"I Believe in You" is a pop-dance song performed by Australian singer Kylie Minogue and written by Kylie Minogue and Scissor Sisters members Jake Shears and Babydaddy. It was produced by Shears and Babydaddy, and received an overall positive reception from music critics when it was released as the first single from Minogue's second greatest hits compilation, Ultimate Kylie, in December 2004. In the upbeat eurodance song, Minogue describes how she believes in her lover rather than anything else.
The single peaked at number two in the United Kingdom and at number six in Australia. The song became a dance club hit in the United States, peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in 2005 and earning a nomination for a 2006 Grammy Award in the "Best Dance Recording" category.
The collaboration with Shears and Babbydaddy was seen as unlikely by many, including Minogue. "When the idea of working together came up I thought, 'well, I love their album but that is not the music I make'. However, we got on immediately; we were on the same wavelength," she said.
"I Believe in You" was nominated for an ARIA Award in Australia for "Best Pop Release" in 2005, and Minogue garnered a nomination for "Best Female Artist", providing her with an ARIA Award nomination for the eighth consecutive year. The song was also nominated for a 2006 Grammy Award in the "Best Dance Recording" category, providing Minogue with a Grammy nomination in that category for the fourth consecutive year.
In Australia, the single peaked at number six, and was certified gold in 2005. In most European countries, the song was a top ten hit on both the singles and airplay charts. In France, the song made a poor chart showing, which was mainly due to the fact that the single was not made commercially available until the following year, and at the time of its initial release, could only be purchased as an import single.
In the United States, the single did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but did peak at number three on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart and number four on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart. The single returned Minogue to popularity in the American dance market (her last single, "Chocolate", did not chart on any Billboard issues). However, the song did not gain popularity outside of the dance music market.
"I Believe in You" featured a futuristic music video that was directed by Vernie Yeung. The video features Minogue in a studio filled with colourful neon lights. There are four main sequences; the first two take place in a large sphere enclosed by neon lights, the third is simply Minogue dancing before a psychedelic flash of swirling colours, and the final scene is with a troupe of dancers, each wearing illuminated costumes of different colours. As the video concludes, the four scenes are intercut and gradually fade, including additional shots of the dancers, and Minogue in the second sphere wearing the same clothes and having the same hairstyle as in the first sequence. Minogue wears three costumes during the course of the video, has two different hairstyles, and one sequence shows her with glitter around her eyes.
The music video was noted for using high-end visual effects, which were done by Soho-based company The Mill, who enhanced the light bars on the spheres which Minogue is enclosed in. As the video progresses a new sphere is added around Minogue each verse, and a new light for each sphere is added as well. Glow effects were used on the dancers in the fourth sequence of the video to make Minogue stand out.
Released to music video channels in November 2005, the video was a hit, charting at number one for three weeks on MTV Europe's top twenty countdown and at number two on the UK TV airplay chart. The complete version of "I Believe in You" featured in the music video has been released commercially through CD singles and digital downloads, and some include remixes by Mylo and Skylark. The video was released commercially on the Ultimate Kylie companion DVD, released in December 2004.
All three remixes were included on the CD single and offered through downloads in December 2004. The remixes achieved chart success in Brazil, where they reached number one on the dance music chart, and in the United States.
European CD single 2
(816 9310; Released on 6 December, 2004)
European 12" single
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Australian CD single
(022012; Released on 6 December, 2004)
|Australian Singles Chart||6|
|Austrian Singles Chart||4|
|Belgian Singles Chart||13|
|Dutch Top 40||10|
|French Singles Chart||35|
|German Singles Chart||12|
|Irish Singles Chart||9|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||29|
|Norwegian Singles Chart||13|
|Swedish Singles Chart||16|
|Swiss Singles Chart||6|
|UK Singles Chart||2|
|US Billboard Hot Dance Airplay Chart||4|
|US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart||3|