Apple Photos Memories – Complete list of music – From Virgil Arles to Hans Zimmer

Apple Photos on iOS and Mac OS has a feature called “Memories”. It automatically creates slide shows from your vacations, events and trips you took over the years. It comes with a wide variety of 335 music titles, covering different mood like Club, Happy, Sentimental and so on. A wide variety of artist contributed to this exclusive list, including well known artists like Yo-Yo Ma and Hans Zimmer.

Check out the complete list below. Click the links to see a preview on YouTube.

iOS 14.6 / 2021-06-11

  • Dreamy (19 titles)
    All Along by Kina Grannis
    Arise by Judson Crane
    Child by Ryan Farish
    Cymbidium by WMD
    Dreaming by Helios
    Emits Light by Richard Mead
    Evergreen by Richard Mead
    Floating in Space by Airlocks
    From The Earth by Judson Crane
    Hurricane Prayers by Nick Box
    I Can Almost See You by Hammock
    Lighter Than Air by Zhao Cong
    Moonrise by Ólafur Arnalds
    Passages by Ólafur Arnalds
    Serenity by Tom Ayres
    Signals by Nick Box
    Timepiece by Ólafur Arnalds
    Tomorrow’s Echo by Deru
    Wings by Niklas Aman

  • Sentimental (29 titles)
    A Light In Her Eyes by Nathan Johnson
    A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
    After Glow 1969 by The Larry Goldings Trio
    Already There by George Byrne
    Ask Your Heart by Wang Leehom
    Big Dreams by Robert Miller
    Boy Meets Girl by Wendy Page
    Cello Suite by John Lenehan
    Chronology 4 by Max Richter
    Fickle Fantasy by James Michael Dooley
    Highway 1 by Cliff Martinez
    Honeysuckle by Honeyroot
    Lift by Taylor Lipari-Hassett
    Moonwalk by Ólafur Arnalds
    Our Day by Clearstory
    Our Time by Beacon Trees
    Part of Me by By the Coast
    Sabor A Mi (Instrumental) by Jonny Blu
    Shimmer by Tracey Chattaway
    Smile by David O’Dowda
    So Young At Heart by Judson Crane
    Soft Focus by James S. Levine
    Summer Suite by Jordan Critz
    Summertime by Rob Simonsen
    The Getaway by Gabriel Witcher
    The Moment by Robert Miller
    We Believe by Jeff Babko
    Wedding Cake by Matthew Oden
    With Hope by Analog Heart

  • Gentle (33 titles)
    A Story Told by Whynot Jansveld
    Aisle by Tajdar Junaid
    Answers by Morgan Kibby
    Bach: Cello Suite No. 1, Gigue by Yo-Yo Ma
    Bach: Cello Suite No. 1, Prelude by Yo-Yo Ma
    Bach: Cello Suite No. 1, Sarabande by Yo-Yo Ma
    Back to Normal by Judson Crane
    Blue Mountains by Gabriel Witcher
    Chronology 2 by Max Richter
    Downsizing by Giles Edward Palmer
    Dreamer by Brian Reitzell
    Dusk by Orchard Heights
    Eager Beaver by Joshua Klein
    Evening Festival by Duncan Blickenstaff
    Fated Breath by Mike Beever
    Favorite Friends by Appalachia Castle
    Joy On Earth by Zhao Cong
    Kiddy Wink by Joshua Klein
    New Memories by Tanis
    Paper Ships by Freckleland
    Pixinguinha by Yamandu Costa
    Refreshing Pint by Mark Mothersbaugh
    Soulmates by Homay Schmitz
    The Circle by Hans Zimmer
    The Climb by Waes Hael
    Treehouse Dreamer by Nathan Johnson
    Uke-A-Dandy by Beacon Trees
    Velveteen Rabbits by Neo Classical
    Very First Smile by Bellflower
    We Dream by Hans Zimmer
    What Colour Is Your Raindrop by Tajdar Junaid
    When It Rains by Giles Edward Palmer
    White by Paniyolo & Akio Watanabe

