That malleable sentiment takes form in any number of ways. And while we all try to live our lives with as few as possible, here are 10 of the most intense songs to help you deal with different regrets. The brass section reinforces the message. A trombone solo dances along the melody before James comes in to repeat the refrain. It talks about a broad and general regret for the life you got stuck in. The one you got too close to. This is a song with defiant bitterness.
The one you hurt to keep. This song addresses a regret for doing all the wrong things to keep a relationship going. Yet, Hutson fears that his lover will move on because she can do better than him. The one that left you on your own. This acoustic version is an easy-listening song of regret for loss and requests an old lover for another shot. Choosing to believe the lies. Genna - I've heard adults use the term with friends as in "let's hook up later" when that's not at ALL what they meant.
I usually snicker and if appropriate I tell them so they don't make a fool of themselves anymore. Thanks for stopping by and for the song suggestion. Have a wonderful week. I'm so naive, I never knew what "hooked up" actually meant until recently. I thought it was connecting with a friend. I wonder if the term was originally derived from hooker?
But I'm a little concerned over the casualness of our youth teenagers in hooking up. Thank you, as always. Linda - Thanks for being a good sport and reading even though you don't typically know the songs! Bob - On the Sammy Kershaw song, sometimes I include cover versions instead of the original, and this was just one of those times.
Members of the Rhythm Aces actually backed him up on the vocals, which is neat. Adding the Four Seasons song. Thanks for the song suggestion! As always, I appreciate your research and your descriptions. I don't know any of the songs, but they certainly sound interesting! Tim - Thanks for the song suggestions. Third Rate Romance was indeed a cover by Sammy Kershaw. It was first recorded back in , and some of the members of the band backed up Sammy Kershaw on his version of it. This was a fun one to put together, inspired by a question from a reader.
I read this and smiled. I have never been one for the one night stands, however, many of these tunes are familiar to me. In this tune, the narrator talks about how he loves this girl, but they only hook up occasionally.
Songs about regretting a hook up
In fact, he says: This was a fun to read list of songs about a common topic of different types of music. Linda - That voice of hers is amazing. She can really belt it out. Hope you're doing well. What a great list! I don't know some of them, but others have got me tapping my feet again! Flourish, Ann Wilson has a voice that is mind-blowing, and her sister Nancy is one of the best guitarists.
They were born and raised in the Seattle area, so I've always loved them and followed their career. Their song is the one I immediately thought of when I read the title of this article.
The "new" songs i. I admire the amount of research you put into these. Bill - Can you even imagine that funny song taking place? Might not be so funny if you're the guy in it and not expecting Lola to be a man. Mary - I'm glad to be married a long time and not have to deal with today's dating culture, as I understand from single friends that it can be brutal. Heidi - At the time it was popular, I was singing along on the radio not thinking about what the heck the lyrics meant and probably not getting all of them right either.
It strikes me as super odd that she selected a freaking hitchhiker as the father of her child, and she mentions he was young, too.
I'm hoping he was at least of consent age. Super strange, a dangerous thing to do picking up a stranger in the rain. I think of murder, STDs, and all kinds of bad stuff. She didn't even give the dude breakfast in the morning and left him still stranded in a hotel with his clothes still damp!
Hi Flourish - a really entertaining and often humerous article. Definitely in the danger zone here - the lesson is be very careful and don't hurt anyone!
The other one I thought of was Bob Seger's Flourish, this culture was not a practice when I was growing up. Oh my, just confessing my age. Each generation has its own unique trend.
As you've placed here, women at first feel flattered but regret it later. The songs express very well the many feelings involved in the experience. The one that I thought of right away was 18 by Heart. Yep, kind of weird with so many options and adoptions available.
And how about perfect timing with that? And she was gambling on a stranger being, um, not in the same situation as her hubby. How'd she do that? Don't know about you, but I couldn't tell just from looking at a guy. Maybe she had some screening questionnaire? Nothing awkward about that. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Casual sexual encounters are typically aided by alcohol start out as introductions at a party or other public location, and don't always involve going all the way. Sometimes, hookups even lead to committed dating relationships.
The downsides of hookups, of course, include the following: Reader Perspective Ok, be totally honest.
