September 8 is designated as Pardon Day. What exactly brought upon having a Pardon Day? We have to go back to the year of 1974. The world becomes privy to the fact that President Richard Nixon did partake in illegal activities and then tried to cover it up. President Nixon later resigned and Vice President Gerald R. Ford became President.
Then, on September 8, 1974, President Ford did pardon former President Nixon of all illegal activity while in office – also known as Watergate. The pardon offered means President Nixon cannot ever be tried for his illegal activities while in office – free and clear.
So, how should you celebrate the day? We think you should celebrate by playing one of our Pardon songs! What makes them so special? Well. each pardon song has the word pardon in the song title.
10. Pardon Me – Staind
Released 2008, Rock
Album: The Illusion of Progress
9. I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You A Rose Garden) – Kon Kan
Released 1989, Hip Hop
Album Move to Move
8. Pardon My Heart – Neil Young
Released 1975, Rock
7. Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me Of A Friend) – Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Released 1975, Soul/R&B
6. Pardon My Dust – Chris Rice
Released 2007, Christian
Album What a Heart Is Beating For
5. Pardon – The Robert Cray Band
Released 1999, Blues
Album Take Your Shoes Off
4. Please Pardon Yourself – The Avett Brothers
Released 2006, Rock
Album FestivaLink presents The Avett Brothers at MerleFest
3. Pardon Me – Weezer
Released 2005, Rock
Album Make Believe
2. I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You A Rose Garden) – Lynn Anderson
Released 1970, Country
Album Rose Garden
1. Pardon Me – Incubus
Released 1999, Rock
Album Make Yourself
Other Top Pardon Songs
Pardon (Perdoname) – Dean Martin
Pardon Me Sir – Joe Cocker
Pardon Me – The Blow
Pardon – Blu
What exactly does pardon mean? To pardon someone, such as President Nixon, means to forgive or excuse all illegal activities. So, when a person is walking by another person in small confinements, it is proper etiquette to say “Pardon Me” – also meaning excuse me.
Matt loves listening to any music style he can understand the words. He lives in the wedding capital of the world, Las Vegas, with his wife Sharon. Matt's other likes include craft beer, baseball, and traveling.