50 Powerful Songs About Second Chances (2024 With Videos)

Whether it’s about love or life in general, everybody deserves a second chance. None of us are perfect, and chances are that it will take more than one attempt to get something right. That’s why many songs about second chances have been written over the years.

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That’s also something you should keep in mind when the proverbial shoe is on the other foot and you are put in a place where you need to be the person who grants someone a second chance rather than the one seeking one. I know that this is easier said than done, but I have always found that listening to some good music helps. Hopefully, the following songs will help you when you need them most.

1. One by Ed Sheeran

Genre Pop
Year Released 2014
Album x

Once a relationship ends, people look to move on with somebody else. However, they may not be completely over their former partner, which can be especially difficult. In the meantime, your ex-lover may be patiently waiting for the new romance to fall apart, so they can be there to pick up the pieces. That’s the message that Ed Sheeran’s song “One” brings to the table. The track, which appears on his Grammy-nominated “x,” has Ed seeking a second chance with his ex, who appears to be happy in her new relationship.

2. Whatever It Takes by Lifehouse

Genre Alternative Rock, Alternative Country
Year Released 2007
Album Who We Are

Formed in Los Angeles in 1995 under the name Blyss, the White House got their big break in 2001 when they released their hit song “Hanging by a Moment,” which was the highest charting single of their career. In 2007, they Incorporated more of a country sound into their usual alternative style, resulting in their fourth album, “Who We Are.” The album’s third track, “Whatever It Takes,” is a three-and-a-half-minute apology for the way the narrator treated his girlfriend and a heartfelt plea for a second chance in the relationship.

3. Over and Over by Nelly (Featuring Tim McGraw)

Genre Rap, Hip Hop
Year Released 2004
Album Suit

Who knows more about having a broken heart than a country artist? That’s why Nelly brought in Tim McGraw to help him on “Over and Over,” which was a hit from 2004’s “Suit.” The album helped Nelly make history, as he became the first artist since Guns N’ Roses to have albums in the top two slots on the Billboard 200. In the song, Nelly keeps picturing his ex with her new man, and it’s driving him crazy. He can’t stop thinking about having a second chance at happiness with her.

4. Stay (I Missed You) by Lisa Loeb

Genre Alternative, Indie
Year Released 1994
Album Reality Bites (Original Soundtrack)

It’s not often that you get a second chance with the person you love after things have ended, but that’s exactly what Lisa Loeb isn’t asking for on “Stay (I Missed You), from the soundtrack to the 1994 film “Reality Bites.” The song, which was the first and only number-one hit of Loeb’s career, sees her telling her ex-partner how much she misses them, and she realizes that she pushed them away by not listening. This acoustic track from Nine Stories is her way of asking this person to come back. If you resonate with this song, we have a lot of other songs about missing someone you’d most likely love.

5. Back To December by Taylor Swift

Genre Pop, Country
Year Released 2010
Album Speak Now

If we are talking about second chances at failed relationships, I would be remiss not to include Taylor Swift, who is the queen of those relationships. On this track, the eleven-time Grammy Award winner messes up another relationship and is begging for another chance. She begins under the guise of a normal conversation, but it doesn’t take long until she starts begging her ex for another chance, admitting fault for everything she did. However, she doesn’t get an answer by the end of the song, which appears in 2010’s “Speak Now.”

6. Just Give Me A Reason by Pink (Featuring Nate Ruess)

Genre Pop
Year Released 2012
Album The Truth About Love

Alecia Beth Moore is no stranger to writing songs about bad relationships, but she is usually the one who is moving on while someone else is asking for a second chance. That’s not the case with “Just Give Me A Reason,” from 2012’s “The Truth About Love.” On this track, Pink is involved in a relationship that seems to be hanging on by a thread. The song was released a few years after her much-publicized divorce from tattoo artist Carey Hart, although both state that their marriage ended on mutual terms.

