I Don't Believe in Love

"I Don't Believe in Love" is a song by progressive metal band Queensrÿche, taken from their 1988 album Operation: Mindcrime. It was released as the last single for the album in 1989,[2] and 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
Kajem/Victory Studios,
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, USA
GenreProgressive metal[1]
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, "I Don't Believe in Love" was nominated for 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).[3]

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[4] 41



  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Operation: Mindcrime - Queensrÿche". AllMusic. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  2. ^ I Don't Believe in Love (track listing). Queensrÿche. EMI. 1989. 4JM-50214.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  3. ^ "Queensrÿche Tour statistics - songs played total". Setlist.fm. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Queensrÿche Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved March 1, 2020.