Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished ManuscriptAbstract: Popular music has been identified for its role as a carrier of embedded collective memory, but songwriters are not alone in their ability to insert memory into song: the openness of popular music texts also provides listeners the opportunity to invest their own shared memories into songs. The practice of song-sharing among romantic couples represents perhaps the most pervasive use of a popular cultural object to celebrate memories forged together. The presence of our song is widely recognized as an aspect of romantic relationships, yet the process by which a song becomes our song has not been systematically investigated. In this paper, I examine the our song phenomenon through an analysis of stories shared by informants. Among the elements examined are the relevance of content versus context in the selection of a song, whether it was sought deliberately, and the perceived functionality of song-sharing.