20 Best Songs About Forgiveness

By Nico Gonzalez

Forgiveness is one of the most important things we can do in our lives.

It’s not always easy, but it’s worth it.

Forgiving someone doesn’t mean that you’re condoning their actions-it means that you’re choosing to let go of the anger and resentment you feel, and moving on.

It’s not always easy to forgive, but there are some great songs out there about the topic!

In this list, we’ll take a look at 20 of the best songs about forgiveness.

These songs talk about all aspects of forgiveness-forgiving others, forgiving ourselves, and more.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration when it comes to forgiving someone, these songs are perfect for you!


If I Could Turn Back Time – Cher

If I Could Turn Back Time

If I Could Turn Back Time by Cher is a song about regrets and being able to go back in time to change the past.

The song is about how the singer would change things if she could, and how she would do things differently.

She sings about all of the mistakes that she has made, and how she wishes that she could go back and fix them.

This song is a great reminder that we all make mistakes, and that it’s never too late to learn from them and move on.

It’s also a powerful message about being able to forgive ourselves for our mistakes.

We can’t change the past, but we can learn from it and move on.

Back To December – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift - Back To December

Back To December by Taylor Swift is a song about forgiveness.

In the song, Taylor Swift talks about how she regrets breaking up with her ex-boyfriend and wants to go back to December, when things were still good between them.

She asks for his forgiveness and begs him to take her back.

This song is a great example of how powerful forgiveness can be.

By forgiving her ex-boyfriend, Taylor Swift was able to move on from the past and have a better relationship with him in the future.

Hurt – Christina Aguilera 

Christina Aguilera - Hurt (Official Video)

One of the best songs about forgiveness is Hurt by Christina Aguilera.

The song is about a relationship that has ended, and how the singer regrets all of the things she did wrong.

She asks for her ex-partner’s forgiveness, and vows to never make the same mistakes again.

This song is a powerful reminder that we all make mistakes, and that it’s never too late to apologize and start fresh.

Jealous Guy – John Lennon

JEALOUS GUY. (Ultimate Mix, 2020) - John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band (w the Flux Fiddlers)

Jealous Guy is a song written and performed by John Lennon.

The song was released in 1971 on the album Imagine.

The lyrics are about Lennon’s anger and anguish over his separation from Yoko Ono and the public’s perception of their relationship.

In the song, Lennon pleads for his lover to come back and promises to be a better man.

The song has been covered by many artists, including Roxy Music, Rod Stewart, and George Michael.

In 2004 it was covered by Mariah Carey and used as the opening track on her album The Emancipation of Mimi.

Cleanin’ Out My Closet – Eminem

Eminem - Cleanin' Out My Closet (Official Music Video)

Cleanin’ Out My Closet is one of Eminem’s most personal songs, and it’s about the rapper’s struggles with his father.

In the song, Eminem talks about how his father never showed him any love or support, and he also accuses his father of abuse.

The song is a powerful confession, and it’s clear that Eminem has a lot of anger and resentment towards his father.

However, the song ends on a hopeful note, with Eminem asking for his father’s forgiveness.

This shows that Eminem is capable of healing the rift between them, and it also demonstrates the power of forgiveness.

Apologize – OneRepublic

Timbaland - Apologize ft. OneRepublic

Apologize is a song by OneRepublic that was released in 2007.

The song was written by the band’s lead singer Ryan Tedder.

The song is about a relationship that is on the brink of ending and the protagonist’s attempts to salvage it.

The song reached number one in sixteen countries, including the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.

It was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

The lyrics of the song are about someone who realizes that they have made a mistake and that they need to apologize for it.

The protagonist pleads with their partner to forgive them and give them another chance.

The song is about taking responsibility for one’s actions and not dwelling on the past, but instead looking to the future.

Sorry – Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber - Sorry (PURPOSE : The Movement)

“Sorry” is a song by Justin Bieber.

The song was written by Bieber, Skrillex, and BloodPop.

It was released on October 22, 2015, as the lead single from Bieber’s fourth studio album, Purpose.

The song reached number one in over 25 countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States.

It became Bieber’s sixth number-one single in the United States and second in Canada.

“Sorry” also became his first number one in the United Kingdom.