7. Make You Feel My Love by Adele

Genre Pop, Soul
Year Released 2008
Album 19

Admitting that you ended a relationship prematurely is hard to do. Nobody likes to admit fault, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. In this song, which appears on Adele’s 2008 diamond-certified album “19,” the singer-songwriter addresses her ex through this ballad, in which she tells him that he doesn’t have to be alone. She is willing to give him a second chance, saying that time has healed all of her wounds, but her heart still feels the love for him that it once did, no matter what happened.

8. (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon

Genre Classic Rock, Alternative Rock
Year Released 1980
Album Double Fantasy

When the former Beatles frontman went solo in 1970, he was indeed starting over. However, that’s not the message he delivers on “(Just Like) Starting Over,” from 1980’s “Double Fantasy,” which was originally torn apart by critics but has since developed a cult following of fans who appreciate this album. The track tells the story of a couple who want to run away, so they can have a second chance at a happy, private life. Sadly, Lennon was shot and killed less than one month after the release of this album.

9. Infallible by Pearl Jam

Genre Grunge
Year Released 2013
Album Lightning Bolt

There are times when you wish that you had a second chance in your personal life, and there are times when you wish that you could just press the reset button on humanity as a whole. That’s the point Pearl Jam makes on “Infallible,” from their 2013 effort, “Lightning Bolt.” When interviewed about this song, lead singer Eddie Vedder said that he is pointing the finger directly at America, saying that the way that we treat the planet is inexcusable, and we may not get a chance to make things right.

10. When I’m Gone by Eminem

Genre Rap, Hip Hop
Year Released 2005
Album Curtain Call: The Hits

Eminem bares his soul on this track from his 2005 diamond-certified compilation “Curtain Call: The Hits.” In this semi-autobiographical cut, he leaves his daughter and wife to go on tour while he sees visions of his daughter scolding Jim about his choice to cater to his fans instead of his family. As fate would have it, the plane he’s supposed to be on crashes. He awakes from his dream to see his family and embraces the second chance he was given to spend some quality time with them.

11. Back To You by Selena Gomez

Genre Pop
Year Released 2019
Album 18 Reasons Why (Original Soundtrack)

Plenty of actors have transitioned from film to music and have failed miserably. However, that certainly isn’t the case with Selena Gomez, who has gone from being a successful actress on the hit Disney sitcom “Wizards of Waverly Place” to a successful pop singer with eight Billboard top-ten hits. In her song “Back To You,” which is from the soundtrack to the television show “18 Reasons Why,” Gomez thinks about how her former partner has broken her heart, although she would still like to give the relationship a second chance. If you’re looking for songs about second chances in love, then this is one you’ll definitely want to listen to.

12. The Long and Winding Road by The Beatles

Genre Classic Rock, Alternative
Year Released 1970
Album Let It Be

When the Beatles parted ways after releasing their final album, “Let It Be” in 1970, there was lots of fighting and disagreements within the band. However, the tension amongst The Fab Four helped them to create what many fans and critics consider to be their finest album. The album’s tenth track,” The Long and Winding Road,” is a beautiful ballad, sung by Paul McCartney, about wanting a second chance with a former love. McCartney has said that the song is a sad, true tale, but he won’t disclose whom it’s about. I guess the mystery is part of what makes the song great.

13. Lips of an Angel by Hinder

Genre Alternative Rock, Post Grunge
Year Released 2006
Album Extreme Behavior

People often do despicable and shady things, especially when it comes to relationships. This includes, but is not limited to, getting back together with your ex while you are still with your new partner. Sadly, this is the message that is being promoted by Hinder on the single “Lips Of an Angel,” which is featured on their debut album, “Extreme Behavior.” The track, which hit number three on the Billboard Hot 100, catches vocalist Austin Winkler on the phone with his ex, admitting that he still wants to be with her.

14. Second Chance by Shinedown

Genre Alternative Rock
Year Released 2007
Album The Sound Of Madness

Sometimes you need to step outside of your comfort zone and make some changes in your life to make things better. Removing yourself from the situation may be the only option that you have to get a second chance. That’s when you have to pack your bags and leave your former life behind. Shinedown fully embraces the idea that leaving can be your best shot at starting over in the closing track from their 2007 breakthrough album “The Sound Of Madness,” which had seven singles chart on the Billboard Hot 100.

