Originally Posted by Abstsbtsb
The fact that your listening to them is refreshing your memory giving the illusion that you have it memorized. I bet you couldnt recite every note and drum part without listening to it as you go along. You would remember what you ate for breakfast 3 days ago if you were watching a recording of it.
Exactly. Remembering music is easier because the brain detects the current musical values, chord progressions etc. then remembers the next step.