I Believe You
|"I Believe You"|
|Single by The Carpenters|
|from the album Made in America|
|B-side||"B'wana She No Home"|
|Writer(s)||Don and Dick Addrisi|
|The Carpenters singles chronology|
"I Believe You" is a love ballad composed by Don and Dick Addrisi which was 1977 single for Dorothy Moore; taken from the Dorothy Moore album, "I Believe You" reached #5 R&B and crossed over to the Pop Top 30 at #27. The track also reached #20 UK.
The song was recorded by The Carpenters and released as a single in June 1978. While it reached #9 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, it peaked at a disappointing #68 on the Billboard Hot 100, owing significantly to the fact that its accompanying album was delayed indefinitely (it would be three more years until their next album was released), reportedly due to Karen's health issues, although Richard at the time was also dealing with his own addiction to quaaludes.
In June 1981 the album Made in America—which included "I Believe You"—was finally released. The potential success "I Believe You" might have had had it been issued in conjunction with an LP was underscored when the album's eventual lead single, "Touch Me When We're Dancing", became the first Carpenters hit to reach the Hot 100's Top 20 as well as #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart since "There's a Kind of Hush" did the same in early 1976.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||68|
|U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary||9|
|Canadian Singles Chart||81|
- Karen Carpenter – lead and backing vocals
- Richard Carpenter – backing vocals, keyboards
- Joe Osborn – bass guitar
- Larrie Londin – drums
- Tim May – guitars
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