Country Pop Music
A very young Brenda Lee, aka Little Miss Dynamite, recorded the song, which was written by Dub Albritton and Ronnie Self, as the B-Side to “That’s All You Gotta Do.” The release of “I’m Sorry” was held back a few months because of concerns that Lee might be too young to sing about unrequited love. However, in 1960, “I’m Sorry” went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, #4 on the R&B Chart. Later In 1960, “I’m Sorry” was released in the U.K. as the A-Side and rose to #12 on the U.K. Chart. The song became Lee’s signature song. The recording is considered to be a good early example of the “Nashville Sound,” which is a mix of country and pop with stringed instrumentals and background vocals.