Song / I Believe
Robson & Jerome / I Believe
"I Believe" is a popular song written by Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl and Al Stillman in 1953.
"I Believe" was commissioned and introduced by Jane Froman on her television show, and became the first hit song ever introduced on TV. Froman, troubled by the uprising of the Korean War in 1952 so soon after World War II, asked Drake, Graham, Shirl and Stillman to compose a song that would offer hope and faith to the populace. Froman's commercial recording reached No. 11 in the Billboard charts during a 10-week stay. "I Believe" has been recorded by many others, and has become both a popular and religious standard.
Frankie Laine's version spent eighteen non-consecutive weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart. Laine also had the most successful version in the US, where he reached #2 for three weeks.
Robson & Jerome released their version in 1995 as a double A single, coupled with "Up On The Roof". The single entered the UK chart at #1 where it spent 4 weeks on top and over two months in the Top 10. The single spent a total of 20 weeks on the chart selling over a million copies.