Believe (Elton John song)

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"Believe"
Believe (Elton John).jpg
Single by Elton John
from the album Made in England
B-side "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (live)
"The One" (live)
Released 20 February 1995
Format CD, vinyl record (7"), audio cassette
Recorded 1994
Length 4:51
Label Rocket
Songwriter(s) Music : Elton John
Lyrics : Bernie Taupin
Producer(s) Elton John, Greg Penny
Elton John singles chronology
"Circle of Life"
(1994)
"Believe"
(1995)
"Made in England"
(1995)

"Circle of Life"
(1994)
"Believe"
(1995)
"Made in England"
(1995)

"Believe" is a 1994 song recorded by Elton John. It was the first single from his album Made in England and was released on 20 February 1995. It reached number one in Canada, becoming John's 17th number-one single there.[1] In the US, "Believe" was Elton John's 15th number-one on the Adult Contemporary chart and also went to number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] It gave him his third straight top 20 single in the US, with his two hit singles from Disney's The Lion King preceding it. In Europe, it was a top 20 hit in France, Switzerland, the UK, and Walloon Belgium, as well as achieving moderate success in several other countries. The songs which feature as B-sides were recorded at the Greek Theatre, in Los Angeles.

The music video for the song was entirely in black-and-white and shot in London, featuring shots of the title screen in the beginning and end of the video.

Music video[edit]

In the black and white music video for "Believe", directed by Marcus Nispel, Elton John travels around the world in a zeppelin close to the roofs of New York City and London in the middle of one day. Some behind the scenes footage for the video was used for the 1996 documentary Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras.

Track listings[edit]

7"

  1. "Believe" - 4:51
  2. "The One" (live) - 6:32

Europe CD maxi

  1. "Believe" — 4:51
  2. "Believe" (live) — 4:43
  3. "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (live) — 3:52

US CD maxi

  1. "Believe" — 4:51
  2. "The One" (live) — 6:32
  3. "Believe" (live) — 4:43

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Accolades[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1996 "Believe" Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance[27] Nominated

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 6889." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 9167." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
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  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Elton John – Believe". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  11. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Believe". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  12. ^ a b "I singoli più venduti del 1995" (in Italian). Retrieved 3 May 2018.
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  14. ^ "Charts.nz – Elton John – Believe". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Elton John – Believe". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Elton John – Believe". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Elton John Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Elton John Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Elton John Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  22. ^ "Elton John Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  23. ^ "RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1995". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  24. ^ "RPM Top 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 1995". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  25. ^ 1995 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com Archived 14 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 30 January 2009)
  26. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Archived from the original on 15 August 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  27. ^ "THE 38TH ANNUAL GRAMMY NOMINATIONS : The Complete List of Nominees". articles.latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. 1996-01-05. Retrieved 2011-09-24.

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