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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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Jealous Guy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Songs About Forgiveness
John Lennon
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Stand By Your Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Songs About Forgiveness
MusicOfTheForest added Tammy Wynette
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Timbaland f/OneRepublic
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Tom Islava added The Fray
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Tom Islava added Adele
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Willie Nelson
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mwlittletreasures added Elton John
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Take Me Home is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Songs About Forgiveness
MusicOfTheForest added Tom Waits, Crystal Gayle
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Climb Aboard My Dream is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Songs About Forgiveness
MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen
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Hurt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Songs About Forgiveness
lucyheartfilia25 added Christina Aguilera
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Taylor Swift
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Sorry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Songs About Forgiveness
Luca Torrini added Buckcherry
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Nirvana
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Tom Islava added Mumford & Sons
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Skillet
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Thompson Twins
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Blue October
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punksnotdead added John Denver
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William Skok added Avenged Sevenfold
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Sarah McLachlan