Nov 132009

After a marathon REM CD-A-Thon last weekend (aka many hours working in the garden w/my iPod boom box) The song “I Believe” from Lifes Rich Pageant jumped to the front of the pack. (I never considered this song one of their best or one of my favorites until now.)

I especially like the line “I believe in coyotes and time as an abstract”

and later … “I believe my throat hurts”

So my Last Man Standing Challenge is: Songs with “I Believe” in the title or a line in the song.


  40 Responses to “I Believe in…Last Man Standing”

  1. Mr. Moderator

    Buzzcocks, “I Believe”

    I’m pretty sure no one’s gonna top me now!

  2. I Believe In You – Bob Dylan

  3. I Believe I Can Fly by R “You Over 18 Yet?” Kelly

  4. sammymaudlin

    I Believe – Reed/Cale from Songs for Drella

  5. I Believe in You- Neil Young

  6. The Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston

  7. Do negatives count (as in Dylan´s I Don´t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have met)?

  8. I believe in miracles – ramones

  9. 2000 Man

    (I Believe) Love’s A Prima Donna – Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel.

  10. “…I do believe” from I Ain’t The One by Lynyrd Skynyrd

  11. BigSteve

    Speaking of miracles — Jefferson Starship. “If only you believe like I believe….”

  12. “You Sexy Thing” — Hot Chocolate

  13. BigSteve

    …and Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing (I Believe in Miracles)

  14. BigSteve

    Great minds, sonny…

  15. NICE, BigSteve!

  16. Dust My Broom – Robert Johnson

  17. Mr. Moderator

    jungleland2, we need some rulings:

    1) Can a negative be included, or must the phrase “I believe” be strung together in that sequence? I would think entries need to be exactly in the form of “I believe,” not “I don’t believe” or any other variation.

    2) Similarly, doesn’t each entry need to be both words together, in that order? Further suggestions of songs that merely have the word “believe” in them need to be stricken from the record. I’ll be happy to do so if that, in fact, is how you anticipate this game being played.

    Thanks for your prompt attention to this matter!

    That said, Lou Reed, “I Believe in Love”…I am…LAST MAN STANDING!

  18. mockcarr

    You are the last man standing…aside

    I Believe She’s Lying by Jon Brion

  19. Badlands – Bruce Springsteen

    I Believe in the love that you gave me, I believe in the faith that can save me

  20. “Too late to turn back now, I believe I believe I believe I’m falling in love”

    Cornelius Brothers

  21. I Believe in You & Me – Four Tops

  22. Yess… I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly.

  23. I believe in Father Christmas – ELP

  24. underthefloat

    “I believe in Music” Mac Davis.

    I feel dirty.

  25. BigSteve

    A sentimental favorite: I Believe in You, by Don Williams

  26. Big Steve,
    As much as I don’t want your trousers to fall down, hand it over.

    Robert Johnson – Crossroads
    “I believe I’m sinking down”

  27. Tears For Fears-I Believe
    Songs From The Big Chair

  28. underthefloat

    I don’t know if this song has been mentioned by a different artist but the version bubbling up from my brain is..

    “I believe” by the Young Rascals.

  29. underthefloat

    Another one:
    “Mr. Grieves” by The Pixies.

    “I believe in Mr. Grieves”

  30. Tis the season:
    “I Believe In Father Christmas”
    Greg Lake

  31. BigSteve

    The Lovin’ Spoonful, Do You Believe in Magic? In the outro they sing “Do you believe like I believe?”

  32. In the outro of People Get Ready by the Housemartins, they sing “I believe” over and over.

  33. mikeydread

    “I believe in this and it’s been tested by research – he who fucks nuns will later join the church.”

    Death or Glory by the The Clash.

    Words to live by.

  34. jeangray

    “I Believe” by Chris Issak, off of “Forever Blue.”

  35. mikeydread

    “I believe it’s raining pleasure”
    The Triffids

  36. mikeydread

    “I know I’m not an orphan, but I believe in love.”
    The Go-Betweens

    (Yes, an Australian song for every occasion!)

  37. I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness

  38. BigSteve

    I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever), Steve Wonder

  39. alexmagic

    “I Do Believe We’re Naked” by Funky See, Funky Do

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