I Believe in You (Mel Tillis song)

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"I Believe in You"
Single by Mel Tillis
from the album I Believe in You
B-side "She Don't Trust You Daddy"
Released April 1978
Format 7"
Recorded 1977
Genre Country
Length 2:25
Label MCA
Writer(s) Buddy Cannon and Gene Dunlap
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen and Mel Tillis
Mel Tillis singles chronology
"What Did I Promise Her Last Night"
"I Believe in You"
"Ain't No California"

"I Believe in You" is a song written by Gene Dunlap and Buddy Cannon, and recorded by American country music artist Mel Tillis. It was released in April 1978 as the first single and title track from the album I Believe in You. The song was Mel Tillis' fourth number one on the country chart. "I Believe in You" stayed at number one for one week and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 44
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 347. 
Preceded by
"It Only Hurts for a Little While"
by Margo Smith
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

July 8, 1978
Succeeded by
"Only One Love in My Life"
by Ronnie Milsap
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

July 29, 1978
Succeeded by
"You Needed Me"
by Anne Murray