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Cher Reflects on ‘Believe’ 25th Anniversary in Expletive-Filled Rant

Cher Reflects on ‘Believe’ 25th Anniversary in Expletive-Filled Rant

While celebrating the 25th anniversary of her hit single Believe, Cher had some choice words about the track’s latest milestone.

During the Tuesday (Nov. 28) episode of Today,  Cher openly reflected on Believe’s 25th anniversary by being a bit cynical about it. As the show’s anchor, Harry Smith praised the song and stated it’s amazing it is 25, the singer and songwriter declared, “It’s not that amazing, okay? It p—es the f— out of me. It’s just like, ‘What is this?’”

When Smith asked if she and age are remotely friends, Cher immediately declared, “No! My mother didn’t mind, but I do. I hate it.” 

Believe was released as the lead single of Cher’s 22nd studio album, which has the same name. It has been dubbed her most successful single to date and one of the best-selling singles in music history. It is also her fifth number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and it topped the Year-End 100 singles of 1999. Believe earned the singer and songwriter in the Guinness Book of World Records as being among the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

Cher Spoke About Her First Ever Christmas Album and Her Long-Awaited Memoir

Meanwhile, Cher also spoke to Smith about doing her first Christmas album. The record features various collaborations, including ones with Darlene Love, Stevie Wonder, Michael Buble, and Cyndi Lauper.

Cher stated she’s never had anybody on any album and admitted she was nervous to call Wonder to collaborate. “He said, ‘Consider it done,’” she recalled. “And then I ran around my room, I swear to God, I jumped up and down on my bed screaming, ‘Stevie Wonder’s gonna be on my album.’”

Days before her discussion about Believe and the Christmas album, Cher gave a surprising update to her long-awaited memoir. She announced plans to do a book in 2017. She recently admitted to Jimmy Fallon that she’s had a difficult time revisiting some parts of her life. “I just totally chickened out,” she explained. “I didn’t put in some things that needed to be in. And they’re not comfortable, but they need to be in, so I have to go back and man up.”

The singer and songwriter went on to add she has lived for so long that she has a lot to write about. “I’ve lived too long and done too much and so it’s like it should be the encyclopedia.”