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Become a Music Detective – National Playlist Day

My wife Ann had Alzheimer's. This was our song when we first met and ever since. She never forgot it.

Everyone has a unique soundtrack to their life...

This National Playlist Day, we’re encouraging people to connect with their memories by uncovering their unique playlist. The tunes that can bring memories flooding back!

On 29th September we are asking everyone to share the music that soundtracked their youth, and the memories the songs bring back. Help Points across the UK are running events this week to share the power of personal music with their community.

Our Memory Bump songs - Culture Perth & Kinross

Karen Donaldson, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Culture Perth and Kinross, shares Memory Bump songs from library staff ahead of their Playlist for Life event at Scone Library.

Become a Music Detective

Whether you’re exploring your own personalised playlist or creating one for someone with dementia, anyone can be a Music Detective!

Put your skills to the test on National Playlist Day by trying our free resources to track down the right music. Our 100 Years Book can help you pinpoint the music you listened to at different life stages, and prompt the songs that can give you that flashback feeling.

Not sure where to start? Try your inheritance tracks – those songs sung to you by the important people in your life, the music that takes you back to childhood, or the lullabies you heard at bedtime.

Create a playlist in minutes

Try our Automatic Playlist Maker!

Simply search the songs you love by title, artist or year and we will email you a link to your playlist along with some simple advice on how to get the most from it.

You can download detailed instructions here.

Get involved

Have you shared your Memory Bump song yet?

National Playlist Day, join us by sharing a special song from your Memory Bump era (aged 10-30 years old) and help us to raise awareness of the power of personally meaningful music for dementia.

If you’re planning an event at your organisation, get in touch for promotional resources and to be included in our rundown of the day’s activities.

Make sure you’re following us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook to share your musical memory and join in on the conversation using #NationalPlaylistDay.