  • Chill (46 titles)
    3 by Red Licorice
    A Melhor de Todas by Lúcio Maia
    Afrique by Jean-Benoît Dunckel
    Apple Pie To Goby Clarence Buzz Chestnut
    Back To The Lounge by Driftmob Orchestra
    Bliss-O-Gram by Uncle Black
    Boyhood by The Watermark High
    By The Water by Driftmob Orchestra
    Clouds by Imagined Herbal Flows
    Coastline Drive by Hotel Cinema
    Come To Life – Instrumental by National Skyline
    Every Passing Hour by Helios
    Feel by Eames
    Funkaholic by Flitz&Suppe
    Grass Skirts by Beacon Trees
    In My Room (Instrumental) by Gorgeous War
    Komorebi by Catching Flies
    Lady by Mario Grigorov
    Last Exit to Brooklyn by The Larry Goldings Trio
    Lonely by Michael Collins
    Midnight by Dhruv Visvanath
    Miracles by Tony Lee Stafford Jr
    Morning Rises by Sleepy Fish, Philanthrope & Mommy
    Mountainside by Mark Hadley
    Negril by Brinsley Forde
    Northern Coast by Divide By Nine
    Old Dog New Tricks by Billie Ray Fingers
    Otherside by Alex Lustig
    Own The Night by Gary William Short
    Paw Prints by Junior State
    Perspective by Aidan Grace
    Puzzled by Rusian
    Seasons by Aso
    Seeds by Utah
    Sierras by Orchard Heights
    Sixes by Jumpcloud
    Soft by Washed Out
    Spectra (feat. Lost Terra) by Roary
    Summer of ’63 by Keefus Green
    Sunset Lover by Petit Biscuit
    The Way Home by Wang Leehom
    Track by Alex G
    Under The Sun by DIIV
    Vera Calm by Divide By Nine
    When Nietzsche Wept by The Larry Goldings Trio
    Wild by Dhruv Visvanath

  • Neutral (46 titles)
    Brownian Motion by Baobab
    Crazy Diamonds by Samuel Alexander Worskett
    Crescent by Rob Simonsen & Judson Crane
    Dois Palhaços by POIN Pequena Orquestra Interativa
    Eclipse by Beacon Trees
    Ekta Golpo (feat. Satyaki Banerjee, Anusheh Anadil) by Tajdar Junaid
    Every Little Movement – Instrumental by Mario Grigorov
    Fix by Jean-Benoît Dunckel
    Flapper Jack (Instrumental) by The Texas Gypsies
    Forward by Taylor Lipari-Hassett
    Gold by Rob Simonsen
    Golden Hour by Attom
    Harmonize (feat. Daniel Santiago, Edu Ribeiro & Thiago Espírito Santo) by Hamilton de Holanda
    Heidi by Jean-Benoît Dunckel
    Say Never Say Never by Andrew Bojanic
    Interludes by Daniel Garrow
    Jupiter by Beauvois
    Kalimba by Jean-Benoît Dunckel
    Lakeside by Rob Simonsen & Judson Crane
    Living by Heinz Kiessling
    Living On Luck by Dean Parks & The Hollywood Broadcast
    Loveless by Jean-Benoît Dunckel
    Magic Motion by Peter Groenwald
    Meadows by Hans Zimmer
    Mirrors by Rob Simonsen & Judson Crane
    Palomar by Lúcio Maia
    Peach Blossom by Nathan Wang
    Pearl by Mark Mothersbaugh
    Ringing Through The Night by Benjamin James
    São Paulo de Noite by Thiago França
    Sea of Lavender by Mark Hadley
    Signs by Divide By Nine
    Sonata In C Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Springtime by Jeff Babko
    Star by Teddy Leyh
    Starlight by Rob Simonsen & Judson Crane
    Stick ‘N’ A Brush by Kenny Werner
    Sunset Drive by Virgil Arles
    Sunspots by Bob Mould
    The Tide Will Turn – Instrumental by National Skyline
    Through Lights by Judson Crane
    Totnes by Jean-Benoît Dunckel
    Walk by Tanis
    Whistler Float by Kyle White
    With Light by Analog Heart
    Zone Ranger by Owen Frazer

