I Believe in You (You Believe in Me)

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"I Believe in You (You Believe in Me)"
Single by Johnnie Taylor
from the album Taylored in Silk
B-side "Love Depression"
Released June, 1973
Format 7" Vinyl 45 RPM
Genre Soul
Length 4:32 (original single version)
3:58 (second single version)
5:07 (album version)
Label Stax
Writer(s) Don Davis
Producer(s) Don Davis

"I Believe in You (You Believe in Me)" is a song written and produced by Don Davis and recorded by Johnnie Taylor. Davis had originally begun writing the song in 1965. When he found himself two songs short while working to complete Taylor's Taylored in Silk LP, Davis chose "I Believe in You (You Believe in Me) as one of the songs that would fill out the album. The basic track was cut at Muscle Shoals Sound in Alabama with members of its famed rhythm section: bassist David Hood, drummer Roger Hawkins, guitarist Jimmy Johnson, keyboardist Barry Beckett, and Davis later overdubbed strings at United Sound Recording Studio, the recording studio in Detroit that Davis had bought in 1971. [1] Released as a single in the summer of 1973, "I Believe in You (You Believe in Me)" became one of the biggest hits of Taylor's career, holding the #1 spot on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles Chart for two weeks and reaching the number eleven position on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. [2] The single was also certified gold by the RIAA for sales of one million copies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Great Soul Music Recording Studios of Detroit Tour
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 568. 

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Preceded by
"Doing It to Death" by Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s
Billboard's Hot Soul Singles number one single
July 21, 1973 - July 28, 1973
Succeeded by
"Angel" by Aretha Franklin