Clay Aiken – The Hardest Word


What do I do to make you want me?
What I got to do to be heard?
What do I say when it’s all over?
Sorry seems to be the hardest word.


Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. It was released in 1976, both as a single and as part of his Blue Moves album. The song is a mournful ballad about a romantic relationship which is falling apart.

Clay Aiken covered this song on his album, A Thousand Different Ways. The album was released in 2006.

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6 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – The Hardest Word

  1. “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word” is a quietly gorgeous song that has taught me to think twice about relationships! Too often we don’t realize what we have until it is too late. “Sorry” can be a particularly difficult word to articulate, and I have learned to get rid of pride and selfishness when I am in the wrong. Many of the songs Clay has chosen to record offer us excellent advice in a variety of circumstances, some of which may have been inspired by his own similar experiences. He will always be a teacher!

  2. Clay knows how to deliver! Especially with this song, one believes his heartache and sadness. This is one of Clay's many talents, this is why we love him , this is why we stay with him! Clay fills our heart with his music and his charm!
    Thank you, musicfan

  3. Clay isTerrific. Elton John concert this week was outstanding. We need Clay in concert in NC. So many beautiful songs will rip your heart out….Sam Smith will make you sob. BTW…Sam Smith will be in Raleigh in July. If Clay would come it would be a win/win.

  4. c lay knows how to deliver this song especialy when it comes to a song like this when clay sings this one does belev e his heartake and his sadness sorry seams to be the hardist word is a sad song clay is so amazing when he sings songs there are indeed songs that will make you cry and yes evin rip your heart out and sam smith doest make me cry hes in credable

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