15. Hate That I Love You by Rihanna (Featuring Neyo)

Genre R&B, Soul
Year Released 2007
Album Good Girl Gone Bad

They say love can overcome just about anything. For American Music Award winner Rihanna, that includes wanting another shot at a relationship with somebody who treated you badly. On the track “Hate That I Love You,” which was the third single from 2007’s “Good Girl Gone Bad,” she mentions the power her ex-boyfriend has over her. She also freely admits that she would give the relationship another chance, admitting that the love that she feels for her ex is like being under a spell that she hopes to resist one day.

16. Never Really Over by Katy Perry

Genre Pop
Year Released 2020
Album Smile

Have you ever found yourself unable to stop thinking about a former partner, even if you knew how badly the relationship ended or how inexcusably terrible they treated you? If you can answer yes to this question, then you have something in common with Katy Perry, who expresses this sentiment on the track “Never Really Over,” which is from her 2020 effort, “Smile.” Unfortunately, this song about Perry’s second chance with her ex is the only highlight of what was otherwise considered a commercial flop by Katy Perry’s impressive sales standards. This is truly one of those powerful songs about exes that many can relate to.

17. If You Leave Me Now by Chicago

Genre Soft Rock
Year Released 1976
Album Chicago X

When you realize that you have messed up in a relationship, the best way to get a second chance at happiness is by preventing that person from leaving in the first place. Although there are a million ways that you can accomplish this, Chicago’s lead vocalist and bassist, Peter Cetera, finds that the best way is to make a plea by begging his significant other not to leave. The track, which appears on the band’s 10th album, “Chicago X,” was certified double-platinum and is a noble plea for a second chance.

18. Take A Chance On Me by ABBA

Genre Disco
Year Released 1978
Album ABBA: The Album

There are a couple of interpretations that can be taken from this song, which was on 1978’s “ABBA: The Album.” and it was also the album’s most successful single. My personal favorite has the narrator trying to convince a guy whom she has started dating to take a chance on a serious relationship with her. The question is,” Why does she exert so much effort to convince him to be serious?” I guess he had been hurt in his previous relationship and was not ready to commit to another so quickly. Who can blame him for that?

19. Still In Love With You by Sade

Genre UK R&B
Year Released 2011
Album The Essential Sade

The English band Sade, which is named after their lead vocalist Sade Adu, combines elements of soft rock, jazz, R&B, and soul to form a sound that is unmistakably Sade. That approach has worked for the band, as they have sold over 60 million albums worldwide, including 24.7 million albums in the United States. This track, which appears on 2011’s “The Essential Sade,” has the singer begging her ex-lover for a second chance in their relationship, refusing to believe that the romance has come to an undeniable end. There’s something to be said about that.

20. Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) by Phil Collins

Genre Pop
Year Released 1985
Album Against All Odds (Original Soundtrack)

Sometimes, the odds are going to be against you. A relationship ends up going south, and getting a second chance to make things right doesn’t look great. That’s when you put your best foot forward and hope that the other person is willing to open their heart back up to you. Phil Collins does exactly that in the heart-wrenching ballad “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now).” The track was nominated for an Academy Award in 1985 for the film “Against All Odds,” and also won a Grammy Award.

21. Come To Me. (Peace) by Mary J. Blige

Genre R&B, Soul
Year Released 2007
Album Growing Pains

Mary Jane Blige is one of the most accomplished female artists in recent history. Often called the “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul,” Blige has won Grammys, Emmys, and an astonishing nine NAACP Image Awards, as well as being nominated for Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. In 2007, she released her eighth album, “Growing Pains,” which included “Come to Me (Peace).” The song has Blige asking her ex for another chance at a relationship that didn’t work because both people involved were broken at the time. Hopefully, she’ll be given that chance.

