music The Best Songs About Mistakes  

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Everybody makes mistakes, and thankfully those mistakes are often turned into great music, as proved by the tunes on this list of songs about mistakes. If screwing up is inevitable, then these mistake songs are a welcome byproduct of that inevitability. Lessons learned, lost love, moving on from regret, and just plain unchangeable bullheadedness are all covered in these songs that reference making mistakes in the lyrics or title. Consider this list a beautiful testament to human folly.

 

“Oops!... I Did It Again” was a hit single by Britney Spears. Sung from the viewpoint of a predatory female who toys with men’s hearts, the fact that she’s making “mistakes” seems to come purely from her own admission.

 

“My Favorite Mistake” was a Sheryl Crow single, rumored to be about her tumultuous relationships with either Eric Clapton or Jakob Dylan.

 

“God’s Mistake” was a single by Tears for Fears, a cynical take on love.

 

Which songs do you never regret listening to? Vote for your favorites! If there’s a song about mistakes you love that’s not on the list, please fix the screw up and add it.

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Warning Sign Coldplay

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Oops!... I Did It Again Britney Spears

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My Favorite Mistake Sheryl Crow

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It's a Mistake Men at Work

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My Mistake (Was to Love You) Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross

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Biggest Mistake The Rolling Stones

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An Honest Mistake The Bravery

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Big Mistake Monica

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Little Mistake Mr. Big

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Make No Mistake Keith Richards

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Mistake Demi Lovato

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Mistake Moby

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Love Mistake Heart

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Your Biggest Mistake Ellie Goulding

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You Can't Win Iron Butterfly

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Latest Mistake Mandy Moore

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A Mistake Fiona Apple

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No Mistake About It Gordon Lightfoot

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Last Mistake Glenn Hughes

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The Mess I Made Parachute

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Big Mistake Natalie Imbruglia

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God's Mistake Tears for Fears

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Make a Mistake Brad Paisley

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Your Biggest Mistake New Found Glory

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My Mistake Joe Bonamassa

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Pink Triangle Weezer

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Mistake No. 3 Culture Club

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Mistaken for Strangers The National

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I Will Not Be a Mistake Cliff Richard

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My Big Mistake Delta Goodrem

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I Used to Say I Love You Robyn Hitchcock

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The Same Mistakes The Cooper Temple Clause