Appears on releases

# Title Length Release Title Release Artist Date Country Label Catalog#
Official
2.1 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:48 Blue Moves Elton John The Rocket Record Company ROSP1
2.1 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:49 Blue Moves Elton John The Rocket Record Company 2-11004
1.1 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:47 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word Elton John The Rocket Record Company ROKN 517
1.9 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:47 Love Songs Elton John The Rocket Record Company 811 312-2
1.9 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:47 Love Songs Elton John The Rocket Record Company 6302 230
1.3 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:46 Elton John's Greatest Hits, Volume II Elton John Carrère 96.088, CA 96.088
1.3 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:46 Elton John's Greatest Hits, Volume II Elton John MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990) MCAD-37216
1.9 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:47 Love Songs Elton John The Rocket Record Company 811 312-2
1.2 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:48 Candle in the Wind Elton John Phonogram 870 063-2
1.15 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:44 Kuschelrock, Volume 1 Various Artists CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) CBS 460520 2
1.8 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:47 Blue Moves Elton John The Rocket Record Company 822 818-2
2.2 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:46 The Greatest Love, Volume III Various Artists Telstar Records (UK, mostly compilations) TCD 2384
2.3 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:44 That Loving Feeling, Volume III Various Artists Dino Entertainment DIN CD 11
2.3 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:50 The Very Best of Elton John Elton John The Rocket Record Company 846 947-2
2.3 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:50 The Very Best of Elton John Elton John The Rocket Record Company 848030-2
2.3 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:50 The Very Best of Elton John Elton John The Rocket Record Company 846 947-1
2.3 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:51 The Very Best of Elton John Elton John The Rocket Record Company 846 947-2
3.6 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:47 To Be Continued... Elton John MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990) MCAD4-10110
3.6 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:47 To Be Continued... Elton John
3.6 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:47 To Be Continued… Elton John MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990) MCAD4-10110
1.9 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:44 Today's Most Requested Love Songs 90 Various Artists
1.8 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:47 Love Songs Elton John Pickwick Music (UK imprint, subsidiary of Pickwick International Inc. (GB) Ltd.) PWKS 4098 P
1.11 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:48 The Rock Collection: Elton John Elton John Time-Life Music TL 527/08
1.10 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:48 Thinking of You... Various Artists CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) MOOD CD15
1.3 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:48 Greatest Hits 1976-1986 Elton John BMG Direct Marketing, Inc., MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990) D 100150, MCAD-10693
1.3 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:48 Greatest Hits 1976-1986 Elton John MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990) MCAD-10693
2.8 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:48 Zart Rock, Volume 2 Various Artists
2.3 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:51 The Very Best of Elton John Elton John The Rocket Record Company DARCD3017
1.5 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:48 Love Songs Elton John The Rocket Record Company 528 788-2
1.5 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:50 Love Songs Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) SSTARCD 6220
1.5 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:50 Love Songs Elton John
1.4 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:45 Love Songs Elton John The Rocket Record Company 528 947-2
1.5 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:48 Love Songs Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 528 788-2
2.1 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:49 Blue Moves Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 532 467-2
1.10 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:47 Love Songs Elton John MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990) MCAD-11481
1.10 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:50 Love Songs Elton John MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990) *CMCAD 11481
2.1 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:49 Blue Moves Elton John MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990) MCAD2 11667
1.13 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:48 Mixed Emotions Various Artists PolyGram TV (a division of PolyGram Record Operations Ltd.) 553 684-2
1.18 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:44 Pure 70’s Various Artists
1.18 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:44 Pure 70s Various Artists Mercury Records (Universal Music Group), PolyGram TV (a division of PolyGram Record Operations Ltd.), BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. 314 553 266-2, D128812
1.5 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:50 Singers and Songwriters: Late '70s Various Artists Universal Music Special Markets, Time-Life Music 314524850-2, 314524851-2, 314524852-2, R812-10
1.10 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:47 Love Songs Elton John Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 314 548 841-2
2.18 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:49 Kuschelrock 16 Various Artists Sony Music Media SMM 509600 2
2.19 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word (album version) 3:47 Kuschelrock 16 Various Artists Sony Music Media 508453 2, SMM 508453 2
1.17 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:51 Greatest Hits 1970–2002 Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 063 449-2
1.17 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:51 Greatest Hits 1970–2002 Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 063 499-2
