Believe (Josh Groban song)

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"Believe"
Single by Josh Groban
from the album The Polar Express OST
Released November 2004
Recorded 2004
Genre Christmas music, Adult contemporary
Length 4:18
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Glen Ballard
Alan Silvestri

"Believe" is a 2004 song from the Christmas-themed performance capture film The Polar Express. The words and music were written by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri, and the song was performed by Josh Groban. The song is included on the film soundtrack. The song is included on the 2011 album Heavenly Christmas performed by Jackie Evancho.

Background[edit]

The songwriters received a Grammy Award in the category Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media at the ceremony held in February 2006.[1] "Believe" was also nominated for Best Original Song at the 77th Academy Awards in February 2005, with Groban and Beyoncé Knowles performing the song during the awards broadcast.[2] The Oscar nod followed a Golden Globe nomination in the same category at the 62nd Golden Globe Awards.

Commercial performance[edit]

The song "bubbled under" the Billboard Hot 100 chart in late 2004 and early 2005, reaching a peak position of #112.[3] However, on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, the song spent five weeks at the summit.[4] This was Groban's fourth song to top the AC chart, following "To Where You Are" and "O Holy Night" in 2002 and "You Raise Me Up" earlier the same year.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004-2005) Peak
position
Canadian Hot 100 86
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 12
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Polar Express Grammy Awards AllMusic.com. Retrieved 23 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Beyonce To Duet With Josh Groban And A Bunch Of Choirboys At Oscars" Corey Moss, 9 February 2005, MTV.com. Retrieved 23 June 2009.
  3. ^ Hot 100 chart info Billboard.com. Retrieved 23 June 2009.
  4. ^ Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart info Billboard.com. Retrieved 23 June 2009.
Preceded by
"Heaven" by Los Lonely Boys
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single by
December 11, 2004 - January 8, 2005
Succeeded by
"Heaven" by Los Lonely Boys