I Don't Believe in Love

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"I Don't Believe in Love"
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Single by Queensrÿche
from the album Operation: Mindcrime
Released1989
Format CD, Vinyl
Recorded1987–1988
Kajem/Victory Studios,
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, USA
Genre
Length4:23
Label EMI
Songwriter(s) Chris DeGarmo
Geoff Tate
Producer(s) Peter Collins
Queensrÿche singles chronology
"Revolution Calling"
(1988)
"I Don't Believe in Love"
(1989)
"Last Time in Paris"
(1990)
Audio sample
"I Don't Believe In Love"

"I Don't Believe in Love" is a song by progressive metal band Queensrÿche appearing on their 1988 album Operation: Mindcrime . It has also been featured in all four of their compilations, Evolution Calling , Greatest Hits , Classic Masters , and Sign of the Times: The Best of Queensrÿche , making it one of the band's most well-known songs.

Progressive metal is a fusion genre melding heavy metal and progressive rock that combines the loud "aggression" and amplified guitar-driven sound of the former with the more experimental, cerebral or "pseudo-classical" compositions of the latter.

Queensrÿche American heavy metal band

Queensrÿche is an American heavy metal band. It formed in 1980 in Bellevue, Washington out of the local band The Mob. The band has released 15 studio albums, one EP, several DVDs, and continues to tour and record. The original lineup consisted of guitarists Michael Wilton and Chris DeGarmo, drummer Scott Rockenfield, bassist Eddie Jackson, and lead vocalist Geoff Tate.

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1988.

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In 1990, it was nominated the Grammy for Best Metal Performance. A fan favorite track, the band has played it numerous instances live, a full 895 times as of March 2017 (making it the sixth most played tune in the groups' setlist history). [2]

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1990.

The song was recorded in the key of D minor.

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."I Don't Believe in Love" (album version)4:23
2."I Don't Believe in Love" (extended version)5:36

Chart performance

Chart (1989)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock [3] 41

Personnel

Geoff Tate American singer

Geoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician. He rose to fame with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche, who had commercial success with their 1988 album Operation: Mindcrime and 1990 album Empire. Tate is ranked fourteenth on Hit Parader's list of the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of All Time. He was voted No. 2 on That Metal Show's top 5 hard rock vocalists of the 1980s. In 2012, he won the Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Award for "Voice in Progressive Heavy Metal". In 2015, he placed ninth on OC Weekly's list of the 10 Best High-Pitched Metal Singers. After his farewell tour as Queensrÿche, he renamed his band Operation: Mindcrime, after the Queensrÿche album of the same name.

Michael Wilton American guitarist

Michael F. Wilton also known as The Whip, for how fast his fingers "whip" around the guitar fretboard, heavy metal and hard rock guitarist and songwriter, best known for being a lead and rhythm guitarist and songwriter in the progressive metal band Queensrÿche, which he co-founded in 1982.

Christopher Lee DeGarmo is an American heavy metal and hard rock guitarist and songwriter, best known for being a lead and rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist, and primary songwriter in the progressive metal band Queensrÿche from their formation in 1980 until 1998, and with whom he played during their most commercially successful period. He briefly returned for collaborations in 2003 and 2007. DeGarmo was a member of Jerry Cantrell's band during his 1998 solo tour, and also contributed to his 2002 album Degradation Trip. In 1999, he co-founded the short-lived supergroup Spys4Darwin with Alice in Chains drummer Sean Kinney. Since departing from Queensrÿche, DeGarmo has made his living as a professional private jet pilot. In recent years, he has been making music with his daughter Rylie DeGarmo under the name The Rue, and collaborated with Alice in Chains on their 2018 album Rainier Fog. DeGarmo was nominated for three Grammy Awards as a songwriter.

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  3. single charts for Queensrÿche