Believe
by Cher

Album: Believe (1998)
Charted: 1 1
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  • 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

    Do you believe in life after love
    I can feel something inside me say
    I really don't think you're strong enough
    Do you believe in life after love
    I can feel something inside me say
    I really don't think you're strong enough

    What am I supposed to do
    Sit around and wait for you
    Well I can't do that
    And there's no turning back
    I need time to move on
    I need a love to feel strong
    Cause I've got time to think it through
    And maybe I'm too good for you

    Do you believe in life after love
    I can feel something inside me say
    I really don't think you're strong enough
    Do you believe in life after love
    I can feel something inside me say
    I really don't think you're strong enough

    Well I know that I'll get through this
    'Cause I know that I am strong
    I don't need you anymore
    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
    Do you believe in life after love
    I can feel something inside me say
    I really don't think you're strong enough
    Do you believe in life after love
    I can feel something inside me say
    I really don't think you're strong enough
    Do you believe in life after love
    I can feel something inside me say
    I really don't think you're strong enoughWriter/s: Brian Higgins, Paul Barry, Steve Torch
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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Comments: 20

  • Ekristheh from HalathOne of the most successful (and funny) mashups I have ever heard combines this with "Like a Virgin" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody". Created by DJ Earworm, it's easy to find on YouTube.
  • Guy from Montreal, QcElla Henderson, one very young singer on X Factor 2012, performed an absolutely amazing slow version of this song with only a piano accompaniment and no stupid autotune nor disco rhythm. Then, all of a sudden, the lyrics made sense and everyone could see how great that song really was. If the composers had been wiser, they would have thought of the slow version first.
  • Austin from Smallsville,new England, --I believe I read that she was the oldest singer to ever get a number one hit. I admire her for her ability to change her style every year.
  • Nady from Adelaide, AustraliaHmmm...Cher really doesnt look like a lady does she?? Really reminds me of a bloke. I wish she would hurry up and get over herself. Her and Madonna *shudders* wayy too old
  • 5cats from Winnipeg, MbSay what you like about Cher (and several folks have) she has:
    #1 guts! to try new things and #2 talent! because her long career proves she's git "it" in abundance, eh?
  • Savannah from Eastpoint, Flif you belive in your self and anything is possible
    and if you belive in love that can make you strong
    and you have faith in your self it is not just about love it is also about faith that you can be
    strong in love and that love dose give you strength
    and that strength will keep you as stong as you feel if you truely belive in your self you can
    acomplish anything and that is the most powerful
    thing of all. So this song is about strength and power to belive in something as strong as your self you got to have some since to be strong.
  • Bertrand from Paris, FranceNo one really doubted Cher would eventually make another comeback, but this time it was with the biggest hit of her entire career. "Believe" is a perfect piece of dance-pop, and it took the entire world by storm. More dance hits followed in its wake and a farewell concert tour that lasted more than 3 years. Cher is certainly someone who believes in "life after love."
  • Meredith from Wauwatosa, WiI'm not a very big Cher fan, but this song is very cool!
  • Matt from Harlan, KyI love this song so much! So cool, great vocals, peppy tune, and powerful background keyboard and guitar. Great sound.
  • Darren from Hull, EnglandTo correct Edward above. With this song Cher became the oldest SOLO female artist to have a number 1. Debbie Harry was older when Maria topped the UK charts.
  • Paul from Detroit, MiLove her or hate her, Cher is one of those rare performers who endures decade after decade, and Believe just proves that.
  • Jorge from Mexicali, MexicoAn excellent come back from a top-notch singer, that's all I've got to say.
  • Papa Burgundy from Bridlington, Englandin the video she looks not only reminiscent of a man, but also a penis model
  • Sarah Floyd from Bloomingdale, Ilwell this song means for believe in what you believe in. and whatever it is believe in it. and love. this song means love also. and i noticed that everyone needs love to live. and i notice that i know what the songs mean.
  • Chas from Webster, NyCher's older stuff was much better... this is barely listenable
  • Robert from Puyallup, WaWhatever this song did for Cher's career, it does prove one thing: Her cheesy overripe voice does NOT improve with electronic enhancement.
  • Aj from Cleveland, GaThis song reminds me of Star Wars. '
  • Pete from Nowra, AustraliaNatasha.... she has a good surgeon
  • Dave from Marieta, GaTrue, there was a vocoder used on Cher's voice, however, there was also MUCH use (or abuse?!) of Antares Auto-Tune for the trance-like vocals on the chorus. I produce and record professionally for a living. Antares Auto-Tune is an audio software plug-in (must often used with DigiDesign ProTools) which can be used to fix out-of-tune vocals or other pitch problems from solo tracks. When Auto-Tune is set "normally", the pitch can be controlled and smoothly corrected, sounding very natural. But when set to extreme settings, Auto-Tune can be used to produce a un-natural "stair-stepping" or "robotic" effect as is heard thoughout this hit song. Interestingly, Auto-Tune has been WIDELY used in most professional recordings since 1996 as an immense time saver for engineers, producesrs and performers. In the studio, time is money! Nearly 80% of every recording from Nashville (simply listen to any CD by Shania Twain, Faith Hill, or LeAnn Rimes as an example) is using Antares Auto-Tune to make the vocals sound "perfect", from non-perfect vocalists.
  • Natasha from Chico, CaRock on CHER! Even though my dad may hate you, you're still awesome :) Do she ever get old?
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