I'm So Sorry, The 25 Best Apology Songs Playlist

Need to say "I'm Sorry"? Get some help with the top 25 best apology songs of all time

Saying "I am sorry" is one of the hardest things to do. In fact, some people cant even do it at all. Well, for both groups of people, we have the best apology songs so you don't have to apologize and the song can do all the work for you! However you apologizing might fare a bit better, but perhaps you can intro with the song à la "Say Anything" when John Cusack serenades his ex-girlfriend with "In Your Eyes".

Maybe you had a silly fight, or maybe your relationship has run its course, or you were in the wrong and are now trying to win them back. A little apology can go a long way and it will pay big dividends.

Whatever the case may be for you, these songs are all about righting the wrongs and getting over the heartbreak. We’re not limiting them to just breakups, we’ve got a few other apologetic tunes in here as well.

And hey, if you can’t win them back, you can also get some free therapy by listening to some of the saddest songs of all time.

Here is a preview of the top best apology songs. Keep reading for the full list.

25

Chris Brown - Apology

Choice Lyric: 

Girl you know it ain't true

If you believe

Please accept my apology

baby I didn't mean

I didn't mean to hurt you girl

Girl you know it ain't true

If you believe

Please accept my apology

baby I didn't mean

I didn't mean to hurt you girl

24

Flyleaf - I'm Sorry

Choice Lyric:

I'm sorry

I don't mean to remember

It's true that I dream less often

I'm sorry

I don't mean to remember

It's true that I dream less often

23

Dave Matthews Band - I Did it

Choice Lyric:

I did it

Do you think I’ve gone too far?

I did it

Guilty as charged

I did it

It was me right or wrong

I did it

Yeah

I did it

Do you think I’ve gone too far?

I did it

Guilty as charged

I did it

It was me right or wrong

I did it

Yeah

22

Chicago - Hard To Say I'm Sorry

Choice Lyric:

Hold me now

It's hard for me to say I'm sorry

I just want you to stay

Hold me now

It's hard for me to say I'm sorry

I just want you to stay

21

Evanescence - Forgive Me

Choice Lyric: 

So stay with me

You look in my eyes and I'm screaming inside that I'm sorry.

So stay with me

You look in my eyes and I'm screaming inside that I'm sorry.

20

Player - Please Come Back

Choice Lyric:

Baby come back, you can blame it all on me

I was wrong, and I just can't live without you

Baby come back, you can blame it all on me

I was wrong, and I just can't live without you

19

The Temptations - Sorry is a sorry word

Choice Lyric:

Now you're leaving me in sorrow and your telling me your sorry but, babe,

Sorry is a sorry word after all I've done for you, baby

 

Now you're leaving me in sorrow and your telling me your sorry but, babe,

Sorry is a sorry word after all I've done for you, baby

18

Our Lady Peace - Apology

Choice Lyric: 

I'm a liar, a thief

And I, am an apology

I'm a liar, a thief

And I, am an apology

17

Avenged Sevenfold - Almost Easy

Choice Lyric: 

Now that I've lost you it kills me to say

I've tried to hold on as you've slowly slipped away.

I'm losing the fight.

I've treated you so wrong, now let me make it right.

Now that I've lost you it kills me to say

I've tried to hold on as you've slowly slipped away.

I'm losing the fight.

I've treated you so wrong, now let me make it right.

16

Fun. - We Are Young

Choice Lyric: 

Give me a second I,

I need to get my story straight

Give me a second I,

I need to get my story straight

15

Elton John - Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word

Choice Lyric:

It's sad, so sad

Why can't we talk it over

Oh it seems to me

That sorry seems to be the hardest word

It's sad, so sad

Why can't we talk it over

Oh it seems to me

That sorry seems to be the hardest word

14

Chicago - After All That We've Been Through

Choice Lyric:

Hold me now

It's hard for me to say I'm sorry 

I just want you to stay 

After all that we've been through 

I will make it up to you

I promise to

Hold me now

It's hard for me to say I'm sorry

I just want you to stay

After all that we've been through

I will make it up to you

I promise to

13

John Lennon - Jealous Guy

Choice Lyric:

I'm sorry that I made you cry

Oh my I didn't want to hurt you

I'm just a jealous guy

 

I'm sorry that I made you cry

Oh my I didn't want to hurt you

I'm just a jealous guy

12

Foo Fighters - Walking After You

Choice Lyric:

If you'd accept surrender

I'll give up some more

Weren't you adored

I cannot be without you

If you'd accept surrender

I'll give up some more

Weren't you adored

I cannot be without you

11

REM - The Apologist

Choice Lyric:

When I feel regret,

I get down on my knees and pray

I'm sorry, so sorry…

When I feel regret,

I get down on my knees and pray

I'm sorry, so sorry…

10

Adele - Someone like You

Choice Lyric:

Never mind, I'll find someone like you

I wish nothing but the best for you too

9

Prince - Purple Rain

Choice Lyric:

I never meant 2 cause u any sorrow

I never meant 2 cause u any pain

I only wanted 2 one time see u laughing

I only wanted 2 see u laughing in the purple rain

8

Eminem - Cleaning Out My Closet

Choice Lyric:

I'm sorry momma!

I never meant to hurt you!

I never meant to make you cry; but tonight

I'm cleaning out my closet (one more time)

I'm sorry momma!

I never meant to hurt you!

I never meant to make you cry; but tonight

I'm cleaning out my closet (one more time)

7

Leadbelly - I'm Sorry Mama

Choice Lyric:

I'm blue as I can be

My man walked out on me

I'd go home and end it all

But fourteen stories is an awful fall

I'm so sorry for myself

I'm blue as I can be

My man walked out on me

I'd go home and end it all

But fourteen stories is an awful fall

I'm so sorry for myself

6

Decemberists - The Apology Song

Not all apologies need to be about relationships, this one is about a bike named Madeleine.

Choice Lyric:

So I wrote you this song

In the hope that you'd forgive me

Even though it was wrong

Being so careless with a thing so great

And taking your poor Madeleine away, away

Decemberists - The Apology Song

So I wrote you this song

In the hope that you'd forgive me

Even though it was wrong

Being so careless with a thing so great

And taking your poor Madeleine away, away

Decemberists - The Apology Song

5

The Ramones - Swallow My Pride

Choice Lyric: 

Winter is here and it's going on two years swallow my pride

4

Feist - So sorry

Choice Lyric: 

I’m sorry

Two words I always think

Oh after you're gone

When I realize I was acting all wrong

I’m sorry

Two words I always think

Oh after you're gone

When I realize I was acting all wrong

3

Weezer - Butterfly

Choice Lyric: 

I’m sorry for what I did

I did what my body told me to

I didn’t mean to do you harm

I’m sorry for what I did

I did what my body told me to

I didn’t mean to do you harm

2

R.E.M - So. Central Rain

Choice Lyric:

Go build yourself another home, this choice isn't mine

I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry

Go build yourself another home, this choice isn't mine

I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry

1

Nirvana - All Apologies

Choice Lyric: 

What else should I write

I don't have the right

What else should I be

All apologies

What else should I write

I don't have the right

What else should I be

All apologies

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