When I was driving in the car a little while ago, an 80's song came on the radio. It was by Tiffany and was entitled, "I Think We're Alone Now." I turned it up and sang every word, since (I admit) I was a huge Tiffany fan back in the day. I was shocked that I even remembered the words, seeing as how if you had asked me to sing it without the music I would have been lost (there's a game called Songburst where I encounter the same problem).
So, how come I can remember every word to a song from 2 decades ago, but I can't remember something simple..like what I need to put on my grocery list, even though I could think of all the things I needed when I was in the shower this morning!
I had a class that discussed this phenomenon when I was in my undergraduate psych classes....I just can't remember the scientific answer that made perfect sense when I learned it... Any ideas?