I Believe in Music (song)

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"I Believe in Music"
I Believe in Music - Mac Davis.jpg
Single by Mac Davis
from the album I Believe in Music
B-side"Hollywood Humpty Dumpty"
ReleasedAugust 31, 1971 [1]
Format7"
Recorded1970
GenrePop
Length3:13
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Mac Davis
Producer(s)The Tokens, Dave Appell
Mac Davis singles chronology
"Beginning to Feel the Pain"
(1971)
"I Believe in Music"
(1971)
"Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me"
(1972)
"I Believe in Music"
I Believe in Music - Gallery.jpg
Single by Gallery
from the album Nice To Be With You
B-side"Someone"
ReleasedAugust 1972
Format7"
Recorded1971
GenreSoft rock
Length2:26
LabelSussex Records
Songwriter(s)Mac Davis
Gallery singles chronology
"Nice to Be with You"
(1972)
"I Believe in Music"
(1972)
"Big City Miss Ruth Ann"
(1972)

"I Believe in Music" is a 1972 song by Gallery, written and originally recorded by Mac Davis. It was their second of three singles from their Nice to Be with You album[2] and was the follow-up release to the title track.

"I Believe in Music" reached No. 22 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 13 on the US Cash Box Top 100. It also reached No. 5 in Canada.[3]

Mac Davis's original version had been released as a single a year earlier and made a minor dent in the pop charts (US No. 117). His version also reached No. 25 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Chart performance[edit]

Mac Davis original
Chart (1971) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 117
US Billboard Easy Listening 25
Gallery cover

Other cover versions[edit]

"I Believe in Music" has been covered by Louis Jordan, Marian Love (#111, 1971; AC #27), Donny Hathaway, B.J. Thomas, Liza Minnelli, Perry Como, Lee Towers, and Wayne Newton. Helen Reddy's version was featured as the B-side of her first American hit, "I Don't Know How to Love Him."

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.45cat.com/record/445456us
  2. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Gallery-Nice-To-Be-With-You/release/2090034
  3. ^ http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/films-videos-sound-recordings/rpm/Pages/image.aspx?Image=nlc008388.4235&URLjpg=http%3a%2f%2fwww.collectionscanada.gc.ca%2fobj%2f028020%2ff4%2fnlc008388.4235.gif&Ecopy=nlc008388.4235
  4. ^ http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/films-videos-sound-recordings/rpm/Pages/image.aspx?Image=nlc008388.4235&URLjpg=http%3a%2f%2fwww.collectionscanada.gc.ca%2fobj%2f028020%2ff4%2fnlc008388.4235.gif&Ecopy=nlc008388.4235
  5. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/adult-contemporary/1972-10-21
  6. ^ CASH BOX Top 100 Singles, November 11, 1972
  7. ^ "Billboard Year-End Charts 1972" (PDF).
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.

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