When times get hard, and you feel like hope is fading, it’s incredibly important to listen to songs about faith or belief. Doing so can lift you out of the darkness and put you back on your focused path towards your purpose. So in this article, I’m going to share with you my favorite songs with believe in the title, in hopes that they will help you in your time of need.
Songs With Believe in the Title You’ll Love
Let’s begin with a popular song by Cher.
“Believe” by Cher
“Believe” by Cher is about moving on and finding new hope after having your heart broken. Cher repeatedly asks, “Do you believe in life after love?” As a listener, it makes you ask if you believe you can move on and be happy again.
This song is fun to listen to. It is empowering, with its inspiring lyrics. According to the songwriters, the song took about 9 years to complete. That long route to find the right way to share this song is similar to the struggle to find life after heartbreak.
Just as the up-tempo song took the world by storm and pioneered autotune, you can “believe in [a happy] life after love.”
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“Believe” by Brooks & Dunn
“Believe” by Brooks & Dunn is a slow song that speaks to the importance of believing in better days. It is a narrative song in which the narrator talks about his friendship with his elderly neighbor. The neighbor has faced a difficult life including the loss of his wife and child.
When the narrator asks the old man how he stays positive through all of this pain. The old man explains that he believes that there is more to life than just what he is experiencing right now.
It is an inspirational story about hoping for better days and recognizing that you are not defined by your past.
The speech-like style that Brooks & Dunn use in this song feels like you are just sitting on the porch and listening to your grandfather tell you about his life. It is both calm and poignant.
“Do You Believe in Magic?” by The Lovin’ Spoonful
This song is perfect for lifting your mood. The band sings about the power of music to make you feel better when you are feeling down.
The song is from the 1960s, but it has been used in movies since then, including The Parent Trap, Temple Grandin, In America, and more. This connection with cinema has made it a classic that lives on throughout generations of listeners.
Disney pop duo Aly and AJ also covered the song in the 2000s, launching it into popularity yet again. Their cover was used in several Disney films and is one of their most famous hits, though the duo admitted recently that they preferred to write their music rather than perform covers.
If you have not heard the song yet, get on your dancing shoes and take a listen to the smile you can hear through the music.
“Do You Believe in Love” by Huey Lewis & The News
“Do You Believe in Love” is about finding new love. It embodies the feeling of seeing someone and just knowing that you could fall in love with them.
It is a perfect representation of music from the early 1980s. It features a rocking guitar and powerful vocals. When the band sings together, adding falsetto, “Do you believe in love,” it paints a picture of the singer exploding for joy as they walk down the street, nearly reminiscent of a Broadway musical but with the music of Huey Lewis & The News.
“I’m a Believer” by The Monkees
“I’m a Believer” is another hit song about believing in love when you meet that special person who makes you trust in love.
The opening riff to this song has become iconic. Many people can recognize the song just from the start. This is partially due to the song’s reinvigorated popularity after the cover by Smash Mouth was used in the popular movie Shrek.
With this song’s popularity through the ages, it is a great fit for everyone in your family. It has a nice beat and the music is “easy” to listen to in that it is joyful and accessible for everyone.
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“Believe” by Shawn Mendes
“Believe” by Shawn Mendes is an inspirational song about not limiting yourself by fear or what other people may say or think. The song is upbeat and features Mendes’ iconic pop singing style.
“Believe” was used by Disney in the promotion and the credits for their movie Descendants, which came out in 2015. You can hear some of that Disney influence, as the song is almost saccharinely sweet and upbeat.
This was an earlier song for Mendes than many of the other Shawn Mendes songs that are popular on the radio today. His voice sounds younger, and the lyrics seem simpler than some of his more recent work. Perhaps this is because the song was written for Descendants and therefore marketed at a younger audience than Mendes’ more recent work.
This song is fun and upbeat and great to share if you have a younger audience who will be listening with you.
“Believe” by Josh Groban
“Believe” by Josh Groban was performed for and used in The Polar Express film. It begins with sleigh bells that paint the picture of falling snow and a magical winter night.
When Josh Groban’s smooth, buttery voice comes in, you are lulled into a peaceful state. This song is perfect for Groban to perform, as it sits comfortably in his range so you can hear the power and flow throughout his voice.
This song is about Christmas and the magic that it brings, but it also reminds you of the power of believing in whatever you choose to believe in. Anything you believe in can give you hope.
“Believer” by Imagine Dragons
“Believer” by Imagine Dragons contrasts with some of the other songs in this article. While the message is still uplifting, the overall sound is a bit grittier and more intense. This is because that is the music that fits with Imagine Dragons’ style.
“Believer” is partially inspired by the lead singer, Dan Reynolds, and his struggles with Ankylosing spondylitis, which is an inflammatory arthritic disease. The health struggles have been painful, but he has managed to get up again. You can hear that fighting spirit in the lyrics and in the way the drums drop into the chorus.
“I Believe” by Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi’s “I Believe” is a song about realizing that you are all you need. It is about giving power to the people and understanding that individuals with goals and ambition can make a difference.
Though the song was written in 1993, it is still incredibly powerful today. The song urges you to look away from television and other media to tell you if you are enough and instead to look inside and believe that you are strong and capable.
In a world with so much media readily available, it is easy to find voices telling you that you are not enough of something or that you are too much of something else. Bon Jovi’s song encourages you to “fight the power” and realize that you have the power within yourself.
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“Believe Me Natalie” by The Killers
“Believe Me Natalie” features a narrator encouraging Natalie to take this “last” chance to go to a go-go disco.
The song is featured on The Killers’ album Hot Fuss. It starts with a slow introduction that sets the mood before the drums come in. Brandon Flowers’ bright, focused voice comes in and starts the story.
The song seems to pick up momentum as it progresses. By the end, it is almost as though the entire tempo of the song has picked up.
“Believe” by Justin Bieber
“Believe” by Justin Bieber came out in 2013. It talks about how the support of someone who believes in you can transform your whole life and encourage you to focus on your success instead of your doubts.
The song includes a crossover with a gospel choir, which gives it religious undertones, though Bieber does not say who believes in him. Religious people may feel connected to God when they listen, but people with other beliefs can focus on the influence of a mentor or friend instead.
The song has many of the hallmarks of Justin Bieber’s earlier work. It features his higher voice that made him so famous at the beginning. The style is simple, yet upbeat and joyful.
“Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey
“Don’t Stop Believin'” is one of the most iconic songs of many generations. It is one of Journey’s most popular songs. Most people can recognize the piano introduction after only a few notes. It has been popularized in movies, memes, and television shows.
It tells the story of a small-town girl and a city boy who both take “the midnight train going anywhere.” The chorus urges you to never give up and hold on to your feelings of hope.
The song is also popular for how well it blends with other popular songs. The comedy music group The Axis of Awesome demonstrated how the chord progression used in “Don’t Stop Believin’” fits with dozens of other pop songs for decades.
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Belief is an important human concept. Believing in something helps people have the hope to keep trying. Trust helps us connect in meaningful relationships. All of these songs with believe in the title can connect to those natural desires to connect and trust. They are a great place to start your playlists.
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