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Song(s) You Didn’t Know You Had Memorized [Oh, It’s Tuesday]

The other day, I was driving along with my daughter in the backseat, listening to the only station we can agree on, 92.3, when “Miss You Much” by Janet Jackson came on. I started singing along with it and, to my great surprise (and my daughter’s bewilderment), ended up dueting on the entire dang song.

Granted it’s a fairly easy song to memorize. The only thing was I had never put any effort into doing so. For example, a couple of summers after that song’s release, I painstakingly wrote down all the lyrics to “Check the Rhime” by Tribe Called Quest, and I have that song memorized down pat to this day. I also have put some effort into the first few verses of LL Cool J’s “I’m Bad,” and within this millenium, “We Belong Together” by Mariah Carey, “So Sick” by Ne-Yo, and of course, “Be Without You” by Mary J. Blige.” But “Miss You Much” — I wasn’t aware I liked it that much, and I had no idea I had it completely memorized.

Has this ever happened to you? If so, let me know what songs you had no idea you had memorized until you found yourself singing them in their entirety. And if not, let me know what songs you’ve put special effort into memorizing.

Meanwhile, here’s the subject of my surprise memorization, “Miss You Much” by Miss Jackson (if you nasty).