Song Lyric Sunday | “I Believe in You and Me” – Whitney Houston

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is  Couple/Together/Us.

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While it doesn’t contain any of this week’s words prompts, my SLS choice is indeed about two people… a couple.

Much like her Grammy-winning I Will Always Love You was a cover of a Dolly Parton hit, Whitney Houston’s 1996 top five pop hit was also a cover.

I Believe in You and Me was first released by the Four Tops in 1983. While it failed to reach the US Top 40, it became a moderate hit for the group on the US Billboard R&B chart, peaking at number 40 in early 1983.

In 1996, Whitney recorded a cover of the song for her film The Preacher’s Wife and released it as a single. Following its release, the song charted on the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Contemporary, and R&B boards in the US, also peaking on music charts worldwide.

Houston was known as “The Voice” and due to the bigger success of her version, I Believe in You and Me is most popularly known as a Whitney Houston song. However, the song’s co-composer David Wolfert, stated in a 2001 interview that young songwriters, referring to the song, told him: “Oh, you wrote that Whitney song.” He stated, “I said, ‘That’s not really a Whitney song,’ and play them the (Four Tops) original. Their mouths drop open. No one is going to sing that song like Levi—ever.”

 

FUN FACTS:

  • I Believe in You and Me, the first single from The Preacher’s Wife Soundtrack, debuted at number seven and number six, on the US Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B Singles charts, the issue date of December 28, 1996, respectively.
  •  Houston received a Grammy nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her performance of the song at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards on February 25, 1998.
  • The single was certified Platinum for the shipments of 1,000,000 copies or more by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on February 4, 1997, becoming Houston’s fourth Platinum single.
  • Houston starred in the holiday comedy The Preacher’s Wife, with Denzel Washington. She plays the gospel-singing wife of a pastor (Courtney B. Vance). It was largely an updated remake of the 1948 film The Bishop’s Wife, which starred Loretta Young, David Niven and Cary Grant.

Enjoy!

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I Believe in You and Me

I believe in you and me
I believe that we will be
In love eternally
As far as I can see
You will always be
The one for me
Oh yes you will
I believe in dreams again
I believe that love will never end
And like the river finds the sea
I was lost now I’m free
I believe in you and me
I will never leave your side
I will never hurt your pride
When all the chips are down
I will always be around
Just to be right there where you are my love
Oh I love you boy
I will never leave you out
I will always let you in
To places no one’s ever been
Deep inside can’t you see
I believe in you and me
Maybe I’m a fool
To feel the way I do
But I would play the fool forever
Just to be with you forever
I believe in miracles
Love’s a miracle
And baby you’re a dream come true
I was lost now I’m free
I believe in you and me
I was lost now I’m free
I believe in you and me
Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, Songfacts.com, Lyric Find, and YouTube.

19 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday | “I Believe in You and Me” – Whitney Houston

  1. Beautiful song. I liked the original “The Bishop’s Wife” better (motly because I really liked the actors), but “The Preacher’s Wife” was quite good and I enjoyed it as well.

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