I Believe (Bon Jovi song)

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"I Believe"
Single by Bon Jovi
from the album Keep the Faith
Released September 25, 1993
Format CD single
Recorded 1992
Genre Hard rock
Length 5:48
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Jon Bon Jovi
Producer(s) Bob Rock
Bon Jovi singles chronology
"I'll Sleep When I'm Dead"
"I Believe"
"Dry County"

"I Believe" is a hard rock song by American rock band Bon Jovi. Written by Jon Bon Jovi, it was released in September 1993 as the fifth single from their 1992 album, Keep the Faith. The single reached number eleven in the UK and number forty in Australia. But it did not chart in the U.S.[1]

Song structure[edit]

The songs starts with fading-in distorted noises generated by guitars and Jon Bon Jovi's voice, until a furious guitar takes place. After the instrumental intro, the voice enters into scene.

This song fits the classical hard rock song structure: intro, verse, bridge, chorus, verse, bridge, chorus, solo, second bridge and chorus to end.

30 second sample from I Believe by Bon Jovi

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Track listing[edit]

UK release[edit]

  1. "I Believe" (Clearmountain Mix)
  2. "Runaway" (live)
  3. "Livin' on a Prayer" (live)
  4. "Wanted Dead or Alive" (live)

Tracks 2, 3 and 4 were recorded live on the New Jersey and Keep the Faith Tours. The dates or locations of the shows aren't available due to their absence from the liner notes.

Live performances[edit]

"I Believe" was played extensively during the Keep the Faith Tour (1993) and the I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Tour (1993) and on occasion on the Crush Tour (2000). Since then, it has been barely played and has become one of the rarest songs to be played live. It was played once in Germany during the 2003 Bounce Tour, once in London during the 2008 Lost Highway Tour, and most recently, once in Sydney, Australia during the 2010 Circle Tour. When played live, this song features both Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi at guitar.


Chart (1993) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 40
Germany (Official German Charts)[3] 49
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 32
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[5] 34
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 11


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