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Elton John

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

  • Pop
  • Space
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  • Soundtrack
  • Blues
song from
  • 1970
  • 1976
  • 1982
  • 1977
  • 2011

“Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word” is a song written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. It was recorded by Elton John and released in 1976, both as a single and as part of the Blue Moves album. It was his second single on Rocket Records. The song is a mournful ballad about unrequited love. It was also one of the rare instances where Elton John himself wrote much of the lyric. Whereas most of the John-Taupin songs began with Taupin’s lyrics, this one began with John’s melody, with some lyrics included. Taupin simply finished them. The song was a UK/US Top 20 hit, reaching number 11 in the UK and number 6 in the US. In addition, the song went to number one on the Easy Listening chart. The song also appeared the following year on Greatest Hits Volume II, though for copyright... Read on...

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