Believe Me (Fort Minor song)

"Believe Me" is a song by American hip hop artist Fort Minor, the side project of rock band Linkin Park's lead vocalist Mike Shinoda. It is the third US and first international[1] single from Fort Minor's debut album, The Rising Tied. Two versions of the CD single were released, the first being released in November 15, 2005; and the second in November 22, 2005. The track features hip hop group Styles of Beyond and Eric Bobo of Cypress Hill.

"Believe Me"
Fort Minor - Believe Me.jpg
Single by Fort Minor featuring Eric Bobo and Styles of Beyond
from the album The Rising Tied
ReleasedNovember 15, 2005 (version 1)
November 22, 2005 (Version 2)
RecordedNRG Studios in 2005
Genre
Length3:43
LabelMachine Shop, Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Takbir Bashir
Ryan Maginn
Mike Shinoda
Producer(s)Mike Shinoda
Fort Minor singles chronology
"Petrified / Remember the Name"
(2005)
"Believe Me"
(2005)
"Where'd You Go"
(2006)
Music video
"Believe Me" on YouTube

BackgroundEdit

"Believe Me" is one of two songs in The Rising Tied (other than "Red to Black"[2]) where Mike Shinoda also sings (besides rapping), specifically the chorus. The main melody of the song is from Apple Inc.'s GarageBand loops named "Orchestra Strings 08." In the end of the album version song, it is heard that Mike Shinoda says, "Okay, so here's the thing", and segues into "Get Me Gone".

Music videoEdit

The official music video was directed by Lauren Briet. The video simply shows Fort Minor in a parking garage, which is illuminated by lights that expand to one side. The chorus is presented with more exchanging lights in the shape of Mike Shinoda's head. Also, in the very last second of the video clip it is possible to see somebody (appears to be Tak) possibly tripping over or dancing just after the colored light passes Ryu. In the start of the video the water drops which fall on the ground synchronize with the beginning piano tune. DJ Cheapshot of Styles of Beyond and Eric Bobo also appear in the video, although none of them play any instruments.

The music video is available on the Fort Minor Militia DVD.

Track listingsEdit

CD1
No.TitleLength
1."Believe Me" (featuring Eric Bobo and Styles of Beyond)3:42
2."There They Go" (featuring Sixx John)3:17
CD2 • Europe CD single
No.TitleLength
1."Believe Me" (featuring Eric Bobo and Styles of Beyond)3:42
2."There They Go" (featuring Sixx John)3:17
3."Petrified" (Los Angeles remix)3:32

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (2005–06) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 43
Austria (Ö3 Austria)[4] 47
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 5
Brazil (ABPD)[6] 15
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[7] 35
Europe (European Hot 100)[8] 90
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 5
Germany (Official German Chart)[10] 29
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 58
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[12] 81
UK R&B (OCC)[13] 12
UK Singles (Official Chart Company)[14] 92

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ LPAssociation Believe Me
  2. ^ Making of The Rising Tied on YouTube
  3. ^ "Believe Me" Archived October 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, australian-charts.com (5 weeks on chart, peaking at #43)
  4. ^ "Believe Me" Archived June 16, 2006, at the Wayback Machine, austriancharts.at (11 weeks on chart, peaking at #47)
  5. ^ "Believe Me" Archived November 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, ultratop.be (5 weeks on chart, peaking at #5)
  6. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 20063 into search.
  8. ^ Fort Minor Chart History
  9. ^ "Believe Me" Archived April 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, finnishcharts.com (3 weeks on chart, peaking at #5)
  10. ^ "Believe Me", αCharts.us (9 weeks on chart, peaking at #29)
  11. ^ "Believe Me" Archived February 17, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, dutchcharts.nl (6 weeks on chart, peaking at #58)
  12. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200646 into search. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  13. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  14. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/17669/fort-minor/

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