Have you ever had a one-night stand? Yes, but only ONCE. Yes, only a time or two or three. Yes, I'm a tried an true veteran at this! No, are you kidding me? No, but I'm not dead yet. No, but I had a friend with benefits. I don't know or don't remember. I plead the Fifth against self-incrimination. The couple in the song has instantly connected with one another, and the lovers feel a magnetic sexual attraction that lasts well into the next morning: Her way of striking back is to become edgy, unpredictable, and independent—someone who doesn't have any human attachment or stability in her life: Of course that's gonna hurt him, even if they're not a serious couple.
He should have know better. Everyone was equally at fault. This was just a hookup. Call it wrong on oh, so many levels. For about a decade, this was about all country music had to say on the subject: Know a song about one-night stands that should be on this playlist? Make a suggestion in the Comments Section below. Questions must be on-topic, written with proper grammar usage, and understandable to a wide audience.
Devika - Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are doing well. Too many songs and you found it out. One can look at life in so many ways. Sorry if that's too explicit, lol Great read. Chris - Thanks for stopping by.
There are plenty of dangers! Have a terrific week. I am glad someone remembered that band. I will surely tell K2. Thanks, Flourish, I'm really glad you compiled this list because it really is a reminder that the more things change, the more things remain the same. Thanks for "keeping it real" Flourish. Ha-ha so here is a wish list of songs for hard rock bands of the yore.
Regards, Suhail and my dog. Hi, Flourish, I have two songs for you which may meet your list requirements. Many more songs about this than I would ever have imagined. Shannon - High five! I added them both. Explain rationally how you came to your conclusion, ask for understanding, and apologize for making an unfounded accusation. Ask for a second chance to rebuild trust between you. That's about all you can do.
I wrongly accused my boyfriend of cheating. And now he aint talking to me and said hes done. What can i do or say.. Gwynfryn Williams - First, I love your name! Second, thank you for the song recommendation. I've added it to not only the current playlist but also several other related playlists. Have an awesome day!
The narrator regrets breaking up with her ex and she wants to get back together and apologize, regardless if the other person has moved on. Thomas Meadows - Good regret song. Thanks for the suggestion! Have a great weekend. Apologize without making excuses then have a good talk about how to have a better friendship in which you treat one another with respect.
I said some awful things to my bestfriend earlier today, that I wish I could just snatch right back up, because she never deserved any hurt or pain I caused her. I'm trying to make it right and it's I wanna snatch those words back right now, but I really can't. I can just make the situation better by sorting it out, and realizing what I did was absolutely wrong.
Friend of only a shadow - I hope this means Rita is doing better. Thank you for the update. My friend posted on here just over a year ago, she went by the title 'only a shadow'. After her conversations with you she had a better few months, however there was times I thought I would lose her. Finding different songs in your posts for her has really helped her.
Thanks i hope that with the little bit of lyrics i took from these so gs that my bff will forgive me. I just hope he forgives me.
And I hope nothing changes between us. Because he means so much to me.G-Eazy - Sober (Official Music Video) ft. Charlie Puth
And I would never forgive myself if I ruined our friendship. Maddy - That's so sad. You've already apologized to him, but it may be necessary to do so again. Don't go into lengthy explanations or justifications. Say you were wrong, acknowledge how it made him feel, tell him you want to make it right, and ask for forgiveness. If he will not talk with you, write a letter.
Hi, my name is Maddy and I'm I really hurt my best friend today. And Now I feel like we'll never be the same. I have apologized to him. But now I feel like I messed up our friendship. And i dont know what to do. Or how to fix this. Because I value our friendship and I don't wanna lose it or him. Fabio - How sad and honest. Thank you for sharing your story. I hope others learn from your experience and decide not to hold back what they feel.
I regret not showing that one girl how much I love her when I had the chance. I lost her, and it was all my fault, I know I didn't try hard enough to give her the attention and affection she deserved.
I'm sorry Joana, amo-te. It's obvious that you have learned a lot about yourself and others over the last 18 months or so. During this time, you and your friend have grown in different ways, grown apart.
