Amen (Paula Cole album)

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Studio album by Paula Cole
Released September 28, 1999
Recorded March—July 1999
Genre Rock, experimental, R&B, soul
Length 58:02
Label Imago / Warner Bros.
Producer Paula Cole
DJ Premier (scratches)[1]
Paula Cole chronology
This Fire
Singles from Amen
  1. "I Believe in Love"
  2. "Be Somebody"
  3. "Amen"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[citation needed]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars [2]

Amen is Paula Cole's third studio album. It is officially credited to "The Paula Cole Band." The album was stylistically a major departure from Cole's previous album, This Fire, and was met with mixed reviews. Perhaps due to poor promotion, the album failed to match the success of This Fire, only selling 116,000 copies to date.

The album did, however, score a moderate Adult Contemporary radio format hit with "I Believe In Love", which peaked at #22. A remix made for dance clubs and rhythmic radio format peaked at #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play, and also attained moderate airplay.

Track listing[edit]

Track listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Believe in Love"   Paula Cole 5:48
2. "Amen"   Paula Cole 5:58
3. "La Tonya"   Paula Cole 6:13
4. "Pearl"   Paula Cole 6:05
5. "Be Somebody (featured vocalist Tionne Watkins)"   Paula Cole 5:15
6. "Rhythm of Life"   Paula Cole 7:50
7. "Free"   Paula Cole 3:54
8. "Suwannee Jo"   Paula Cole 5:24
9. "God Is Watching"   Paula Cole 4:47


  1. ^ "Paula Cole Band - Amen (CD, Album) at Discogs". Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review