"Memories Are Made Of This"
by Dean Martin
“Your lips and mine, two sips of wine"

"Memories are Made of This" was co-written (with Richerd Dehr and Frank Miller) by Terry Gilkyson who had great success in the mid 1950's in folk music ("Marianne" in 1957). It first entered the top 40 in December of 1955 and became Dean's first number one song on January 14, 1956. It remained in the top spot for five weeks. Gilykson and his group, the Easyriders, sang the catchy backup, "sweet, sweet memories you gave-a me" on the record. When you listen to this song, you can't help but imagine Dean at the microphone, under the spotlight at a night club with a drink in hand.






(Sweet, sweet memories you gave-a me)
(You can't beat the memories you gave-a me)

Take one fresh and tender kiss
Add one stolen night of bliss
One girl, one boy
Some grief, some joy
Memories are made of this

Don't forget a small moonbeam
Fold in lightly with a dream
Your lips and mine
Two sips of wine
Memories are made of this

Then add the wedding bells
One house where lovers dwell
Three little kids for the flavour
Stir carefully through the days
See how the flavour stays
These are the dreams you'll savour

With His blessings from above
Serve it generously with love
One man, one wife
One love through life
Memories are made of this
Memories are made of this


week debuted highest ranking Date Highest Rank Weeks in Top Twenty Weeks in Top Forty BillBoard Rank Cashbox Ranking GT rank
1955 12 3 1 1956 1 14 17 19 9 11 10