Sure, this isn't the type of song you'd expect Complex to co-sign, but we gotta give props where props are due. When Cher dropped "Believe" in '98, it truly was revolutionary. The single—which sold over 10 million copies and was nominated for a Record of The Year Grammy—was the first song to use Auto-Tune, but the song's producers (Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling) tried to keep it a secret. They gave an interview to Sound On Sound in which they claimed that they created the "Cher effect" (which most of us refer to as the "T-Pain effect" these days) by using a vocoder and not Auto-Tune. Do you belieeeeeeeeeve in lies after lies after lies?
Cher "Believe" (1998)