Believe (Staind song)

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Staind Believe.jpg
Single by Staind
from the album The Illusion of Progress
Released June 24, 2008
Format Airplay
Recorded 2008
Genre Post-grunge, alternative rock
Length 4:17
Label Flip/Atlantic/Roadrunner
Songwriter(s) Aaron Lewis
Mike Mushok
Johnny April
Jon Wysocki
Producer(s) Johnny K, Staind
Staind singles chronology
"King of All Excuses"
"All I Want"

"Believe" is a single by Staind, the first from their sixth studio album, The Illusion of Progress.[1]

Despite only peaking at #83 on the Billboard Hot 100, the single was a success on the rock charts, peaking at #4 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks, and becoming their third #1 hit on the Modern Rock Tracks, after "It's Been Awhile" and So Far Away". "Believe" stayed at #1 for three weeks on the Modern Rock Tracks.

The "Believe" music video was directed by Christopher Sims. It features a man who has left his girlfriend in order to find himself. However, she soon leaves as well, presumably to find him. The man travels through the Midwest and ends up somewhere in the West Coast . Aaron Lewis is the only member of the band in the video. Lewis is seen walking down the beach that the man ends up finding. The music video for "All I Want" picks up the story from there.

The song was used in a video highlighting the 2008 College Football Season on ESPN and in the 2008 WWE Tribute to the Troops special.


Chart (2008) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 83
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[3] 1
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[citation needed] 4
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40[3] 28
U.S. Billboard Pop 100[2] 78


  1. ^ Harris, Chris (August 21, 2008). "Staind Identify Their Biggest Threat: The Jonas Brothers?". MTV. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Staind Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Believe - Staind". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 16, 2011. Retrieved April 18, 2011.

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