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Believe
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Believe

Cher
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Believe

Song Meaning of Believe by Cher, and what it is about


Cher took a gamble on a new technology at the time called Auto-Tune and succeeded.


“Believe” introduced the then-52-year-old singer to a whole new generation of fans, with the song becoming a forever pop anthem.


"Believe" is a song by the American singer Cher from her 22nd studio album and was released as the album's lead single in 1998.


It featured a pioneering use of the audio processing software Auto-Tune to distort the singer's vocals, which was widely imitated and became known as the "Cher effect".


The song's lyrics describe empowerment and self-sufficiency after a painful breakup.


A demo of "Believe", written by Brian Higgins, Matthew Gray, Stuart McLennen and Timothy Powell, circulated at Warner Records for months. According to producer Mark Taylor, "everyone loved the chorus but not the rest of the song".


Warner chairman Rob Dickins asked the production house Dreamhouse to work on it; their goal was to make a dance record that would not alienate Cher fans.


Two more writers, Steve Torch and Paul Barry, joined and completed a version that Dickens and Cher were happy with."


Though she is not credited as a songwriter, Cher said she contributed the lines 'I need time to move on, I need love to feel strong / I've had time to think it through and maybe I'm too good for you". According to Cher, "I was singing [the song] in the bathtub, and it seemed to me the second verse was too whiny. It kind of p*ssed me off, so I changed it. I toughened it up a bit.


At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards the song was nominated for 2 awards, the Record of the Year and winning the Best Dance Recording.


"Believe" was a commercial success worldwide, topping the record charts in over 23 countries and selling over 11 million copies; it is Cher's most successful single to date, and one of the best-selling singles in music history.


Lyrics of the song Believe by Cher


After love, after love [repeat]

 

No matter how hard I try

You keep pushing me aside

And I can't break through

There's no talking to you

 

It's so sad that you're leaving

It takes time to believe it

But after all is said and done

You're gonna be the lonely one

Oh, oh

 

Do you believe in life after love?

I can feel something inside me say,

"I really don't think you're strong enough, no."

Do you believe in life after love?

I can feel something inside me say,

"I really don't think you're strong enough, no."

 

What am I supposed to do?

Sit around and wait for you?

Well, I can't do that

There's no turning back

 

I need time to move on

I need love to feel strong

'Cause I've had time to think it through

And maybe I'm too good for you

Oh, oh

 

Do you believe in life after love?

I can feel something inside me say,

"I really don't think you're strong enough, no."

Do you believe in life after love?

I can feel something inside me say,

"I really don't think you're strong enough, no."

 

Well, I know that I'll get through this

'Cause I know that I am strong

I don't need you anymore

Oh, I don't need you anymore

I don't need you anymore

No, I don't need you anymore

 

Do you believe in life after love?

I can feel something inside me say,

"I really don't think you're strong enough, no."

Do you believe in life after love?

I can feel something inside me say,

"I really don't think you're strong enough, no."

 

Do you believe in life after love?

I can feel something inside me say,

"I really don't think you're strong enough, no."

Do you believe in life after love?

I can feel something inside me say,

"I really don't think you're strong enough, no."

Release Date

1998

Songwriter/s

Brian Higgins, Stuart McLennen, Paul Barry, Steven Torch, Matthew Gray, Timothy Powell, Cher

Producer/s

Mark Taylor, Brian Rawling

Label/s

Warner ros

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