1.17 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:50 Greatest Hits 1970–2002 Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 440 063 478-2
1.17 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:50 Greatest Hits 1970–2002 Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 440 063 478-2, 440 063 496-2
1.17 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:50 Greatest Hits 1970–2002 Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 4400634782
1.17 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:51 Greatest Hits 1970–2002 Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 077 012-2
2.19 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word (album version) 3:47 Kuschelrock 16 Various Artists Bertelsmann Club, Sony Music Media 031388 2, SMM 031388 2
1.17 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:50 Greatest Hits 1970–2002 Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) UICZ-1072
1.17 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:48 Greatest Hits 1970–2002 Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 986 557-0
1.17 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:51 Greatest Hits 1970–2002 Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 986 570-8
3.18 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:48 Unforgettable: The Ultimate Ballad Collection Various Artists Reader’s Digest
1.17 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:51 Greatest Hits 1970–2002 Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 986 616-1
1.10 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:49 Just for You Various Artists Universal Music TV (UK) 9820026
2.1 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:50 Liebe ist... Various Artists Polystar (Germany) 06024 9827332
1.7 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:47 Lovesongs: The Ultimate Love Collection Various Artists
1.17 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:51 Greatest Hits / One Night Only Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 600753016206, UMC1620
1.13 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:49 Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 1726050
1.14 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:49 Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 172 443-0
1.14 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:49 Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 172 685-0
1.14 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:49 Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group)
1.9 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:51 Rocket Man: Number Ones Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 008661
1.12 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:49 Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 60251727106
1.3 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:45 Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits Elton John Universal Music France 172 711-3
1.9 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:51 Rocket Man: Number Ones Elton John Mercury Music Group, The Rocket Record Company, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. B0008661‐02, D171237
1.9 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:51 Rocket Man: Number Ones Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) B0008661-02
1.14 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:48 Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits Elton John Universal Music Australia 1726052
1.14 Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word 3:49 Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 172 6047
1.9 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:49 Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits Elton John Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 1727112
2.18 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word (album version) 3:47 Kuschelrock 16 Various Artists
2.11 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:49 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten Herzschmerz-Songs aller Zeiten Various Artists Polystar (Germany) 600753134962
1.13 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:49 Romancing the 70s, Volume 4: Reunited Various Artists Time-Life Music B0012428-02 CD01, B0012428-02 CD02
2.1 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:48 Blue Moves Elton John Universal International (release must say "制作:Universal International" AND have no logos other than "Universal Music") UICY-94406/7
2.5 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:48 Die Hit-Giganten: Herzschmerz Hits Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 88697785392
2.1 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:48 Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits Elton John Universal Music Australia 5336831
1.7 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:47 Blue Moves Elton John MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990) MCAD-6011
1.4 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:46 Burning Hearts: Most Beautiful Sad Songs Various Artists
1.3 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:46 Greatest Hits, Volume II Elton John DJM Records 825 465-2
1.4 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:50 Love Songs Elton John The Rocket Record Company 5331166
Promotion
1.9 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:49 Visa Gold Presents Elton John
(unknown)
1.5 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:47 Les plus belles voix Various Artists Podis 555 364-2
1.2 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:47 Greatest Hits Elton John Star Mark
1.5 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3:50 Love Songs Elton John

Relationships

bass guitar: Kenny Passarelli (Bass, piano)
electric piano: James Newton Howard
vibraphone: Ray Cooper (percussionist)
piano: Elton John
accordion: Carl Fortina
accordion and strings arranger: James Newton Howard
conductor: James Newton Howard
engineer: Gus Dudgeon
Mark Howlett
lead vocals: Elton John
producer: Gus Dudgeon
John Stewart (UK music producer/recording engineer)
recorded at: Eastern Sound in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sunset Sound in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
recording of: Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

composer: Elton John
lyricist: Bernie Taupin
publisher: Happenstance Limited
Rouge Booze, Inc.
arrangements: La parola piu difficile (translated)
later translated versions: Anteeksi on vaikea pyytää
Sorry (Finnish)
Ya no hay forma de pedir perdón
referred to in medleys: Commentary (Best of Blue)