22. Every Road Leads Back To You by Bette Midler

Genre Show Tunes, Light Pop
Year Released 1991
Album For The Boys (Original Soundtrack)

Bette Midler is so talented that not only did she star in the 1991 film “For The Boys,” but she contributed every song to the original soundtrack. “Every Road Leads Back To You,” which is the lead single from that album, depicts a relationship that has long been over, with both moving on and finding someone new. However, as fate would have it, they end up crossing paths again, and old feelings resurface. This results in Midler considering what things might be like if they gave it a second thought chance.

23. Still Loving You by Scorpions

Genre Hard Rock is, Metal
Year Released 1984
Album Love At First Sting

The German hard rock Legends the scorpions were formed in 1965 by lead guitarist Rudolph Schenker but did not taste success until 1984 when they released their ninth album, the multi-platinum classic, “Love At First Sting.” The album’s closing track, “Still Loving You,” which was also its second single, is nearly five minutes of lead vocalist Klaus Meine asking his former lover for another chance, although he admits that he knows it’s going to take time to win back her love. Whether he does or doesn’t, I guess we’ll never know. If you like this song, check out our playlist of songs about staying together through hard times.

24. Never Gonna Let You Go by Sergio Mendes

Genre R&B, Pop
Year Released 1983
Album Sergio Mendes

We have all had at least one relationship where the person who seemed like they were perfect got away. When that happens, most of us will replay the moment where the relationship ended in our heads over and over, trying to figure out where things went wrong. Some of us would give anything to have a second chance with that person to get their forgiveness. That’s what Sergio Mendes wants on “Never Gonna Let You Go,” which is from his self-titled album and was his first top-40 hit in a decade.

25. The Scientist by Coldplay

Genre Alternative, Indie Poo
Year Released 2009
Album A Rush of Blood to the Head

Many people enter a relationship thinking that it will be easy, but what they don’t know is that the best relationships will be tested sometimes. There are going to be times when you are going to have to apologize and ask your partner for forgiveness. There may even be times when you temporarily separate when you experience true heartache and would give anything for a second chance. In a nutshell, that sums up Coldplay’s hit single “The Scientist,” which is from 2009’s multi-platinum effort “A Rush of Blood to the Head.”

26. Wait by Maroon 5

Genre Alternative Pop
Year Released 2017
Album Red Pill Blues

Formed in Los Angeles in 1994 under their original name Kara’s Flowers, Maroon 5 started as a true DIY band, releasing their first album independently before being signed to a major record label. Almost 3 decades later, the band has endured several lineup changes but is still touring and making records. They have also sold over 135 million albums worldwide, including their 2017 effort, “Red Pill Blues.” That album included the track “Wait,” in which Adam Levine interrupts his ex-girlfriend’s wedding in hopes of getting a second chance with her.

27. I Can’t Give Up by Jason Mraz

Genre Pop, Indiegogo
Year Released 2021
Album Love Is a Four Letter Word

When you are seriously committed to someone, it helps to know that they will never give up on you or the relationship, no matter how rough things may get. When times get hard, and trust me they will, you want someone who would be willing to give you a second chance instead of walking away at the first opportunity they get. That’s what Jason Mraz implies that he will bring to the table on the top-ten hit “I Can’t Give Up” from 2021’s effort, “Love Is a Four Letter Word.”

28. Let’s Be Us Again by Lonestar

Genre Country
Year Released 2004
Album Let’s Be Us Again

Have you ever made a mistake so egregious in a serious, committed relationship that you would give anything to take it back and make things right again? Unfortunately, the majority of us have been there and want things to work so badly that we are willing to risk everything for a second chance with the person we know is our soulmate, including our pride. That’s the message that I get from Lonestar’s song “Let’s Be Us Again,” which is the title track from their 2004 gold-certified album of the same name.

