If I Ever Lose My Faith in You

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"If I Ever Lose My Faith in You"
Single by Sting
from the album Ten Summoner's Tales
B-side Various songs
Released February 1993
Format CD single, CD maxi
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:29
Label A&M
Writer(s) Sting
Producer(s) Sting, Hugh Padgham
Sting singles chronology
"It's Probably Me"
(1992)
"If I Ever Lose My Faith in You"
(1993)
"Seven Days"
(1993)

"If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" is a song recorded by English singer Sting. It was the second single from his album Ten Summoner's Tales and was released in 1993. It achieved a moderate success in many countries, reaching #17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. In 1994 the song won Sting a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male, while it was also nominated for both Record of the Year and for Song of the Year. The song was also included on the singer's albums Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984-1994 and ...All This Time.

Cover versions[edit]

In 2007, trumpeter Greg Adams covered the song from his album Cool to the Touch.[1][2]

In 2009, another trumpeter and friend of Sting, Chris Botti covered the song along with Sting on vocals. The song was released from the Chris Botti: Live in Boston.[3][4]

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. If I Ever Lose My Faith in You — 4:29
  2. Message in a Bottle [Unplugged] — 5:20
  3. Tea in the Sahara [Unplugged] — 4:25
  4. Walking on the Moon [Unplugged] — 5:06
CD single 1
  1. If I Ever Lose My Faith in You — 4:29
  2. All This Time — 5:20
  3. Mad About You — 4:24
  4. Every Breath You Take — 5:06
CD single 2
  1. If I Ever Lose My Faith in You — 4:33
  2. Message in a Bottle — 5:47
  3. Tea in the Sahara — 4:43
  4. Walking on the Moon — 2:56
CD maxi - Picture disk USA A&M Records #31458-0111-2
  1. If I Ever Lose My Faith in You — 4:29
  2. Everybody Laughed But You — 3:51
  3. January Stars — 3:50
  4. We Work The Black Seam [Alternate Version] — 6:08

Credits[edit]

  • Engineered and mixed by Hugh Padgham
  • Assistants : Pete Lewis and Simon Osborne
  • Harmonica by Sting
  • Keyboards by David Sancious
  • Drums by Vinnie Colaiuta
  • Guitar by Dominic Miller
  • Performance sequences directed by Milton Lage (tracks: 2 to 4)
  • Percussion and backing vocals by Vinx (tracks: 2 to 4)
  • Piano by David Sancious (tracks: 2 to 4)
  • Vocals, Guitar, Bass by Sting
  • Executive producer : Joel Gallen (tracks: 2 to 4)
  • Produced by Hugh Padgham and Sting (track 1) Alex Coletti (tracks: 2 to 4)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Music: Cool to the Touch". Gregadamsmusic.com. 
  2. ^ "Greg Adams - Cool to the Touch". Smooth-jazz.de. 
  3. ^ "Chris Botti in Boston Overview". Allmusic.com. 
  4. ^ "Chris Botti in Boston". Billboard.biz. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  6. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  7. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  8. ^ "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  9. ^ a b c d Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  10. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1993". Retrieved 2010-08-27.