I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)

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"I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)"
Song by Stevie Wonder from the album Talking Book
Released October 28, 1972 (1972-10-28)
Recorded 1972
Genre Soul
Length 4:53
Label Tamla
Writer Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright
Composer Stevie Wonder
Producer Stevie Wonder

"I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)" is a soul song co-written and performed by American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder and Yvonne Wright, for Wonder's fifteenth studio album Talking Book (1972). The song features in the 2000 comedy-drama High Fidelity starring John Cusack and Jack Black, and is included on its soundtrack.

E'voke version[edit]

"I Believe"
Single by E'voke
Released 1994
Format CD, 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, Digital download
Genre House Music
Length 5:41
Label FFRR, Pinball records
Writer(s) Stevie Wonder
Producer(s) Barry Leng & Duncan Hannant

This song was also recorded by E'voke in 1994 as their debut single (with the title being shortened to "I Believe"). A B-side to the track entitled "It's My Life" written by E'voke producers Barry Leng and Duncan Hannant was recorded. Though the track was not a commercial hit (it reached #79 in the UK charts and no video was filmed for the track), it was a club hit and E'voke moved on to FFRR's sister label Ffrreedom for their next single "Runaway". The CD single release of the track was released digitally by Pinball records in 2011.


  • Edit 4:03
  • 12" Mix 5:38
  • A Tin Tin Out Mix 7:38
  • Tall Paul Mix 6:39
  • The Gems For Jem Mix 7:51
  • "It's My Life" (B side) 5:25

Cover versions[edit]

In 1974, the Canadian group Songbird had a popular radio favourite with a version that reached #75 in the Canadian chart. The song was also covered by Peter Frampton in 1973 on his Frampton's Camel album, and again by Tina Arena on her debut album Strong As Steel, In 1994 Kate Ceberano recorded a version for her 1994 album Kate Ceberano and Friends as well as Mike + the Mechanics on their 1995 release Beggar on a Beach of Gold and by both Petra Haden and Bill Frisell on their 2003 collaboration album Petra Haden & Bill Frisell. It was also covered by Art Garfunkel on his 1975 album Breakaway and by Michael McDonald on his 2003 album Motown. Icelandic singer Friðrik Ómar included an Icelandic language version of the song on 2006 album Annan Dag, under the title Þvílíkt líf.

The song is also featured on George Michael's Faith 2011 remastered edition. Josh Groban covered the song for his All That Echoes album, released in 2013 and released as a single that entered the Adult Contemporary chart and peaked at #20. Lee Mead covered the song for his Love Songs album released in 2012. Clair Marlo released her version of the song on her 1989 album 'Let it Go'. Portions of the song are sampled in "Don'tcha Wanna" by Anastacia from the album Freak of Nature (2002).

In January 2014 this song was covered by X Factor (UK) finalist Daniel Evans on his official website.

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