Perhaps she is not the angel you thought she is, just as you are not the demon you believe she portrays you to be. She may have quite a few issues of her own. She's also accustomed to playing a certain role in your old relationship; you both are and you both have changed. Give yourself permission to get to know one another again. With over 7 billion people in the world, this is not the only person who can be your friend. Give her and others space, and branch out a little.
Look forward to what you seek to become rather than looking back to who you were. Join groups or volunteer in order to widen your social circle. Take classes if that's what strikes your fancy. Practice meeting new and different types of people.
When you feel more satisfied with yourself and who you are, you will begin attracting other people as friends. You can always check back with your old friend periodically to see where she is emotionally. I think this is a great article and I am glad I came across it. I spend entirely too much time obesessing over the past and im aware of that, but its hard not to when my present is so horrible and all the greatest moments of my life were in the past.
Also, my past is where I made those horrible mistakes and horrible things were done to me by fate, it seems What I want more than anything is just to go back in time and 1. But of course I know thats currently not possible, so for the last year or so ive been trying so hard to make amends with everyone that is so precious to me, but it seems like everyone's forgotten how to forgive.
I dont even think Mother Theresa fully compares, just for perspective. She was the one thing that gave me hope for all of humanity. I called her 'my one miracle'. So long story short, we were best friends for a really long time and everything was great, until the last couple years of high school, when I was having a really hard time even getting through a single day, let alone an entire school year.
I started heavily depending on my friend to do things for me because I was incapable of doing them without all of my thousands of mental issues taking over and throwing me into the depths of despair.
So she did them of course, because she was so selfless. Even though I really needed help and I know I wouldnt have made it through high school without her, it was still wrong to take advantage of her kindness, and I fully acknowledged that to her. She and I did have some disputes, but we were able to resolve them pretty well, and we started the summer still intending to follow through with our plan of working and saving up money for two years to move cross country and start our careers.
Then the most unexpected thing happened. I went to a friend's house, came back home, and proceeded to have a complete mental breakdown. It was so bad I had to call all my friends and tell them I needed to take a hiatus from my life because I couldnt deal with anything anymore. I still think that was the right thing to do in order to restore any semblance of sanity which it thankfully did but after a year and a half, when I was finally able to talk to her again, we got off on a rocky start because she felt abandoned, which I can understand, even though she knew and truly understood the situation.
I had taken all that time to work on bettering myself so that I could be the person I wanted to be, and be the best friend she deserved. It seemed like we were ultimately going to be able to work it out, but I kept sensing there was something odd about her behavior towards me, so when I finally confronted her about it, I realized that she had created a really bad stigma around me, which granted, wasnt unfounded, but in that time apart she had finally developed a healthy self-esteem, and she was much more confident and assertive, and she had now come to associate me with that meek, submissive, self-depracating person she used to be and wanted so desperately to stop being.
Well, she got her wish, and I was so truly happy for her, but it seemed like in this new version of her there was no room for me, because she had demonized me somewhere so profoundly in her primal subconscious that even her rational understanding of the fact that I had drastically changed for the better and even swore on my life I'd never hurt her again werent able to shake the feeling of dread she now associated with me.
I apologized and begged for forgiveness until my words became lost in my tortured sobs, but it was like that part of her was completely gone. It was like she had gained new self-confidence but had forgotten the virtue of forgiveness.
I know I messed up really bad, but I dont know, I guess I just feel like everyone deserves a second chance. Especially someone who cares so much about her and has worked really hard to be a better friend for her. But she never gave me that second chance.
And she was my last and only friend. And now im miserable and friendless with a bunch more problems and no one to share my life with anymore. I dont make friends easily and I dont want to. My friends were very few in number but they were perfect; it was me who had all the problems and I finally worked them all out with myself just in time to realize they had finished with me and didnt care about me anymore.
All my amazing, out-of-this-world lifelong friendships are now over. A couple were my fault, others werent.
Pretty ironic thing to happen to someone who values and cherishes true friendship above all else. I guess you cant make even one mistake. So as far as things that were my fault, what I regret most is spending that year and a half apart from my best friend. If I had tried to remain in contact with her maybe she wouldnt have developed that villainous image of me and we'd still be friends.