The song is a pop and R&B ballad.

It talks about apologizing to someone that you have hurt. In the song, Bieber asks for forgiveness and tells the person that he loves them.

The song received mixed to positive reviews.

Some critics felt it was too generic, while others enjoyed the song overall.

It appears on multiple lists for best songs of 2015 including Rolling Stone’s list.

Purple Rain – Prince and the Revolution

Prince and The Revolution - Purple Rain (Live in Syracuse, March 30, 1985)

Purple Rain by Prince and the Revolution is a song about forgiveness.

In the song, Prince is asking for forgiveness from the person he hurt the most.

He talks about how he knows he made mistakes and how he’s sorry for what he did.

He asks for the person to forgive him and to please come back to him.

This song is a powerful message about how forgiveness can help us move on with our lives.

All Apologies – Nirvana

Nirvana - All Apologies (MTV Unplugged)

All Apologies is a song by the American grunge band Nirvana.

It was released as the second single from their third album, In Utero, in 1993.

The song was written by Kurt Cobain, and it deals with the aftermath of his marriage to Courtney Love.

The song is written in the form of a letter to Love, and Cobain asks for her forgiveness.

The song became a hit, and it was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.

In 2003, the song was featured on Nirvana’s compilation album, the best-selling Nirvana.

All Apologies has been performed several times after Cobain’s death.

“All Apologies” peaked at number thirty-five on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent seven weeks at a peak position of ten on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.

In other countries, the song was less successful, peaking at number seventy-one on the UK Singles Chart.

Adele Hello – Adele

Adele’s Hello is a song about a broken relationship.

Adele sings about how she regrets the way things ended and wishes she could go back in time to fix things.

She also begs for her ex-boyfriend’s forgiveness.

The song is a powerful message of hope that even after a broken relationship, we can still find forgiveness and move on with our lives.

The Everly Brothers recorded Make It Good to Me about the need for forgiveness in a relationship.

The narrator sings about how he’s changed and if she’ll give him another chance, he will do whatever it takes to make things right between them.

The song is simple but effective-it sends the message that we should forgive our loved ones if we want them to forgive us.

Sorry – Ciara

Ciara - Sorry (Lyric Video)

Sorry by Ciara is a song about taking responsibility for one’s mistakes and apologizing.

The song is about a relationship that has ended and the protagonist is apologizing to her former love.

She tells him that she regrets the way things ended and that she wishes she could go back in time and fix things.

She also tells him that she loves him and wants him to be happy.

This song is a great example of how to apologize properly.

The protagonist takes responsibility for her actions and admits that she was wrong.

She also doesn’t try to make excuses for her behavior.

When you apologize, you should take responsibility and be very clear about what you’re sorry for.

Saying that you regret the way things turned out isn’t enough-you have to go beyond that and say how your actions made life harder for your loved one or neighbor or classmate or family member.

Finally, don’t expect forgiveness right away-the best thing about this song is that the protagonist implies that she isn’t asking for forgiveness just yet.

Swallow My Pride – The Ramones

RAMONES - Swallow My Pride

The Ramones have always been a punk band that doesn’t shy away from controversy.

In their song “Swallow My Pride,” the lyrics are about a man who is asking for forgiveness from a woman he has hurt.

He knows that he was wrong and is asking her to please forgive him.

The song is a powerful message of how sorry someone can be for the mistakes they have made.

This song is a plea for forgiveness, not an explanation or justification.

It shows the sorrow one feels when they wrong someone they love and care about.

This best song by The Ramones is not so much a song asking for forgiveness but it says how we need to forgive ourselves if we have done something bad/taken something from someone else.

Sorry – Madonna

Madonna - Sorry (Official Video)

Sorry by Madonna is a heartbreaking ballad about a woman who regrets the way she’s treated her lover.

The lyrics are simple but powerful, and the song has become a classic in its own right.

It’s one of those rare tracks that can make you feel both sad and happy at the same time, and it’s definitely worth a listen!

This song was written by Madonna and Timbaland, with additional writing from Justin Timberlake.

Also, the song won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture at the 2010 ceremony.

It was also nominated for an Academy Award in the same category, but lost to The Weary Kind by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett from Crazy Heart.

