Believe (Staind song)

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"Believe"
Single by Staind
from the album The Illusion of Progress
Released June 24, 2008
Format Airplay
Recorded 2008
Genre Post-grunge, alternative rock
Length 4:17
Label Flip/Atlantic/Roadrunner
Producer(s) Johnny K, Staind
Staind singles chronology
"King of All Excuses"
(2006)
"Believe"
(2008)
"All I Want"
(2008)

"Believe" is a single by Staind, the first from their sixth studio album, The Illusion of Progress.[1]

Despite only peaking at #83 on the Billboard Hot 100, the single was a success on the rock charts, peaking at #4 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks, and becoming their third #1 hit on the Modern Rock Tracks, after "It's Been Awhile" and "So Far Away". "Believe" stayed at #1 for three weeks on the Modern Rock Tracks.

The "Believe" music video was directed by Christopher Sims. It features a man who has left his girlfriend in order to find himself. However, she soon leaves as well, presumably to find him. The man travels through the Midwest and ends up somewhere in the West Coast . Aaron Lewis is the only member of the band in the video. Lewis is seen walking down the beach that the man ends up finding.

The song was used in a video highlighting the 2008 College Football Season on ESPN and in the 2008 WWE Tribute to the Troops special.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 83
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks[3] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[citation needed] 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks[3] 28
U.S. Billboard Pop 100[2] 78

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris, Chris (August 21, 2008). "Staind Identify Their Biggest Threat: The Jonas Brothers?". MTV. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Staind Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Believe - Staind". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 16, 2011. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 

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Preceded by
"Viva la Vida" by Coldplay
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
September 13, 2008 – September 27, 2008
Succeeded by
"You're Gonna Go Far, Kid" by The Offspring