"Apologize" is a song written by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder for the band's 2007 debut album Dreaming Out Loud. The song was the biggest radio airplay hit in the history of Top 40 radio in North America, with 10,331 plays in one week.
The song charted strongly around the world, reaching #1 in sixteen countries, including Australia, Austria, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, Egypt, Turkey, and the Netherlands, as well as staying at #1 for eight consecutive weeks on Billboard's Pop 100. The song reached the US and UK top 3 and spent thirteen weeks at #1 in Canada.
"Apologize" is #50 on the definitive list of Billboard's Hot 100 All-Time Songs from the chart's first 50 years; achieving this status after it spent twenty-five consecutive weeks in the top 10, the longest stay there for any song since "Smooth" by Santana. The song has so far sold over 4,270,000 digital downloads in the United States to date.