Sorry, Blame It On Me – Akon

Akon - Sorry, Blame It On Me (Official Music Video)

“Sorry, Blame It On Me” by Akon is a song about asking for forgiveness.

In the song, Akon talks about how he has made mistakes and asks for forgiveness.

He also asks the person he is talking to to forgive him.

This song is a good song for asking for forgiveness.

Many people are afraid to ask for forgiveness, this song is a good song for showing that you can ask for forgiveness.

Its lyrics are “I’ve made some mistakes, I know what you must be thinking.

But it’s me not you, so can we still be friends? Oh please say yes. Please don’t walk away.

Because I want to say that I’m sorry.”

Apology Song – The Decemberists

The Decemberists released a song called “The Apology Song” on their album The Hazards of Love.

The song is about a man who is apologizing to his lover for everything he has done wrong.

He talks about how he has been unfaithful, lied to her, and hurt her in many ways.

He asks for her forgiveness and tells her that he will do anything to make things right again.

The Decemberists are perhaps best known for their 2005 single “The Crane Wife 3”, which reached number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

But the band is also noted for its eclectic mix of folk, punk, alternative rock, and baroque pop elements.

Please Forgive Me – Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams - Please Forgive Me (Official Music Video)

Bryan Adams is one of the most successful singer-songwriters in the world, with a career spanning more than 30 years.

His song “Please Forgive Me” was released in 1993 and reached number one in six countries.

The song is about a man who has made mistakes and wants his loved one to forgive him.

He knows he can’t change what he’s done, but he’s begging for another chance.

The lyrics of the song are very powerful, and they show how much pain and regret the singer is feeling.

He knows that he’s hurt the person he loves and he wants to make things right again.

The song is a plea for forgiveness, and it’s a reminder that we all make mistakes sometimes.

We shouldn’t be ashamed of our mistakes, but we should do what we can to fix them.

Heartbreaker – will.i.am. feat. Cheryl Cole

will.i.am - Heartbreaker ft. Cheryl Cole (Official Music Video)

Heartbreaker by will.i.am.feat. Cheryl Cole is a song about a broken relationship in which one person has been hurt badly.

The lyrics talk about how the protagonist has been betrayed and how they’re struggling to cope with the pain.

They ask for forgiveness, but it’s clear that they’re not sure if they can really forgive the person who did this to them.

It’s a powerful and emotional song that speaks to anyone who’s been through a tough break-up.

Some feel that they can’t move on, others feel there is no point in trying to forgive.

My Stupid Mouth – John Mayer

John Mayer’s “My Stupid Mouth” is a song about how we all say things we don’t mean, and how we need to forgive ourselves for the mistakes we make.

Mayer sings “I’m sorry for the things I said, the way I acted, the way I made you feel,” and he knows that he can’t take back the words that he’s spoken, but he asks for forgiveness anyway.

This song is a reminder that we all make mistakes, and that it’s important to forgive ourselves and move on.

Some of the greatest lessons in life are learned through experiences like this, and we should always keep our minds open to change.

Sorry Not Sorry – Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry (Official Video)

Sorry Not Sorry is a sassy and unapologetic anthem about self-empowerment.

Demi Lovato belts out lyrics like “I’m sorry, not sorry” and “baby, I’m nothin’ like the girls you’ve been with before” as a way of saying that she’s not here to make anyone comfortable.

She’s proud of who she is, mistakes and all, and isn’t afraid to own up to her wrongs.

The song is a reminder that we should never be sorry for being ourselves.

Some of us make mistakes, and that’s okay!

We can learn from them or use it as motivation to be better versions of ourselves.

If you’ve ever apologized for something you shouldn’t have, this is the song for you.

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word – Blue Feat. Elton John

Blue Featuring Elton John - Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (Official Video)

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word is a ballad written by Blue and Elton John.

It was released as a single in 1976 from the album Blue Moves.

The song reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one on the Adult Contemporary chart. In the UK, the song reached number two.

The song is about a couple that is breaking up and the difficulties associated with saying goodbye.

Some listeners may interpret the line “It’s sad, so sad, it’s a sad, sad situation” as referring to AIDS; however, at the time of its release, this interpretation would have been speculative.