If I Ever Lose My Faith in You

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"If I Ever Lose My Faith in You"
If I ever lose my faith in you.jpg
Single by Sting
from the album Ten Summoner's Tales
B-side"Various songs"
ReleasedFebruary 1993
FormatCD single, CD maxi
Recorded1992
GenrePop rock
Length4:29
LabelA&M
Songwriter(s)Sting
Producer(s)Sting, Hugh Padgham
Sting singles chronology
"It's Probably Me"
(1992)
"If I Ever Lose My Faith in You"
(1993)
"Seven Days"
(1993)
"It's Probably Me"
(1992)
"If I Ever Lose My Faith in You"
(1993)
"Seven Days"
(1993)

"If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" is a song recorded by English singer Sting. It was the second single from his album Ten Summoner's Tales and was released in 1993. It achieved moderate success in many countries, reaching number 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the top 40 in several European countries. In Canada and Italy, the song reached number one, spending three weeks and one week at the summit, respectively. In the former country, it was the fourth best-selling single of 1993. It remains one of Sting's signature songs.

In 1994 the song won Sting a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male, while it was also nominated for both Record of the Year and for Song of the Year. It has been included on all of Sting's compilation albums since its release, namely Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984-1994 and The Very Best of Sting & The Police.

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi

  1. If I Ever Lose My Faith in You — 4:29
  2. Message in a Bottle [Unplugged] — 5:20
  3. Tea in the Sahara [Unplugged] — 4:25
  4. Walking on the Moon [Unplugged] — 5:06

CD single 1

  1. If I Ever Lose My Faith in You — 4:29
  2. All This Time [Unplugged] — 5:20
  3. Mad About You [Unplugged] — 4:24
  4. Every Breath You Take [Unplugged] — 5:06

CD single 2

  1. If I Ever Lose My Faith in You — 4:33
  2. Message in a Bottle [Unplugged] — 5:47
  3. Tea in the Sahara [Unplugged] — 4:43
  4. Walking on the Moon [Unplugged] — 2:56

CD maxi - Picture disk USA A&M Records #31458-0111-2

  1. If I Ever Lose My Faith in You — 4:29
  2. Everybody Laughed But You — 3:51
  3. January Stars — 3:50
  4. We Work The Black Seam [Alternate Version] — 6:08

Credits[edit]

  • Harmonica by Sting
  • Keyboards by David Sancious
  • Drums by Vinnie Colaiuta
  • Guitar by Dominic Miller
  • Percussion and backing vocals by Vinx (tracks: 2 to 4)
  • Piano by David Sancious (tracks: 2 to 4)
  • Vocals, Guitar, Bass by Sting
  • Executive producer : Joel Gallen (tracks: 2 to 4)
  • Produced by Hugh Padgham and Sting (track 1) Alex Coletti (tracks: 2 to 4)

Charts[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

In 2009, trumpeter Chris Botti covered the song with Sting on vocals. The song was released from the Chris Botti: Live in Boston.[20][21] Lady Gaga also covered the song at the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors, where Sting was an honouree.[22]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – If I Ever Lose My Faith in You". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
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  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Sting – If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
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  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Sting – If I Ever Lose My Faith in You". VG-lista. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  13. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
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  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Sting – If I Ever Lose My Faith in You". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  17. ^ a b c d Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved 12 January 2009)
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  19. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1993". Archived from the original on 10 November 2006. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
  20. ^ "Chris Botti in Boston Overview". Allmusic.com.
  21. ^ "Chris Botti in Boston". Billboard.biz.
  22. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/see-bruce-springsteen-lady-gaga-bruno-mars-honor-sting-at-kennedy-center-233329/