I Believe in You (Don Williams song)

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"I Believe in You"
I Believe in You Don Williams.jpg
Single by Don Williams
from the album I Believe in You
B-side"It Only Rains on Me"
ReleasedAugust 1980
Songwriter(s)Roger Cook
Sam Hogin
Producer(s)Don Williams
Garth Fundis
Don Williams singles chronology
"Good Ole Boys Like Me"
"I Believe in You"
"Falling Again"

"I Believe in You" is a song written by Roger Cook and Sam Hogin, and recorded by American country music artist Don Williams. It was released in August 1980 as the first single and title track from the album I Believe in You.

Commercial performance[edit]

The song was Williams' eleventh number 1 on Billboard's country chart. The single stayed at number 1 for two weeks and spent 12 weeks on the country chart.[1] "I Believe in You" was Don Williams' only Top 40 entry, where it peaked at number 24. The song has sold 286,000 downloads in the United States in the digital era.[2]

The song was also a hit in Europe and Australia.[3] It was best received in New Zealand, where it reached number four on the pop singles chart and is ranked as the 38th biggest hit of 1981.[4]


Chart (1980-81) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[6] 8
Australian KMR 20
Belgian VRT Top 30 21
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 7
Dutch Top 40 23
New Zealand Singles Chart[7] 4


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 386.
  2. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 18, 2017). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Sales Chart: September 18, 2017". Roughstock.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 680.
  4. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 1981 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1981-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  5. ^ "Don Williams Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 258.
  7. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1981-01-25. Retrieved 2016-10-16.

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