29. Open Arms by Journey

Genre Classic Rock, Hard Rock
Year Released 1981
Album Escape

With six top-ten hits and a total of 25 songs charting on the Billboard Hot 100, Journey was one of the most popular bands of the 1980s. Peaking at the number-two spot, their hit single “Open Arms,” from 1981’s multi-platinum album” Escape,” was the highest charting song in the band’s career. The song is a beautiful tale of a couple who are so deeply in love that they have given each other another chance, although it’s never specified what happened between the lovers for them to split in the first place.

30. On Bended Knee by Boyz II Men

Genre Vocal Harmony, R&B, Soul
Year Released 1994
Album II

Straight out of Philadelphia, Boyz II Men became one of the hottest vocal harmony and soul groups of all time, rising to prominence in the 1990s. Selling over 64 million albums, they had five number-one Billboard hits, including “On Bended Knee” from 1994’s “II.” On this soulful track, the narrator says that he has no idea where things went wrong in his relationship, and he can’t stop thinking about his ex. He’s asking for a second chance and is willing to get down on his knees and beg for forgiveness.

31. Need You Now by Lady A

Genre Country
Year Released 2009
Album Need You Now

Perhaps one of the times when we are likely to miss someone and want them to give the relationship another chance is when we’ve had a little too much to drink. After all, that’s when our defenses are likely to be let down, and we confess things that we normally wouldn’t dare to say when we’re sober, and it’s hard to resistant calling them That’s the point behind Lady A’s Academy of Country Music and Grammy Award-winning track “Need You Now,” which is from their 2009 record of the same name.

32. Too Good To Say Goodbye by Bruno Mars

Genre R&B, Soul
Year Released 2016
Album 24K Magic

When a relationship ends prematurely, most people will see some of the things they did that they wish they could take back. Unfortunately, I don’t think that any of us have access to a time machine to go back and change what we haven’t done in the past. There are also people like Bruno Mars, who makes a final plea for his romance to continue, saying that they are too good together for things to end this way. This plea 24K Magic found on Bruno’s Grammy Award-winning album, 2016’s “24K Magic.”

33. Second Chance by Z. Z. Hill

Genre Blies
Year Released 1971
Album Z.Z. Hill Blues Legends

Texas-born Arzell J. Hill may not be a name that you are familiar with, but this accomplished blues musician managed to stay on the Billboard soul album chart for nearly two years. You may know him by his stage name, Z. Z. Hill. In this piano and horn-driven soulful ballad from 1971’s “Z.Z. Hill Blues Legends,” Mr. Hill isn’t asking for forgiveness. He’s the one who wants out, and his significant other is the one begging him not to leave while he’s asking her if she deserves a second chance.

34. Here Without You by 3 Doors Down

Genre Alternative Rock
Year Released 2002
Album Away From the Sun

Once some time has passed after a breakup, you have two options. You can either accept that these things happen and move on, or you can dwell on things and drive yourself mad over trying to figure out where things went wrong. Brad Arnold from 3 Doors Down has chosen to take their second option, losing sleep over a relationship that didn’t last as long as he would have preferred on this track from their album, “Away From the Sun.” The song peaked at the fifth spot on Billboard. This is one of those sad breakup songs that’s truly powerful.

35. Hunter’s Moon by Ghost

Genre Metal
Year Released 2022
Album Impera

While there are songs about second chances in relationships and second chances to improve your life, I feel like this list would be incomplete without at least one song about getting a second chance at Vengeance. That’s where the Grammy Award-winning Swedish metal band Ghost steps in with “Hunter’s Moon” from 2022’s “Impera.” The song is about two childhood friends, with one of the betraying the other by killing his sister. Now, he’s back to settle the score, and he’s prepared to do whatever it takes to avenge his sister’s death.

36. Hold My Hand by Lady Gaga

Genre Pop
Year Released 2022
Album Top Gun: Maverick (Original Soundtrack)

The last thing you want to see is pain and suffering in someone you love. When this happens, most of us will do anything within our power to help our loved ones. Whether they are suffering from mental or physical ailments, you beg and plead for them to fight through the pain and refuse to give up. We all want those we love to have a second chance at a long, happy life, which is what Lady Gaga is saying in this track from the 2022 summer blockbuster, “Top Gun: Maverick.”

