I Still Believe in You (Vince Gill song)

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"I Still Believe in You"
I Still Believe In You VG cover.png
Single by Vince Gill
from the album I Still Believe in You
B-side "One More Last Chance"
Released June 29, 1992
Recorded 1992
Genre Country
Length 3:59
Label MCA
Writer(s) Vince Gill, John Barlow Jarvis
Producer(s) Tony Brown
Vince Gill singles chronology
"Take Your Memory with You"
(1992)
"I Still Believe in You"
(1992)
"Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away"
(1992)

"I Still Believe in You" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer-song writer Vince Gill. It was released in June 1992 as the first single from his album of the same name. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart. It was written by Gill and John Barlow Jarvis. The song was covered by English rock band Bad Company on their 1996 CD Stories Told & Untold with Robert Hart on lead vocals.

"I Still Believe in You" debuted at number 55 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 4, 1992.

Lyric summary[edit]

The narrator apologizes to his romantic partner for being selfish and not spending enough time with her, and vows to make it up to her.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably calling it "a pristine ballad embraced by one of country's most finely refined vocalists." She goes on to say that it contains "delivery and production strong enough to pull on the ears of other formats."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in Joliet, Illinois at the Rialto Square Theatre. The video was directed by John Lloyd Miller and premiered in mid-1992.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[2] 34
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[4] 30
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 18
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 8
Preceded by
"I'll Think of Something"
by Mark Chesnutt
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

September 5-September 12, 1992
Succeeded by
"Love's Got a Hold on You"
by Alan Jackson
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 26, 1992
Succeeded by
"Could've Been Me"
by Billy Ray Cyrus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard, July 4, 1992
  2. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 1881." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 21, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1937." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 26, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "Vince Gill – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Vince Gill.
  5. ^ "Vince Gill – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Vince Gill.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.