Believer (American Authors song)

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"Believer"
American Authors Believer.jpg
Single by American Authors
from the album Oh, What a Life
Released March 19, 2013 (2013-03-19)
Genre Indie rock, alternative rock
Length 3:03
Label Mercury, Island
Songwriter(s) Aaron Accetta, Zachary Barnett, Shep Goodman, David Rublin, Matthew Sanchez, James Shelley
Producer(s) Aaron Accetta, Shep Goodman
American Authors singles chronology
"Believer"
(2013)
"Best Day of My Life"
(2013)
"Believer"
(2013)
"Best Day of My Life"
(2013)
Music video
"Believer" on YouTube
Oh, What a Life track listing
11 tracks
  1. "Believer"
  2. "Think About It"
  3. "Best Day of My Life"
  4. "Luck"
  5. "Trouble"
  6. "Hit It"
  7. "Home"
  8. "Love"
  9. "Heart of Stone"
  10. "Ghost"
  11. "Oh, What a Life"

"Believer" is the debut single by American indie rock band American Authors. The song was written by band members Zac Barnett, Dave Rublin, Matt Sanchez, and James Adam Shelley, along with producers Aaron Accetta and Shep Goodman. "Believer" first appeared on their 2013 American Authors EP and was released as the band's debut single on March 19, 2013; it was later included on their debut studio album, Oh, What a Life (2014).

Release[edit]

"Believer" initially garnered airplay on United States modern rock radio in early 2013,[1] and was later re-released to modern rock, triple A, hot adult contemporary and mainstream radio following the success of the band's second single "Best Day of My Life". A remix of the song by Dutch DJ Tiësto was issued as a digital single on July 22, 2014.[2] There is an accompanying music video that shows two boys working together to build a time machine

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[3]
  1. "Believer" – 3:04
Digital download (remix)[2]
  1. "Believer" (Tiësto Remix) – 3:35

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from Oh, What a Life liner notes.[4]

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
Canada March 19, 2013 Digital download Mercury Records [3]
United States [11]
April 1, 2013 Adult album alternative radio Mercury Records, Island Def Jam [12]
April 2, 2013 Modern rock radio [13]
May 12, 2014 Hot adult contemporary radio
June 10, 2014 Modern rock radio [14]
Canada July 22, 2014 Digital download (Tiësto remix) Island Records [2]
United States [15]
September 2, 2014 Contemporary hit radio Mercury Records, Island Def Jam [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chattman, Jon (December 19, 2012). "A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Tres! American Authors, Hunter Valentine, and Clementine & The Galaxy". The Huffington Post. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Believer (Tiesto Remix) – Single by American Authors". iTunes Store. United States: Apple. Archived from the original on August 22, 2014. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Believer by American Authors". Canada: 7digital. Archived from the original on August 22, 2014. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ Oh, What a Life (liner notes). American Authors. Mercury Records. 2014. 
  5. ^ "American Authors Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  6. ^ "American Authors Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  7. ^ "American Authors Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  8. ^ "American Authors Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  9. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Adult Pop Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Believer by American Authors". United States: 7digital. Archived from the original on August 22, 2014. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Triple A eWeekly/Add Board Alert". All Access Music Group. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Alternative > Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on March 15, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Alternative > Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on June 5, 2014. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Believer (Tiesto Remix) – Single by American Authors". iTunes Store. Canada: Apple. Archived from the original on August 22, 2014. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  16. ^ "American Authors 'Believer'". Republic Records. Archived from the original on August 22, 2014. Retrieved August 22, 2014.