I'm Sorry (John Denver song)

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"I'm Sorry"
John Denver Im Sorry Calypso.jpg
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
Producer(s) Milton Okun
John Denver singles chronology
"Thank God I'm a Country Boy"
(1975)
"I'm Sorry"/
"Calypso"
(1975)
"Fly Away"
(1975)

"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, which is an apology for forsaken love,[1] "I'm Sorry" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on September 27, 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
position
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

References[edit]

  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. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"The Proud One" by The Osmonds
Billboard Easy Listening Singles number-one single
September 20, 1975 - September 27, 1975 (two weeks)
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 (one week)
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 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way"/"Bob Wills Is Still the King" by Waylon Jennings