37. Someday by Nickelback

Genre Alternative Rock
Year Released 2003
Album The Long Road

Most of us would give practically anything for a second chance to make things right when we’ve done something to jeopardize a special relationship we have with someone we love. It doesn’t matter if it’s with a romantic partner, a friend, or a family member. We just want the chance to make things right, even if we can’t make them right immediately. That’s exactly what the Canadian rocket band Nickelback is getting at on the Juno Award-winning single “Someday,” which was the lead single from their 2003 album, “The Long Road.”

38. Life Is Beautiful by Sixx A.M.

Genre Hard Rock
Year Released 2007
Album The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack

It’s not often that we get a second chance at life, especially after something as devastating as a drug overdose. However, that’s what Nikki Sixx was granted, and he tries to make the most of each moment. It’s all documented in the pages of the critically-praised book, “The Heroin Diaries.” Nikki also recorded a companion soundtrack for the book with his band, Sixx A.M. The album’s lead single, “Life Is Beautiful,” teaches us that some of the worst parts of our lives teach us how to appreciate the good things.

39. Second Chance by .38 Special

Genre Hard Rockies, Southern Rocky, Classic Rock
Year Released 1988
Album Rock & Roll Strategy

Founded by Donnie Van Zant (who is the brother of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ronnie Van Zant) and Don Barnes in 1974, Jacksonville, Florida’s .38 Special has had 15 songs chart on the Billboard Hot 100, including their track “Second Chance, which climbed up to the sixth spot and is the highest charting single in their career. The song, which is found in 1988’s “Rock & Roll Strategy,” has Donnie thinking about how bad his life has gotten once his relationship ended, and (just like the title indicates) he’s asking for a second chance.

40. Going To California by Led Zeppelin

Genre Hard Rock, Classic Rock
Year Released 1971
Album Led Zeppelin IV

Sometimes a relationship is so bad that you don’t want to give it another shot. The second chance you desire is for peace, and happiness may not be with that person, nor may it be where you are currently living. That’s when you pack your bags and head wherever your heart leads you, whether that’s in Massachusetts or California. Led Zeppelin lead vocalist Robert Plant sings about choosing the latter on the aptly-titled “Going To California” from their 1971 classic album “Led Zeppelin IV,” which has sold 37 million copies worldwide.

41. Unfinished Life by Jimmie Van Zant

Genre Southern Rocky, Alternative Country
Year Released 2007
Album Feels Like Freedom

Born in Jacksonville and first cousin to Ronnie and Donnie Van Zant, Jimmie did not get serious about pursuing a musical career until Ronnie was killed in a plane crash in 1977. Unfortunately, Jimmie passed away from liver cancer in 2016, but he left his music as his legacy, including the song “Unfinished Life,” which is found on his album “Feels Like Freedom.” The track has Jimmie hearing about a wealthy man who died in a car accident. Van Zant prays for a chance to make the most of his life.

42. End Of The Beginning by Black Sabbath

Genre Heavy Metal
Year Released 2013
Album 13

The opening track to Black Sabbath’s 2013 album “13” marked lead vocalist Ozzy Osbourne’s second chance at fronting his original band. It was also his first album with the heavy metal pioneers in 34 years. The album received positive reviews from many critics and also earned Black Sabbath their first Billboard number-one album. The song, which incorporates elements of jazz fused with metal, drives home the message that life should be lived to the fullest and should you get a second chance to correct your wrongs, make the most of it.

43. Second Chance by El Debarge

Genre Poo, Dance, R&B
Year Released 2010
Album Second Chance

There are times when you get a second chance to make a relationship work, especially if both people want that chance to be happy again, although it’s more likely to happen when someone completely admits fault and the other person is completely forgiving and takes them back. That’s what vocalist, pianist, and keyboard player Eldra Patrick “El” Debarge is praying for in his song “Second Chance” from his 2010 release of the same name. Interestingly enough, the R&B singer was nominated for a Grammy for the song and the album.