Even more so, I wish I had never taken advantage of her back in high school in the first place, and not just because it would come back to haunt me, but because I love her more than anything I would never ever want to hurt her So a lesson that comes to mind is: Words I try to live by every day on my path to becoming a better person.
Also, another concept I find important to note: The other person must find it within themselves to be able to forgive you, if not for you, then at least for themselves. And it cant be forced. So I'll be perpetually waiting I guess. The alternative option is just too harsh to bear. Wow okay sorry that was so much.
Its just that this article really resonated with me, so thank you for that Lady Flourish: Rita, Although it's unfortunate that you have to struggle to get the help you need, I salute you for pressing on. You know you are too important to give up on.
Depression is often referred to as the "common cold" in the mental health community -- not to make it seem less important but because it happens so frequently and there's a journey back. Depression and anxiety often go hand in hand. Persist in talking out your feelings with helpful people you know and trust until your parent authorizes the assistance that you seek.
And look for ways to treat yourself kindly and look forward to your future. There are so many good things in this world. Although maybe they don't always show themselves now, you'll one day want to enjoy them. Best wishes to you. I've talked to mum a bit more, she has agreed to take me to the doctors 'soon', she has promised and i know she never goes back on her word. Only a shadow - You did the right thing by sharing the information with your parent.
Concentrate on keeping yourself healthy and positive. Focus on the future. And don't give up. I'm gonna keep trying to get her to take me, but she says "They wont magically fix you" and i know that, but they might be able to help. I've asked a Adult friend of mine to help me tell my mum. Rita, Please make telling your parents and getting help a priority. Make you, your health, and your future an urgent priority even though this is uncomfortable and difficult.
Give the people who love you and brought you into this world a chance to get you the help you need. Don't let them feel regret and sorrow that they didn't know.
53 Songs About Regrets, Apologies, and Feeling Sorry
Don't let them play the coulda woulda shoulda game for the rest of their lives. If this isn't possible, then reach out to emergency services in a crisis or to a crisis intervention helpline. Or talk to your school guidance counselor.
You are too important to delay this or drop it. Relying on friends who may also be in the same boat is not the answer.
I have a firm sense that you are not American-based but rather from Australia or the UK just guessing and I don't know what the resources are there. You cannot continue to cut and to feel worthless and dejected. The world needs you, however imperfect that may be, and all your gifts and talents. It's very possible that you have a biochemical imbalance so stop blaming yourself, sweet girl. Love yourself and take the important step of getting the help you need. You are in my thoughts. Though i have never met you, your words are so nice to hear.
I know to a degree that's good but on the whole i need to look out for myself first. I spend most of my day, replying to people who are down, who are like me, but in the end your right i need to put myself first and work on getting my life back on track, not pushing it into second place. Today she cried in front of me for the first time cause she said she felt like she was failing.
From today i shall start taking more care of myself, and try to focus more on helping myself. Only a shadow - You sound like a sensitive and trustworthy person, a giver, who could use some support developing some psychological boundaries so that other people's issues -- their problems and worries -- don't drag you down along with them.
Friends who are cutting, wanting to die by suicide, and running away are major issues that you're tackling. While it's important to intervene in other people's emergency situations, leave the ongoing stuff for a professional for your own health and the best overall outcome. This is especially the case since you have attempted to die by suicide yourself, as this makes you especially vulnerable.
Take care of you first. You have primary responsibility to yourself. Try to talk with your parents or another adult for perspective teacher you trust, coach.
The teenage years can be brutal but there is a life beyond. In order to be healthy and to flourish yourself, you may find it helpful to talk to a professional counselor you can trust. As a teenager, I had a male friend who died by suicide and it took me years to feel normal and whole again. However, I was able to learn new communication strategies and found that education was my ticket out of an environment that was not good for me.
I hope you find solace. My heart goes out to you. Be strong and healthy. I am but a teen, and it hurts because though i am not even close to twenty i have experienced so much, even stuff my parents haven't.
I try to help as many people as i can, I find by helping others, and listening to them, helps me. In my short life i've, had 4 close friends die, i've attempted suicide once, had 18people betray me. I can't trust people anymore. Only a shadow - You cannot apologize to your friend because they are gone now, but I hope you forgive yourself as a part of healing.
