Apologize (OneRepublic song)

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"Apologize" (also spelled "Apologise" internationally) is the debut single written by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder for OneRepublic's debut album Dreaming Out Loud. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_0

It was released as the lead single of that album. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_1

A remix version was included on the Timbaland album, Shock Value, and on the deluxe version of Dreaming Out Loud. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_2

The song was the biggest radio airplay hit in the history of the Mainstream Top 40 chart in North America, with 10,394 plays in one week, until its record was broken by Leona Lewis's "Bleeding Love", which was also co-written by Tedder. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_3

The song was a major hit internationally, reaching number one in 16 countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, Turkey, and the Netherlands, as well as staying at number one for eight consecutive weeks on the Billboard Pop 100 chart. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_4

The song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, staying in the top-10 for 25 weeks, and spent 13 weeks at number one in Canada. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_5

"Apologize" earned the band a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and was ranked number 50 on the list of the Billboard Hot 100's All-Time Top Songs list from the chart's first 50 years. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_6

It spent 25 consecutive weeks in the top 10, the longest stay there for any song since "Smooth" by Santana, which spent 30 weeks in 1999. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_7

It was also ranked number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_8

It was OneRepublic's biggest hit single in the United States until "Counting Stars" was released in 2013. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_9

Timbaland version Apologize (OneRepublic song)_section_0

Timbaland remixed the song for his second studio album, Shock Value (2007). Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_10

This version, also produced by Greg Wells, included an extra line of percussion, new backing vocals, and added sound samples, in addition to sound mixing and various other minor changes. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_11

The guitar solo after the second verse was omitted, completing its transformation to a more R&B style to fit with Shock Value. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_12

When the remix debuted, on the back of the strong Timbaland name, radio outlets announced the artist for the song as "Timbaland" or "Timbaland with OneRepublic". Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_13

As the song gained popularity, it was changed to "Timbaland Presents OneRepublic". Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_14

Music video Apologize (OneRepublic song)_section_1

An official video associated with the remix was filmed on September 19, 2007, and released in early October. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_15

The video premiered on VH1's Top 20 Countdown on October 27, 2007. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_16

The video was directed by Robert Hales and was shot in a recording studio showing OneRepublic performing the song. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_17

The video also includes scenes from a New Year's Eve countdown party, starring actor Brian A. Pollack. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_18

In a third version of the video, also directed by Robert Hales and associated with the remix, Timbaland is portrayed remixing the song himself. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_19

A European version of the video features clips of the film Keinohrhasen, starring Til Schweiger. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_20

A Japanese version of the video was also made available for a short time. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_21

It features the same footage as the original but has more scenes from different camera angles. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_22

It also features footage of people falling and floating in the air in slow motion. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_23

The music video currently has 294.31 million views. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_24

(The Video must be on the account of OneRepublic channel but it is on Timbaland's channel) Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_25

Track listing Apologize (OneRepublic song)_section_2

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  1. "Apologize" (Timbaland Remix) – 3:04Apologize (OneRepublic song)_item_1_0
  2. "Give It To Me" (Laugh At 'Em) (Remix Radio Edit) (featuring Justin Timberlake and Jay Z) – 3:16Apologize (OneRepublic song)_item_1_1

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  1. "Apologize" (Timbaland Remix) – 3:04Apologize (OneRepublic song)_item_3_2
  2. "Apologize" – 3:27Apologize (OneRepublic song)_item_3_3
  3. "The Way I Are" (OneRepublic Remix) (featuring Keri Hilson) – 4:03Apologize (OneRepublic song)_item_3_4
  4. "Apologize" (Music Video) – 3:10Apologize (OneRepublic song)_item_3_5

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Apologize (OneRepublic song)_ordered_list_5

  1. "Apologize" (Timbaland Remix) – 3:04Apologize (OneRepublic song)_item_5_6
  2. "Apologize" – 3:27Apologize (OneRepublic song)_item_5_7

Chart performance Apologize (OneRepublic song)_section_3

"Apologize" was OneRepublic's breakout hit. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_26

In the United States, "Apologize" peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 for four non-consecutive weeks, first blocked from the top spot for two weeks by Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss" and then for two weeks by Alicia Keys' "No One". Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_27

It spent 11 weeks at number three and 25 weeks inside the top 10 and peaked at number three for 10 weeks on the Hot 100 Airplay. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_28

It also topped the Billboard Pop 100 and became the third single from Shock Value to have topped the chart. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_29

It also became the album's first number-one single on the Billboard Adult Top 40. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_30

It is also the second consecutive single from Shock Value to reach number one on the US Mainstream Top 40 radio. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_31

It became only the tenth song to sell over 5 million by May 2011 in the US. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_32

As of February 2014, it had sold 5,819,000 copies. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_33

In late 2009, the song was ranked in 10th place on the Billboard Hot 100 Decade-End chart, making it the highest-ranking song and the only top-10 ranking song on there to not top the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_34

In the UK, "Apologize" climbed to number 32 on the strength of digital downloads alone, and peaked at number three. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_35

The song spent 28 consecutive weeks in the top 40 and 13 weeks in the top 10. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_36

The song ended 2007 as the year's sixteenth biggest selling single in Britain. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_37

In Australia, the single debuted at number 10 on the ARIA Singles Chart, and peaked at number one. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_38

It stayed at the top for eight consecutive weeks, and was certified 4x Platinum by ARIA. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_39

The song reached number one on both the Canadian Hot 100 and New Zealand RIANZ Chart. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_40

It is the most downloaded single of all time in Australia and New Zealand. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_41

On Billboard's official European Hot 100 Singles chart, the song debuted at number 16, making it the highest debut chart position of any new act in the history of the chart. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_42