  • Happy (41 titles)
    A Musical Joke by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Always Running by Desoto Jones
    Better Than Chocolate by Driftmob Orchestra
    Big Ben by Judson Crane
    Black Highway Blue by The Regulators
    Brand New by Summer Kennedy
    Brazil (Instrumental) by Ray Conniff
    Bright Lights by Michael Shapiro
    Cheeky Street by Werner Tautz
    Consequence Of Style by Jim Cox
    Dancing with Gong & Shang by Wang Leehom
    Derby Day by Werner Tautz
    Fast Life by Gary William Short
    Feel The Rush by Phoebe Markowitz Ogan
    Frenesi by Pérez Prado
    Good Feelings by Tanis
    Happy Place by Billie Ray Fingers
    Hay Que Luchar by Randall Cooke
    Holding Aces by Isaac Carpenter
    Joey Ramone by Teenage Dance Party
    Morning Dance by Spyro Gyra
    Music for the Royal Fireworks by George Frideric Handel
    Nothing But Sunshine by David Quattrini
    Nothing’s Funner Than Summer by Freckleland
    Over The Top by Grupo De Janeiro
    Shelter by Junior State
    Sky & Clouds by Zhao Cong
    Some Like It Fun by Benny Sky
    Soulful Strut by Young-Holt Unlimited
    Summertime Rain by Little North Fork
    Surf Dog by The Kens
    Sweet ‘N’ Lo by Erwin Lehehn
    Swing (Instrumental) by The Texas Gypsies
    Take It by Night Fevers
    Take Me Back by Tanis
    This I Say by Keith Kenniff
    Three Day Weekend by Driftmob Orchestra
    Tire Swing by Gabriel Witcher
    When We First Met by Hellogoodbye
    Why? by Freckleland
    Work That Skirt by Big Band

  • Uplifting (46 titles)
    Aurora by David Motion
    Banks of the Ohio by David Baerwald
    Big Sky by Hans Zimmer
    Blank Slate (Instrumental) by Mark Buergler
    Bloom by Tony Anderson
    Blush Puppies by Extreme
    Born (feat. Meaning Machine) by ROARY
    Bright Waters by Homay Schmitz
    Cathedrals by John Lucas
    Chasing Starlight by Adrian Disch
    Discovery by Goldmund
    Distant Memory by Virgil Arles
    Down in the Willow Garden by David Baerwald
    Dreaming Bigger by Tanis
    Dreams by PARISI & AVG
    Emergence by Helios
    Flares by Roary
    Goldengrove by Keith Kenniff
    Grace by Eric Kinny
    Grazing by Goldmund
    Hearts Break Free – Instrumental by National Skyline
    Higher by Chad Lawson
    Home by PARISI & AVG
    Horizons by Keith Kenniff
    Inner Glow by Hans Zimmer
    Keep On Livinby Jazmin Sisters
    Last Chance by Chptrs
    Letting Go – Instrumental by National Skyline
    Life by James Brett
    Liftoff by One Hundred Years
    Mosiac by Steven Gutheinz
    On The Mountain By The Sea by Utah
    Put The Sun Back by PARISI & AVG
    Revive by Waes Hael
    Saving Grace by Robin Loxley
    Second Chance by James Michael Dooley
    Smile by Tanis
    Something Beautiful by Tim Halperin
    Somewhere byAirplanes
    The Only One – Instrumental by National Skyline
    The Wonder Of Them by Lisle Moore
    This Moment by Hans Zimmer
    Turning Point by Henning Lohner
    Wandering by Helios
    Wishboneby The 84
    You Can Be Anything by Wendy Page

  • Epic (17 titles)
    A Hero Emerges by Lisle Moore
    Also Sprach Zarathustra by Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
    Endeavor by Ryan Taubert
    Finale by Mariah Mundi
    Flyin Home by Hannibal Leq
    For The Kingdom by Lisle Moore
    Indestructible by David Buckley
    Journey Towards Home by Shawn Wiliams
    One For All by Joseph Trapanese
    Quest For Glory by John Powell
    Quest For The West by Adam Peters
    Road To Glory by Joseph Trapanese
    The Mountain by Zhao Cong
    The Summit by Hans Zimmer
    Triple Dog Dare by Steve Mazzaro
    Victory Quest by John Powell
    Won’t Let Up by Native 51

