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List Rules Songs with "forgiveness" or "sorry" in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about forgiving as a subject.

You may have never thought about it, but there has been a lot of music in the last ten years that deals with the problems of apologizing and saying sorry. When you've wronged someone or they've done something to hurt you, what better way to cope than to write a song about it? This is a ranked list of all songs about forgiveness, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "forgiveness," "I'm sorry" or "apology" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about being forgiven as a subject or theme. For example, "Saying Sorry" by Hawthorne Heights has one of the words in the title, but Taylor Swift's "Back to December" does not. 

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid apology tracks that are thematically similar. Vote for the forgiveness songs that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. Don't forget, even Jesus talked about turning the other cheek and forgetting about the past. If one of your top forgiveness songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. There are many genres of music featured below including pop, rock, metal, and more. 
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Tom Islava added Hello Adele

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Hurt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Songs About Forgiveness
lucyheartfilia25 added Hurt Christina Aguilera

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mwlittletreasures added Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word Elton John

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Jealous Guy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Songs About Forgiveness
Jealous Guy John Lennon

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Always on My Mind Willie Nelson

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Back to December Taylor Swift

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All Apologies Nirvana

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Apologize Timbaland f/OneRepublic

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Sorry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Songs About Forgiveness
Luca Torrini added Sorry Buckcherry

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Forgiveness Sarah McLachlan

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Hold Me Now Thompson Twins

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William Skok added A Little Piece of Heaven Avenged Sevenfold

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punksnotdead added I'm Sorry John Denver

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Dig Incubus

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Losing Tenth Avenue North

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Tom Islava added Little Lion Man Mumford & Sons

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Hate Me Blue October

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Forgiven Skillet

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Ghosts That We Knew Mumford & Sons

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Sorry Is a Sorry Word The Temptations

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Forgiven Sanctus Real

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Saying Sorry Hawthorne Heights

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Rural Route John Mellencamp

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Prodigal Son The Rolling Stones

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Butterfly Weezer

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Yes We Can Boy George

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Reunited Peaches & Herb

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Ease Back Amos Lee

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The Apology Song The Decemberists

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So Sorry Feist

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Put It Back Together Fatboy Slim

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94 Hours is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Songs About Forgiveness
94 Hours As I Lay Dying

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See The Light Bo Bice

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Wonderland added Shelter The xx

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Gather at the River Point of Grace

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Forgiven Me Mary Mary