44. The Conflagration by Stone Sour

Genre Alternative Metal
Year Released 2013
Album House of Gold & Bones – Part 2

Although things may seem bleak when a relationship turns sour, this won’t be your only chance in life for happiness. Your second chance at happiness isn’t with them, but with somebody new. It’s basic human nature to choose something safe, although that may not be the best option for you. Then again, you can’t be reckless and wild, hoping that nothing bad happens to you. That’s what Corey Taylor conveys in this track from Stone Sour’s “House of Gold & Bones – Part 2,” which is the second part of a two-album story arc.

45. The Man I Want to Be by Chris Young

Genre Country
Year Released 2009
Album The Man I Want to Be

There are times in life when something happens to teach you a valuable lesson. Unfortunately, one of those things might be a bad breakup, but if you take the time to learn from your mistakes and strive to be a better person, you might get another chance at happiness with that special someone. In “The Man I Want to Be,” CMT Music Award winner Chris Young has messed up, and it must have been serious if he’s asking God to make him the man he needs to be in his relationship. We could all learn something from Chris Young. If you’re looking for country songs about second chances in love, then this is one of my top recommendations.

46. Second Chance (Don’t Back Down) by T-Pain (Featuring Roberto Cacciapaglia)

Genre Hippo Hop, Rap
Year Released 2017
Album Oblivion

On his 2017 album “Oblivion,” Faheem Rashad Najm, better known by his stage name T-Pain, admits to many things. He says that he’s been a sinner, a loser, but an outlaw, but the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist says that we all deserve a second chance in life. He goes on to say that the way that we were raised has a major role in shaping the person we become, and we should strive to change. However, we all know about T-Pain, and we know he didn’t say it exactly like that.

47. Victim Of Changes by Judas Priest

Genre Heavy Metal
Year Released 1976
Album Sad Wings of Destiny

Before they dropped their universally beloved album “British Steel,” Rob Halford and Judas Priest had already released five albums, including 1976’s “Sad Wings of Destiny.” The record’s lead track, a seven-minute opus that tackles the subject of alcoholism, is about a woman who has a bit of a drinking problem. Alcohol has destroyed her life, including her relationship with him. He sings about what a wonderful woman she used to be before her drinking ruined her life. Maybe she deserves another chance, but I don’t think he’ll give her one.

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48. Austin by Blake Shelton

Genre Country
Year Released 2011
Album Blake Shelton

One of the reasons why I appreciate country music is because of the intricate storytelling most country artists weave into short, simple songs. Country Music Television People’s Choice Award recipient Blake Shelton is certainly no exception. Perhaps his best example of this can be heard in his hit single “Austin,” from his 2011 self-titled debut album. The track has Blake Shelton and a lost love exchanging messages over an answering machine, professing their love for each other. Once she’s how dedicated he is to her, she gives him a second chance.

49. Reunited by Peaches & Herb

Genre R&B, Soul
Year Released 1978
Album 2 Hot

Second chances aren’t always one-sided. Sometimes, both of the people who were in the relationship want a second chance at happiness with each other. When this happens, both people are usually ecstatic to be back together again, like in the song “Reunited” by Peaches & Herb. The track, which was featured on 1978’s “2 Hot,” it’s not based on any true occurrences, despite many rumors that it was semi-autobiographical. In an interview, Herbert “Herb” Feemster and Francine “Peaches” Barker said that the song was a result of good songwriters collaborating.

50. Come a Little Closer by Dierks Bentley

Genre Country
Year Released 2005
Album Modern Day Drifter

Frederick Dierks Bentley saw immediate success with his career, with both of his first two albums being platinum-certified. The second of those two albums, “Modern Day Drifter,” released three singles. One of those singles was the tune “Come a Little Closer,” which is a slow, sweet ballad that has Dierks trying to work things out with his significant other, just like plenty of other songs on this list. What makes this song different is that he doesn’t want either of them to blame the other. He wants to forgive android forget.

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