How Desperation Led Cher To “Believe”

Cher is celebrating the 50th anniversary of her debut on Billboard’s charts, which means it’s time to fondly recount some of the stories that led to her success. Billboard magazine conducted a lengthy interview with the pop icon to commemorate the anniversary. Cher reveals the events that led to using a vocoder on her hit song “Believe,” which she said “came out of desperation.” I feel sure she’s told this story before but it’s worth reading about again.

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