I Believe (Bon Jovi song)
|Single by Bon Jovi|
|from the album Keep the Faith|
|Released||September 25, 1993|
|Writer(s)||Jon Bon Jovi|
|Bon Jovi singles chronology|
"I Believe" is a 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.
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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- "I Believe" (Clearmountain Mix)
- "Runaway" (live)
- "Livin' on a Prayer" (live)
- "Wanted Dead or Alive" (live)
"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.
|Germany (Official German Charts)||49|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||32|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||34|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||11|
- "Chart stats - Bon Jovi". Archived from the original on 2012-05-30.
- "Australian-charts.com – Bon Jovi – I Believe". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
- "Offiziellecharts.de – Bon Jovi – I Believe". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
- "Dutchcharts.nl – Bon Jovi – I Believe" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
- "Swisscharts.com – Bon Jovi – I Believe". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
- "Archive Chart: 1993-10-16" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
- "Bon Jovi Archives: Bounce Tour information". Bon Jovi touring information. Retrieved April 8, 2007.
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