I'm Sorry (John Denver song)

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"I'm Sorry"
Single by John Denver
from the album Windsong
A-side "I'm Sorry"
B-side "Calypso"
Released July 1975 (U.S.)
Format 7"
Recorded 1975
Genre Folk, country, pop
Length 3:32
Label RCA Records
Writer(s) John Denver
John Denver singles chronology
"Thank God I'm a Country Boy"
"I'm Sorry"/
"Fly Away"

"I'm Sorry" is a song written and recorded by American country-folk singer-songwriter John Denver. Released in 1975, it was his final number-one pop hit released during his career.

Chart performance[edit]

The song, an apology for forsaken love,[1] "I'm Sorry" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on 27 September 1975, as well as reaching number one on the Easy Listening chart.[2] Six weeks after topping the pop chart, the song was Denver's third and final number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[3]

The flip side of "I'm Sorry" was "Calypso", and, like its A-side, enjoyed substantial radio airplay on Top 40 stations.

Chart (1975) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 4


  1. ^ Heibutzki, Ralph. Review of Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 by John Denver. Allmusic.com.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 76. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 103. 

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Preceded by
"The Proud One" by The Osmonds
Billboard Easy Listening Singles number-one single
September 20, 1975 - September 27, 1975
Succeeded by
"Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady" by Helen Reddy
Preceded by
"Fame" by David Bowie
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
September 27, 1975
Succeeded by
"Fame" by David Bowie
Preceded by
"(Turn Out the Lights And) Love Me Tonight" by Don Williams
Billboard Hot Country Singles number-one single
November 8, 1975
Succeeded by
"Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way"/"Bob Wills Is Still the King" by Waylon Jennings