Have a Little Faith in Me

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"Have a Little Faith in Me"
Song by John Hiatt
from the album Bring the Family
Released1987 (1987)
Songwriter(s)John Hiatt
Producer(s)John Chelew

"Have a Little Faith in Me" is a song written and performed by John Hiatt that appears on his 1987 album Bring the Family. His version of the song has also appeared on the soundtracks of the movies Look Who’s Talking Now (1993), Benny & Joon (1993), The Theory of Flight (1998), Cake (2005), My Best Friend’s Girl (2008), Love Happens (2009), Father Figures (2017), and Benjie (2017). Live versions were included on 1994's Hiatt Comes Alive at Budokan? and 2005's Live from Austin, TX. The song has been included in all of his greatest hits collections, including 1998's The Best of John Hiatt (as a new, rerecorded version) and Greatest Hits — The A&M Years ’87-’94, 2001’s Anthology, 2003’s 20th Century Masters, and the 2005 box set Chronicles.


The song was the first song written by Hiatt following his sobriety from drugs and alcohol, which had already contributed to his marriage breakdown and his being released by former record labels. Hiatt's original attempt at recording the song took place at a friend's studio and included a larger instrument accompaniment. However, the recording was plagued by technical issues. The morning after, Hiatt was informed that his estranged wife had committed suicide. Hiatt attributes the technical problems with the original recording as a sign that the song was not meant to be heard that way, and he eventually released the song with a much simpler piano accompaniment.[2]


Mandy Moore version[edit]

"Have a Little Faith in Me"
Single by Mandy Moore
from the album Coverage
ReleasedJuly 15, 2003
FormatCD single
RecordedFebruary 2003
Songwriter(s)John Hiatt
Producer(s)John Fields
Mandy Moore singles chronology
"Only Hope"
"Have a Little Faith in Me"
"Drop the Pilot"

Background, release and composition[edit]

"Have a Little Faith in Me" is the first single from the fourth studio album from Mandy Moore, Coverage. Moore has publicly admitted the original song to be one of her favorites. In 2004, the label included "Have a Little Faith in Me" in the first compilation of Mandy Moore, The Best of Mandy Moore.[3][4] Later, in 2007, included the single in the deluxe edition of the second artist compilation album, Super Hits.[5]

The music video for "Have a Little Faith in Me" was directed by Christopher Mills, with whom Moore worked for the first time.

"Have a Little Faith in Me" did not have a major impact in the United States, reaching the No. 39 position radial count Pop Songs. As the date, "Have a Little Faith in Me" has sold 1,000 physical copies and 45,000 paid digital downloads according to Nielsen Soundscan.[6]

Track listings[edit]

  • US CD single[7]
  1. "Have A Little Faith In Me" (Album Version) — 4:03
  2. "Have A Little Faith In Me" (Ford Remix) — 3:59
  • Digital download[8]
  1. "Have a Little Faith in Me" - 4:03

Credits and personnel[edit]


Chart (2003) Position
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[10] 39
Ukraine (FDR Pop Charts)[11] 14

Nashville version[edit]

"Have a Little Faith in Me" was covered by Maisy Stella (as Daphne Conrad) and Will Chase (as Luke Wheeler) in the third season of the television show Nashville. The song was performed on episode 19 "The Storm Has Just Begun." It was released as a single and included on the album The Music of Nashville: Season 3, Volume 2.[12]


  1. ^ a b "John Hiatt — Have A Little Faith In Me (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-03-08.
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff1p8T5YFqI
  3. ^ http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=285678
  4. ^ http://991.com/Buy/ProductInformation.aspx?StockNumber=285678
  5. ^ http://www.mtv.com/artists/mandy-moore/
  6. ^ "Billboard.com — Ask Billboard". Billboard. 2012-11-12. Archived from the original on 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2013-04-25.
  7. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Mandy-Moore-Have-A-Little-Faith-In-Me/release/4428358
  8. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Have-Little-Faith-In-Me/dp/B0013D7VVY
  9. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/coverage-mw0000693728/credits
  10. ^ "Mandy Moore Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-24. Retrieved 2014-08-31.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Have a Little Faith In Me (feat. Will Chase & Maisy Stella) - Single by Nashville Cast". iTunes. Retrieved 2015-05-29.

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