You've Got to Believe in Something

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You've Got to Believe in Something
Spin Doctors - You've Got to Believe in Something.jpg
Studio album by Spin Doctors
Released May 14, 1996
Recorded 1995 & 1996
Genre Pop,[1] funk rock[2]
Length 55:12
Label Epic
Producer Peter Denenberg,
Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar
Spin Doctors chronology
Turn It Upside Down
(1994)Turn It Upside Down1994
You've Got to Believe in Something
(1996)
Here Comes the Bride
(1999)Here Comes the Bride1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[3]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[4]
Billboard (positive)[5]

You've Got to Believe in Something is the third studio album by American rock band Spin Doctors, released in 1996.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Chris Barron, Aaron Comess, Anthony Krizan, Mark White except as noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You've Got to Believe in Something"   4:02
2. "House" Barron, Comess, Eric Schenkman, White 3:53
3. "Dogs on a Doe"   5:12
4. "I Can't Believe You're Still With Her"   3:44
5. "She Used to Be Mine" Barron, Comess, Krizan, White, Lewilda Kiner Jr. 3:35
6. "She's Not You"   5:06
7. "To Make Me Blue"   3:33
8. "'bout a Train" Barron, Comess 5:25
9. "Where Angels Fear to Tread"   4:02
10. "If Wishes Were Horses"   4:29
11. "Sister Sisyphus" Barron, Comess, White, Christopher Gross, Arnie Lawrence, Jason Richardson 4:06
12. "That's the Way (I Like It)" (Unlisted Bonus Track) (featuring Biz Markie) Harry W. Casey, Richard Finch 5:27

Note

  • Immediately following the bonus track, a brief passage from "I Can't Believe You're Still With Her" is played over and over on a kazoo as Tommy Chong objects.

Personnel[edit]

Spin Doctors
  • Chris Barron – lead vocals
  • Anthony Krizan – guitar, backing vocals
  • Mark White – bass
  • Aaron Comess – drums
Additional musicians
  • Kevin Bents – keyboards on "Where Angels Fear to Thread"
  • Biz Markie – backing vocals on "That's The Way (I Like It)"
  • John Bush – congas on "She Used To Be Mine"
  • Tommy Chong – kazoo
  • Babi Floyd – backing vocals on "You've Got To Believe In Something", "I Can't Believe You're Still With Her", "She Used To Be Mine" and "If Wishes Were Horses"
  • Diva Gray – backing vocals on "You've Got To Believe In Something", "She Used To Be Mine" and "If Wishes Were Horses"
  • Robin Clark – backing vocals on "You've Got To Believe In Something"
  • Frank Floyd – backing vocals on "You've Got To Believe In Something"
  • Frankie La Rocka – shaker on "Where Angels Fear To Thread"
  • Arnie Lawrence – saxophone on "Sister Sisyphus"
  • Bernie Worrell – keyboards on "You've Got To Believe In Something", "She Used To Be Mine" and "If Wishes Were Horses"
Production
  • Producers: Peter Denenberg, Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar
  • Engineer: Peter Denenberg
  • Assistant engineers: Derrick Garrett, Thom Leinbach, Robert L. Smith, Jr.
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Photography: Paul LaRaia

Charts[edit]

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1996 "She Used To Be Mine" UK Singles Chart 55

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. You've Got to Believe in Something at AllMusic
  2. ^ Buckley, Peter (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock (3rd ed.). Rough Guides. p. 991. ISBN 1-84353-105-4. 
  3. ^ "You've Got To Believe in Something - EW.com". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Spin Doctors: You've Got to Believe in Something : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". 2 October 2007. Archived from the original on 2 October 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20000129223237/http://www.spindoctors.com/words/billboard.html