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I STILL BELIEVE

"I still believe" was first recorded by Bunny DeBarge in 1986. A year later, Chrysalis artist Brenda K. Starr also recorded a version of the song, who just happened to be employing a back-up singer named Mariah Carey at the time. In 1998, Mariah recorded her own version for her compilation album "#1's". "I still believe" was released as a single on February 9, 1999 in the USA and on March 1, 1999 in Europe. On February 23, a remix single, called "I still believe/Pure imagination", was released.


On January 5, 2001, Kathi Pinto, a songwriter from California, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in United States District Court for the Central District of California over the single. Kathi alleges in the suit that she co-wrote a song entitled "I still believe" in 1981, which was sold to music publisher Galen Senogles at Simple Song Music that same year. As the song switched hands among various publishers and record execs over the years through Pinto's desire for a recording contract, it eventually ended up in the hands of Tom Sturges at Chrysalis Records around 1985. Sturges allegedly helped pen a tune called "I still believe" with Antonina Armato and Beppe Canarelli.

The suit reads, in part, "The infringing song incorporates and copies the theme, words, and music of [Pinto's original]. In particular, the infringing song copies almost exactly the title-hook line in the chorus of [Pinto's original], the most memorable and commercially important part of the [Pinto's original]. The infringing song repeats this title-hook line several times in the chorus."

Pinto is suing for copyright infringement, violation of the Lanham Act, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, and accounting. In addition to Sony Music, Pinto also names Sturges, Armato, Cantarelli, Chrysalis Music Corp., and EMI Music Publishing in the suit.

CD-SINGLES
5" CD-single from Asia (1398)
44K 79104
collection Immer Pieter Martin Simanungkalit

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Album Version)
2. I still believe (Stevie J. Clean Remix featuring Mocha & Amil)
3. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix)
4. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)
5. I still believe (The Kings Mix)

5" CD-single from Australia (0347)
667086 2
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe
2. I still believe (David Morales Remix Edit)
3. I still believe (The Eve Of Sould Mix)
4. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Remix featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)
5. I sitll believe (Stevie J. Clean Remix featuring Mocha & Amil)

5" CD-single from Austria (0351)
SAMPCS 6452
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Album Version)

5" CD-single from Austria (0986)
SAMPCS 666781-8
promo without sleeve
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe

5" CD-single from Austria (0353)
XPCD 1103
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix Edit)

5" CD-single from Austria (0342)
666781 1
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Album Version)
2. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix Edit)

5" CD-single from Austria (0343)
666781 2
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Album Version)
2. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix Edit)
3. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix)
4. I still believe (The Eve Of Souls Mix)
5. I still believe (The Kings Mix)
6. I still believe (The Kings Mix Instrumental)

5" CD-single from Austria (0344)
666781 5
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Album Version)
2. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)
3. I still believe (Stevie J. Remix featuring Mocha & Amil)
4. I still believe (Stevie J. Clean Remix featuring Mocha & Amil)
5. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix A Cappella featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)

5" CD-single from Brazil (2193)
899.677/2-492296
promo
collection Mayara Campos de Sousa

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Album Version)
2. I still believe (David Morales Remix Edit)
3. I still believe (Morales' Classic Mix)
4. I still believe (Stevie J. Remix Edit)
5. I still believe (Stevie J. Remix)
6. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix Edit)
7. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix)
8. I still believe (The Eve Of Souls Mix)
9. I still believe (The King Mix)

5" CD-single from Europe (2356)
666781 0
promo, subtitle "David Morales Mixes"
collection Marcel Trupia

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe
2. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix Edit)
3. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix)

5" CD-single from Japan (0352)
SRCS 8889
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Album Version)
2. I still believe (Stevie J. Clean Remix featuring Mocha & Amil)
3. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix)
4. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)
5. I still believe (The Kings Mix)

5" CD-single from Japan (2269)
SRCS 8889
promo
collection Luc Baumgartner

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Album Version)
2. I still believe (Stevie J. Clean Remix featuring Mocha & Amil)
3. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix)
4. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)
5. I still believe (The Kings Mix)

The CD-Single is exactly the same as item 0352, but on the back cover is a sticker saying "not for sale".

5" CD-single from Mexico (0350)
PRCD 97606
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Album Version)
2. I still believe (Stevie J. Remix Edit featuring Mocha & Amil)
3. I still believe (Damizza Reemix Edit featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)
4. I still believe (David Morales Remix Edit)
5. I still believe (Album Version Callout Hook #1)
6. I still believe (Album Version Callout Hook #2)

5" CD-single from South-Africa (0770)
CDSIN 319 I
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Album Version)
2. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix Edit)
3. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix)
4. I still believe (The Eve Of Souls Mix)
5. I still believe (The Kings Mix)
6. I still believe (The Kings Mix Instrumental)

5" CD-single from South-Korea (0348)
CPK-2029 (44K 79104)
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Album Version)
2. I still believe (Stevie J. Clean Remix featuring Mocha & Amil)
3. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix)
4. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)
5. I still believe (The Kings Mix)

5" CD-single from the UK (2786)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Trevor Slatter

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)

5" CD-single from the UK (0345)
667073 2
picture CD
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix Edit)
2. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix - UK Edit)
3. I still believe (The Eve Of Souls Mix - UK Edit)

5" CD-single from the UK (2095)
667073 2
promo, picture CD
collection Jamie Wu

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix Edit)
2. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix - UK Edit)
3. I still believe (The Eve Of Souls Mix - UK Edit)

This item is exactly the same as item 0345 but on the back is a sticker saying: "property of Sony Music - promotional copy - not for sale".

