October 17

38 Years Ago, Don Williams’ “I Believe in You” Peaked at Number One


On October 18, 1980, Don Williams placed another number one hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. “I Believe in You” became his eleventh single to top the said chart. It has been 38 years since then. Nevertheless, the song is still one of the best to remember “The Gentle Giant” of country music. Besides, the song reminds us of his legacy.

Overall, Don Williams has seventeen number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. These songs genuinely bring back his memories and great music. Besides the song mentioned above, the other tracks are “Heartbeat in the Darkness,” “If Hollywood Don’t Need You,” “Lord, I Hope this Day is Good,” “That’s the Thing About Love,” “Stay Young,” “Love is on a Roll,” “You’re My Best Friend,” “I Wouldn’t Wanna Live If You Didn’t Love Me,” “Till the Rivers All Run Dry,” “Love Me Over Again,” “Tulsa Time,” “Some Broken Hearts Never Mend,” “Turn Out the Light and Love Me Tonight,” “I’m Just a Country Boy,” “It Must Be Love,” and “Say it Again.”

I Believe in You

Roger Cook and Sam Hogin pooled resources for the words and lyrics of “I Believe in You.” Don Williams the “Gentle Giant” recorded and released the song in August 1980. Also, the song was part of his album of the same name. The song was the first single under the album along with other singles such as “Slowly but Surely,” “Simple Song,” “Falling Again,” and others.

Moreover, the song was his only number one single under the album. It placed at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. “I Believe in You” ranked as the thirty-eighth biggest hit of 1981.

Don Williams was the “Gentle Giant” of Country Music. It is because of his imposing height, warm, smooth, baritone voice. He started his career in a band called “Pozo-Seco Singers.” When the group was disbanded, he began as a songwriter for Jack Clement. Later on, he decided to record his songs. His very first singles to top the carts were “We Should Be Together.” Then, it followed by “You’re My Best Friend,” and “I Recall a Gypsy Woman.”

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