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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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Jealous Guy is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Hurt is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Sorry is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Hold Me Now Thompson Twins

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Forgiveness Sarah McLachlan

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Losing Tenth Avenue North

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Tom Islava added Little Lion Man Mumford & Sons

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punksnotdead added I'm Sorry John Denver

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Dig Incubus

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Ghosts That We Knew Mumford & Sons

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Rural Route John Mellencamp

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Forgiven Sanctus Real

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Forgiven Skillet

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Hate Me Blue October

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Sorry Is a Sorry Word The Temptations

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Saying Sorry Hawthorne Heights

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Prodigal Son The Rolling Stones

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Yes We Can Boy George

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Butterfly Weezer

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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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Put It Back Together Fatboy Slim

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So Sorry Feist

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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

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