I Believe You

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"I Believe You"
Single by The Carpenters
from the album Made in America
B-side "B'wana She No Home"
Released June 1978
Format 7" single
Recorded 1978
Genre Pop
Length 3:54
Label A&M
Writer(s) Don and Dick Addrisi
Producer(s) Richard Carpenter
The Carpenters singles chronology
"Sweet, Sweet Smile"
"I Believe You"
"Touch Me When We're Dancing"

"I Believe You" is a love ballad composed by Don and Dick Addrisi which was a 1977 single for Dorothy Moore; taken from her self-titled Dorothy Moore album. "I Believe You" reached #5 R&B and crossed over to the Pop Top 30 at number 27. The track also reached number 20 in the UK.

The song was recorded by The Carpenters and released as a single in June 1978. While it reached number 9 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, it peaked at a disappointing #68 on the Billboard Hot 100, owing significantly to the fact that its accompanying album was delayed indefinitely (it would be three more years until their next album was released), reportedly due to Karen's health issues, although Richard at the time was also dealing with his own addiction to quaaludes.

In June 1981 the album Made in America—which included "I Believe You"—was finally released. The potential success "I Believe You" might have had it been issued in conjunction with an LP was underscored when the album's eventual lead single, "Touch Me When We're Dancing", became the first Carpenters hit to reach the Hot 100's Top 20 as well as number 1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart since "There's a Kind of Hush" did the same in early 1976.

"I Believe You" was also featured on the 1978 album Moods by Barbara Mandrell.



Chart (1978) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 68
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 9
Canadian Singles Chart 81

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