  • Club (29 titles)
    A Horse Is Not A Home by Miike Snow
    B Big by Alvin Risk & Team Ezy
    Block Party Funk by Founder
    Can’t Keep Checking My Phone byUMO
    Divide by Dualist Inquiry
    Do it Like a Girl by Andrew Bojanic
    Dream Time by Alvin Risk
    Fade To You by Alvin Risk
    Firebreak by Alvin Risk
    Game Days by PYRMDS
    Hard To Say Goodbye by Washed Out
    Holdin’ On by PARISI & AVG
    Humble Pro by Cherry Glazerr
    IDK by Bebe O’Hare
    Infinite Loop by Wang Leehom
    Jet Pack by Virgil Arles
    Knight Moves by Chilly Gonzales
    Live For Tonight by Phoebe Markowitz Ogan
    Livin’ Life To No End by Bruce Fingers
    Moonlight by Alvin Risk
    Never Seen It Done Like This by Sue Perpop
    Party All Night by Sue Perpop
    Roller Skates by Virgil Arles
    Roof Down by Daniel Heath
    Roof Party by Divide By Nine
    Sweet by Raf Rundell
    Swing Step by Founder
    Wobble by PYRMDS
    Xceleratr by The Black Jackets

  • Extreme (12 titles)
    Adrenalize by Root Basket
    Darkslide by BT
    Deedz by Andrew James Christie
    Game On by Root Basket
    Kids by Sleigh Bells
    Ou La La La (All Eyes on Us) by NVDES
    Playground by Justin Alfred Merrill
    Plugged In by *repeat repeat
    Rising Power by Zhao Cong
    Start It, Finish It by Age of Menace
    The Code by Kyle White
    Truth by Frank Klepacki

  • Special (17 titles)
    Ah Paris! by Max Aruj
    All The Rage by Werner Tautz
    Babarabatiri by Mambo All-Stars
    El Cumbanchero by Xavier Cugat
    Fortnight & Change by Jeff Babko
    Funshine Island by Stephen Andrew Rees
    Golly Gosh by Henning Lohner
    Happy Birthday by Traditional
    Jesusita En Chihuahua by Esquivel
    King O Swing by Gotthard Welker
    Kool Kat by Michael Lockwood
    Mambo #5 (Yo Quiero Mambo) by Mambo All-Stars
    Mambo Jambo by Patrick Warren
    Sleigh Ride by Patrick Warren
    Splendiferous by Hans Zimmer
    The Dark by Patrick Warren
    The Holly & the Ivy by John Lenehan


    • Hi, in my understanding it is the job of Apple to ensure that music utilized in their slideshow themes are OK to be shared, as this is the whole purpose. As you can see here, I already uploaded quite some on YouTube, and only a few triggered a copyright warning. Those cannot be monetized, but most can. Of course, this is my personal opinion and not a legal advice.


  1. Is there anyway to download or buy any of the music in memories ??
    Some of the music is amazing and I would like to purchase it.


    • Hi Eden, I think there are several options. You can look for the title/artist on any music purchase/streaming service and obtain it form there. However I noticed that many times the songs commercially available a different mix. Alternatively you can play a theme inside the Photos app on your iPhone and record it on your Mac/PC with an analog cable. Or you use a video downloader to get it from a video portal directly (might not comply with certain rules of the portal provider).


  2. Hi, with the most recent software update, it seems the Apple Photos Memories music has been completely refreshed. I really loved one of the previous songs but am struggling to find it. Do you by any chance know which one was the default Uplifting / Happy song that has female vocals but is largely a beat-driven song? I’m slowly going through your amazing list but a lot of the songs can’t be found on a streaming platform/YouTube for me to test. Thanks so much in advance!


    • Hi, maybe you have access to an iOS device that is still on iOS14 to check. This might be the easiest solution. Or if you have a saved memory using that clip you maybe can re-open it and check. Finally, if you have ever exported to a video you can post a link here an I can check for you.


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