I think it will help others. All these songs and really great. If you have wronged a person, apologize. Sure i did once no apologize for something, i once didn't say sorry. Don't make the same mistake i did, apologize before it's too late, i lost my bestfriend because of my pride, and i can't go back and fix it.
Now i apologize as soon as i can. Because the feeling of regret never leaves, it will haunt you and crush you and make you blame yourself for the rest of your life. You surely came up with a long list of songs for this subject. I know some of them but not others. I'll have to spend some time listening to them. It is always soothe our own heart more than anyone else's by at least whispering the word sorry into the ears and if it could be done with the help of a song than nothing is better than this.
Thumbs up for sharing all these. I was just listening to a CD and heard another song you may like to add to this list. Jo - Thank you for stopping by, and I'm glad you enjoyed it! Hope you are doing well. The relationship, if you value it, needs to come first. Sorry is so hard to say for some. Saying sorry is probably the hardest of things but as the quote by Mark Mathews sums up it's all about valuing one's relationship over one's ego.
Great quotes as well. Ann - I like that someone tried to use a song to help apologize to you. Not everyone is good with words, and sometimes songs can help grease the wheels.
Thanks for your comment! I love 'Always on my mind' and 'If I could turn back time' - the latter has been used to say sorry to me! Great songs; again, there are many I didn't know. I believe one should say sorry if we truly mean it; it can heal a little but not always completely. Peg - Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are well. Chicago is one of my old favorites. Have a great week! What a treasure to find this list of valuable and useful songs. I watched the wonderful video from Chicago and never realized they were so handsome.
I guess I could forgive any one of them. On a serious note, saying I'm sorry is tough and yet so necessary from time to time. Thanks for stopping by! Even though it does not fit in with your theme, these songs and the idea of them remind of the lyrics:.
Shyron - This is a great addition! Totally missed that one. Have a great weekend! Flourish, here I sit with the tears rolling down my face, all the songs I use to sing along with, that I loved listening to, Brenda Lee was a special with I'm Sorry. Genna - Thanks so much for your kind words of support.
Elton John is one of my favorites, and he's even better in concert! What a terrific hub! Elton John and Harry Chapin are my favorites in this amazing, comprehensive collection of music and poetry. Thank you for this gift. These are all great songs. Sadly, our mouths are the most volatile weapons we possess. Words can hurt and can't be taken back. We may forgive, but can never forget. We should take care to think before we speak.
Linda - Yes, it sure is. Thanks for stopping by and for always being so supportive. I hope you are staying warm this winter! Thanks for sharing another great playlist as well as the important information about apologies, Flourish.
The story that starts this hub is very sad. Thanks for sharing that. I hope you are well and have a lovely week ahead. An awesome list of songs about sorry and apology. Savvy daring - Wouldn't it be great to know where a person stood on that long before you married them? I worry about people who rush into things for exactly this type of reason. Some people never apologize, no way, no how. MsDora - No matter the age many human mistakes repeat themselves so thankfully apologies can help heal the divides.
The trick is taking that first step and expressing contrition. Thanks for being so supportive. Have a wonderful week. I like the mix of old and new on your list. People in every decade have made the same mistakes and have had to say the same word--sorry. This is really good work. I love "Always On My Mind" even though it's a lame excuse for being inattentive. The song still gets me right here in the heart.
Maybe in hell, I guess. Flourish - As soon as I saw the title 1 I smiled because I have been looking forward to your next compilation--you are great at doing these--and 2 I could hear Brenda Lee singing.
Thanks for another great list. Mark - Thank you for stopping by. Sorry is such a hard word to say, and Elton John captures the sentiment perfectly. I'll be humming "Always On My Mind" the rest of the day. Thanks a lot for that distraction. Sorry seems to be the hardest word is one of my favourite Elton John songs too, so nice to see.
I like the list and some I am not familiar with you always present your hubs in a creative way. I thought he was proud of his son.. I never really thought about it as a sorry or even regrets Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
When you realize you have hurt someone you care about, do you apologize? Yes, even though saying "sorry" can be difficult It depends Usually not; I'm terrible at apologies No, apologies are for losers.