• Bic Runga was a babe in arms when Elton John released "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word;" her own difficult to phrase apology hit the airwaves in 1999. Although owing nothing to the John/Taupin composition, it says the same thing in different words, at a faster tempo, and with some clever imagery and fine axe work.
  • Running to nearly three and a half minutes, "Sorry" was released on Columbia as a CD single with at least three different listings.
  • In an interview with Bob Gajarsky, the lady herself said of this song:
    "The word sorry is not one that I have mastered; it was not a word I often heard in my household," adding "My mother is of the attitude that the word doesn't make things better. If you do something you have to apologise for, why did you do it in the first place?" >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 3


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