Forgive (song)

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Single by Rebecca Lynn Howard
from the album Forgive
B-side "Pink Flamingo Kind of Love"[1]
Released May 6, 2002
Format CD Single
Genre Country
Length 3:58
Label MCA Nashville
Songwriter(s) Trey Bruce, Rebecca Lynn Howard
Producer(s) Trey Bruce, Mark Wright
Rebecca Lynn Howard singles chronology
"I Don't Paint Myself into Corners"
"What a Shame"

"Forgive" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Rebecca Lynn Howard. It was released in May 2002 as the only single and title track from her album Forgive, and the only Top 40 country hit of her career. The song peaked at number 12 on Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song is also featured on the soundtrack to NBC drama series Providence. Howard wrote the song with Trey Bruce, who co-produced it with Mark Wright.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Morgan Lawley and premiered in mid-2002.

Critical reception[edit]

Maria Konicki Dinoia of Allmusic called the song "chill-inducing" and a "masterpiece" in her review of the album.[2]

Chart positions[edit]

"Forgive" debuted at number 56 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart dated May 11, 2002 and spent 30 weeks on the chart.[1]

Chart (2002) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 12
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 71

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 47


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 196. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Dinoia, Maria Konicki. "Forgive". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rebecca Lynn Howard – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Rebecca Lynn Howard.
  4. ^ "Rebecca Lynn Howard – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Rebecca Lynn Howard.
  5. ^ "Best of 2002: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2002. Retrieved August 13, 2012.