Only Believe (song)

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"Only Believe"
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Love Letters from Elvis
A-side Only Believe"
"Life
Released March 1971
Format 7" single
Length 2:47
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Paul Rader[1]
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Rags to Riches"
(1972)
"Only Believe" / "Life"
(1971)
"I'm Leavin'"
(1971)
"Rags to Riches"
(1972)
"Only Believe" / "Life"
(1973)
"I'm Leavin'"
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Billboard Favorable[1]

"Only Believe" is a song written by evangelist Paul Rader.[1]

Elvis Presley released it in 1971 as a two-sided single with the song "Life" on the reverse side.[1][2] Both songs were from the upcoming album Love Letters from Elvis.[3]

On Billboard Hot 100 the single charted as "Life / Only Believe", peaking at number 53.[4]

Critical response[edit]

Billboard reviewed the single "Only Believe / Life" in its May 8, 1971 issue. The magazine characterizes the song "Life" as "a gospel oriented ballad that builds into a heavy production."[1]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1971) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 53*
* as "Life / Only Believe"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (8 May 1971). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 66–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  2. ^ "Elvis* - Only Believe at Discogs". Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  3. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (19 June 1971). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 49–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  4. ^ a b "Music: Top 100 Songs - Billboard Hot 100 Chart (1971-06-12)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
    "Music: Top 100 Songs - Billboard Hot 100 Chart (1971-06-19)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 

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