5" CD-single from the UK (0346)
667073 5
picture CD
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Album Version)
2. I still believe (Stevie J. Remix feat. Mocha & Amil)
3. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix feat. Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)

5" CD-single from the USA (0349)
CSK 41802
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Album Version)
2. I still believe (Stevie J. Remix Edit featuring Mocha & Amil)
3. I still believe (Damizza Reemix Edit featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)
4. I still believe (David Morales Remix Edit)
5. I still believe (Album Version Callout Hook #1)
6. I still believe (Album Version Callout Hook #2)

5" CD-single from the USA (0340)
38K 79093
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix Edit featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)
2. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix Edit)

5" CD-single from the USA (0341)
44K 79104
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Album Version)
2. I still believe (Stevie J. Clean Remix featuring Mocha & Amil)
3. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix)
4. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)
5. I still believe (The Kings Mix)

VINYL-SINGLES
12" vinyl maxi-single from Holland (0355)
666781 6
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix)
2. I still believe (The Kings Mix)
3. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)
4. I still believe (Stevie J. Remix featuring Mocha & Amil)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the UK (0358)
XPR 2464
promo, also called "David Morales' Mixes"
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix)
2. I still believe (The Eve Of Souls Mix)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the UK (0359)
XPR 2465
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix feat Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)
2. I still believe (Stevie J. Remix feat Mocha & Amil)
3. I still believe (Stevie J. Remix feat Mocha & Amil) (Clean)

7" vinyl single from the USA (0360)
38-79093
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix Edit featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)
2. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix Edit)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (0356)
CAS 41886
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Stevie J. Remix featuring Mocha & Amil)
2. I still believe (Stevie J. Remix Instrumental)
3. I still believe (Stevie J. Remix A Cappella featuring Mocha & Amil)
4. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)
5. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix Instrumental)
6. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix A Cappella featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (0357)
CAS 41887
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix)
2. I still believe (The Eve Of Souls Mix)
3. I still believe (The Kings Mix)
4. I still believe (The Kings Instrumental)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (0354)
44X 79104
double pack
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
01. I still believe (Stevie J. Remix featuring Mocha & Amil)
02. I still believe (Stevie J. Clean Remix featuring Mocha & Amil)
03. I still believe (Stevie J. Remix Instrumental)
04. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)
05. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix Instrumental)
06. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix A Cappella featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)
07. I still believe (Stevie J. Remix A Cappella featuring Mocha & Amil)
08. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix)
09. I still believe (The Eve Of Souls Mix)
10. I still believe (The Kings Mix)
11. I still believe (The Kings Mix Instrumenatal)

CASSETTE SINGLES
cassette single from Australia (0989)
667086 8

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe
2. I still believe (David Morales Remix Edit)
3. I still believe (The Eve Of Souls Mix)

cassette single from the UK (0339)
667073 4
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix Edit)
2. I still believe (Album Version)

cassette single from the USA (2887)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Marcin Blaszczyk

Tracklisting:
01. I still believe (Stevie J. Remix featuring Mocha & Amil)
02. I still believe (Stevie J. Clean Remix featuring Mocha & Amil)
03. I still believe (Stevie J. Remix Instrumental)
04. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)
05. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix Instrumental)
06. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix A Cappella featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)
07. I still believe (Stevie J. Remix A Cappella featuring Mocha & Amil)
08. I still believe (Morales's Classic Club Mix)
09. I still believe (The Eve Of Souls Mix)
10. I still believe (The Kings Mix)
11. I still believe (The Kings Mix Instrumental

cassette single from the USA (0337)
38T 79093
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix Edit featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)
2. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix Edit)

cassette single from the USA (0338)
44T 79104
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Album Version)
2. I still believe (Stevie J. Clean Remix featuring Mocha & Amil)
3. I still believe (Morales' Classic Club Mix)
4. I still believe / Pure imagination (Damizza Reemix featuring Krayzie Bone & Da Brat)
5. I still believe (The Kings Mix)

VIDEO SINGLES
video single from the UK (1882)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Kerry Scrimshaw

Tracklisting:
1. I still believe (Damizza Remix)

SHEET MUSIC
sheet music from the USA (1065)
HL00351956
Hal Leonard Corporation
piano - vocal - guitar
8 pages
collection Eric de Ridder
sheet music from the USA (1066)
PV9905
Warner Bros. Publications
original sheet music edition
8 pages
collection Eric de Ridder
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