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I Still Believe in You (Vince Gill song)

"I Still Believe in You" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer-song writer Vince Gill. It was released in June 1992 as the first single from his album of the same name. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart. It was written by Gill and John Barlow Jarvis. The song was covered by Jazz artist Warren Hill featuring singer Mitch Malloy in 1993 and English rock band Bad Company on their 1996 CD Stories Told & Untold with Robert Hart on lead vocals.

"I Still Believe in You"
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Single by Vince Gill
from the album I Still Believe in You
B-side"One More Last Chance"
ReleasedJune 29, 1992
Recorded1992
GenreCountry
Length3:59
LabelMCA
Songwriter(s)Vince Gill, John Barlow Jarvis
Producer(s)Tony Brown
Vince Gill singles chronology
"Take Your Memory with You"
(1992)
"I Still Believe in You"
(1992)
"Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away"
(1992)

"I Still Believe in You" debuted at number 55 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 4, 1992.

ContentEdit

The narrator apologizes to his romantic partner for being selfish and not spending enough time with her, and vows to make it up to her.

Critical receptionEdit

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably calling it "a pristine ballad embraced by one of country's most finely refined vocalists." She goes on to say that it contains "delivery and production strong enough to pull on the ears of other formats."[1]

Music videoEdit

The music video was filmed in Joliet, Illinois at the Rialto Square Theatre. The video was directed by John Lloyd Miller and premiered in mid-1992. It shows Gill singing on stage with a microphone while seated to an empty auditorium. Before the music begins, as Gill is walking into the theater, the sound of paparazzi can be heard in the background. It ends with Vince leaving the theater, his image disappearing before the screen fades to black.

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[2] 34
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[4] 30
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 18
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Billboard, July 4, 1992
  2. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 1881." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 21, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1937." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 26, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "Vince Gill Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Vince Gill Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  7. ^ "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.