John Denver

I'm Sorry

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John Denver's "I'm Sorry" was the singer/songwriter's across the board chart-topper. It was also Denver's biggest double-sided single with its flip side, "Calypso," gaining large-scale chart success. The latter was inspired during Denver's visit to ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau's ship, the Calypso. An environmentalist, he joined the board of Cousteau's Cousteau Society and was a member of the World Wildlife Fund, Friends of the Earth, and the Wilderness Society. Produced by Milt Okun, the million-selling "I'm Sorry" went to number one pop and number one adult contemporary for two weeks in late summer 1975. During the fall, "Calypso" held the number two pop spot for four weeks. His Windsong album went gold, parking at number one pop for two weeks.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Windsong 1975 BMG Special Products 3:32
Best of John Denver, Vol. 2 1977 RCA
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 1977 RCA 3:29
Gold Collection 1990 RCA
Wereldsterren 1990 RCA
Seine Größten Erfolge 1990 RCA
The Rocky Mountain Collection 1996 RCA 0:00
Reflections: Songs of Love & Life 1996 RCA 3:33
Country Roads Collection 1997 RCA 3:30
Love Again: Greatest & Latest 1997 CMC Records 3:21
Celebration of Life 1997 River North / A&M 3:24
The Best of John Denver [Madacy] 1998 Madacy 3:24
Greatest Country Hits 1998 RCA 3:30
Favourites 1998 Import 3:32
The Best of John Denver [Cema] 1998 EMI-Capitol Special Markets / CEMA Special Markets 3:25
Portrait 1999 RCA 3:33
The Legendary John Denver 2000 BMG International 3:33
Love Songs & Poetry 2000 Camden 0:00
VH1 Behind the Music: The John Denver Collection 2000 BMG / RCA / Sony Music Entertainment 3:33
Country Roads: The Very Best of John Denver [Windstar] 2000 BMG 3:31
Best of Rocky Mountain Collection 2000 BMG / BMG International 3:35
Take Me Home: 16 Great Songs 2001 Country Stars 3:33
Legends 2001 Camden / BMG International 3:33
Two Different Directions: Greatest Hits and Favorites 2002 Double Platinum 3:32
Singers Songwriters and Legends 2002 Madacy 3:24
The Essential 2004 Madacy 3:32
Lifetime of Romance: Some Enchanted Evening 2004
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:32
Definitive All-Time Greatest Hits 2004 BMG Heritage / RCA 3:32
A Song's Best Friend: The Very Best of John Denver 2004 Rca Heritage / BMG International 3:32
Music Of Your Life: Some Enchanted Evening 2004
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:32
Greatest Hits [Paradiso] 2006 Paradiso 3:33
Forever John Denver 2006 Madacy 3:32
16 Biggest Hits 2006 Legacy 3:34
The Essential John Denver 2007 RCA / Legacy 3:31
Lifetime of Romance [Time Life Box Set] 2007
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:32
The Music of John Denver 2009 Legacy / Col / RCA 3:30
Singers & Songwriters [Time-Life Box Set] 2011
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:32
The Ultimate Collection 2011 Sony Music 3:33
The RCA Albums Collection 2012 Legacy / RCA 3:33
Music of Your Life 2012
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:32
The Box Set Series 2014 Legacy / RCA 3:34
All of My Memories: The John Denver Collection 2014 Legacy / Sony Music 3:33
'70s Country [Time Life]
Various Aritsts
Time / Life Music 3:31
The Complete Collection BMG