SINGLES: RAMONES Ramones Aid 12'' EP 1986
Crummy Stuff / Something To Believe In / (And) I Don't Want To Live This Life.
Produced by J. Beauvoir.
Ramones: Joey Ramone: lead vocals / Johnny Ramone: guitar / Dee Dee Ramone: bass, backing vocals / Richie Ramone: drums, backing vocals.
"What is the Ramones Aid all about ?
It's about people, people who care.We think the time has come for caring people, who care about people, to stand up and be counted.The Ramones are standing tall for every cause.
So please, reach deep into your hearts and deep into your pockets-let's make this the most significant event of the eighties.
As Joey Ramone says, and he speaks for all os us , "IF YOU'RE NOT IN IT, YOU'RE OUT IT".
K. Senomar, Spokesperson."
"Something To Believe In" is a song that was originally released as a single called the "Sire Single Version", and then re-recorded as a song on the Ramones album "Animal Boy" released in May 1986. There are also live video versions of the song. It was written by Dee Dee Ramone and Jean Beauvoir. The "Sire Single Version" was re-released as track 14 of the second disk of the Ramones Anthology. The song was re-released in 2005 by Rhino/Warner Bros, on the album"Weird Tales of the Ramones".
The song is more gentle sounding than most Ramones songs, particularly the cover by The Pretenders, which was produced by Johnny Ramone and is sung at an extremely slow tempo for a Ramones song.
"Something To Believe In" was also the background track for a music video called Ramones Aid which was frequently played on MTV. In the video the Ramones are depicted in a group of people who give money to charity. This video parodies Hands Across America, by featuring t-shirts with the logo hands across your face. A large number of people appear in Ramones Aid including the Animotion, Afrika Bambaataa, Circle Jerks, John Doe and Exene Cervenka of X, The B-52's, Ted Nugent, Spinal Tap, Weird Al Yankovic and The Untouchables. The video included lookalikes from the 1985 USA for Africa video titled "We Are the World" (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, and Cyndi Lauper). When juxtaposed with images in parody of other aid videos the songs hook line, "I just want something to believe in", is frequently interpreted as making fun of true believers whose identity is derived from embracing a cause. Source