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I Don't Believe in Love

"I Don't Believe in Love" is a song by progressive metal band Queensrÿche appearing on their 1988 album Operation: Mindcrime. It has also been featured in all four of their compilations, Evolution Calling, Greatest Hits, Classic Masters, and Sign of the Times: The Best of Queensrÿche, making it one of the band's most well-known songs.

"I Don't Believe in Love"
Queensryche - I Don't Believe In Love cover.jpg
Single by Queensrÿche
from the album Operation: Mindcrime
FormatCD, Vinyl
Kajem/Victory Studios,
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, USA
Songwriter(s)Chris DeGarmo
Geoff Tate
Producer(s)Peter Collins
Queensrÿche singles chronology
"Revolution Calling"
"I Don't Believe in Love"
"Last Time in Paris"
Audio sample
"I Don't Believe In Love"

In 1990, it was nominated the Grammy for Best Metal Performance. A fan favorite track, the band has played it numerous instances live, a full 895 times as of March 2017 (making it the sixth most played tune in the groups' setlist history).[2]

The song was recorded in the key of D minor.

Track listingEdit

1."I Don't Believe in Love" (album version)4:23
2."I Don't Believe in Love" (extended version)5:36

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1989) Peak
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock[3] 41



  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Operation: Mindcrime - Queensrÿche". AllMusic. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Queensrÿche Tour statistics - songs played total". Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  3. ^ [1] single charts for Queensrÿche