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"Believe" is a 1994 song recorded by Elton John. It was the first single from his album Made in England and was released on 20 February 1995. Several versions of the single were released, featuring B-sides such as "Circle of Life" from The Lion King and live versions of tracks including "The One", "The Last Song", "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" and "Believe", which were recorded at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

"Believe"
Believe (Elton John).jpg
Single by Elton John
from the album Made in England
B-side
Released20 February 1995
FormatCD, vinyl record (7"), audio cassette
Recorded1994
Length4:51
LabelRocket
Songwriter(s)Music : Elton John
Lyrics : Bernie Taupin
Producer(s)Elton John, Greg Penny
Elton John singles chronology
"Circle of Life"
(1994)
"Believe"
(1995)
"Made in England"
(1995)

"Believe" was a chart success. It reached number one in Italy and Canada, becoming John's eighteenth number-one single in the latter country (see Elton John singles discography). In the United States, "Believe" was Elton John's fifteenth number-one on the Adult Contemporary chart and also went to number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] It gave him his third straight top-twenty single in the US, with his two hit singles from Disney's The Lion King preceding it. In Europe, it was a top-twenty hit in France, Poland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Walloon Belgium, as well as a moderate success in several other countries.

The music video for the song was entirely in black-and-white and shot in London, featuring shots of the title screen in the beginning and end of the video.

Contents

Music videoEdit

In the black and white music video for "Believe", directed by Marcus Nispel, Elton John travels around the world in a zeppelin close to the roofs of New York City and London in the middle of one day. Some behind the scenes footage for the video was used for the 1996 documentary Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras.

Track listingsEdit

7"

  1. "Believe" - 4:51
  2. "The One" (live) - 6:32

Europe CD maxi

  1. "Believe" — 4:51
  2. "Believe" (live) — 4:43
  3. "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (live) — 3:52

US CD maxi

  1. "Believe" — 4:51
  2. "The One" (live) — 6:32
  3. "Believe" (live) — 4:43

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

AccoladesEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1996 "Believe" Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance[27] Nominated

ReferencesEdit

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  14. ^ "Notowanie nr687" (in Polish). LP3. 31 March 1995. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
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  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Elton John – Believe". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
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  20. ^ "Elton John Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Elton John Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  22. ^ "Elton John Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  23. ^ "RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1995". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
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  25. ^ 1995 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com Archived 14 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved 30 January 2009)
  26. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Archived from the original on 15 August 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  27. ^ "THE 38TH ANNUAL GRAMMY NOMINATIONS : The Complete List of Nominees". articles.latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. 5 January 1996. Retrieved 24 September 2011.

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