs including The Shadow and Your Hit Parade, aviator and coonskin caps, penny loafers, Howdy Doody, early rock and roll music (including “Tutti Fruitti” and “Blue Suede Shoes”), sock hops and the Sadie Hawkins dance, “Veronica and Betty,” and celebrities of the time, such as Charles Atlas and James Dean. Other references are of carefree life in general, such as lemonade stands, root beer floats and knock knock jokes.

From the album Innerview
B-side “Since Then”
Released March 11, 1972
Genre Country
Length 2:53
Label Mercury
Songwriter(s) Don Reid, Harold Reid, Larry Lee
Producer(s) Jerry Kennedy





The Statler Brothers – Do You Remember These Lyrics

Saturday morning serials chapters 1 through 15
Fly paper, penny loafers, Lucky Strike Green
Flat tops, sock hops, Studebaker, Pepsi please
Ah, do you remember these?

Cigar bands on your hand, your daddy’s socks rolled down
Styx nose plugs and aviator caps with flaps that button down
Movie stars on Dixie Cup tops and knickers to your knees
Ah, do you remember these?

The hit parade, grape Tru-Aid, the Sadie Hawkins dance
Pedal pushers, duck tail hair, and peggin’ your pants
Howdy-Doody, Tutti-Frutti, the seam up the back of her hose
Ah, do you remember those?

James Dean, he was keen, Sunday movies were taboo
The senior prom, Judy’s mom, rock and roll was new
Cracker Jack prize, stars in your eyes, ask daddy for the keys
Ah, do you remember these?

The bogeyman, lemonade stand, and takin’ your tonsils out
Indian burn and wait your turn and four foul balls you’re out
Cigarette loads and secret codes and savin’ lucky stars
Can you remember back that far?

To boat neck shirts and fender skirts and crinoline petticoats
Mum’s the word and a dirty bird and a double root beer float
Moon hub caps and loud heel taps and he’s a real gone cat
Ah, do you remember that?

Dancin’ close, little moron jokes, and cooties in her hair
Captain Midnight, Ovaltine, and The Whip at the County Fair
Charles Atlas Course, Roy Roger’s Horse, and only The Shadow knows
Ah, do you remember those?

Gable’s charm, Frog in your arm, loud mufflers, pitchin’ woo
Going steady, Veronica and Betty, white bucks, and Blue Suede Shoes
Knock Knock jokes: Who’s there? Dewey. Dewey who?
Do we remember these? Yes we do. Ah, do we, do we remember these

Single The Statler Brothers Mercury 1972
Single The Statler Brothers Mercury 1972
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