Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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Have a Little Faith in Me

Written and first recorded by John Hiatt (1988).
Hit versions by Joe Cocker (UK #67 1994), Mandy Moore (US #39 2003).

From the wiki: “‘Have a Little Faith in Me’ is a song written and performed by John Hiatt (‘Sure As I’m Sittin’ Here‘) that first appeared on his 1987 album Bring the Family.

“Hiatt’s 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), My Best Friends’s Girl (2008) and Love Happens (2009). And has been covered by many artists including Joe Cocker (a popular Rock radio album track), Delbert McClinton, Bon Jovi, Jewel, Kenny Roger, and Chaka Khan. Mandy Moore charted in the Top 40 with her recording of the song in 2003.”

Joe Cocker, “Have a Little Faith in Me” (1994):

Mandy Moore, “Have a Little Faith in Me” (2003):