It later entered the top 10. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_43

The song went gold in Russia with 100,000 copies sold. Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_44

In Germany, the song was downloaded 437,000 times, making it the third best-selling download single of all time behind Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" and Lena Meyer-Landrut's "Satellite". Apologize (OneRepublic song)_sentence_45

Personnel Apologize (OneRepublic song)_section_4

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  • Ryan Tedder – lead vocals, background vocals, pianoApologize (OneRepublic song)_item_6_8
  • Zach Filkins – lead guitar, viola, backing vocalsApologize (OneRepublic song)_item_6_9
  • Drew Brown – keyboards, rhythm guitar, glockenspielApologize (OneRepublic song)_item_6_10
  • Eddie Fisher – drums, percussionApologize (OneRepublic song)_item_6_11
  • Brent Kutzle – cello, bassApologize (OneRepublic song)_item_6_12

Covers Apologize (OneRepublic song)_section_5

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  • Luke Bryan covered "Apologize" on Doin' My ThingApologize (OneRepublic song)_item_7_13
  • Kris Allen covered "Apologize" on the eighth season of American Idol.Apologize (OneRepublic song)_item_7_14
  • Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation covered the song as part of their weekly radio promos for their 15-year anniversary show, Elements. The song is also featured on their cover album The Q-Music Sessions.Apologize (OneRepublic song)_item_7_15
  • Swedish alternative metal band All Ends covered the song on their album All Ends.Apologize (OneRepublic song)_item_7_16
  • Canadian post-hardcore band Silverstein covered the song on the Punk Goes Pop 2 compilation album.Apologize (OneRepublic song)_item_7_17
  • A cover version by T.J. and the Revo entitled "Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration", which uses the tune and altered lyrics in the vein of the American Revolution, was produced in 2010 by Soomo Publishing.Apologize (OneRepublic song)_item_7_18
  • Actor and singer Willam released a parody cover in 2013 titled "RuPaulogize" where she discuss her experiences and disqualification on the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. The season winner Sharon Needles plays RuPaul.Apologize (OneRepublic song)_item_7_19
  • Female country singer Kacey Musgraves and Pixie Lott have also covered "Apologize".Apologize (OneRepublic song)_item_7_20

Charts Apologize (OneRepublic song)_section_6

All-time charts Apologize (OneRepublic song)_section_7

Apologize (OneRepublic song)_table_general_0

ChartApologize (OneRepublic song)_header_cell_0_0_0 PositionApologize (OneRepublic song)_header_cell_0_0_1
US Billboard Pop Songs (1992–2017)Apologize (OneRepublic song)_header_cell_0_1_0 4Apologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_0_1_1
US Billboard Hot 100 (1958-2018)Apologize (OneRepublic song)_header_cell_0_2_0 64Apologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_0_2_1

Certifications Apologize (OneRepublic song)_section_8

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RegionApologize (OneRepublic song)_header_cell_1_0_0 CertificationApologize (OneRepublic song)_header_cell_1_0_1 Certified units/salesApologize (OneRepublic song)_header_cell_1_0_2
Australia (ARIA)Apologize (OneRepublic song)_header_cell_1_1_0 4× PlatinumApologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_1_1 280,000Apologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_1_2
Belgium (BEA)Apologize (OneRepublic song)_header_cell_1_2_0 GoldApologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_2_1 25,000Apologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_2_2
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)Apologize (OneRepublic song)_header_cell_1_3_0 2× PlatinumApologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_3_1 30,000Apologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_3_2
Germany (BVMI)Apologize (OneRepublic song)_header_cell_1_4_0 2× PlatinumApologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_4_1 600,000Apologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_4_2
Italy (FIMI)Apologize (OneRepublic song)_header_cell_1_5_0 PlatinumApologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_5_1 50,000Apologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_5_2
New Zealand (RMNZ)Apologize (OneRepublic song)_header_cell_1_6_0 PlatinumApologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_6_1 15,000Apologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_6_2
Spain (PROMUSICAE)Apologize (OneRepublic song)_header_cell_1_7_0 PlatinumApologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_7_1 40,000Apologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_7_2
Sweden (GLF)Apologize (OneRepublic song)_header_cell_1_8_0 2× PlatinumApologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_8_1 40,000Apologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_8_2
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)Apologize (OneRepublic song)_header_cell_1_9_0 3× PlatinumApologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_9_1 90,000Apologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_9_2
United Kingdom (BPI)Apologize (OneRepublic song)_header_cell_1_10_0 2× PlatinumApologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_10_1 1,200,000Apologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_10_2
United States (RIAA)Apologize (OneRepublic song)_header_cell_1_11_0 4× PlatinumApologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_11_1 5,819,000Apologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_11_2
sales figures based on certification alone

shipments figures based on certification alone sales+streaming figures based on certification aloneApologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_1_12_0

Release history Apologize (OneRepublic song)_section_9

Apologize (OneRepublic song)_table_general_2

RegionApologize (OneRepublic song)_header_cell_2_0_0 DateApologize (OneRepublic song)_header_cell_2_0_1
United StatesApologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_2_1_0 September 17, 2007Apologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_2_1_1
NetherlandsApologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_2_2_0 October 20, 2007Apologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_2_2_1
United KingdomApologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_2_3_0 October 29, 2007Apologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_2_3_1
EuropeApologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_2_4_0 November 9, 2007Apologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_2_4_1
AustraliaApologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_2_5_0 November 19, 2007Apologize (OneRepublic song)_cell_2_5_1

See also Apologize (OneRepublic song)_section_10

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