I Believe (Nikki Yanofsky song)

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"I Believe"
Single by Nikki Yanofsky
from the album I Believe / J'imagine - CTV's 2010 Winter Games Theme Song EP
Released January 26, 2010
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010 in Montreal, Quebec
Genre Pop
Length 4:11 (EP version)
3:38 (Single version)
Label Universal Music Canada
Writer(s) Stephan Moccio, Alan Frew
Producer(s) Stephan Moccio, Phil Ramone, Jesse Harris
Certification 5× Platinum (CRIA)[1]
Nikki Yanofsky singles chronology
"I Got Rhythm"
(2009)
"I Believe"
(2010)
"Cool My Heels"
(2010)

"I Believe" is a song sung by Canadian jazz-pop singer Nikki Yanofsky. Written by Stephan Moccio and Alan Frew for Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, it was used as the official promotional song for both the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Themes from this song appeared in the main title sequence music, and were used to create cues for use during actual Olympic coverage broadcasts.

Background[edit]

Both the English and French versions were recorded in Montreal, Quebec, along with the help of The Montreal Symphony Orchestra and children from the area, who supplied the backing vocals in both languages.

It was noted in the media that the lyric "I believe in the power of you and I" is grammatically incorrect.[2]

This song is also available on Nikki's new album, Nikki, which recently received a gold certification from the Canadian Recording Industry Association.[3]

Reception[edit]

It reached number one on the Canadian Hot 100 issue dated February 27, 2010. "I Believe" was the first song by a Canadian singer to top the Canadian Hot 100.[4]

A French version of the song, "J'imagine" was recorded and sung by Annie Villeneuve.

Chart performance[edit]

Nikki Yanofsky

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 33

Annie Villeneuve

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 36
Preceded by
"Today Was a Fairytale" by Taylor Swift
Canadian Hot 100 number-one single
February 27, 2010 - March 27, 2010
Succeeded by
"Wavin' Flag" by Young Artists for Haiti

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold and Platinum". Cria.ca. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  2. ^ Can't fool you and me: grammarian says lyrics to 'I Believe' anthem flawed, retrieved March 1, 2010 
  3. ^ "Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA): Gold & Platinum - January 2005". Cria.ca. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  4. ^ February 19, 2010 Canadian Billboard Update, retrieved February 20, 2010 
  5. ^ "Nikki Yanofsky Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Nikki Yanofsky.
  6. ^ "Charts Year End: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 1, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Annie Villeneuve Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Annie Villeneuve.

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