Please Forgive Me

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"Please Forgive Me"
Single by Bryan Adams
from the album So Far So Good
Released November 2, 1993 (1993-11-02)
Format CD single
Recorded October 1993 (1993-10)
Genre Rock
Length 5:56
Label A&M
Writer(s) Bryan Adams and Robert Lange
Producer(s) Bryan Adams and Robert Lange
Bryan Adams singles chronology
Do I Have to Say the Words?
(1992)
Please Forgive Me
(1993)
All for Love
(1993)

"Please Forgive Me" is a single by Canadian rock singer Bryan Adams from 1993.

The song is written by Mutt Lange and Bryan Adams. It was released as a bonus track on Adams's greatest hits compilation album So Far So Good. It is his only Australian #1 single not written for a motion picture. The single also reached #7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the UK Singles Chart.

Song[edit]

"Please Forgive Me" is a slow power ballad written by Adams himself and Robert Lange. The song has an instrumental intro, which is only found on the album version of the song. Adams told Songfacts that it was one of the first songs that he agreed to use a modulation in.[1] The single reached number two in the UK, number seven in the US and number one in Australia. The song was praised by critics upon its release, and has given Adams one of his best chart performances to date, his most highly successful being the 1991 international chart-topping hit "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You". The song helped So Far So Good reach no. 1 on the UK Albums Chart. The music video for this song also received a huge amount of TV airplay. The studio band, who also appear in the video which was filmed live during the tracking dates, included keyboard player David Paich, guitarist Shane Fontayne, bassist James Hutchinson (musician), Adams' band members Keith Scott and Mickey Curry and producer Mutt Lange.

The song was co-written and produced by Mutt Lange. It was a massive radio hit all over the world, and became an instant hit amongst Adams fans. The single has sold over 3 million copies worldwide.

Single track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Please Forgive Me (Radio Mix)"    
2. "Can't Stop This Thing We Started (Live)"    
3. "There Will Never Be Another Tonight (Live)"    
4. "C'mon Everybody (Live)"    

Music video[edit]

The music video is filmed in a recording studio and features Adams, his band and a dog. Adams and his bandmates befriended the dog - who belonged to the studio owner - whilst recording the track. The video for Bryan's 2008 single I Thought I'd Seen Everything resembles this one. It is one of his most popular videos.[citation needed]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 1
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 2
Canada (RPM)[4] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[5] 2
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 3
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 3
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 7
Norway (VG-lista)[10] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 7
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[15] 2
Chart (1994) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[16] 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[17] 2

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Austria (IFPI Austria)[18] Gold 25,000x
Germany (BVMI)[19] Gold 250,000^
Sweden (GLF)[20] Gold 25,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[21] Gold 400,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Please Forgive Me". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2009-12-18. 
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Bryan Adams – Please Forgive Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Bryan Adams – Please Forgive Me" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Hit Tracks & Where to Find Them" (PDF). RPM 58 (21). December 4, 1993. ISSN 0315-5994. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  6. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Adams, Bryan > Please Forgive Me – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  7. ^ "Search the Charts". Irish Charts. Fireball Media.  Type "Please Forgive Me" under Search by Song Title to see search results.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Bryan Adams – Please Forgive Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Bryan Adams – Please Forgive Me". Top 40 Singles.
  10. ^ "Topp 20 Single uke 50, 1993 – VG-lista. Offisielle hitlister fra og med 1958" (in Norwegian). VG-lista.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bryan Adams – Please Forgive Me". Singles Top 60.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bryan Adams – Please Forgive Me". Swiss Singles Chart.
  13. ^ "Archive Chart: 1993-11-06" UK Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "Illegal name entered Bryan Adams/Bryan+Adams/chart?f=379 Bryan Adams Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Bryan Adams.
  15. ^ "Illegal name entered Bryan Adams/Bryan+Adams/chart?f=341 Bryan Adams Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Bryan Adams.
  16. ^ "Lescharts.com – Bryan Adams – Please Forgive Me" (in French). Les classement single.
  17. ^ "Illegal name entered Bryan Adams/Bryan+Adams/chart?f=381 Bryan Adams Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Bryan Adams.
  18. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Bryan Adams – Please Forgive Me" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Bryan Adams in the field Interpret. Enter Please Forgive Me in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  19. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Bryan Adams; 'Please Forgive Me')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  20. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  21. ^ "British single certifications – Bryan Adams – Please Forgive Me". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Please Forgive Me in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go