Songs The Best Songs About Forgiveness   

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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 The Fray

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Tom Islava added Adele

3
89 43
Hurt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Songs About Forgiveness
lucyheartfilia25 added Christina Aguilera

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63 25
Jealous Guy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Songs About Forgiveness
John Lennon

5
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mwlittletreasures added Elton John

6
75 43
Sorry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs About Forgiveness
Luca Torrini added Buckcherry

7
54 29
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Willie Nelson

8
75 46
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Taylor Swift

9
52 31
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Timbaland f/OneRepublic

10
50 30
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39 21
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53 33
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42 24
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68 49
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Nirvana

15
32 22
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Thompson Twins

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23 15
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punksnotdead added John Denver

17
24 16
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25 18
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Blue October

19
40 33
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Sarah McLachlan

20
14 8
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Skillet

21
16 10
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William Skok added Avenged Sevenfold

22
17 11
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Incubus

23
18 13
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Sanctus Real

24
17 13
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25
14 10
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Tenth Avenue North

26
11 7
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Tom Islava added Mumford & Sons

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12 9
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Mumford & Sons

28
14 12
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Metallica

29
11 9
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The Temptations

30
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Hawthorne Heights

31
16 15
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10 9
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Weezer

33
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The Rolling Stones

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Ariana Grande

35
8 9
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Peaches & Herb

36
7 8
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7 8
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Boy George

38
7 8
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Fatboy Slim

39
5 6
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The Decemberists

40
11 13
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John Mellencamp

41
7 9
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6 8
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Amos Lee

43
5 7
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Wonderland added The xx

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Point of Grace

45
8 11
94 Hours is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Songs About Forgiveness
As I Lay Dying

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6 9
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5 8
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Bo Bice

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5 8
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Feist

49
4 7
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6 10
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Mary Mary