Although their mastery of pop songwriting is well-known, not every music fan knows that the Bee Gees are just as skillful at the art of writing country songs. In fact, they have penned hits for country artists like Kenny Rogers ("Islands in the Stream") and Conway Twitty ("Rest Your Love on Me," a tune the Bee Gees recorded themselves on Bee Gees Greatest). The occasional country song pops up on a Bee Gees album and the most notable example is "Don't Forget to Remember." Its lyrics follow the country-song tradition of romantic laments with its tearful first-person lyrics about a man haunted by a failed love affair he can't put out of his mind. The melody matches the yearning quality of the lyrics, especially on the chorus, which underpins the forlorn wish "Don't forget to remember me/And the love that used to be" with glorious runs of ascending notes. On paper, the song seems applicable to the group's usual pop style but their recording uses country-music elements to carry it into that genre: a prominent acoustic guitar cuts through the background orchestration and Barry Gibb adds a Nashville-inspired twang to his vocal. The end result is a stylish fusion of country-music elements and the group's usual orchestral pop that became a big hit in Europe, going to number two in England and hitting the Top Ten in Germany. It remains a cult favorite with Bee Gees fans and a great example of how their songwriting skills cut across different subgenres of popular music.