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Cher Said Iconic Hit ‘Believe’ Turning 25 ‘Pisses the F–k Out of Me’

The 77-year-old icon is celebrating with a repackaged deluxe edition of the album that was nominated for best pop album and record of the year Grammys in 2000.

Cher Said Iconic Hit ‘Believe’ Turning 25 ‘Pisses the F–k Out of Me’

Cher has been turning back time for decades, defying the march of the calendar pages with an eternally youthful look and sound. But after more than six decades in the public eye, the ageless 77-year-old singer is having trouble wrapping her head around the fact that her iconic 1999 dance single “Believe” is turning 25 this year.

“It’s not that amazing, OK? Pisses me — it pisses the f–k out of me,” the singer told the Today Show‘s Harry Smith. “And you can’t put that out.” The dance pop hit that introduced the world to the wonders of AutoTune spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and racked up three Grammy nominations, including best pop album for the LP of the same name, record of the year for the single and the singer’s only Grammy win to date, for best dance recording.


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When Smith asked her if she’s “not friends” with age, the singer confirmed she’s not a fan of Father Time. “No. My mother didn’t mind. But I do. I hate it,” she said in a shout out to her mother, Georgia Holt, who died at 96 last December. How much does she hate aging? “I’d give anything to be 70 again,” Cher said.

The singer’s 22nd studio album peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 album chart and is now available in a 25th anniversary deluxe edition with a bonus disc featuring three remixes of “Believe” from that era, as well as three remixes/radio edits of the singles “Strong Enough” and “All or Nothing” and four remixes of “Dov’è l’amore”; the collection compiles the mixes for the first time in 3LP and 2CD formats.

Now that Barbra Streisand, 81, has finally released her memoir, My Name Is Barbra, which was a decade in the making, Cher said she’s struggling to make progress on her book. “It’s very difficult because I’ve lived too long, and I’ve done too many things,” she said. “And so it would have to be, like, an encyclopedia, truthfully.”

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Cher just released her first-ever Christmas album, Christmas, and she’ll be performing selections from it at Wednesday night’s (Nov. 29) Christmas at Rockefeller Center on NBC, which will also feature Chloe Bailey, David Foster, Katharine McPhee, Liz Gillies, Darlene Love, Seth MacFarlane, Barry Manilow and more.

Watch Cher on the Today Show below.

This article first appeared on Billboard U.S.

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