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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 I'm sorry songs that are thematically similar. Vote for the forgiveness tracks that you enjoy the most, and vote down 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 How to Save a Life The Fray

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Tom Islava added Hello Adele

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Jealous Guy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Songs About Forgiveness
Jealous Guy John Lennon

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Hurt is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Back to December Taylor Swift

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Always on My Mind Willie Nelson

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Sorry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Songs About Forgiveness
Luca Torrini added Sorry Buckcherry

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Apologize Timbaland f/OneRepublic

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All Apologies Nirvana

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punksnotdead added I'm Sorry John Denver

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Hold Me Now Thompson Twins

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Forgiven Sanctus Real

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Forgiveness Sarah McLachlan

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William Skok added A Little Piece of Heaven Avenged Sevenfold

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Tom Islava added Little Lion Man Mumford & Sons

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The Worst Beatles Songs

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Losing Tenth Avenue North

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Dig Incubus

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Forgiven Skillet

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Ghosts That We Knew Mumford & Sons

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Butterfly Weezer

Rock Stars Who Died at Age 29

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Sorry Is a Sorry Word The Temptations

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Hate Me Blue October

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Saying Sorry Hawthorne Heights

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Reunited Peaches & Herb

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Yes We Can Boy George

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Put It Back Together Fatboy Slim

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Ease Back Amos Lee

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The Apology Song The Decemberists

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Rural Route John Mellencamp

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Prodigal Son The Rolling Stones

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Wonderland added Shelter The xx

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94 Hours is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Songs About Forgiveness
94 Hours As I Lay Dying

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So Sorry Feist

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See The Light Bo Bice

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Gather at the River Point of Grace

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Forgiven Me Mary Mary

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Shame, Shame Dr. Dog