Top 100 Most Inspiring Songs: Songs 60-41
I Believe - Frankie Lane
“I Believe” is perhaps the most recognizable inspirational song of the 1950s – sung by soloists in thousands of churches and recorded by Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, Andy Williams, Dolly Parton, Perry Como, Johnny Cash and Mahalia Jackson – to name just a few. Commissioned in 1953 by British TV host Jane Froman, it was the first hit ever introduced on TV. Teen sensation Frankie Laine -- better known for his iconic theme to the TV show “Rawhide” -- sang the hit version, which stayed a record 18 weeks at < on the Singles Chart.