Believe (3:59)

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“Believe” is a Grammy Award winning global number one, Multi-Platinum Dance Song which served as the world-wide lead single for American singer Cher’s twenty-third studio album Believe. It is noted for its use of a peculiar sound effect on the singer’s vocals, which is referred to as the Cher effect today.

“Believe” was written by a number of writers including Paul Barry, Matt Gray, Brian Higgins, Stuart McLellan, Timothy Powell, and Steven Torch. The song, released and recorded in 1998, peaked at number one in 23 countries worldwide .In the second week of March, 1999, it reached number one in the Billboard Hot 100, making Cher the oldest female artist (at the age of 52) to perform this feat. It also was ranked as the number-one song of 1999 by Billboard, and became the biggest single in her entire career. “Believe” also spent seven weeks at number one] in the UK singles chart and is still the best selling single by a female artist in the UK.


In March 2007, the United World Chart ranked “Believe” as the sixteenth most successful song in music history. The same chart lists “Believe” as third most successful song released by a solo female musician behind Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” and Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On; [5], the biggest selling single ever for Warner Bros. Records and the biggest selling dance song ever having sold over 10 million copies worldwide. It was also the song with most weeks in the top ten, it stayed in the top ten for 28 weeks.

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